Who else is counting the days until the Tahoe City Wine Walk this Saturday? The alfresco event, scheduled from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., will focus on varietals from Tahoe area wine producers and will also feature gourmet bites from North Lake Tahoe’s top restaurants and catering companies. Many take the opportunity to sip, shop at Tahoe City’s unique establishments for signature wares, and wrap up the day with dinner at one of Tahoe City’s many restaurants – all within walking distance of the event.
In honor of the upcoming event, we thought we'd share five of our favorite spots to enjoy a delicious glass of vino in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
1. Uncorked Truckee
Located in Historic Downtown Truckee, this shop offers a great selection of wines available for retail purchase, as well as tasting flights and wines by the glass that can be enjoyed in the shop's cozy lounge area. Or sit at the bar and chat with Uncorked's super friendly and knowledgable staff. Stop in early to take advantage of happy hour specials!
Conviently located in the Village at Northstar, Petra features 150 wines to choose from, with a focus on limited-production and family-owned wineries from California and around the world. And if you're looking for something with a bit more substance, Petra offers a full dining menu as well.
3. The Pour House
This spot may be small, but it is packed with unique and delicious finds. Run by a husband and wife team, The Pour House in Truckee offers the personal, small town experience you'd expect from a mountain town wine shop. Enjoy an in-store tasting, or take advantage of the owner's wealth of knowledge and ask for help selecting the perfect wine to take to the evening's barbeque.
4. Uncorked Tahoe City
A sister location to Truckee's Uncorked, this spot offers a wide selection of wines, as well as amazing cheeses and charcuterie. Located in the Cobblestone Center just across from Common's Beach, this is the perfect spot to pop in after a long day at the lake.
5. Truckee River Winery
Touted as the "Highest and Coldest" winery in the country, this is the perfect place to gather the family for an outdoor picnic and game of bocce. With a selection of varietals at affordable price points and a Reserve Pinot to die for, there is something for everyone at this local tasting room.