While the weather has a way of disagreeing, the calendar says spring starts Wednesday…and what better way to kick off spring than a New Wines Release Party at Naggiar Vineyards and Winery? Naggiar Vineyards will be celebrating the long-awaited return of their popular white and rosé wines with a free-to-attend event on March 23rd from 1:00-4:00 p.m. This annual party is three hours of sheer entertainment- with exciting live music by Steve Evans & FUN Company, along with barrel tastings, for-purchase appetizers, and, of course, tastings of the four newly-released wines!
This year’s stars of the party are Naggiar’s 2018 Viognier, 2018 Mamma Mia, 2018 Rosé, and 2018 Muscat Canelli. The 2018 Viognier is very floral and aromatic with notes and flavors of mango, peach, and honeysuckle. The 2018 Mamma Mia, an off-dry white, has flavors of apricots, mandarins, acacia, and beeswax with a touch of chamomile on the finish. Bringing the dark fruit is the 2018 Rosé, with blackberry, strawberry, sour cherry, and notes of flower blossoms. The 2018 Muscat Canelli, a dessert wine, is loaded with Meyer lemon, orange zest, honey, and citrus blossoms- both in the nose and on the palate. These wines will have you dreaming of the long, warm summer days just around the corner!
Speaking of long, summer days, the New Wines Release Party is also the kick-off event to the ever-popular Naggiar Winefest Season. Winefest 2019 includes annual favorites such as live music on the patio Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting April 6th and the Summertime Tribute Concert Series. While the line-up won’t be announced until April, keep it on your radar now as these concerts usually sell out!
Naggiar Vineyards is family-owned and operated and located on 135 acres at 18125 Rosemary Lane in the South County area of Grass Valley. Their estate grown, produced, and bottled wines focus on 17 Rhone, Italian, and Bordeaux varietals. You can reach the Winery and Tasting Room at 530-268-9059 or online at www.naggiarvineyards.com.
Content and photos submitted by Mary Naggiar