Foothills Celebration 2020

Thank you for a great Celebration!

Date to To Be Determined for 2021


19th Annual Foothills Celebration

A Unique Tasting Event – Stroll, Sip, Sample, Shop!

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 1-4pm

Tickets $50/ $55 week of the event starting 3/3-3/7

Designated Driver tickets include 5 food tastings for $10

You can check in and get your glass and program at Gold Miners Inn starting at 11:00.

You can buy tickets day of the event up until 3:00pm


Your ticket includes:

  • Unlimited Beer and Wine Tasting of over 20 local & regional wineries & breweries
  • 5 Food Tastings
  • Commemorative Glass & Menu
  • Rain or Shine event/ no refunds.  When it rains (or snows) we pour anyhow.
  • Start at Gold Miners Inn to get your glass and program

Additional food tasting tickets may be purchased throughout the event $10 for 5 food tastings/ or 2 for $5 at Gold Miners Inn, Tofanelli’s, LaTeDa, M3 Mall

Purchase tickets online at Sierra Vintners Association

Grab a glass of wine downtown and get your tickets for Foothills Celebration as well! Save on the processing fees, cash/check payments accepted at the following tasting rooms/retail stores downtown:
Sierra Starr
The Book Seller
Cork 49

Here is the line up!

Venue winery/ libation Food food menu
Avanguardia tasting room Avanguardia Horn of the Bull Taqueria cooked baja shrimp, avacado, tomato and mini taco, chile verde, pork, using convection oven
Bamboo Home Store Bonitata Boutique Winery
Sunchild’s Parlour Bootchcraft Hard Kombucha
La Te Da Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill
Pour House Common Cider
Cork 49 Cork 49 BackPorch Market Mini Meatballs with Marinara Sauce, Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Dates
Thirsty Barrel Taphouse & Grille Fawnridge Winery Thirsty Barrel Food Polenta Bites
Crystal Empire Gems Gold Vibe Hard Kombucha
M3 Mall Grass Valley Brewing Company Marshall’s Pasties meat and vegetarian mini pasties
Watershed at the Owl Gray Pine Winery Watershed Food Vitelloni Kofta-Gremolata, Israeli cous cous, black cured olive
Cafe’ Corvus Haven Stead Vineyard & Winery Cafe Corvus tomato soup with herbed focaccia bread
Tess’ Kitchen Store Lone Buffalo Alan Tangren doing food there with Blue Sage Honey arugula salad with buttermilk fried chicken strips and Blue Sage Infused honey
Lucchesi Vineyards and tasting room Lucchesi Vineyard & Winery Maria’s Mexican Restaurant
Lazy Dog Chocolateria Lucero Vineyards Lazy Dog Chocolate
Beautiful Boutique Meade Hill Winery
Everhart Hotel – Pop up Studio Montoliva Vineyard & Winery
Stucki Jewelers & Phoenix Humidor Mount Vernon Winery
Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro Naggiar Vineyards & Winery Tofanelli’s Food Italian deep fried cheese ravioli, caesar salad, garlic bread, crab cakes, seafood gazpacho
Music In The Mountains Nevada City Winery
His A Gentlemans Sundry Pilot Peak Durga’s Divine Cafe frittata with roasted veggies, bacon for meat frittata, chai tea sampling
Sierra Moonshine Sierra Moonshine, Nevada County Homebrewers and Sierra Wine & Grape Growers Association (SWGGA )
Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery tasting room Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery The Roost hummus and pita bread
Stucki Jewelers & Phoenix Humidor South Fork Vodka
Kane’s Bar & Grill Restaurant Szabo Vineyards & Winery Kane’s food
Olive Groove Vian Estates Zia G’s Chocolates 3 types of truffles and brittle
Sourdough & Co Vina Castellano Sourdough & Co soup sourdough bread and clam chowder & broccolli cheddar soup
Element & Loft Zinfandel Advocates & Producers
Mill & Main Shop Zinfandel Advocates & Producers MeZe Eatery food eggplant wrap and vegan wrap with hummus, sour kraut etc.




Thank you to our Title Sponsor: Sierra Food Wine Art

Sierra Food Wine Art!

Sierra FoodWineArt is a free, quarterly lifestyle magazine that is the go-to publication for restaurants, wineries, wine & beer, arts & music, and travel & tourism in the Sierra Foothills, Tahoe/Truckee, Reno and outlying Sacramento region.

We also have a companion website called


Gold Sponsor Tri Counties Bank

Thank you to our Deluxe Venue Sponsor- Gold Miners Inn

where you will pick up your tickets, glasses and program.


Lodging Special

Grass Valley Courtyard Suites offering a package which includes a room and 2 event tickets starting at $256 plus tax.


Community Sponsor: Network Real Estate


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Hosted by the Grass Valley Downtown Association and Sierra Vintners, the Foothills Celebration event has continued to grow in popularity each and every year. Sample chef specialties and delectable sweets from some of the areas finest restaurants and confectioners while you sip fine wine from over 25 foothill wineries. Also enjoy fine art, and listen to great music as you shop and stroll through the streets of historic downtown Grass Valley.

Don’t delay, purchase your tickets here at (special deals for wine club members).

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Indian Springs pouring at Wild Plum Home & Garden.

The Foothills Celebration is just the therapy you’ll need for a late winter weekend. Everyone is in good spirits…just glad to get out of the house and the great thing about this event is rain or shine, it’s just as good. The wineries and restaurants are all paired with local downtown Grass Valley merchants who open their stores for this unique wine and food tasting affair.

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An assortment of wines at La Te Da Boutique.

Over the last several years, Nevada County has really come into its own as a mecca for small wineries with 48 different varietals planted locally and 18 wineries producing over 40,000 cases of wine annually.

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Singers entertain guests at Wild Plum Home & Garden.

Along with the tasting of fine wine and food, you’ll also be entertained by local musicians as you stroll the historic Grass Valley streets going from store to store. So picture yourself in an historic Grass Valley building where miners once bought and sold goods. Vintage hardwood grace the floors and bricks fired at local kilns adorn the walls.

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Sierra Knolls Winery pouring at Heart & Home.

Because of the diverse collection of stores found in downtown Grass Valley, you’ll be tasting fine wine and food while browsing an amazing collection of goods including antiques, locally made jewelry, home & garden decor, fine art, and men & women’s clothing, just to name a few.

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An assortment of wines at The Herb Shop.

When you’ve had your fill of fine wines and food, catch a show at the Grass Valley Center for the Arts or a movie at the Famous Del Oro Theatre. When you’re hungry again, dine at one of Grass Valley’s great restaurants and if you just don’t feel like driving home, stay at one of Grass Valley’s cozy bed & breakfast inns or hotels.





We are proud to be a Historic Cultural District

Check out events on the Nevada County Arts website at


Thank you to our Title Sponsor Sierra Food Wine Art

Gold Sponsor

Venue Check In Sponsor

Media Partner




Cheers! Foothills Celebration
Photo by Marion Charlotte