WINE ENTHUSIASTS REJOICE: SIERRA foothill wine growers are excited about this year’s harvest, with predictions it will create some outstanding wines.
“This is going to be a great winemaking year,” predicts Mike Naggiar, owner of Naggiar Vineyards. “I’m looking at the best harvest ever,” says Mark Henry, owner-winemaker at Montoliva Vineyard.
After picking his estate-grown [...]
FOR A MEMORABLE SIERRA VINTNERS’ wine tour, spend an afternoon or evening at Naggiar Vineyards, one of the most spectacular destination wineries on the “road less traveled.”
The winery, set amid rolling foothills and oak trees, is located between Auburn and Grass Valley off historic Hwy. 49.
The Tuscan-inspired tasting room overlooks 60 acres of vineyard. “Great [...]
HISTORIC LINCOLN IN SOUTH PLACER COUNTY is well worth a visit, for shopping, dining, recreation and wine tasting.
It is home to Gladding McBean, which still provides its signature clay tiles to Stanford University; championship golf courses, such as Lincoln Hills; and Thunder Valley Casino Resort, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning casino and resort.
Last fall’s opening [...]
DO YOU NEED EXCEPTIONAL BUT affordable wines to pick up on the way to the high Sierra for a winter getaway? Visit Carpe Vino in Old Town Auburn. Better yet, stop for dinner, a foodie’s delight, with fresh, local ingredients. But be sure to reserve a table. (Guests must be 21 years of age or [...]
THE ITALIANS WHO CAME TO THE Gold Country in the mid-1800s brought winemaking to the region—but they also introduced the culinary tradition of baking in stone ovens.
Many Italian families used outdoor stone ovens to bake bread, a vital part of Italian culture. “Around 100 stone ovens have been identified in Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne [...]
THE FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION on Saturday, March 2, now in its 12th year, is an ideal time to taste the foothills’ wines while strolling the streets of historic Grass Valley.
Sip from more than 30 wineries, while sampling hand-crafted delicacies from about 25 local eateries, featuring favorite nibbles from their menus.
One of the more decadent offerings—strawberries dipped [...]