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Vineyard Tours offered in Calaveras

If you have always wondered where those mysterious vineyards are that produce the wonderful wines of Calaveras, now is your chance to find out. Take a unique and personal Vineyard Tour through the beautiful hills and coulees of Calaveras County. You will find the majestic vineyards hidden throughout the back roads along the meandering rivers […]

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Social Media Workshop

  The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance invites you to attend a free Social Media Marketing class geared toward Calaveras Members and their market.  May 7th, 2015 9am to 12pm Black Bart Playhouse in Murphys, CA  Please RSVP no later than April 16th  by calling 209-728-9467 or emailing calaveraswines@att.net Social Media Campaign Workshop for the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance  Workshop Description:  Social Media […]

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April 9th Wines of the World – SOLD OUT

 Sorry, this event has sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door.   The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance and The Calaveras Chronicle present the first annual Peoples Choice Wine Competition for Calaveras County. We invite you to join us at the Murphys Historic Hotel on April 9th at 5:30pm to taste over sixteen red […]

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Behind the Bottle 2015

  Here in Calaveras County our only rule to enjoying wine is simple – That you like it!  If you are also interested in connecting with the people who make the wine, join us for Behind the Bottle. Our participating wineries will be presenting seminars and demonstrations to broaden your understanding and maybe even your appreciation […]

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Dr. Jim Lapsley’s Growers Presentation

  March 6. 2015             History of Vitus vinifera as it pertains to California Jim Lapsley – Author, winemaker, researcher, instructor and retired UC Davis Cooperative Extension  The focus will be on grape varieties imported into California AND the expansion of vineyards for wine in response to increased demand for wine.  Jim will talk  about the early […]

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Mineral Wines returns from Tucson Gem Show

Brett Keller, winemaker and owner of Mineral Wines, just returned from a three week trip to Tucson Arizona for the 2015 Gem and Mineral Show. Brett won Best of Show at the show in 2014 for his collection. You can take a peak here. During the nearly month long trip to Arizona, Brett featured his […]

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CWA Get Together Dinner March 25, 2015

The Board of Directors of the Calaversa Winegrape Alliance  invite you to our annual CWA Get Together Dinner March 25, 2015  5:30pm-8pm At CAMPS, Angels Camp  Dinner is $30 for 4 courses and you are encouraged to bring your own wine to share at your table. ::: Please RSVP by calling 209-728-9467, payment due at time […]

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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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2015 Presidents’ Wine Weekend Calaveras

  February 14-15, 2015 – President’s Wine Weekend – The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 19th annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend at all 22 CWA wineries from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a great opportunity to sample the fine wines of Calaveras, celebrate with friends old and new, and take advantage of special discounts. […]

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Behind the Bottle 2015

Here in Calaveras County our only rule to enjoying wine is simple – That you like it!  If you are also interested in connecting with the people who make the wine, join us for Behind the Bottle. Our participating wineries will be presenting seminars and demonstrations to broaden your understanding and maybe even your appreciation […]

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2015 Scholarship Information

CWA offers college scholarships for Calaveras seniors   MURPHYS, CA – December 13, 2014 – Each year the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance holds a silent auction at the Calaveras Grape Stomp with proceeds going back into the community.   This year CWA will offer a total of $3,000 in college scholarships to Calaveras County seniors who […]

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CWA College Scholarship Forms

The CWA is offering a $1000 scholarship to high school seniors in Calaveras County. Students awarded the scholarship must provide proof of enrollment in college to receive the funds. Applicants must have a 3.0 gpa or higher and be entering into an agriculture related field/major. Home School Students, public and private students are encouraged to enter. […]

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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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Grape Stomp Auction Donations

    The Calaveras Grape Stomp is October 4th, 2014! Sign up your stomp team or find the details for this event here! Take advantage of putting your product out in front of ten thousand people at our live and silent auction. Please see our donation form.

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Harvest has begun!

Chatom Vineyards has begun the 2014 Harvest season, as have many of our there wineries in Calaveras. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes at Semillon and Chardonnay grapes being processed.

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Tour Calaveras County Wines with a Year Long Passport

Click the PayPal Buy Now button below to purchase your Passport now! The all-new CWA Passport is your gateway into our twenty-three participating wineries over a 365-day period.  Each winery will host you in their unique way with special tastings, privileges or offers. Explore our many tasting rooms at your perfect pace; a couple in […]

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Wines of the World, California State Fair winners

  Dynamic duo, Dorian & Crystal Faught, host a tasting of the State Fair Winners for 2014! When was the last time you were able to taste at the best wineries in Alexander Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains, or in the Santa Lucia Highlands? Dorian and Crystal have hand selected the best of the best and […]

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2014 Vineyard Tour & BBQ

 BUY TICKETS HERE   2014 Vineyard Tour & BBQ    -  “The Grape to the Glass Tour”    Friday, July 25, 2014   Tour Specialist, Glenn McGourty   UCCE Viticulture and Plant Science Advisor       Tour Specialist, Lynn Wunderlich   UCCE Calaveras County Farm Advisor       This year’s tour will involve discussions […]

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Peter Rowan preforms at Twisted Oak Winery

Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to welcome the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band to our hilltop in Vallecito on Saturday, June 14th! Advance tickets are only $25 and can be purchased right here online. Concertgoers will be admitted starting at 6:30pm – please carpool! – the show starts at 7:45pm.  Admission is $10 for children under 12. All proceeds from […]

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Calaveras Wine Competition Results 2014

  Calaveras County Wine Judging Results Calaveras County Wine Judging Results Friday, May 2, 2014 Black Sheep Lily Pad White             Double Gold, Best of Calaveras White Terra d Oro Chenin/Viog 2013        Double Gold, Best of Show White Hovey 2012                                       Double Gold, Best of Calaveras Red Shenandoah 2010 “Paul’s”         […]

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Summer Concerts in Calaveras

  Several of our Calaveras Wineries are offering concert series this summer. Sip your favorite wine, relax in a low back folding chair and enjoy summer evenings in Calaveras wine country. Always eagerly anticipated, Ironstone will announce their line up soon. Stay tuned here. Brice Station is offering Jazz, rock and more this summer, details […]

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Take It Outside – Wine Enthusiast feature on Newsome-Harlow

Take It Outside Scott and Melly Klann’s playbook for the ultimate alfresco dinner party. Scott Klann is the winemaker behind Zinfandel-focused Newsome-Harlow; his wife Melanie—whom he refers to affectionately as Melly—is a chef. Based in the Calaveras County town of Murphys, together they know their wine and food, honing in on great vineyard sites throughout the Foothills […]

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Best Practices for Vine Water Management

  Best Practices for Vine Water Management to Maximize Vine Health and Winegrape Quality Save the Date:  Thursday February 20, 2014 Where: Freeborn Hall on the North Quad at UC Davis Time: 9:00am to 3:45pm Registration details are below.   The situation with water conservation became a huge issue in 2013 and has carried over to 2014 […]

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