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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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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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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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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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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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Murphys Holiday Open House

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 shops, tasting rooms and restaurants, see what’s […]

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Meet the ghosts of Calaveras

Meet the ghosts of Calaveras… With a rich history dating back to the 1800’s, it’s no wonder Calaveras County has a few resident ghosts that have been known to haunt some popular visitor spots.  Looking to have a paranormal experience?  Following are the top haunts in Calaveras and a little bit about the spirits that […]

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Murphys Day of the Dead

Murphys Businesses Honor the Dead in the Land of the Skulls on Dia de los Muertos. Join us on November 2nd 2013 Murphys merchants and tasting rooms will be celebrating the Fourth Annual Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, on November 2nd from 12-5 pm.  Participating businesses will be offering authentic cultural art, […]

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Rim Fire Donations

  Rim Fire Donations Ironstone Vineyards is offering a drop off location for Donated items for the Rim Fire Evacuees that are located at the Motherlode Fairgrounds. They are in need of the following items: Diapers Gatorade Non-Sugary Kids Drinks Feminine Hygiene Products Travel Size Deodorant Shave Gel Disposable Razors Handi Wipes Kleenex New Pillows […]

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Chatom Harvest Dinner

Pre Potato nests, caviar, creme fraiche, chives Truffled taleggio mushroom flatbread Chipotle pumpkin soup, queso fresco First Shaved golden beets, red flame grapes & Pt. Reyes Blue tossed with salad greens, tangerine oil-champagne vinaigrette, toasted walnut dust Second Roasted, Pancetta and sage wrapped tenderloin of pork with figs in a maple syrup glaze Garlic corn […]

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Calaveras Vineyards Reflect Diveristy

Thanks to Jon Tourney from Wines & Vines for his article about our 2013 Vineyard Tour & BBQ Murphys, Calif.—A vineyard tour presented July 19 by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Central Sierra office featured vineyards ranging from the smallest to the largest in Calaveras County. The tour […]

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You’ve been missing out! Wines of the World

Grilled eggplant, wedges of brie, savory picholine olives, chunks of pecorino, fresh goat cheese dusted with herbs, creamy blue cheese spread of freshly baked baguette, juicy strawberries and red grapes, and fig jam. These are just a few of the offerings served at last weeks Wines of the World. Each month the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance […]

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San Francisco Wine School has courses online!

Kristin Campbell is a local to Calaveras County and works with the San francisco Wine School. She emailed me today to let me know that they are now offering wine courses online. Our Executive Director, Sara Teeter, is pretty excited to check these out. With a little one at home, and a business on the […]

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