Rod Byers: Nevada County’s first commercial winery

Charlene and Bethany Celio, owners of 305 Broad Street, were present on Sunday, September 11, for the unveiling ceremony of the First Commercial Winery Plaque. The Celio family sponsored the plaque.

On September 11, a group gathered in front of 305 Broad St., the site of Novak’s Clothing Store in Nevada City, to commemorate that spot with a historical plaque. The event was sponsored by The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission.

The plaque being unveiled honored the location of the county’s first commercial winery dating back to 1860.

Rod Byers: Nevada County’s first commercial winery

“In the late 1850s, Augustine Isoard operated a wine and liquor store there. On June 1, 1860, he advertised in the Nevada Journal ‘I have on hand a few gallons of wine manufactured from the grape, by myself, in this city.'"

Rod Byers: Nevada County’s first commercial winery

The plaque honors the location of Nevada County’s first commercial winery dating back to 1860.