Avanguardia Wines blends over twenty Italian, Russian, French and University of California created crosses from its estate vineyards to craft unique and prize winning wines. Many of the grape varieties have been imported by the University especially for us and are available nowhere else, outside of Europe.
Specializing in premium blends from rare and unusual grape varieties, we rely on the tradition of selecting grapes for their synergy of flavors and tastes while using creative selections in our blending. From the crisp, racy minerality of our dry white blend, Selvatico, with grapes from the far north of Italy and the southern island of Ischia, to the generous depth of Ampio, our dry red blend of Refosco and Carmine, our wines are designed to complement fine cuisine and provide new and unique tastes for your wine drinking pleasure. Try the range of our seven proprietary blends and you taste why we are on the cutting edge of the blending craft.
Visit our historic tasting room. The “Quick Building” was built in 1846. It is one of the oldest buildings in Grass Valley. It’s built of brick with horsehair plaster walls. The solid iron back door and the courtyard windows with iron shutters helped slow the spread of dreaded fire. We keep up the heritage of the historic building by furnishing the tasting room with antiques from Rob’s family, including great-aunt June’s secretary, Grampa Balcom’s desk, Uncle Heydie’s American Indian carpet and other family antiques.
–163 Mill st., Grass Valley, Ca • 530-274-9911 • Map It