The Holiday Festival of Wines is an annual event that takes place in conjunction with Murphys Open House – an evening where everything else stops in the quiet town of Murphys, the street closes and the community comes together to celebrate the season. There will be live music in the streets, roasting chestnuts, a parade and so much more. The Festival of Wines extends this warm and and enchanting evening over an entire weekend and includes exclusive tastings, holiday gift specials and food and wine pairings from more than 20 award-winning Calaveras wineries. This is a great opportunity to sip a glass of wine in a cozy tasting room while making a dent in your holiday gift list. You will receive significant discounts only available during the event. Come shop, taste and catch up with old and new friends while Murphys is at its most festive and charming. We can’t wait to see you there!
Don’t forget to download the UNCORK CALAVERAS APP to access these special deals and check in! The app also includes an up-to-date list of wineries, a wine map, events & happenings, area shopping & restaurants, local attractions and special offers!
Join Stevenot Winery for live music by Jill Warren performing in the tasting room on Saturday December 2nd from 5-8 pm. Enjoy festive and delicious Apple Cider Mimosa’s for $6 per glass – available Friday through Sunday, December 1st-3rd.
BRICE STATION WINERY
Enjoy 10% off all wine purchases and FREE TASTINGS Dec. 1st thru Dec. 3rd.
HATCHER and CHATOM WINERY
Save 15% when you purchase a case of wine (includes MIXED cases!).
Take home 2 bottles of 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel for only $29! While quantities last. Or check out the 12 days of VINMAS specials HERE
Take home a 2016 LA CALAVERA for only $36 a bottle. Also enjoy huge discounts on your other favorites: 25% off 6 bottles and 35% off cases!
La Calavera means “The Skull” which is where Calaveras County gets its name. This blend of 50% Tempranillo, 36% Malbec, and 14% Petite Sirah combines the noble grapes of Spain and Argentina with a California flair and exhibits rich aromas of berries and sandalwood spice. Special offer good Dec. 1-3. Enjoy Live holiday music and holiday treats during Murphys Open House on Dec. 1st
BLACK SHEEP WINERY
Don’t miss the chance to take home one bottle of Euphoric Blend AND one bottle of Raspberry Sparkling Wine for only $24!
The Dysfunctional Family 3-pk is back. Includes 1 bottle each of Drama Queen, The Deviant and Train Wreck for $94. Save even more as a wine club member.
During Murphys Open House, Grover Anderson and the band Freight will be playing in the Courtyard from 5-8pm with wines by the glass and bottles offered at Club Member prices.
BODEGA DEL SUR
Purchase a special limited edition boxed set which includes a signed bottle of our 2014 Garnacha with Catrina label by artist Saul Serna, a handcrafted Wine Charm and skull logo wine glass in a custom designed box. Only 24 are available – $94
Enjoy spiced mulled wine during Murphys Open House and
sample their private label dips, olive oils and specialty items from Spain.
LAVENDER RIDGE VINEYARD
Free artisan Cheese Plate at Lavender Ridge with purchase of 2 Wine Flights in the Rhone Room. Good Dec 1st-3rd (Value $20)
Enjoy a free cheese pairing with the purchase of 2 wine flights. Good Dec 1st-3rd
Dec 1st: Hovey Winery will be open late with fireplaces, holiday cookies and a wine club members area for great viewing of the parade. There will also be a Pisole food station with all proceeds going to the Bret Harte Spanish program. We suggest you come early to insure a spot on the lawn. Wine specials- 2 bottles of Isabel Sparkling Wine for $50!
Save 10% on all wine purchases and gift baskets while enjoying pumpkin cheesecake squares paired with dessert wine Isabella and live music during Murphys Open House!
TANNER VINEYARDS On Friday, Dec. 1st from 5-8pm Tanner will serve homemade Christmas Crunch and samples of T Brut sparkling wine to keep shoppers toasty as they stroll down Main Street. All weekend long thru Dec. 3rd enjoy 20% off 4 or more bottles of our popular and delicious 2015 Petite Sirah, Day of the Dead Red, Mineshaft blend and 2013 Reserve Cab.
JAZZ CELLAR Stop in on Friday, December 1st to help celebrate the kick-off of the holiday season in Murphys. The tasting room will be open from 1 pm – 8 pm and we’ll be serving up wine and other goodies with live music from Ras Beeken Dan starting after the parade and continuing on
The Calaveras Wine community invites you to discover our premium hand-crafted wines and unique varietals. Our wines are made in small batches on family run operations dedicated to sustainability and organic practices. Calaveras is a perfect growing region for hearty Spanish and Italian varietals like Barbera, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Graciano, Toringa and Albarino as well as Rhone varietals like Mourvedre and Marsanne, hearty and robust Bordeaux varietals like Cabernet and Petite Syrah and lots of old vine Zinfandels.
We are an extremely active community with numerous winery events and concerts weekly. We invite you to discover our unique heritage, healthy lifestyle and help us promotes our county as a premium wine country destination. For more about Calaveras County wine country, see our schedule of events and activities and our wine tasting map. Whether visiting Yosemite Park, Bear Valley Ski Resort, Cave and Mine Adventures, Moaning Caverns, Calaveras Frog Jump and County Fair, Historic Angels Camp, the charming town of Murphys, Big Trees State Park, Calaveras Big Trees, Lake Alpine, New Melones, Arnold or Ironstone Vineyards and Winery, remember to stop at one of our wineries and #DrinkCalaveras!