Indian Springs Vineyards

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Appellation: Nevada County
Location: 303 Broad St
Nevada City, California 95959
Phone: (530)478-1068
Winemaker: Jed Steele
Tasting Room: Large
Days/Hours: Sun thru Thurs, 11:30 to 5, Sat & Fri, 11:30 to 6
Parking: Downtown Nevada City Parking
Picnic Facilities: N/A
Red Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc, Barbera, Primavera Rossa - Italian Blend, Bordeaux Blend
White Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Moscato Bianco, Chardonnay, Rose, Viognier
Production: 25,000 cases +


The Winery

The estate is located at the 1800 foot elevation and is surrounded by 230 acres of vineyards. The tasting room is in Nevada City and is beautifully designed around the mountain vineyards theme. The tasting room sells not only wines, but a large selection of great wine gifts as well.

The Vineyards

The winery has taken to heart the philosophy that great wines can only be made from the right grapes. In concert with that belief, the estate has moved to purchasing grapes from local Nevada County vineyards as well as a limited number of grapes from other California wine regions.

The Wines

There are three separate labels produced by Indian Springs: ISV, which are reserve wines; Indian Springs Vineyards for their varietals; and Indian Springs Special Labels. Although it is hard to pick a favorite wine, their Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of the emerging foothill style of this noble grape. It has beautifully rounded tannins and enough acid to make it wonderfully food friendly and a nice, but not overpowering amount of fruit in the finish.

The Winemaker

Consulting winemaker Jed Steele works closely with winery owner Dennis Ball to create the wines of Indian Springs. Jed Steele has a long list of credits from his long career in winemaking. His career started at Stony Hill Winery in the late 1960s. He was the founding winemaker at Kendall Jackson, winemaker at Edmeades in Mendocino County and is now a sought after consulting winemaker and owner of his own winery. He opened Steele Wines in 1991 and then purchased the old Konocti winery in Lake County, moving his winery there in 1996. 

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