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Calaveras County Wineries Strike GOLD in California Wine Competitions!

Calaveras County Wineries Strike GOLD in California Wine Competitions!

ThePinetree.net

June 29, 2021

15 Calaveras County Wineries entered the “40th Annual Sierra Foothills Wine Show” that took place on Friday, June 25th at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. This year, 18 esteemed judges thoughtfully evaluated 211 wines in the day-long event.

California Gold Country: A Road Trip Guide

California Gold Country: A Road Trip Guide

The Eager Traveler

November 10, 2020

Just about 50 minutes away from Sutter Creek, between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, lies a little town called Murphys, also in California Gold Country. It might very well be the perfect spot for wine tasting and your outdoor adventures (whether you choose Lake Tahoe or Yosemite)!

Calaveras County wineries reopen in new normal

Calaveras County wineries reopen in new normal

Calaveras Enterprise

June 18, 2020

Tasting rooms are pouring wine in Calaveras County again under new state guidelines, but operations have changed since COVID-19 caused a three-month disruption in sales.

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!!

ThePinetree.net

October 15, 2019

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.

Western Innovator: Managing multiple vineyards

Western Innovator: Managing multiple vineyards

Capital Press

September 23, 2019

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.

Foolproof Family Road Trips in California

Foolproof Family Road Trips in California

Diablo

February 22, 2019

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).

Discover the Unknown of the Sierra Foothills

Discover the Unknown of the Sierra Foothills

Wine Enthusiast

June 8, 2017

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.

A Weekend Getaway to Murphys, California

A Weekend Getaway to Murphys, California

The Eager Traveler

January 6, 2021

2020 taught me some valuable lessons. The biggest lesson was that I didn’t have to travel far from home to experience adventure. In late October, I took a road trip through California’s Gold Country region and discovered an ideal weekend getaway to the small but action packed town of Murphys, California.

Annual Grape Stomp held in cyberspace

Annual Grape Stomp held in cyberspace

Calaveras Enterprise

October 9, 2020

The pandemic didn’t stop the stomp during the 27th annual celebration of the winegrape harvest in Calaveras County.

Traditionally staged on the first Saturday of October at Murphys Community Park, this year, the Grape Stomp was a little different.

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

The Press Created by The San Francisco Chronicle

January 21, 2020

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

Calaveras Enterprise

October 8, 2019

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.

Test your grape-stomping skills at these fall festivals

Test your grape-stomping skills at these fall festivals

Los Angeles Times

August 23, 2019

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.

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

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

Creators

May 13, 2018

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.

Calaveras: The New Pulse of California Wine Country

Calaveras: The New Pulse of California Wine Country

Forbes

September 27, 2016

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.

Bucket List Travel: The 15 Best US Destinations For 2021

Bucket List Travel: The 15 Best US Destinations For 2021

Forbes

January 1, 2021

This summer I took a quarantine getaway road-trip through the underrated Gold Country region, just a few hours away from San Francisco in Northern California. I discovered quaint towns such as Murhpys, Placerville and Sonora that transported me back to the Gold Rush era, with their 19th-century balconied buildings and antique shops.

The first of its kind, "Virtual Grape Stomp:Backyard Edition" is set to take place...

The first of its kind, "Virtual Grape Stomp:Backyard Edition" is set to take place...

WineBusiness.com

August 14, 2020

The Oldest & Largest California Grape Stomp must go on during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 400 Stomp Teams will compete using Zoom Online Event Services.

The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) has hosted the annual Grape Stomp Competition and Harvest Celebration un Murphys, CA for 26 years.

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

The Press Created by The San Francisco Chronicle

January 21, 2020

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).

Calaveras Wineries Prepare for the 2019 Harvest Season

Calaveras Wineries Prepare for the 2019 Harvest Season

Wine Industry Network Advisor

September 20, 2019

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.

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

Wine Industry Network Advisor

June 3, 2019

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

Wine Enthusiast

April 9, 2018

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