Bridgeport Covered Bridge
Built in 1862, the bridge was part of the Virginia Turnpike toll road serving the northern mines and the Nevada Comstock Lode. Spanning the South Fork of the Yuba River at French Corral, and measuring 251 feet, it is the longest single-span covered  bridge  in the United States.ed 
Empire Mine State Park

The Empire Mine is the site of the oldest, largest, and richest gold mine in California. From 1850 to its closing in 1956, it produced 5.8 million ounces of gold. The Park contains many of the original mine buildings, the owners cottage, and the restored gardens and grounds. The park also contains 845 acres of forested back country and 12 miles of trails. The park is located in Grass Valley at 10791 East Empire Street. 
Wine Tasting
Come visit Nevada County, California wineries where you'll discover the distinctive flavors of our mountain grown wine. 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.
 
The wineries below offer winery tours and wine tasting. Come see the other "California Wine Country!"
 
Avanguardia Wines
Specializes in premium blended wines from unusual and exotic varieties, such as Flora, Carmine, Rkatsiteli, Forastera, and Dolcetto. Complimentary tasting. Avanguardia is a varietal-free zone. Winery open 12-5 Saturdays. 13028 Jones Bar Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959, 530-274-9482
 
Tasting Room open 12-5 (beginning late August , 2009) 209 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 274-9911
 
 
Burch Hall & Coyoteville Wineries
Wine tasting 108 Mill St., Historic Downtown Grass Valley 530-477-5500
 
 
Double Oak Winery
Love of the land and farming, of creating fine wine and sharing, is the inspiration that guides Double Oak Vineyards & Winery. Double Oak Tasting Room is open for tasting and sales, picnicking and tours: Saturdays, 11 – 5, February through December. Also open by appointment January through December. 14510 Blind Shady Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959 Phone: 530-292-3235 info@doubleoakwinery.com 
 
Indian Springs Vineyards
Experience the rich varietal character & excellence of ISV's mountain grown wines. Tasting Room, 303 Broad Street Nevada City. Open Sun-Thurs 11:30am to 5pm. Fri-Sat till 6pm. 530.478.1068
 
Naggiar Vineyards
Experience Truly Personalized Wine-Tasting. By Appointment 530-268-9059
 
Nevada City Winery
Downtown Nevada City.
Tour: Saturdays at 1:30. 
Open Daily 12 to 6. Sunday 12:00 to 5:00. 
530.265.9463 / 800.203.9463
321 Spring Street,
Nevada City, CA 95959
e-mail: info@ncwinery.com
www.ncwinery.com
 
Nevada County Winery Association
Over a dozen varietal wines produced by ten wineries. Maps & directions to wineries in Nevada County. 530-268-9225 or 866-355-WINE info@nevadacountywine.com
 
Pilot Peak Vineyard & Winery
12888 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946 - 530.432.3321 - info@pilotpeak.com. Experience Pilot Peak Winery – It’s the Wine – The People – The Place! sm
 
 
Sierra Gold Wine Tours
Taste premium award-winning wines at several Nevada County wineries on a 6-hour Sierra Gold Wine Tour. You won't need maps or a designated driver. Lunch and many surprises included. Discover the real gold of the Sierra Foothills! Call 866-601-WINE or 530-265-9589 to make your reservations. www.sierragoldwinetours.com.
 
Sierra Knolls Vineyards & Winery
"Where it's all about Wine, Friends & Fun!" Handcrafted, small-lot, award-winning wines. Chardonnay, Viognier,  Sangiovese Rose, Estate Merlot and Zinfandel,  Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Late Harvest Zin, all locally grown. Groups Welcome!  Easy parking. ADA compliant. Open most weekends, 11 am - 5 pm.
sierraknollswinery.com sierraknolls@yahoo.com
 
Solune Winegrowers
Wines with intensity, complexity, balance, & varietal clarity. Open Saturday & Sunday from 12 to 5. 16303 Jewett Lane, Grass Valley, just off Hwy 174 between Grass Valley and Colfax. 530-271-0990 for private tours & group events. Tastings & Picnic Area. www.solunewinery.com
 
Szabo Vineyards
Through passion, hard work, and knowledge acquired from many years of experience, we at Szabo Vineyard Estates strive to produce only the best quality grapes and ultimately the best quality wines.
info@szabovineyards.com
(415) 328-5611
 
 
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Coufos Cellars
Coufos Cellars showcases wine varietals and blends crafted from estate and locally grown grapes. Their wines are prepared in small lots and are carefully blended to produce unforgettable tasting experiences. The vineyards are farmed using time-tested organic principles. Owners Janet Wheeling and Henry Coufos would love to welcome you to their ever-developing new winery.
10065 Rough & Ready Road, Rough & Ready, CA
Winery: 530-274-2923
 
Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery
Tasting room open. World-class, limited production wines. Del Oro Theater building on the corner of Mill Street and Neal Street. 888.923.4423
530.273.1596
info@lucchesivineyards.com
 
Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery
Sierra Starr is now open daily at 209 West Main Street, across from the Holbrooke, in historic downtown Grass Valley. Handcrafted 2500 cases per year from Estate mountain grown fruit. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and others.
 
530.477.8282
sierrastarr@sbcglobal.net
www.sierrastarr.com
 
Carrington's Fine Wines
242A Commercial St., Nevada City (530) 265-0195. Open Mon., Wed., Thurs., 10:30am - 5:30pm; Fri., Sat. 11:00am - 8:30pm; Sun. 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
 
 
THINGS TO DO  The Pines of Grass Valley
-Golfing-Hunting-Fishing-River Rafting-Biking-Wine Tasting-Farmers Market-Shopping downtown Grass Valley & Nevada City-Skiing both water and snow-Yuba River South Fork-Tahoe National Forest
-Pan for Gold
-Scotts Flat Lake (boat rentals and fishing)
- Horseback riding
- Snowmobiling
-Cornish Christmas Downtown Grass Valley
-Victorian Christmas Downtown Nevada City
- Live Entertainment Downtown Grass Valley
-Performing Arts Center Downtown Grass Valley
-Great Dinning Downtown Grass Valley
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SCOTTS FLAT LAKE
Nevada County Fair Grounds
Voted Most Beautiful In California
The Pines
(530)273-4232
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