Nevada City Uncorked August 6th

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners are proud to announce their first collaboration in presenting the upcoming Nevada City Uncorked, Wine & Food Experience, Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 1-4pm in historic downtown Nevada City.

Enjoy a robust sampling of local Foothill wines and food from 20 wineries and restaurants. From vintage cabs and buttery chardonnays to delicious crepes and creative California cuisine, there is something for everyone.

Visit local businesses, tour historic locations like the National Hotel and Emma Nevada House, chat with merchants, and learn the history of our charming town all the while enjoying the very best of wine and food from the Foothills. Locations are all within walking distance on Spring, Pine, Broad and Commercial Streets.

Patrons enjoy local wine at Nevada City Winery. Photo by David Preston

Participating merchants, restaurants and wineries include: Szabo Winery, Friar Tucks, Chacewater, Las Katarinas, Utopian Stone, Emma Nevada House, the National Hotel, The Old 5 Mile House, Matteo’s Public, Jerrigan’s Taphouse, Jim E’s Catering, Emily’s Catering & Cakes, Treats, Indian Springs, Nevada City Winery, JJ Jackson, Deer Creek Inn, Nevada City Classic Cafe, The Stonehouse, Nevada City Marketplace, Coufos Cellars, Avanguardia Wines, Pilot Peak Winery, Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery, Bent Metal Winery, Solune Winegrowers, Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, BYOB, Fox Barrel Cider Company and more.

Tickets are $30adv/$40day of and $25 for Wine Club members (wine club members should contact their respective winery for their reduced ticket). This includes a commemorative wine glass to use at each wine tasting plus 5 food tickets. Attendees can purchase additional food tickets for 2/$5 or 5/$10. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets.

Check In and Pick Up Your Wine Glass and food tickets at The Stonehouse, 107 Sacramento Street, Nevada City, Open at Noon. Enjoy live music, art, food and wine while there.

Purchase tickets online at

For questions contact the Chamber Office at 530-265-2692 or

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Wine Spectator Magazine Recognizes Friar Tuck’s

Friar Tuck’s Restaurant & Bar in Nevada City has been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine with a 2011 Award of Excellence.

The selection is announced in the August 31 issue of Wine Spectator as part of its 30th annual international awards program.

“We are very honored,” said Friar Tuck’s founder and owner Greg Cook. “This is a prestigious award in the restaurant industry. It puts us up there with the big boys; some of the greatest restaurants all over the world.”

Friar Tuck’s was singled out for its extensive California wine selections and moderate pricing.

Cook, who opened Friar Tuck’s in 1973, continues to operate the popular downtown restaurant with his wife, Rona. Friar Tuck’s seats 185, offers two wine cellars with more than 300 wine selections and attracts a clientele from across the region.

“We work hard on our wine selections and we’re proud to be part of the wine community in Nevada County,” Cook said.

Friar Tuck’s is located at 111 North Pine Street in historic downtown Nevada City. Call 530-265-9093 or see