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Wines of the World, Loire Valley

This month Lindsay Gwin will present the wines of the Loire, also known as “the garden of France”. The evening will provide in-depth information on the history, climate, soils, winemaking and varietals of the region. We will be tasting through classic examples of sparkling and still Loire wines including Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, […]

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Wines of the World – Sonoma County

  RICHES OF SONOMA COUNTY WINES We’ll explore one of the most diverse wine regions as well as one with plenty of history. Having planted grapes in the early 1800s, some of the oldest vineyards in the state are here and still producing exceptional wines. We will also look at newer regions on the cutting […]

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Presidents’ Wine Weekend

February 13-14, 2016 – President’s Wine Weekend – The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 20th annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend at all 23 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. With […]

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Holiday Festival of Wines

  Join us on Main Street in Murphys, December 4th, 5-8pm for wine tasting! Our member wineries will be open extended hours and offering music, small bites and big sales! Spend Saturday and Sunday, December 5-6, at all the tasting rooms listed below. They are offering additional music and festivities 11am-5pm. Ayrael Viuex Winery and […]

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2015 Wine Awards & Accolades

2015 Wine Awards & Accolades for Calaveras County Compiled from the following sources: Calaveras County Fair California State Fair Justwinepoints.com Los Angeles International Wine Competition Riverside International Wine Competition San Diego Winemakers Challenge San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sunset International Wine Competition Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide Wine Spectator Magazine 2015 Calaveras-Wine-Awards

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GRAPE STOMP is October 3, 2015

  The Calaveras Grape Stomp, held in conjunction with the Gold Rush Street Faire, is a unique, fun-filled day for the whole family.  At the Grape Stomp, teams of two, a Swabber (sometimes called a Mucker) and a Stomper compete to try and stomp the most juice out of measured amounts of wine grapes.  An […]

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Businesses are OPEN in Murphys!

  Business in Murphys ARE open. We need to keep stimulating the economy for our local business owners who have been effected by the Butte Fire. Please consider wine tasting this weekend or lunching alfresco, now that the temperature has dropped and the smoke has cleared. We need your support now more than ever! Aria […]

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Chatom Vineyards is now Chatom Winery

The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance would like to congratulate Dorian and Crystal Faught on the acquisition of Chatom Winery, formerly Chatom Vineyards. This weekend Chatom Winery will be offering 50% off of Red Wine by the case of the same varietal and 25% off of mix cases. Also we will be doing tours of our winery […]

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Bats & Hedgerows

  GROWER MEETING Unless otherwise noted, all meetings begin at 9:00 AM at the Murphys Historic Hotel 457 Main Street, Murphys, CA  95247 Please arrive by 8:15 AM if you would like to order breakfast. September 4, 2015        Bats and Hedgerows Rachael Long– Yolo County Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor for Field Crops and Pest Management […]

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Pizza & Wine Pairing Event

  Calaveras WIne & Beer Company graciously hosted us earlier this month for a Pizza and Wine Pairing WInes of the World Event. Steve Collum hosted us through a less conventional tasting. We had a flight of six wines and four pizzas, with each pizza we were instructed to sample it with the wines and […]

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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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Wines of the World – Pinot Gris

Wines of the World, July 9th at the Historic Murphys Hotel, 5:30pm If you are a white wine lover than this is the class for you! Steve Collum will source Pinot Gris’ from around the world, and not just Europe but Oregon and British Columbia too. We will compliment these wines with tempura green beans, […]

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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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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

6.15.15 BBQ HAS SOLD OUT! Plenty of tickets available for Saturday. Purchase yours at one of the many glass sales locations listed below. Grand Tasting at the VIP BBQ 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 […]

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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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