Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is hosting the 23rd Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend on February 16th and 17th 2019 from 11:00 to 5:00 each day. Nestled in a beautiful landscape, at the base of the Sierra Foothills and just 90 minutes from the Bay Area and Sacramento region, Calaveras Wine Country is the perfect one-stop wine and adventure wonderland. The 23rd Annual “Presidents’ Wine Weekend” in Calaveras County opens the doors to discovering wineries, wine experiences and special events in the Gold Rush town of Murphys, CA. Weekend visitors will be given a map to explore the tasting rooms of their choice with the purchase of a $25 commemorative glass where they can enjoy a limited flight of award-winning wines at over 24 participating wineries. All-Weekend passes and One-Day tickets are pre-sold online with a limited amount of passes available on the day of the event. CLICK HERE for Tickets! 


Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as this event will sell out. 


While visiting Calaveras County wineries, attendees can also purchase tickets to exclusive winemaker events, participate in barrel tastings, and many more activities that surround this wine-centric festival. To Highlight a few: ​​​

  • The "How to Taste Wine" experience will take place at Locke Vineyards where attendees will be guided thru the five main components of wine tasting. Each class is 45 minutes and starts at 10:30 am Saturday and Sunday during Presidents' Wine Weekend. Advance tickets are required at Locke Vineyards Here.

  • Wine Weekend visitors can join a "guerilla-style" Tap Takeover at the Newsome Harlow downtown Tasting Room on Saturday and Sunday by their up and coming brand, Ten By Ten Wines! Fans of Newsome Harlow can finally have a chance to experience this latest project which includes varietals like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Primitivo. Weekend attendees can also pop over to the Newsome Harlow winery (about a 2-minute drive or 8-minute walk from downtown) and taste several of their classics with winemaker & owners, Scott & Melanie Klann. The winery is located at 107 Emerald Creek Drive Murphys. Google Map link Here


  • Take part in a barrel tasting at Ironstone Vineyards or enjoy a special BBQ lunch on the patio or in the tasting room. Reserve your spot Here.


  • The fun team at Twisted Oak Winery will be hosting a multi-course meal and wine pairing celebrating the Strange and Twisted favorite foods of our past Presidents. And... you just might meet a past President or First Lady! Only 70 tickets available for this dinner event at Twisted Oak Winery event page Here.

  • Explore Calaveras Wine Country views at Aloria Vineyards and sign up for a Winemaker Vineyard Hike.  The experience includes hiking through the vineyards and the stunning world-class views, “High above the Rush" and 2200 feet above New Melones Reservoir. Taste through the varietals and then savor a delightful gourmet lunch in the barrel room. Choose between the mid-morning or the mid-afternoon tour.  Limited to 20 guests per tour. RSVP and book your vineyard tour Here.

  • Enjoy live music at in the courtyard at Jazz Cellars along with a special "Pot of Gold" tasting opportunity where you can taste five outstanding Gold Medaled wines for just $10!

  • For the lovebirds in the crowd, reserve your spot at Outer Aisles' "A Taste from the Heart" dinner. Experience a down-to-earth organic valentines dinner at their high vibe venue. There will be four delicious courses. Reserve your spot today as space is limited: E-mail or call 209-728-9112






To help you decide where to go this weekend and learn more about what each winery offers, download our winery guide!

Download our printable weekend guide here! 8x14"



Download our mobile-friendly PDF guide, keep it up on your phone the whole weekend.

Calaveras Transit 

is offering special Hopper bus times for Presidents' Wine Weekend. 

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