Holiday Festival of Wines is a wonderful time to stock up on wine for the Holidays. This weekend (12/8 & 12/9) and all through December, wineries will be offering special discounts and packages, perfect for picking up everything you need for the winter.
A lovely Calaveras Wine itself is a fabulous gift to give at your holiday parties or bring for the host. Calaveras Wine Country definitely has plenty of that to choose from, but there's so much more than wine in these tasting rooms! So here are a few of our favorite things to put on your shopping list while you're at it.
1. Allegorie Wine and Art
If you're looking for a special gift for someone who likes hand-crafted jewelry or art, Allegorie is the place to go. There's a large selection of items that are made by local artists. In addition, there's a selection of wine bags that are almost too cute to just carry wine in them. Take a look around, there's a lot to look at! Pick up a bottle of Petite Coquette Bubbles for your New Years party while you're at it.
Allegore Art & Wine | 432 Main st. Murphys, CA 95247 | allegoriewine.com
2. Brice Station & Quyle Kilns
Brice Station Vineyards is located on this incredibly enchanting property with views for miles and wine with "Altitude not Attitude". Right across from the tasting room door is a whole other world that will suck you in. Quyle Kilns is full of some amazing hand-made pottery, some of which is so intricate, you'll think it had to have been made by a machine. The people Quyle Kilns are a devoted set of artists with wonderful talent. While you pick up your holiday wine from Brice Station, don't miss out on all of the amazing gifts you can find across the path. A new set of hand-crafted coffee mugs, hand-made holiday plates for your Christmas party, or even a new intricate flower vase for a loved one. The owners will show you around, show you their workstation and you can even sign up to take a class with them. A definite must-see when you're shopping this holiday season.
Brice Station Vineyards & Quyle Kilns | 3353 E. Hwy 4, Murphys, CA 95247 | bricestation.com
3. Lavender Ridge Winery
It's easy to get lost looking at all the goodies in Lavender Ridge Winery's Tasting Room. You can easily leave there with way more than just wine. They have a cheese case that professional Cheese Mongers populate. Truly some amazing deals on some awesome cheeses that you won't find anywhere else close-by. Perfect to bring to your next party.
Among the colorful and full shelves you'll also find some beautiful French Tablecloths, lots of craft food items perfect for picnics or hors-d'oeuvres platters, and some killer Bloody Mary mix that makes a great gift that'll come in handy after all the holiday parties.
Lavender Ridge Vineyard | 425 Main st. Murphys, CA 95247 | lavenderridgevineyard.com