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Calaveras Wine Country Winery Seminars this Presidents' Wine Weekend!

The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is set to host the 24th Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend event on February 15th and 16th 2020 from 11:00 to 5:00 each day. Calaveras Wine Country stretches between Angels Camp and Murphys at the base of the Sierra Foothills and is just 90 minutes from the Bay Area. The perfect wine and adventure wonderland.

31 family wineries join together Presidents’ Weekend to share the best wines and visitor experiences in Calaveras Wine Country. The 24th Annual “Presidents’ Wine Weekend” event opens the doors to discovering new wines, winery seminars and special events in historical towns of the Sierra Foothills - a 90 minute drive from the San Francisco Bay Area.

NEW THIS YEAR! The first 500 advance ticket holders get access to a 45-minute winery seminar (included in ticket price). 2-day ticket holders get first-access to one winery seminar each day. Confirmed winery seminar locations include: Brice Station Vineyards, Chatom Winery, Coppermine Winery, Locke Vineyards, Boyle MacDonald Wines, Aloria Vineyards, Stevenot Winery, Prospect 772, Ironstone Vineyards, Twisted Oak Winery and Vina Moda. Watch for more being added! Winery seminar locations and details will be emailed to first 500 advance ticket holders one week in advance of the event. Topics include "Bottling Bootcamp", "Wine Caves are Cool" "Highest Elevation Vineyard Tour and Barrel Tasting", "An Exploration of Sangiovese", "Sustainable Winemaking", "Calaveras Wine History Tour & Tasting" plus more being added! 

The team at the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is developing the winery seminar schedule and will assign advance ticket holders to heir seminar location the week prior. “We have such a rich history of winemaking in our Gold Rush Era towns throughout the Sierra Foothills”, shares Sandra Hess, CWA Executive Director. “The Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend event is our version of an Open House, offering opportunities for visitors to get to know members of our winemaking community and the families who run our tasting rooms, restaurants and hotels throughout Calaveras Wine Country”.

After picking up commemorative wine glasses and wristbands at winery seminar, event attendees will enjoy hand-selected wine flights at 30 participating tasting rooms in Calaveras Wine Country. This popular event sells out each year so be sure and get your tickets in advance at the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance website. Check the event page to find out if tickets are SOLD OUT before heading to the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Wine Information Center at 202 Main Street Murphys, CA to get same-day tickets. Hydration stations will be available both days at the CWA Wine Information Center 202 Main Street in Murphys and in front of the Native Sons Hall in Murphys a well as at the Calaveras Visitors Bureau at 1192 South Main Street Angels Camp. Visitors to Calaveras County Wine Country can find special hotel packages, activities, and more at the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance website. Weekend Play Packages are being added!

Also, event attendees are invited to explore winery events, winemaker dinner parties, live music and weekend celebrations throughout  Calaveras County! 

The 24th Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend event is presented by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) and co-sponsored by Bear Valley Mountain Resort. The CWA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of all wines produced in Calaveras County and/or produced from Calaveras grapes. Our family winemaking teams are making some of the most exciting wines in California’s historic Sierra Foothills region. The CWA Wine Information Center is open Thursday through Sunday 11:00-5:00 at 202 Main Street in Murphys where visitors can find maps and get recommendations. For more information about Presidents’ Wine Weekend, contact us at or 209-728-9467.



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