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Take a Tahoe winery detour through wine and snow in Northeastern California’s Calaveras County

Take a Tahoe winery detour through wine and snow in Northeastern California’s Calaveras County

With a convenient detour, wine enthusiasts who are winter-sports enthusiasts can stock up on wines en route to or from the snowfields of upper Calaveras County. Whether snowshoers bound for Calaveras Big Trees State Park or snowboarders returning from Bear Valley Ski Resort, there’s a pretty good chance of finding a palate-pleasing style of wine.

Attendees pour into Murphys for annual Grape Stomp, Gold Rush Faire

Attendees pour into Murphys for annual Grape Stomp, Gold Rush Faire

Grape juice splattered and the crowd cheered at the 26th annual Calaveras Grape Stomp and Gold Rush Street Faire in Murphys on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Grape Stomp is put on by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance every year in order to celebrate the grape harvest and raise funds for scholarships and community organizations.

Calaveras Wineries Prepare for the 2019 Harvest Season

Calaveras Wineries Prepare for the 2019 Harvest Season

Behind the Scenes with Family Winery Teams, Vineyard Managers & Grape Stomp Planners. As the town is abuzz preparing for this community event, vineyard managers and winemaking families are busy tending to the grape harvest. Get behind the scenes with some of the Sierra Foothills shining stars in this harvest spotlight piece.

Discover the Unknown of the Sierra Foothills

Discover the Unknown of the Sierra Foothills

If you are looking for 140-year-old grapevines or Gold Rush history, the Sierra Foothills offer outdoor adventure, charming old mining towns and wineries.

Calaveras: The New Pulse of California Wine Country

Calaveras: The New Pulse of California Wine Country

Pencil a horizontal line eastward from the city of San Francisco toward Yosemite National Park. Just before the park, and north a few dozen miles, spreads a California wine region beginning to boil with renown.

Calaveras County is a small but mighty California wine region you should know

Calaveras County is a small but mighty California wine region you should know

Diversity is a defining characteristic of Calaveras County’s small but spirited wine trade. More than 50 grape varieties are cultivated over 700 acres just a stones throw from South Tahoe, with the most extensively grown being Cabernet Sauvignon at 101 acres, followed by Syrah (82), Zinfandel (78) and Chardonnay (69).

Western Innovator: Managing multiple vineyards

Western Innovator: Managing multiple vineyards

Stephen Collum, owner of Vineyard Concepts, a vineyard management company in Calaveras County, Calif., says Mother Nature has one unwavering rule: there is never a down time in the vineyards.

Travel California Wine Country’s Back Roads This Summer: Sierra Foothills Spotlight Wine Institute Series Highlights the Wine Roads Less Traveled

Travel California Wine Country’s Back Roads This Summer: Sierra Foothills Spotlight Wine Institute Series Highlights the Wine Roads Less Traveled

California is home to dozens of distinct wine regions, including some of the world’s most famous destinations. But hidden among even the high-profile appellations are the wine roads less traveled featuring stunning rural scenery, delicious wines and, often, fewer visitors.

Why Unpopularity Suits California’s Viognier

Why Unpopularity Suits California’s Viognier

Viognier is about as cool as cargo shorts, but it has found terroir that suits it well in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

The 26th Annual 2019 Calaveras Grape Stomp & Street Fair!! Over 100 Photos & Hours of Video!!

The 26th Annual 2019 Calaveras Grape Stomp & Street Fair!! Over 100 Photos & Hours of Video!!

The 26th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp presented by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance was held on October 5, 2019 in Murphys. The Grape Stomp in conjunction with the Street Fair on Main Street drew thousands of people to Murphys.

Test your grape-stomping skills at these fall festivals

Test your grape-stomping skills at these fall festivals

On Oct. 5, the 26th Calaveras Grape Stomp will bring together costumed teams of two from across the state. They will compete to see who can produce the most juice in three minutes of grape stomping.

Foolproof Family Road Trips in California

Foolproof Family Road Trips in California

Just 12 miles from Arnold, the attractive town of Murphys features almost two dozen wine-tasting rooms on its Main Street (and more scattered throughout the community).

California's Gold Country: Land of Mines, Pines and Wines

California's Gold Country: Land of Mines, Pines and Wines

What they find is a mother lode of California history, vineyards producing some of the best wines in the state and a park where they can wander among thousand-year-old giant sequoias.