The towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City still have an energy that reaches back to their roots at the heart of the California Gold Rush. In 1850, miners discovered a huge strike of gold-bearing quartz and started a boom that made Grass Valley and Nevada City two of the most important mining towns in the state. When the original miners came, they brought grape vines with them. Nevada County’s first vineyards date back to 1852. Rod Byers

Visiting any of the Tasting Rooms in Grass Valley and Nevada City is a not-to-be-missed experience!

“I’ve traveled to many many many wine regions and have found no other like this one. The wines are varied. The people are incredibly friendly. There is a downtown area with tasting rooms if you don’t feel like driving around, plus lots of places to eat and unique art within the shops. But if that isn’t your speed, there are places like Naggiar and Lucchesi with beautiful properties to enjoy the view with lunch or music or movies on a weekend. All this virtually in our backyard.”…..Jerry B., Santa Rosa

Avanguardia Wines

163 Mill St. Grass Valley
(530) 274-9911
Wed – Sunday 12:00-5:00 pm

Lucchesi Vineyards

128 Mill St. Grass Valley
(530) 615-4222
daily- 11:00 am until the party’s over!

Sierra Star Vineyard

124 W. Main St. Grass Valley
(530) 477-8282
open daily from 12:00 to 5:00 pm

Pilot Peak

12888 Spenceville Rd. Penn Valley
(530) 432-3321
SAT: 1-4 pm

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