The Sierra Nevada Foothills in rural Nevada County have a history that is steeped in Gold Rush lore, which can be seen throughout the charming towns in this region. Northern California’s Mediterranean climate lends itself to the production of more than 40 varieties of wine grapes here, including Merlot, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. More than a dozen vintners in this area combine ideal growing conditions with premier winemaking techniques, yielding rich, flavorful wines.
Winding roads and historic landmarks dot the countryside in this Sierra region, where a budding winemaking industry is taking hold. Visit the quaint towns of Nevada City, Grass Valley and Truckee, nestled between Sacramento and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, “where the vines meet the pines.”