Nevada City Winery’s longtime winemaker Mark Foster is retiring

Mark Foster, the longtime winemaker of Nevada City Winery is retiring, Sierra Foothills Report and Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has learned.

The job for a new winemaker has been posted, and the new hire will be the fourth in the winery’s history.

We have enjoyed knowing Mark over the years. He is a dean of winemaking in the region.

Mark joined Nevada City Winery’s team in time for the ‘92 crush. “Wine is the perfect blend of art and science,” he has said. But like most winemakers, Mark enjoys a cold bear (Czechoslavakian pilsner) on a crush day, as our magazine has reported. Mark has a master’s degree in Enology from UC Davis.


Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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