Participating Breweries and Wineries Announced for Wild for the Yuba

_MG_5179Planning is in full swing here at SYRCL for our annual Wild for the Yuba event. We know it’s hard to pass up all of the screaming deals and hot items you can find while meandering through the countless tables of silent auction items. But we know it’s even harder to do without a delicious beer or wine in hand!

Read on to learn more about some of the participating wineries and breweries who will be bringing the fun to this year’s party for the river. Your entry ticket to the event includes a commemorative glass and up to 5 tastings! (21+)

Wild for the Yuba will take place on June 6 at the North Star House in Grass Valley and is one of SYRCL’s largest fundraisers of the year. Tickets will go on sale mid-May, so stay tuned and check back often!


BarefootBarefoot Wine & Bubbly
The Barefoot Winery is located in Modesto, California halfway between San Francisco and Yosemite National Park in the Central Valley. Barefoot Winery’s grapes are sourced from environmentally responsible farms which practice; Minimizing the use of chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides through integrated pest management and alternative programs for bird control and weed management; Maintaining stream setbacks that are larger than required by law to protect riparian areas; Combining multiple operations on single tractor passes to reduce emissions and soil compaction; and Establishing wildlife corridors throughout the vineyard.

Launched in the spring of 2010 CalNaturale is the first wine brand from premium California appellations to be available in convenient and portable Tetra Pak cartons. Ideal for enjoying wine in the great outdoors, whether its poolside, camping, boating or at a picnic CalNaturale is the perfect choice! Great tasting and approachable CalNaturale is made with organic grapes and with half the carbon footprint of a glass bottle the Tetra Pak packaging also makes it a great eco friendly selection.

chacewaterChacewater Winery
Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill is family-owned and operated. We are located in Kelseyville, a town tucked away in Lake County, California. We take pride in producing wines, Extra Virgin Olive Oils and soaps of the highest quality, sourced from select vineyards and estate-grown olive trees. By producing only small lots and using only the finest natural ingredients we are able to produce artisanal products of distinction.

renaissanceRenaissance Vineyard & Winery
Founded in 1978, Renaissance wines are best known for their uncompromising expression of terroir and distinctive style. The winemaker handcrafts estate-bottled wines in a traditional European style. The Sierra Foothills vineyard is organically cultivated. Elevations range from 1,700 to 2,300 feet. After 30 years of extensive experimentation, Renaissance now focuses on limited production of the Bordeaux and Rhone families of varietals.

Lucero-1.aiLucero Vineyards
Lucero Vineyards and Winery is family owned and operated in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. We are a Boutique Winery producing premium vintage wine.These estate vineyards produce small crops of intensely flavored grapes. The combination of warm days, cool nights and rich red clay soil contributes to our deep color, elegant flavors and full-bodied wines. Our emphasis is on growing and making limited production, ultra premium wines. We take pride in our wines and look forward to you experiencing our variety of wines.

granteddieGrant Eddie Winery
Grant and Eddie have combined their skills to produce intense, elegant, terroir wines that eloquently speak volumes of the potentials hidden within the rough soils of Yuba county. Grant’s background as vineyard manager matches well with Eddie’s experienced palate for blending. Together they create fine wines of great character in a delicious array of both white and red. The wines express power, elegance, and finesse carrying a true stamp of the North Yuba terroir. This is accomplished through diligent attention to mother nature combined with classic vinification techniques, modern innovations, and the special character of our high elevation terroir.

Coufos-Cellars4Coufos Cellars
Coufos Cellars is a small production winery nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.  The Coufos Cellars production team is headed by Henry Coufos and Janet Wheeling and specializes in finely crafted Rhone-style wines.  Founded in 2001 with the planting of the Syrah vineyard, the property has grown to include nine grape varietals; Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Carignan, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre, and Cinsaut.

PLUW_logo_horizbox-purple boxPurple Line Urban Winery
The first Urban (downtown) Winery in Oroville, California. We are located in the Historical District one block from the Feather River on 760 Safford Street. We offer a unique wine experience with a complete working wine cellar, tasting room and an alternative type of Event Venue for gatherings with a very original, raw, urban aesthetic. We call it “Warehouse Chic“. The majority of our wines are made from grapes sourced from our Northern Sierra Foothill region of California. The grapes are gently crushed, pressed, fermented, barreled, aged and bottled within our urban facility. We call it “Bringing the Grapes to Town”.

