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Sierra Starr Winery hosts a harvest party on September 20

Sierra Starr Winery hosts a harvest party on September 20

Sierra Starr Vineyard and Winery is hosting a Harvest Party open house and wine-club pick up on September 20 as its wine-grape harvest gets fully underway. Visit the Grass Valley winery and see how Sierra Starr’s highly acclaimed wines are made. “See the sights, smell the amazing smells and maybe participate in the winemaking...

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How to make the most of your wine festival experience

Regardless of whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just entering the scene, a wine festival is a great way to expand your knowledge of wines. OK, who are we kidding?  It’s a great way to TASTE a wide variety of wines without driving all over the place.

This simple guide covers everything from how to...

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Sip and savor award-winning wines at Grape Days of Summer in Placer County

Beat the Heat August 2nd and 3rd at 19 Foothill Wineries Along the Placer County Wine Trail AUBURN – Unwind and relax at the 5th annual Placer County Wine Trail Grape Days of Summer event on August 2nd and 3rd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sample award-winning wines and enjoy interactive, self-guided vineyard tours at 19 Placer County wineries.  Spanning from Lincoln to Loomis,...

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Is Pink the new White?

Is Pink the new White?

WHITE WINE, SUCH AS CHARDONNAY, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and more recently Viognier, has reigned supreme for summer soirées, picnics or barbecues. But rosé wine is soaring in popularity, prompting some to ask “Is pink the new white?” Rosé once conjured up memories of Lancers and Mateus in the early ‘70s. “Hey, hey, hey, Mateus...

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Farmers markets could soon offer wine tasting

Farmers markets could soon offer wine tasting

CALIFORNIANS CAN SAMPLE FRUIT, cheese and veggies at a farmers market but not wine. Now, under a newly proposed state law, small wineries that use only their own grapes would be allowed to offer tastings. So far, the bill has sailed through the state Assembly and a Senate committee. The bill also applies to cider...

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Food, wine & music at Grass Valley wineries

Food, wine & music at Grass Valley wineries

THE WINERIES IN NAPA, SONOMA, EL Dorado and Amador counties are often crowded in the summer. But wine tasting with the Sierra Vintners, located along historic Hwy. 49 and the Colfax Hwy., remains a pleasurable experience. Wine enthusiasts can picnic in a serene setting at Solune or Montoliva on the Colfax Hwy.; attend a “Paint and...

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Studio tours & art walks this summer

Studio tours & art walks this summer

Our region’s artistic talent is showcased at open studio tours and art walks. Here are some examples: TRUCKEE-NORTH TAHOE ARTOUR July 11-13 and July 18-20 Local artists will open their studios along the shores of Lake Tahoe from Incline Village to Kings Beach, through Tahoe City and on to the West Shore. It’s your chance to get...

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Visit SierraCulture.com: Your “go to” guide for summer travel

Visit SierraCulture.com: Your “go to” guide for summer travel

THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS AND TRUCKEE-TAHOE are home to some of America’s best attractions, and we have a new guide to help you: Our magazine’s new website customized for smartphone reading. Just type into your iPhone or smartphone: SierraCulture.com. The site first prompts users to share their exact location and then provides information on attractions and...

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Visit Grass Valley: Things to do

Visit Grass Valley: Things to do

Downtown Grass Valley is a top destination for entertainment in the Sierra foothills, thanks to The Center for the Arts, Del Oro Theatre and downtown restaurants and wine tasting rooms that offer live music. “The vibe going on in Grass Valley is fantastic,” says jazz legend Wynton Marsalis after he performed at The Center this...

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Grass Valley: Preserving the Past

Grass Valley: Preserving the Past

“Dependence on a gold economy has given way to a much broader range of commercial enterprises, but due to the preservation of many of the original buildings, the Gold Rush legacy of the 1800s remains to delight and inspire visitors,” according to Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Grass Valley by the Grass Valley Historical Commission....

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