Whether your palette seeks the sophisticated or simplistic, Grass Valley offers dining comparable to larger cities. Bordering this mountain respite, the beautiful landscape is dotted with wineries offering labels unique to the region. While visiting the Grass Valley, you will find that something familiar, yet remarkable, awaits you at many of the local restaurants. Simple and easy, or new and different; whichever your palette seeks is just a few minutes away, all in picturesque surroundings.
Dining is an experience that is not simply about the food. We seek a memorable diversion from the everyday, particularly when away from home. From family affair to quaint corners for couples, the choices are broad.
For lunches and dinner, tempting tastes from Mexico, Thailand, Japan, Chile, Italy or China await you. You may seek simpler bistro fare or a prime slab of beef. Or you may be after a quick bite at breakfast or lunch, or possible a mid-day snack while setting off to shopping or site seeing. In those cases, try bagels, pastries, a deli sandwich or a slice of pizza.
The Sierra foothills is fast becoming a treasured hot-spot for people who enjoy award winning wines with robust flavor, big fruit and satisfying finishes. It has a bit of a “non-Napa” attractiveness, nestled away from hustle and bustle of city-life.
The rolling hills and warm temperatures produce grapes with a unique character that provide vintners and wine makers a quality staring point that is different from other wine-making regions. Whether you are newly curious about indulging your taste buds, or passionate about your swilling, this unique gold country surrounding and the grace of the growers in the region with enliven your senses. Experience it for yourself. It promises not to disappoint.
Sampling fine wine before buying is often more fun than discovering the next gem of a ‘find’ to share with friends. Many hours of enjoyment and fun await you in the gold country touring the tasting rooms of our local award winning wineries.
Stay in downtown to do your tasting at Grass Valley Wine Company (Solune, Pilot Peak and Bent Metal), at Smith Vineyards, Lucchesi Vineyards, or Sierra Star, or tour the countryside visiting one of the other local wineries (Sierra Knolls, Naggiar) with tasting rooms. Check individual wineries for specific days and hours, and be sure to moderate your tasting, if driving.