Nevada City Winery brings home six medals |

Nevada City Winery brings home six medals

At the recently completed Amador County Wine Competition held in Plymouth, Nevada City Winery entered six wines and came home with six medals.

Their 2010 Cabernet Franc earned a Gold Medal while the 2010 Sangiovese earned a Gold Medal and Best of Class honors.

The Vigonier, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Sirah were all awarded Silver Medals while the Barbara garnered Bronze.

“The Amador Competition is relatively small but that is because they restrict the entries to only wineries who produce wines from grapes grown in the Sierra Foothills.

But that also makes it important because it is truly a competition of our peers,” said Howard Butler, who selects and enters the wines for competition for Nevada City Winery.

Winemaker Mark Foster was clearly pleased with the results.

“We have been focusing more on Italian varieties lately so it is very rewarding to get a Best of Class award for the Sangiovese. It shows we are on the right track,” he said.

Nevada City Winery has had a string of successes lately. Butler entered four wines in the El Dorado County Wine Competition winning three Gold Medals and a Bronze Medal. Solaire, an Italian blend and Celador, a Bordeaux blend both won Gold while the 2010 Zinfandel won Double Gold and Best of Class.

The 2010 Zinfandel had recently earned Gold and Best of Class at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition as well.

Nevada City Winery’s Tasting Room is at 321 Spring Street, in downtown Nevada City and is open daily. For more, visit

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