6 upcoming events for foodies, wine lovers, and beer enthusiasts

Here in Nevada County, CA, we are lucky to have some incredible family farms, award winning wineries, and great breweries to enjoy!  We love to eat great food and drink great wine (and beer), and invite you to come and join us for one of these upcoming events that celebrate the flavor of our area. Here are 6 upcoming events for foodies, wine lovers, and beer enthusiasts in Nevada County.

Bounty of the County  – August 21, 2019

Enjoy creative dishes made from local produce paired with local wine and beer. Photo by Lenkaland photography.

Nevada County Grown (NCG) is excited to present their 7th annual Bounty of the County (BOC), the premier foodie event in western Nevada County.  BOC brings together our local farmers, chefs, ranchers, restaurants, winemakers & brewmasters for an evening of exquisite flavors. By sourcing seasonal ingredients, our county’s top chefs draw on their talents to create delicacies for the evening.

Choquiero Chocolate Shop Grand Opening Party- August 23-24, 2019

Do you love chocolate? Come to the Choquiero Chocolate Shop free grand opening party taking place at their store Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th, from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Choquiero Chocolate, located at 419 Broad St., will hold a free two-day grand opening celebration full of live music, DJ’s, cacao ceremonies, vendors, outdoor tea & kid’s activities, live painting, raffle prizes, and of course a plethora of chocolate and cacao elixirs to satisfy your taste buds and heart.

Uncorked – August 24, 2019

Nevada City Uncorked

Nevada County has a thriving wine region. Photo courtesy of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Nevada City Uncorked returns to downtown Nevada City from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 24. This is a sip-and-stroll event that includes sampling wines and foods at different venues throughout town. Each venue, whether it’s a historic location, winery, art gallery, inn, restaurant, or hidden patio, will feature a different local food purveyor and winery. Long known as the Queen City of the Northern Mines, Nevada City’s Victorian elegance is the perfect backdrop to showcase Nevada City Uncorked, an annual celebration of wine and food.

Sierra Brewfest – August 24, 2019

Some people get into the Oktoberfest spirit in traditional garb. Photo submitted by Jesse Locks.

Music in the Mountains Alliance presents the 30th Annual Sierra BrewFest taking place from 3-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, at the beautiful park-like setting of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The Sierra BrewFest is best known for bringing together beer enthusiasts from across the region to sample the top microbreweries in Northern California, meet the brew masters, and celebrate under the towering pines of the Fairgrounds.

Naggiar Winefest- Various Dates Through October

Recent Winefest with Eagles tribute Life in the Fast Lane. Photo by Mary Naggiar

For the eighth year, Naggiar Vineyards is holding its wildly successful Winefest summer season. Winefest 2018 is a celebration of the vineyards, the wine, the food, and the music that has made Naggiar Vineyards the eight time KCRA3 A-List Best Winery in the Sacramento Region. Winefest is comprised of Tribute concerts, numerous celebratory events, complimentary live music on Saturday nights, and the only Eco Shuttle Vineyard Tour in the Sierra Foothills! And don’t forget about their award winning wines and warm customer service.

Sierra Vintners Autumn Wine Trail –  October 12-13, 2019

Sierra Vintners Wine Trail

Brenda Correia of Southern California enjoys the Pilot Peak stop on the wine trail. Photo by Valerie Costa

Here in Nevada County, we have many wonderful family-owned wineries tucked away in some of the most beautiful parcels of land to be found.  While most people simply enjoy the wines made here in local restaurants, stores, and tasting rooms, it is a uniquely enjoyable experience to visit the wineries that hand craft the award-winning vintages.   Sierra Vintners Association offers the public the rare opportunity to explore the majority of wineries in Nevada County (and a few in Placer County) during the fall wine trail, taking place October 12-13, 2019.

So head to Nevada County for some great food, great wine, great beers, and great times at one of these 6 upcoming events for foodies, wine lovers, and beer enthusiasts!  Make sure you have a place to stay while you’re here, and have a designated driver for any of these drinking events.  If you don’t have a designated driver, please consider hiring Yuba Bus or Gold Crest Limousine Service to get you to your destinations safely.

Bon Appetit!