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Greetings Stompers! Thank you for participating in this years 25th Anniversary Grape Stomp Competition this Saturday! We are looking forward to a wonderful year and we have a record amount of first time stompers this year, so welcome! We also want to mention we have a number of stompers who are second generation stompers as […]

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Calaveras Craft Wine Trail

Craft Wine Trail Have you ever wondered what goes into making your favorite wine? Here’s your opportunity to find out while getting your hands dirty (or purple)! The Calaveras Craft Wine Trail is the first of its kind. A truly immersive tasting experience that we are kicking off on Saturday, October 27th in the charming […]

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Wines of the World: Octoberfest!

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS Celebrate Octoberfest with us, CWA-style! Explore the wines of Germany, Austria and Alsace with Sommelier and Specialist of Wine, Lindsay Gwin, at the Murphys Hotel on October 11th at 6pm. Enjoy a full flight of fine wines, lite bites and great company! Happy October! Purchase your tickets now as these […]

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A Treasure Hunt for California Wine Month.

Calaveras Wine Country is inviting you on a treasure hunt in historic gold country to celebrate California Wine Month. Pick up or download a treasure map and taste at a participating winery (tasting fees apply) to discover their gold. Receive their gold star on the board and fill in a line for BINGO throughout the month of September to be entered to win special prizes including lodging packages, winemaker tours, private tastings, dinner packages, wine merch and so much more!

HOW TO PLAY: Taste at a participating Winery (tasting fees apply) to discover their gold. Received their gold star on the board and fill in a line for BINGO throughout the month of September to win special prizes including lodging packages, winemaker tours, private tastings, dinner packages, concert tickets, wine merchandise and so much more!

FEELING SOCIAL? Share your gold finds on social media and win even more. look for golden sunsets, golden wine, gold on labels, gold ribbons and share with the hashtags #foundgoldincalaveras #californiawinemmonth and be entered to win even more prizes. Photo with the most likes wins a two-day stay in Murphy’s with dinner and wine tasting.

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY: Turn in your winery bingo sheet at the CWA Wine Information Center drop box located at 202 Main Street in Murphy’s or email both sides to [email protected] before October 8th. To redeem prize, pick up or have shipped after the game ends September 30th. Be sure to include your contact info on the sheet!

September 1st – 30th, 2018

Download a PDF of the Game Board Here

or pick up your Winery Treasure Map at the CWA Wine Information Center
202 Main St.
Murphys, CA 95247


Contact: Calaveras Winegrape Alliance

Phone: 209.728.9467

Email: [email protected]


Wines of the World: French Wine Demystified

Come enjoy an evening flowing with fine French wines, learning and laughing. A Sommelier and Specialist of Wine, Lindsay Gwin, will guide you through unlocking the secrets of French wine so you can enjoy these extraordinary – albeit sometimes daunting – wines like a pro! These evenings have been selling out so please buy your tickets […]

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The Calaveras County Fair 2018 Wine Competition Results Are In!

2018 SIERRA FOOTHILLS WINE COMPETITION Calaveras County Medalists DOUBLE GOLD Lavender Ridge 2016 Roussanne, Best of Calaveras White Lavender Ridge 2016 Cotes du Calaveras Prospect 772 2014 “The Truant” Ironstone 2015 Tempranillo, Best of Calaveras Red Ironstone 2016 Cabernet Franc Milliaire 2012 Vintage Port GOLD Chatom 2016 Chardonnay Ironstone 2016 Chardonnay Ironstone 2017 Symphony Coppermine […]

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Grand Tasting Wine Event

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS The Calaveras Wine Alliance in partnership with the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce and the Calaveras County Fairgrounds will be hosting a Grand Tasting Wine event on Wednesday, May 16th to kick off the Calaveras County Fair and recognize the achievements of the Calaveras County Gold Medal Winners of the […]

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Sustainable Vineyard Tour

In honor of #DownToEarthMonth, the CWA will be hosting a Sustainable Vineyard Tour led by none other than local certified sustainable vineyard manager, Steve Collum. This tour is free but reservations are required. Visit for more info or email your rsvp to [email protected] Tour 2-3 sustainable vineyards and learn what makes them sustainable and explore the requirements […]

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Wines of the World 2018!