Tryphon_Logo-Textured_pathsTryphon Vineyards
A small family vineyard located in the Tahoe National Forest and a winery dedicated to making wines of distinctive character from high elevation grapes. Welcome to Tryphon Vineyards. We are a couple dedicated to creating a selection of unique wines of place. Our vineyard is nestled in a national forest above 3000 feet, giving a special character and flavor to our wines. We’ve been at it since 2007 and we think we might just be starting to get the hang of it. The result has been wines that we are proud to share with family and friends and enjoy drinking at the end of hard day’s work…and that’s really all we ever hoped for!

mtnpeopleswineMountain Peoples Wine Distributing
Mountain Peoples Wine Distributing is celebrating over 18 years as the leading organic wine and beer distributor in CA. As one of the leading organic wine and beer distributors in the industry, they seek to change the way people think about organic wine and offer the most complete line of organic wines available. We believe in working with small family wineries, importers and farmers who are committed to producing the highest quality organic wine while caring for the planet and the palate.



threeforksThree Forks Brewing Co.
Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co is a friendly, small-town restaurant where visitors and locals come for delicious, homemade food made from the highest quality, local, and organic ingredients. Their well-balanced and tasty beer is brewed on site. Nevada County has an abundance of farms run by talented people, so if they can get an ingredient from here, they do. What they can’t get locally, they get regionally. At Three Forks, their mission is to brew delicious, well balanced beers.

olrepublicol’ Republic Brewery
ol’ Republic Brewery opened its doors in February 2012 in the historic mining town of Nevada City, a town made famous by the 1849 Gold Rush. Brewers Jim Harte and Simon Olney have always been fascinated with old-world beer styles. In addition to classic European lagers and robust ales from the British Isles, the brewery features American beer styles that date back to the mid-19th century. Inspired by these world-renowned styles, they handcraft lagers like a Dortmunder Export, a Helles and their version of a California Common. Their ales include an English-style IPA, a Celtic Red and the blackest Export Stout you will ever encounter.

Lagunitas-Brewing-CoLagunitas Brewing Co.
From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma in 1993 and ’94 with an unenunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy. The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond.

Sierra-Nevada-LogoSierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Inspired by the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, our beers are designed to be as bold, wild and unwavering as those storied granite peaks. With respect to tradition and an unbridled passion for innovation, Sierra Nevada beers are inspired by the philosophy that anything is possible. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of craft beer and we look forward to the day that flavorful beers are the standard throughout the world.

LostCoastBrew_Color_Logo1Lost Coast Brewery
Since its humble beginning in 1990, the brewery has outgrown the original facilities in the Pythian Castle and moved production to a larger site down the street. After a record breaking year in 2005, producing over 24,000 barrels, Lost Coast Brewery had expectations of breaking the 30,000-barrel mark. In 2009, it broke that record producing over 50,000 barrels making Lost Coast Brewery the 33rd largest brewery in the United States. Lost Coast Brewery distributes its fine ales in 22 states, in Puerto Rico, and in three Canadian Provinces! Lost Coast Brewery has plans to move to a new location where it can barrel to greater heights!

newbelgiumNew Belgium Brewing Company
1989. Belgium. Boy on bike. (Ok, make that a young man of 32.) As our aspiring young homebrewer rides his mountain bike with “fat tires” through European villages famous for beer, New Belgium Brewing Company was but a glimmer in his eye. Or basement. For Jeff Lebesch would return to Fort Collins with an imagination full of recipes and a handful of ingredients ready to embark on a whole new journey. And then there was beer. Jeff’s first two basement-brewed creations? A brown dubbel with earthy undertones named Abbey and a remarkably well-balanced amber he named Fat Tire.

newhelvetiaNew Helvetia Brewing Co.
Originally established in 1890, the Buffalo Brewing Company was started by Herman Grau based on the successful breweries of Buffalo, New York. An ambitious brewery from the beginning, Buffalo became among the largest beer operations west of the Mississippi, with distribution throughout California, Nevada, Hawaii, parts of Asia and Central America. At New Helvetia, they make beer in a unique way.  They are a collection of tinkerers, mechanics, hot-rodders and experimenters, and their brewery reflects that. It is simultaneously true to the ancient heritage of the process, yet also steeped in modernity.  And just a little bit quirky, to accommodate their historic building and individual flair.

Auburn AlehouseAuburn Alehouse
When the Auburn Alehouse started producing craft beer in 2007, it renewed a long beer-making tradition in Auburn, though the last brewing company in the city went out of business more than a century ago. Brian and Lisa Ford knew they were creating something very special with their craft beer pub in historic Old Town Auburn, and they sought to develop a menu that was as unique as their landmark building.



3 thoughts on “Participating Breweries and Wineries Announced for Wild for the Yuba

  1. Iee Forks Brewery has very sub par beer to offer. As beer makers at home, we have tasted much better home brew. In order to showcase Nevada City I would drop this nasty beer and never serve it to out of town guests. if they want to visit the brewery on their own, I'm glad. We have a fantastic buried the Old Republic where every beer is a perfect brew. I am glad to see they are included in and amongst your breweries and beer providers. I have no relationship with anyone at the Old Republic nor do I make any money from this business. I and many of my friends feel the same way because we live in the town and we tried both on multiple occasions. please reconsider and havIng only quality beer.

  2. Kathleen Medley, there is no accounting for taste, right? Still no reason to be insulting to a local business or anyone out there making an effort to a do a good job and make the world a better place. I for one love Three Forks beer and appreciate their generosity to my organization (SYRCL) and to the wider community.

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