April 13, 2009
Topography, climate and soils combine to make Nevada County wines distinctive, complex and varied. Blessed by warm, sunny days, afternoon Sierra breezes and cool nights, this high altitude Mediterranean climate helps us create high quality wines.
Some of the white wines, available locally are: chardonnay, chenin blanc, muscat blanc, semillon and viognier. Red wines include cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, syrah, sangiovese and zinfandel. Nevada County’s mild climate with few early frosts and a warm, dry fall season allow grapes to reach maturity with perfection. Nevada County vineyards harvest between 600 to 1,000 tons each year, providing 37 to 63 thousand cases for wine enthusiasts to enjoy.