Avanguardia Wines

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Appellation: Nevada County
Location: 13028 Jones Bar Road
Nevada City, California 95959
Phone: (530)274-9482
Winemaker: Robert Chrisman
Tasting Room: Small
Days/Hours: April-Dec Sat/Sun 12-4 or by appointment
Parking: Medium
Picnic Facilities: Picnic Tables Available
Red Wines: Red Wine Blends: Amatore, Ampio, Sangineto, and Premiatio
White Wines: White Wine Blends: Due Fiori and Selvatico
Production: 1000 cases


The Winery

The winery is located in a rural area about a fifteen minute drive north of Nevada City. Built on a small knoll, it overlooks a scenic mountain valley. The valley is scattered with massive oaks and Ponderosa Pines at about the 2200-foot elevation and not far from the south fork of the Yuba River.

The Vineyards

The estate has three and a half acres of vineyards planted to just over 20 varietals, primarily Italian. These include many not seen often in this region of the world, including Tocai, Friulano, Rondinella, Peverella, Forastera, and the more commonly seen Sangiovese; Barbera, Dolcetto and Refosco.

The Wines

All wines are made from estate grown fruit. The house specializes in Italian style varietals and blends, many which are rarely seen in California.

The Winemaker

The winery owners, Robert and Marilyn Chrisman, named the winery after the Italian word for avant-garde. Robert, the winemaker at Avanguardia, uses that spirit of innovation and creativity in the production of the estate wines.  

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