Indian Springs Winery eyes June closing on Nevada City tasting room |
Christopher Rosacker
Staff Writer

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Indian Springs Winery eyes June closing on Nevada City tasting room

A few months shy of its 30-year anniversary, Nevada County's Indian Springs Winery announced its imminent closure as its owners prepare for retirement.

"It's great news for us," said co-owner Julie Holmes. "We aren't getting any younger, and we're ready to retire."

Sprouted in 1983 by Dennis Ball on 112 acres, Indian Springs Vineyards and Winery garnered contracts with several of Napa and Sonoma counties' best wineries, according to its website.

"This early success helped to re-establish Nevada County's wine heritage as an integral part of California's wine industry," noted the owners in an advertisement that ran in Thursday's Prospector, a weekly entertainment publication of The Union.

In 1995, Ball and Holmes opened the Indian Springs Tasting Room on Broad Street in Nevada City. In 2001, Ball started a second vineyard, doubling the size of his plantings.

With the vineyards sold off a few years ago, the pair plans to close the tasting room in June after selling off its paraphernalia.

"It is with some excitement and sadness that we are announcing our retirement. … We have had a fabulous run, but it is time for us to say goodbye," Ball and Holmes said in their advertisement.

"We will miss our dear friends that we have come to know through the years. We will also miss our amazing staff, who we view as our extended family."

Once the doors are closed, Holmes said she and Ball plan to travel the country in an RV, hitting spots as diverse as Colorado and Alaska.

"We would like to thank them for all the years of friendship and service," the pair noted.

"We would like to also thank you, our loyal customers, for your support all these years. We look forward to seeing you around town."

To contact Staff Writer Christopher Rosacker, email or call 530-477-4236.