Nevada and Placer County are both home to “World Class Wineries with a Local Flavor”.  You can take a drive and visit some of the most beautiful hillside vineyards or you can walk to several tasting rooms in the gold country towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City.

Avanguardia Wines
Premium blends of exotic and regional grape varieties: Italian, French, Georgian and Californian, allwine_Grapes grown in our estate vineyard. Flavor profiles of our designer wines will complement your cuisine and offer new and unique tastes for your wine drinking pleasure. Come taste wines on the cutting edge of the blending craft.

Bent Metal Winery
Yes, there is a story. A few actually. Scott and Judy, along with a supporting cast of characters,
have taken a contemporary approach to creating fine wines in the Sierra Foothills. From metal to
medals, we have both. Casual and friendly with beautiful Sierra views. Fine wines of distinction. Just
4 easy miles from historic downtown Grass Valley. See you soon….clink!

Coufos Cellars
In the spirit of smaller European estates, Coufos Cellars produces Rhone varietals such as Viognier, Syrah, Petite Sirah, a dry Rosé, a white blend “Buffo Blanc” and a red blend “Gatti Rouge.” Using grapes from our hillside vineyards and superior grapes from local vineyards, our small lots of wine are carefully blended to produce memorable experiences. Come to Rough & Ready to see the conversion of a 20-acre dairy farm into a picturesque boutique winery.

Double Oak Vineyards & Winery
Celebrating more than 25 harvests from our nine acres of deeply rooted mountain vineyards, Double Oak is an artisan winery producing delicious fine wine and a family farm practicing nature-friendly sustainable farming. We produce award winning, estate grown, small-lot Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Dry Rosé. Double Oak wines are full-bodied, yet well-balanced and complex. We welcome visitors to our beautiful ridge-top setting for wine tasting and sales, picnicking, tours and winery events.

Indian Springs Vineyards
Established in 1985, Indian Springs offers a wide array of rich varietals and produces 18 premium award-winning wines. Coupling Jed Steele’s expert and award-winning wine making skills and Dennis Ball’s vineyard experience, we are producing new and exciting varietals and blends. Our tasting room is a favorite destination nestled in historic downtown Nevada City, with complimentary tasting and a fabulous gift shop. Come by for visit and remember to enjoy the ride.

Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery
Our vineyards and winery sit high upon a hillside with beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Our love of the land is reflected in each bottle of our wine. Great care was taken in selecting the grape varieties and clones which were best suited for our soils and mountain climate. Visit Lucchesi and discover our world-class, limited production, Estate grown wines. Enjoy fine dining, cultural events and convenient lodging, within walking distance of our downtown tasting room.

Naggiar Vineyards
Sample our delicious small-lot handcrafted estate grown wines, produced from our 60 acre family vineyards. With a signature style that is always rich and flavorful, it’s easy to love each member of the Naggiar family of fine wines. Award-winning wines include Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Mistero, Viognier, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre and Reserve Syrah.

Nevada City Winery
Creating world-class wines with a local flavor since 1980, Nevada City Winery is a full production winery located in the heart of Historic Nevada City, just blocks from where the original stood in 1880. Winemaker Mark Foster continues the tradition of producing flavorful and award-winning wines, earning Gold Medals, Best of Class, and Best of State awards for Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Barbera. Enjoy sampling or wines by the glass, browsing for wine-related gifts or relaxing on the deck.

Pilot Peak Vineyard & Winery
Complimentary “Comparative” Wine Tasting is served while seated on our terraces. We believe that wine should be enjoyed sitting down, with food, family and friends – not standing at a bar waiting for your next pour. Enjoy flights of four wines served with food pairings. Come try this new tasting method and you’ll never return to the old way of tasting wines again!
Experience Pilot Peak Winery® It’s The Wine –The People – The Place!

Sierra Knolls Vineyards & Winery
“Fine Wine ~ Great Times!”
Four friends (40+ years) having fun and producing award-winning small lot Estate and locally grown wines. Our wines boast big noses, fruit-forward complexity and long finishes that prompt a smile. We offer numerous varietals, sparkling wine and chocolate Port-style dessert wine. Visiting our beautiful properties will be an experience you’ll remember and want to share with friends. Bring a picnic. Come chat with us. We’ll share our love of wine with you!

Smith Vineyard
Smith Vineyard is a third generation family owned winery and vineyard, with a tasting room located at 142 Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley. The Smiths handcraft small lots of classic varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Primitivo and Chardonnay. “Organically Grown…Three Generations Strong.”

Solune Winegrowers
Distinctive wines with balance, intensity, complexity and varietal clarity. Our small lot production includes Barbera, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Zinfandel, Port, plus other surprises. Exclusive proprietary blends are Pandora (Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon), Fleur de Lune (Muscat & Gewurztraminer) and our full-flavored Titan red blends. Call or see website for current releases and events. Visit our beautiful setting, chat with the winemaker, enjoy the picnic area and visit with friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Szabo Vineyards
Szabo Vineyards is a boutique family-owned winery that produces wines made exclusively from our estate-grown grapes. Our philosophy stems from the premise that “great wines are made in the vineyard”. Owner/winemaker Alex Szabo personally tends to all aspects of wine production from the vineyard to the bottle. Our vineyard offers award-winning Primitivo, Petite Syrah, Syrah and Zinfandel varietals made from our sustainably grown grapes. Our first Rhone-style blend, “Voilà”, will be released in mid-2011.