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Distinguished Winemaker Chuck Hovey Remembered in Calaveras County

August 8, 2019 Murphys, CA -​ Chuck Hovey, visionary and instrumental member of the Calaveras wine industry passed away on Tuesday, July 30th. Hovey suffered a massive stroke in 2015 that paralyzed the left side of his body and at the time, doctors at UC Davis Medical Center told his family that it was the most massive stroke they had ever seen anyone survive.

Wine industry members and dear friends gathered at Murphys Community Park a few days after Hovey’s passing to honor Chuck with stories of his many contributions to the Sierra Foothills wine industry and also laughed about their good times together. Chuck cultivated a spirit of community and partnering in the Calaveras wine industry and it was felt during this intimate gathering. Gay Callan, Calaveras Winegrape Alliance board member and long standing member of the Sierra