Draft Horse Classic Nevada County 2014

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The annual Draft Horse Classic will be held this year from September 18th – 21st at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States.

There will be a world-class art show and musical entertainment.

Admission to the fairgrounds is free, however there is a charge for the Draft Horse performance.

Click here to learn more.

Strawberry Music Festival At Nevada County Fairgrounds

2014 Strawberry Music Festival

Photo by Dave Bonnot

Photo by Dave Bonnot

Nevada County Fairgrounds is hosting the Strawberry Music Festival for the first time after more than 30 years at Camp Mather.

Yes, the dates and location have changed due to the rim fire of 2013. Usually held on Labor Day Weekend, the festival will be held from September 11th – 14th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.

Here’s a link with all the details. 

Call 209-984-8630 for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Nevada City Uncorked 2014

Hand-Made Truffles & Port at Broad Street Inn

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Yes, we wrote about this event a few weeks ago, but we felt that this is such a spectacular event that it is worth blogging about again.

This is a guest blog post by Rod Byers.

Nevada City Uncorked, a walk-about-town wine event that takes place on Saturday, September 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., includes 20 different venues throughout downtown Nevada City.

Each location, whether it is a retail shop, restaurant, or winery tasting room, will include wine or beer tasting, and food sampling.

This year Nevada City Uncorked is focusing on a farm-to-fork theme featuring the agricultural bounty of the Northern Sierra Foothills.

Linda and Bill Hansen, owners of the Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe love chocolate and they love wine. Why, they wondered, couldn’t they combine the two into one glorious truffle? Using their proprietary recipe, they partnered with Jacques Mercier of Solune Winegrowers to incorporate his P.O.S.H. Port-style wine into their truffles.

The wine is a blend of Barbara, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo and Touriga Nacional. Winemaker Jacques Mercier explains that “each component plays a very specific role towards the complexity, intensity and, most importantly, harmony of this very stylish wine.”

After several attempts and a few taste tests to get the flavors right, including adding more dark chocolate to the mix, they came up with the recipe. “The wine changes the layers of flavor you get from the chocolate,” Linda Hansen explained. “With the P.O.S.H. Port wine the flavors are amazing. I also love it with their Titan Red Blend as well.”

On the day of Uncorked, The Broad Street Inn will host Solune Winegrowers when they partner with Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe.

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Built in 1870, innkeeper and owner Valerie Moberg explains “Broad Street Inn is a small, family-owned green business that prides itself on providing clean, comfortable accommodations at affordable rates. Located in the heart of historic downtown Nevada City, our Victorian inn offers six contemporary rooms. Our peaceful garden setting is perfect for a relaxing getaway.”

In Addition to their Port wine, Solune will be pouring their 2013 Barbera Rosé, 2010 Barbara, and Titan XVII (a Malbec/Zin Blend). Their 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Musqué will be their featured new release.

During Uncorked, 18 wineries from Nevada and Placer Counties, as well as two local breweries will be pouring their favorite wines and beers. Additionally the wineries will be featuring their newest releases in celebration of the upcoming harvest.

Nevada City Uncorked is collaboration between the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners Association. Tickets are $35 in advance, $30 for Wine Club Members of participating wineries, and $45 on the day of the event.

Each ticket includes a wine glass, unlimited wine/beer tasting, and five food tickets.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click on www.nevadacitychamber.com. Contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce directly at 530-265-2692.

Autumn In Nevada City

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Photo by Kial James

The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner —Fall. That means brilliant, bold, and bodacious colors swaying through the trees.

That means the ground will soon become a canvas of golden and burnt orange crunchy leaves.

Send us your favorite Fall photos to info@broadstreetinn.com and we will share them with our travelers.

Let’s show off our beautiful Nevada County together.

5 Fun Things To Do In Nevada County Labor Day Weekend

A 3-Day Weekend is upon us — Labor Day Weekend and that means there’s lots to do in Nevada County.

With that in mind, here are 5 fun things to do in the area:

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1. Hiking

Hiking trails in Nevada County are abundant. Here’s a great list to help you get started.

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2. Wine Tasting

Did you know that Nevada County has a wine association? It’s called Sierra Vintners. Check out the list of 18 local wineries right here.

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3. Mountain Biking

BONC, Bicyclists Of Nevada County is a very active mountain biking group and super friendly too. Here’s a list of the numerous mountain biking trails near by.

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4. Yuba River

The Yuba River is a gem for many to enjoy. Check out SYRCL’S website for the latest info.

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5. Farmers’ Market

And of course, our beloved Farmers Market. Check out the many Farmers Markets throughout the area.

