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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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Living with Wildfire

  An acquaintance of mine recently moved to Groveland, California from Pacifica. He was evacuated from his home last summer for the El Portal wildfire, which devastated the area.  In talking to his neighbors and friends in the community, none of them thought this summer would be nearly has frightening as last. Yet, a year […]

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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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Jill Warren preforms at Hovey Winery

      Jill Warren performs at Hovey     Murphys — Hovey Winery, 350 Main St., Murphys, invites the public to a free concert with guitarist and vocalist Jill Warren and drummer Eddie Castro on the lawn from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair or picnic […]

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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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Drought Relief Comes to Wine Country

Drought Relief Comes to Wine Country by Tim Fish And finally the rain. The first major storm in more than a year swept through Northern California over the weekend, and the sound heard in the skies wasn’t thunder, but a sigh of collective relief. Napa Valley and Sonoma County averaged about 8 inches in a few days, […]

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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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Behind the Bottle June 20-22, 2014

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE Tickets/Glass for the event will be sold Saturday and Sunday at the following locations: Chatom Vineyards, The Calaveras Visitors Bureau, Brice Station, Val du Vino and Frog’s Tooth Winery. Tickets are no longer available online.   FULL SCHEDULE  * If you are a Year Round Passport Holder: You must register […]

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Chocolate Events in Calaveras

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, chocoholics among us rejoice in the tradition of chocolate giving and receiving. And for those of us who seek consolation for our single-hood, chocolate is the perfect indulgence. Poets and scientists have long attempted to describe and explain the nature of chocolate’s attraction. Is it even possible to be miserable […]

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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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2014 S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition

  Congratulations to our Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Members! The following wineries places in the 2014 S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition*: Five Gold Medals Black Sheep 2010 Zinfandel Frog’s Tooth 2010 Sangiovese Hovey 2011 Zinfandel Ironstone 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel and 2012 Symphony 24 Silver Medals Black Sheep 2011 Merlot and 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Chatom 2009 Cabernet, […]

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How Dry Is It? – Lynn Wunderlich

Lynn Wunderlich, UCCE Farm Advisor for Calaveras County, has an update on Governor Brown’s emergency drought declaration, in California on January 17, 2014. “Foothill Growers, I thought you might be interested in the precipitation stats, by month, from our local foothill CIMIS (California Irrigation Management Information System) stations. We have 3, one in Camino (El Dorado), […]

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Port & Chocolate Tasting

  WINES OF THE WORD Join us for Wines of the World on February 13th, 2014 at the Historic Murphys Hotel. Dorian Faught will host a sinful themed Wines of the World tasting at 5:30pm! Chocolate and Port are best friends, and we have a tasting flight that will get your heart racing. Decadent dark […]

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Wines of the World January 16th

WINES OF THE WORD Join us for Wines of the World on January 16th, 2014 at the Historic Murphys Hotel. Tom Bender will host an aroma and sensory themed Wines of the World tasting at 5:30pm! There are benefits to describing wines using recognizable aromas. While we all might smell wine components differently, they definitely add […]

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Presidents’ Wine Weekend

  February 15-16, 2014 – President’s Wine Weekend – The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 18th 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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Save the Date! Events in 2014

Presidents Weekend, February 15-16th Wine glass sales on the street in front of the Native Sons Hall, $20 and is your ticket to one free tasting at each of our Alliance Members Tasting rooms. The Native Sons Hall is located at 398 Main Street in Murphys. Cash only for glass sales. We will not be […]

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Alchemy Winemakers Night

  Alchemy Market & Cafe offers weekly Winemaker nights on Tuesdays. December 17th is the next event! Winemaker’s Night Start Date: December 17, 2013 Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Featuring $5 glasses of wine from Stevenot and music by The Sandra Dolores Band.

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Weekly Winery Recipe – Allegorie Tampranillo

Moussaka Served with 2009 Allegorie Tempranillo Ingredients 1 lb ground lamb, chicken or crab cake 3 medium eggplants sliced very thin, about a 1/4 inch 1 large onion finely chopped 1 large can of organic chopped tomatoes 1 tbls chopped garlic 2 tbls of Bahara seasoning 2 sprigs of Thai basil, chopped fine Shredded mozzarella […]

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Weekly Winery Recipe – Stevenot Reserva Barbera

We’ve asked our Calaveras Winegrape Alliance winemakers and tasting room staff for recipes that include their wine. David Oliveto, from Stevenot winery, has sent us the following recipe for red sauce. Stevenot Winery Reserva Barbera The 2011 Stevenot Barbera is a great example of why this Italian variety is thriving in the Sierra Foothills of […]

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