New label, wines for ‘Bottle Your Own’ today |

New label, wines for ‘Bottle Your Own’ today


WHO: Nevada City Winery

WHAT: “Bottle Your Own Wine Party”

WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov

WHERE: 321 Spring St., Nevada City

TICKETS: $10 includes wine tasting, soup buffet and entry to the Barrel Room, Tickets available ahead of time at the Nevada City Winery Tasting Room


Become a winemaker for the day and bottle your own wines from noon to 5 p.m. at the Nevada City Winery.

Winemaker Mark Foster has produced two special barrels of wine uniquely for this event. Amid the usual rows of barrels in the wine cellar, Foster has set up an entire bottling process in miniature.

First, barrel taste the wines. Then, fill, cork, foil and finally sign your label before putting it on the bottle. The winery will provide all the necessary supplies.

Enjoy live music and your choice of three delicious soups for a toasty, hot lunch. Tickets for this event are $10 per person and include wine tasting at the Tasting Bar, soup buffet and entry to Barrel Room.

Artist Carolyn Voss¹s original piece of art was selected to be this year¹s label for the specialty wines, a Zinfandel and Syrah, for the Bottle Your Own Party. Voss a local artist, filmmaker and designer, says she drew inspiration from the rise of steampunk, a sub-genre of science fiction that is influenced by and often adopts the style of 19th century Victorian culture for the image of the wine barrel racer.

Both classic and fun, the art is also a nod to the Bacchus Bombers, Nevada City Winery’s own art car and team in the annual Nevada City Soapbox Derby.

Voss, who spends most of her time out of the country on film shoots for National Geographic, History Channel and PBS, will be in attendance at the Bottle Your Own Party.

Engraving artist Clint Appelt will also be on hand to personalize any of the wine selections on site with his exquisite hand engraving. Appelt was born and raised in Los Angeles, then relocated to Reno. He discovered his love of horses working as farrier.

Inspired by southwestern art and history, Appelt began his art career. His mediums are acrylics, hand-carving and etching, gourd and rope basket art.

An engraving artist, he enjoys the old-school style of hand engraving, a remarkable three-dimensional process and perfect for wine bottles.

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