About 30 nationally recognized wine judges from wine regions as diverse as New York, Virginia, Texas, Washington, Missouri and of course, California, sipped, sniffed and slurped their way through more than 2000 wines looking for the best wines in the world.
Nevada City Winery entered four wines in the 2013 competition and was rewarded with medals for all four. The Nevada City Winery 2010 Zinfandel earned a Gold Medal, as well as Best of Its Class honors. Their 2009 Dry Gewurztraminer earned a Bronze Medal while their Italian blend Solaire, and their Bordeaux blend, Celador, both earned Gold Medals.
Historically only wines from the “Pacific Rim” including wines from California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina were invited to participate. But event organizers felt it was no longer fair to exclude the rest of the world from this major competition, primarily “because there is so much good wine is being produced everywhere.”
The public is invited to enjoy all of Nevada City Winery’s award winning wines at the Winery’s annual Open House and Bottle Your Own Bottle Party, Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, in downtown Nevada City. The popular event features live music, a grilled lunch, bottle engraving, and of course, the always fun Bottle Your Own in The Barrel Room. This year’s “Bottle Your Own” wines include the deliciously spicy 2011 Docetto and a robustly fruity Zinfandel.
Saturday’s live music is the acoustic folk rock duo, No Hands Bridge featuring guitarist Andy Witek and singer Diane McIntire. They perform a range of classic favorites and contemporary songs that feature
melodic vocal harmonies and unique arrangements with beautiful guitar picking and strumming techniques.
Brian Dougherty Trio will perform on Sunday at the Winery. The trio plays vibed acoustic covers from pop/rock music spanning the 60′s-current. The trio has played at many venues in Nevada County and Sacramento and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Photo credit: Akim Aginsky
KNOW & GO
What: Nevada City Winery Open House & Bottle Your Own Party
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Where: Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA
Tickets: $10 at the door, $5 for Wine Club members, available at the door
Information: Call 530-265-9463 or visit www.ncwinery.com