As the weather warms, the vineyards begin to wake up from their dormancy and green shoots “break” through to begin their growth cycle. “Alas, the vines have beaten me to spring break,” says Naggiar’s winemaker Derek Irwin.
“The vines have been whooping it up,” he adds. “We are 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule, which on the [...]
“Head out on the highway, looking for adventure.”
Summer is the time to explore the Sierra and surrounding foothills in all its glory. The open road, in your car, convertible, RV or motorcycle, is the best way to experience it.
The journeys feature beautiful and historic places, including the shores of Lake Tahoe on Highway 89, Donner [...]
This past week, buds began breaking in the vineyards at Sierra Vintners’ wineries, marking the start of the 2013 growing cycle.
The annual life-cycle of the vine lasts from early spring to late fall. Among Sierra Vintners wineries in our Sierra foothills, Naggiar Vineyards and Winery and Smith Vineyard both reported bud breaks, among others.
Montoliva reported [...]
A new generation of chefs, farmers, winemakers and artists are resettling the region.
They are adding new energy and sophisticated offerings for today’s travelers while honoring the region’s rich history. The foothills’ relaxed lifestyle, Mediterranean-like climate and stunning beauty is prompting them to open wineries; restaurants with fresh, local cuisine; and local art galleries.
GRASS VALLEY OFFERS A TOWN and country experience wrapped in one travel adventure. Spring is the season for wildflower walks, hiking and bicycling in the countryside.
The Sierra Vintners’ Wine Trail is June 2-3. The picturesque Bridgeport covered bridge and barn at South Yuba River State Park celebrate their 150th birthday this spring.
On May 27, the [...]
THE SIERRA VINTNERS’ WINE TRAIL on June 2-3, from noon-5 p.m., is an ideal way to explore the Gold Country, while enjoying wine tasting, food, live music and art displays in spectacular settings.
Your journey begins on the back roads of Nevada County, where you’ll find small, family-owned wineries that produce premium, award-winning wines. [...]