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Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Nevada City Uncorked

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Nevada City Uncorked 2014 celebrates with Farm to Table Theme.

Tickets are selling fast, so get yours today.

If wine is the nectar of the Gods, Nevada County must be God’s country. If your perfect weekend includes wine, women and song or a day of antiquing followed by great local wine paired with the perfect meal –all within walking distance from your Victorian Inn– Nevada City is one destination you don’t want to miss.

Nevada City, once a bustling Gold Rush town, has become a mecca for wine lovers. With grapes grown to perfection during the warm days and cool nights of autumn that typify the Sierra Nevada, it’s no wonder there are now over 20 wineries dotting the County. Each winery offers a unique opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of the County’s mountain grown wine.

Three of the most popular wineries are located in historic Nevada City, an easy walk from the Broad Street Inn located at the top of Broad Street.

Nevada City Winery has been producing award-winning wines since 1980. A premium, full production winery, Nevada City Winery’s original vineyards date back to the Gold Rush. In 2010,

Nevada City Winery’s 2997 Cabernet Franc won the “Best Cabernet Franc of California Award at the California State Fair. The 2007 Syrah won top honors two years in a row at New World International. With a range of wines that includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah, Syrah, White Zinfandel, and Gewürztraminer, a visit to the Nevada City Winery is a must. The winery is open daily for tasting 11 AM – 5 PM except Sundays, when tasting hours are Noon – 5 PM.

Szabo Vineyards, a small family owned boutique winery, is a relatively recent addition to Nevada City. Their wines are made exclusively from their estate-grown grapes and are known for being big, bold, and fruit-forward. The wines are elegant and food-friendly in style with the Syrah and the Rhone-style blend ‘Voila’ being particularly noteworthy. Szabo Wines have won awards at the California State Fair, the West Coast Wine Competition, Orange County Wine Competition, and the San Francisco International Wine Competition, just to name a few.

With family roots in Hungary, Alex Szabo’s goal is to produce only the best quality grapes and ultimately the best quality wine. The tasting room is open Thursday 2 PM – 8 PM, Friday 12 PM – 7 PM, and weekends 12 PM – 6 PM.

Clavey Class V Wines tasting room is located on Commercial Street. The tasting room is a great place to enjoy a glass of red wine and sample their Syrahs, Cabernets, and Sangiovese, which are grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides. The tasting room is open from 12 PM – 6 PM Monday through Thursday, 12 PM – 8 PM Friday and Saturday and 11 PM – 5:00 PM on Sunday. While you’re there, be sure to ask about their Custom Crushes and the option of harvesting Clavey grapes with your family.

The opportunity for wine tasting extends beyond the city limits.

Some of the other wineries worth visiting are Double Oak Winery, which has won Gold Medals at the California State Fair for their Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon; Smith Vineyard which specializes in hand-crafted, small lot Merlot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon; and Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery whose wines have won many awards including a Gold “Chairman’s Award” for their Syrah. They also produce Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Port. For a complete list of Nevada County Wineries, visit Crazy About Wine.

Valerie Moberg is the proprietor of the historic Broad Street Inn, and the go-to person for information about Nevada City. Built in 1870, Broad Street Inn is a small, family-owned, eco-friendly green business that prides itself on providing comfortable accommodations at affordable rates. Located in the heart of historic downtown Nevada City, this Victorian inn offers six contemporary rooms and a peaceful garden setting just a short walk from downtown Nevada City’s great shops, restaurants, theaters, and wineries.

For more information about the Broad Street Inn and the Nevada City area, contact Valerie by phone (530.265.2239) or email (info@broadstreetinn.com) or on the Web: http://www.broadstreetinn.com.

Nevada City Dogs

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We love our pooches here in Nevada City.

Did you know that you can bring your four-legged furry family member with you when you stay with us?

Check out our policies page to learn more.

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So, the next you are thinking of leaving your your pooch behind while you are traveling, just remember that we welcome them here.

Nevada County Fair 2014

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Nevada County Fairgrounds

 

If you have not been to the Nevada County Fair, then you have not had the full experience of Nevada County.

Nevada County Fairgrounds is on one of the most beautiful fairgrounds in America. It’s not that we are biased, it’s true.

From Wednesday August 6th to Sunday August 10th, this is one of Nevada County’s premiere events NOT to be missed.

See you there!

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Yoga In Nevada City California

 

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As much fun as traveling can be, it can also be a bit stressful.

If you are visiting Nevada City, CA did you know that you can still get your Downward Dog on at Wild Mountain Yoga?

They have two locations, one in Nevada City and one in Grass Valley. Check out their schedule of classes right here.

Be sure to tell them that you heard about them from Broad Street Inn.