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Calaveras Uncorked with Brett Keller

BUY TICKETS The new and improved CWA wine education series is your chance to be guided by local winemakers through a tasting crafted to tell a story and highlight what makes Calaveras wines stand out. Coming up at 6 p.m. Thursday September 14, winemaker Brett Keller of Mineral Wines will present a SIX YEAR vertical tasting of […]

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Purchase Your Own Vineyard Property in Calaveras!

You can have your own piece of Calaveras paradise and lifestyle by purchasing this wonderful turnkey home and vineyard property. This vineyard Property consists of 11 parcels totaling 744.22 acres, 64 planted acres with 13 grape varietals, 60 + acres of plantable land, 356 acres farmstead currently used as cattle grazing and Many more options […]

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Registration Opens for the 24th Annual Grape Stomp Competition!

  REGISTRATION IS OPEN!! Time to register your “Mucker” and “Swabber” for the 24th Annual Grape Stomp Competition! You and a partner can participate in California’s Oldest and Longest Running Grape Stomp Competition held on October 7th in Murphys Park. Come join the fun but register soon, there are only 120 spots and they book […]

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5 Things to Love About #CalaverasWineCountry

Courtesy of GoCalaveras.Com  We want you to be in the know.  Because those who are, know there’s a lot to love about Calaveras Wine Country.  And we’re going to let the secrets out right here.  Shh, don’t tell anybody…! You can do wine country on foot.  There are over 30 wineries in Calaveras and more than 20 of them have […]

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Book an Affordable Wine Tour or #CalaverasWineCountry!

TOUR WINE COUNTRY IN STYLE and STRESS FREE! The Murphys and Calaveras County Wine Region is now offering more affordable wine tour options so you can be on your way to discovering Murphys Main Street as well as the myriad of wineries located outside of Murphys. Take a trip of the Sierra Foothills WIne Region […]

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ORANGE COUNTY WINE COMPETITION WINNERS

Congratulation to our Calaveras Wineries who Medaled at the Orange County Wine Competition! MINERAL WINES GOLD – 2014 Meritage GOLD – 2014 Zinfandel GOLD – 2014 Cab Franc SILVER – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon SILVER – 2014 Merlot SILVER – 2015 Vino del Oro White Blend MILLIAIRE WINERY GOLD – 2013 Ghirardelli Zinfandel GOLD – 2013 […]

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The Hottest HEADLINE ENTERTAINMENT at IRONSTONE VINEYARDS this Summer!

Ironstone Vineyards and Amphitheatre announces their biggest summer concert season yet with 11 concerts hosting the hottest touring artists and groups making their way thru Northern California this summer. FOr tickets click HERE  Save your tickets and visit the tasting room the day after the concert for wine discounts!!! Ironstone Vineyards is a family-owned and […]

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SIERRA FOOTHILLS WINE COMPETITION RESULTS ARE IN!

THEY CAME, THEY TASTED, THEY JUDGED.. On Friday, April 28th the Calaveras Wine Alliance hosted 22 Bay Area wine professionals consisting of bloggers. wine educators, wine buyers and sommeliers to judge over 280 wines submitted from leading Sierra Foothill wineries. Please see below for results. Time to stock up on your favorite or discover something […]

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March Calaveras Uncorked News and Events

Ignore that date on the calendar that signals the first day of spring; in wine country, spring starts in February with the first blanket of wild mustard blooms in the vineyards and the first mention of the Mother Lode Daffodil Show at Ironstone Vineyards (the Spring Obsession poster unveiling is a signpost, too). Judging by […]

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CALAVERAS UNCORKED – Cool Trends in Wine and Calaveras

At the beginning of each new year, we are inundated with New Year’s resolutions and trend reports from paint colors to hemlines. Even wine has its trends, and surprisingly enough, I found quite a few predictions for 2017 online from the top wine sales report sites. Here are just a few of the highlights I […]

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Calaveras Uncorked: Tasting rooms also hop in the winter

As published in the Sierra Lodestar and Calaveras Enterprise. I’m not sure if it’s the beauty of the foothills, the abundance of recreational opportunities or the people who are grateful to live here, but Calaveras County seems to have one of the most active wine regions in California. You might think the months following Christmas and […]

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Calaveras Wine Industry Interviews

Over the course of the next few months we will be introducing you to the key players in the Calaveras Wine Industry. These are Wine Industry professionals (like Winemaker Ryan Teeter in the interview below), and supporters (such as Brian Goss, owner of the Murphys Historic Hotel). We are certain you have seen a few of these […]

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Vineyard Concepts Goes Sustainable!

Congratulations to Steve Collum of Vineyard Concepts for certification of nine vineyards in Calaveras County! “As a Vineyard Management company, we make a big impact on the earth. What we do in the vineyard can impact the biodiversity and ecosystems all around us. So we have always practiced sustainable techniques to make sure that we […]

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Adult Wine Camp

Finally there is a spring/summer camp for adults right here in Calaveras County and it’s all about wine. This fantastic Wine Camp package will cover everything about wine, from the vine to the bottle. Wine Campers participate in hands-on learning experiences in the vineyards and wine cellars, working with winery owners and winemakers and will […]

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Copyright Infringement

  Web-Sourced Imagery We all want our web and social media marketing to look good and a picture is worth a thousand words right? But if you’re sourcing your imagery from the web, your picture can also be worth a thousand dollar fine. Recently, the CVB has been hit with three separate copyright infringement notices […]

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Gossamer Cellars

Gossamer Cellars is a small family-owned urban (my wife recently upgraded us from ghetto to urban) winery specializing in unique and adventurous wine grape varietals not commonly found in other tasting rooms and wineries.  Our production is less than 750 cases annually and consists of varietals such as Riesling, Torrontes, Grenache Blanc, Verdelho, Tempranillo Rose, […]

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Amador County Fair Wine competition info

Professional Three Bottles per varietal. $20.00 entry fee per entry Entry Dates May 4th – May 29  4:00 p.m. deadline Varietals must be made from products of the Sierra Foothills AVA, including Amador,Calaveras,El Dorado,Mariposa, Nevada or Placer, Tuolumne or Yuba Countiess Amateur Wine Two Bottles per varietal entry. (One bottle to be a dummy bottle, […]

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Calaveras Professional Wine Competition Results

RESULTS- Wine judging result sheets 2015 The 2015 Pro Wine result for the Calaveras Competition are in! We are so grateful to the following people and groups who made our event a success: Calaveras County Fair, Laurie Giannini, Gay Callan, Chatom Vineyards, Tom Bender, Pat MacDonald, Scotty Hancock, Matt Hatcher, Newsome-Harlow, La Folia Winery, and our […]

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Super Bowl Wine & Food Pairings

Super Bowl Sunday is considered a holiday in my family, and with any holiday , the best part is the food. Last year we noshed on hoagies with cured meats, paired with rose’. And there was beer too. The great thing is that my family always incorporates the tried and true classics and a few […]

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Holiday Wine Weekend Starts Dec. 5

2014 Murphys Open House – December 5th Every year on the first Friday in December, Murphys celebrates the holiday season with a community Open House from 5 to 8 pm. Admission is free, the streets are closed and we are ready to celebrate the season. Open House is a great time to peruse Murphys’ wonderful […]

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2015 SF Chron Wine Competition

  Celebrating 15 Groundbreaking Years! The 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition’s Annual “Call for Entries”  For the past 15 years, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has been the barometer of how consumers select and measure wine. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) is the largest competition of American wines in the World […]

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