Be sure to take a look at the incredible classes scheduled for the Wines of the World Educational Series this year! We are so excited to have Lindsay Gwin present on topics ranging from “How To Blind Taste Wine Like A Somm” to “French Wine Demystified”.  Lindsay Gwin is a local Certified Sommelier with the Court […]

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Presidents’ Wine Weekend 2018

The 22nd annual Presidents’ Day Wine Weekend sponsored by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) will take place Saturday February 17th and Sunday February 18th from 11am-5pm. Presidents’ Wine Weekend is an opportunity for wine lovers to taste their way through Calaveras County by purchasing a $25 commemorative glass and visiting over 22 participating wineries and […]

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2018 Wine and Viticulture Education

After a tremendously productive and educational 2017, the Calaveras Wine Alliance educational committee has developed another year of inspiring educational opportunities for anyone interested in wine, winemaking, grape growing or working in the wine or viticulture profession. Starting in February, discover wines from around the world, learn about the influence of terroir or play wine […]

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Holiday Festival of Wines

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 […]

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Purchase Your Own Vineyard Property in Calaveras!

You can have your own piece of Calaveras paradise and lifestyle by purchasing this wonderful turnkey home and vineyard property. This vineyard Property consists of 11 parcels totaling 744.22 acres, 64 planted acres with 13 grape varietals, 60 + acres of plantable land, 356 acres farmstead currently used as cattle grazing and Many more options […]

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5 Things to Love About #CalaverasWineCountry

Courtesy of GoCalaveras.Com  We want you to be in the know.  Because those who are, know there’s a lot to love about Calaveras Wine Country.  And we’re going to let the secrets out right here.  Shh, don’t tell anybody…! You can do wine country on foot.  There are over 30 wineries in Calaveras and more than 20 of them have […]

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Book an Affordable Wine Tour or #CalaverasWineCountry!

TOUR WINE COUNTRY IN STYLE and STRESS FREE! The Murphys and Calaveras County Wine Region is now offering more affordable wine tour options so you can be on your way to discovering Murphys Main Street as well as the myriad of wineries located outside of Murphys. Take a trip of the Sierra Foothills WIne Region […]

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Congratulation to our Calaveras Wineries who Medaled at the Orange County Wine Competition! MINERAL WINES GOLD – 2014 Meritage GOLD – 2014 Zinfandel GOLD – 2014 Cab Franc SILVER – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon SILVER – 2014 Merlot SILVER – 2015 Vino del Oro White Blend MILLIAIRE WINERY GOLD – 2013 Ghirardelli Zinfandel GOLD – 2013 […]

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Ironstone Vineyards and Amphitheatre announces their biggest summer concert season yet with 11 concerts hosting the hottest touring artists and groups making their way thru Northern California this summer. FOr tickets click HERE  Save your tickets and visit the tasting room the day after the concert for wine discounts!!! Ironstone Vineyards is a family-owned and […]

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THEY CAME, THEY TASTED, THEY JUDGED.. On Friday, April 28th the Calaveras Wine Alliance hosted 22 Bay Area wine professionals consisting of bloggers. wine educators, wine buyers and sommeliers to judge over 280 wines submitted from leading Sierra Foothill wineries. Please see below for results. Time to stock up on your favorite or discover something […]

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March Calaveras Uncorked News and Events

Ignore that date on the calendar that signals the first day of spring; in wine country, spring starts in February with the first blanket of wild mustard blooms in the vineyards and the first mention of the Mother Lode Daffodil Show at Ironstone Vineyards (the Spring Obsession poster unveiling is a signpost, too). Judging by […]

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CALAVERAS UNCORKED – Cool Trends in Wine and Calaveras

At the beginning of each new year, we are inundated with New Year’s resolutions and trend reports from paint colors to hemlines. Even wine has its trends, and surprisingly enough, I found quite a few predictions for 2017 online from the top wine sales report sites. Here are just a few of the highlights I […]

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Calaveras Uncorked: Tasting rooms also hop in the winter

As published in the Sierra Lodestar and Calaveras Enterprise. I’m not sure if it’s the beauty of the foothills, the abundance of recreational opportunities or the people who are grateful to live here, but Calaveras County seems to have one of the most active wine regions in California. You might think the months following Christmas and […]

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Calaveras Wine Industry Interviews

Over the course of the next few months we will be introducing you to the key players in the Calaveras Wine Industry. These are Wine Industry professionals (like Winemaker Ryan Teeter in the interview below), and supporters (such as Brian Goss, owner of the Murphys Historic Hotel). We are certain you have seen a few of these […]

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Vineyard Concepts Goes Sustainable!

Congratulations to Steve Collum of Vineyard Concepts for certification of nine vineyards in Calaveras County! “As a Vineyard Management company, we make a big impact on the earth. What we do in the vineyard can impact the biodiversity and ecosystems all around us. So we have always practiced sustainable techniques to make sure that we […]

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