Nevada City Winery hosts harvest celebration |

Nevada City Winery hosts harvest celebration

Bill Jennings punches down grapes during crush.

Harvest is always the most exciting time of year at the winery. To celebrate, Nevada City Winery is hosting its Basketful of Gold Harvest Party from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, when the community can enjoy wine in a variety of different forms. That includes barrel samples from last year’s harvest or samples of juice from this harvest. There will even be some older vintages from the Wine Library available for purchase.

Plus, Nevada City Winery offers a list of current wines, featuring a basketful of Gold Medal-winning favorites, including Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Gewurztraminer and the Gold Medal-winning and Best Late Harvest Zinfandel from the Sierra Foothills as awarded by the California State Fair.

There will be live music all day featuring three different bands. Jason Mathis will play from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Brian Dougherty Trio will play from 2 until 5 p.m. and Two Hands Bridge will finish the evening session from 5 until 7 p.m.

There will be a winery and barrel room tour in the mid-afternoon.

There are no reservations required, but there is a $10 entry charge that includes all activities, wine tasting and food. The Nevada City Winery is located at 321 Spring St. in Nevada City.

For information, call 530-265-9463 or go to

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