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Calaveras Wine Country Trip Planner

Ready to explore Calaveras Wine Country in the heart of the Sierra Foothills? Enjoy this historic, Gold-Rush Era Wine Region as you sip on rare varietals, delight in farm to table cuisine and discover unique finds in boutique shops. Find sweet treats at Nelsons Candies, serving the community for over 100 years. Pickup picnic items from The Spice Tin and Marisolio Olive Oil Tasting Bar.


Be sure to plan a long weekend to completely relax and take in all that this beautiful, wine wonderland has to offer across 30 tasting rooms and sprawling wineries overlooking vineyards. We’ve taken the guess work out of your plans and have provided this Trip Planner, ideal for friends ready to meetup for a weekend in wine country. Reach out with any questions or requests for how we can make your visit even more enjoyable!

La Folia Winery

Delicious Breakfast Spots:

Easy Grab & Go Breakfast Options:

Relaxing Restaurant Lunch Spots with Indoor & Outdoor Seating:

Casual Spots and Picnic Lunch Options:

- Perfect Picnic Spots include Murphys Community Park, Hovey Winery Lawn with Purchase of Wine, Brice Station Vineyards with Purchase of Wine, Ironstone Vineyards with Purchase of Food and Wine at Onsite Bistro, Hatcher Winery/School Street with Purchase of Wine, Milliaire Winery with Purchase of Wine, and Indian Rock Vineyards with Purchase of Wine.

Fine Dining Restaurant Options with Indoor & Outdoor Seating:



Grounds Restaurant
Murphys Grille
Alchemy Cafe


Plan Your Weekend Experiences

Boyle MacDonald Wines
Twisted Oak Winery
Jazz Cellars

Looking to create lifelong memories for your retreat or reunion guests? We’ve given you some ideas here…


Indian Rock Vineyards features award winning wines and relaxing spaces overlooking the large pond stocked with trout. Pack a picnic and enjoy with purchase of Indian Rock wines at a picnic table or bring a blanket for the lawn! 


The lawn at Hovey Winery off of Main Street Murphys is the perfect picnic spot if you want to stay within walking distance of your lodging in town. Leave your car parked for the weekend and stroll along this historic street where you will find over 20 tasting rooms, boutique shops, restaurants and the Wine Information Center. Call ahead during busy weekends to find out how to picnic with purchase of a bottle of Hovey wine. 


Interested in a Garden Tasting? Reserve a table at the beautiful Vina Moda or Val Du Vino tastings rooms located off of Main Street Murphys. These thoughtfully developed spaces are relaxing and fun. Sip on award winning wines while basking in the sunlight in the great outdoors. 


Feeling a bit more adventurous? Schedule a Wine Cave Tour and Tasting at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito. Take in an outdoor tasting and stroll at Brice Station Vineyards, the highest elevation winery located up Hwy 4 from Main Street Murphys about 10 minutes. 


Looking for outdoor tasting spaces with some live music? Our friends at Boyle MacDonald Wines off of Main Street Murphys have created a gorgeous tasting deck where you can find great live music performed by local artists on some weekends in spring and summer. Call ahead to plan your visit. Be sure to also check out Stevenot Winery at their outdoor location in Vallecito where they often host bands during summer weekends at their fabulous pergola and patio space. Prospect 772 winery in Angels Camp boasts beautiful vineyard views, picnic tables, a bocce ball court, and special music events during the summer. Be sure to check their website to plan ahead. The team at Jazz Cellars loves to host local jazz bands at their tasting room courtyard off of Main Street Murphys when the weather is nice. Check their website for the latest dates/details. 


In the mood to Shop and Wine Taste along Main Street in Murphys? We’ve got you covered? Explore boutique shops that offer unique gifts, housewares, clothing/accessories, cookware, olive oils, spices from around the world, and more! Leave your car parked and take a long weekend to relax in our historic wine region and stroll the tree-lined Main Street. These family-run tasting rooms are a bit smaller so be sure to call ahead if reservations are an option. Some of our Main Street Tasting Rooms have been referenced above and you can explore these additional options for your perfect BFF gathering:


Aloria Vineyards

Black Sheep Winery

Brice Station Vineyards

Broll Mountain Vineyards

Hatcher Winery/School Street

Gossamer Cellars

Hatcher Winery Main Street

Ironstone Vineyards

Milliaire Winery

Newsome Harlow Wines

Tanner Vineyards

Villa Vallecito Vineyards


Get to know our roots at the Angels Camp Museum where your group will discover artifacts from the Gold Mining Days to Mark Twain Era to the first winemaking settlers and more. Find visitor hours and options are their websites HERE. 


Ready to get out and explore the great outdoors while enjoying Calaveras wines? Schedule a day of Kayaking or Paddle Boarding at our local lakes in the spring or summer months. Schedule a snowmobile experience around Lake Alpine for the perfect winter wine land adventure! 

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