BFF REUNION WINE WEEKEND
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 40 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
BOOK YOUR LODGING
Budget Style? Select from these options:
Want to Spoil Yourselves? Select from these options:
More Comfortable in a Rental Home or RV? Select from these options:
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, Utica Park in Angels Camp, Chatom Winery with Purchase of Wine, Milliaire Winery with Purchase of Wine, Locke Vineyards with Purchase of Wine, Bodega del Sur with Purchase of Wine, Indian Rock Vineyards with Purchase of Wine.
Fine Dining Restaurant Options with Indoor & Ourdoor Seating:
SELECT RESTAURANTS & MAKE RESERVATIONS
Plan Your Weekend Experiences
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:
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 first winemaking settlers and more. Find visitor hours and options are their website HERE.
Ready to get out and explore the great outdoors while enjoying Calaveras wines? Depending on the season, find all of your equipment rental options and maps at Sierra Nevada Adventure Company HERE. Schedule a day of Kayaking out our local lakes in the spring or summer months or schedule a snowmobile experience around Lake Alpine for the perfect winter wine land adventure!