The 22nd annual Presidents’ Day Wine Weekend sponsored by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) will take place Saturday February 17th and Sunday February 18th from 11am-5pm. Presidents’ Wine Weekend is an opportunity for wine lovers to taste their way thru Calaveras County by purchasing a $25 commemorative glass and visiting over 22 participating wineries and tasting rooms while enjoying free limited-tasting flights of numerous award winning wines and exciting varietals offered by the best of Calaveras County’s wine community. Full tastings will be available in each tasting room for an additional fee with many participating wineries and tasting rooms offering live music, light bites and food samples as well as special offers on wine purchases. Visitors to Calaveras County’s wine region will find plenty of warm welcomes and hospitable spirit within our tasting rooms as they welcome participants to this highly anticipated two-day event.
Its a great weekend to sample the variety of award winning wines, taste those robust Spanish and Italian regional varietals the foothills have become known for like Barbera, Tempranillo as well as Mourvedre and Grenache from France and some of the best Zinfandels and Cabernets to be produced in Gold Country. Even better, it gives you a chance to meet our winemakers, experience our welcoming hospitality, discover the history that surrounds the region and shop the myriad of specialty boutiques in the charming town of Murphys.
Purchase your glass anytime during this two day event at a participating winery and begin your exploration. Glasses can be purchased for $25 per day or $40 for a two day pass. You simply won’t be able to taste at all the wineries in one day, so book your reservations now at one of our charming hospitality partners and plan on taking your time to experience all that Calaveras has to offer! Glasses will be sold in Downtown Murphys on Main Street in front of Newsome Harlow Wine Tasting Room and in front of Black Sheep Winery as well as specific winery locations around Calaveras.
For visitors traveling up from the valley, stop off at Copperopolis Town Square and purchase you glass at The Tipsy Frog Wine Bar or Downtown Angels Camp at Metate Vineyards tasting room on Main Street. Glasses will also be available to purchase throughout the weekend at Coppermine Winery and Chatom Winery on Hwy 4, Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys, Brice Station Winery east of Murphys, Val du Vino Winery on the corner of Main Street and French Gulch Road and Hatcher Tasting Room or Milliaire Winery downtown Murphys.
For more information about Presidents’ Day Wine Weekend call Calaveras Winegrape Alliance at 209-728-9467 or visit www.calaveraswines.org
The Calaveras Wine community invites you to discover our premium hand-crafted wines and unique varietals. Our wines are made in small batches on family run operations dedicated to sustainability and organic practices. Calaveras is a perfect growing region for hearty Spanish and Italian varietals like Barbera, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Graciano, Toringa and Albarino as well as Rhone varietals like Mourvedre and Marsanne, hearty and robust Bordeaux varietals like Cabernet and Petite Syrah and lots of old vine Zinfandels.
We are an extremely active community with numerous winery events and concerts weekly. We invite you to discover our unique heritage, healthy lifestyle and help us promotes our county as a premium wine country destination. For more about Calaveras County wine country, see our schedule of events and activities and our wine tasting map. Whether visiting Yosemite Park, Bear Valley Ski Resort, Cave and Mine Adventures, Moaning Caverns, Calaveras Frog Jump and County Fair, Historic Angels Camp, the charming town of Murphys, Big Trees State Park, Calaveras Big Trees, Lake Alpine, New Melones, Arnold or Ironstone Vineyards and Winery, remember to stop at one of our wineries and #DrinkCalaveras!