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Calaveras Wine Country Trip Planner

Ready to explore Calaveras Wine Country in the heart of the Sierra Foothills?

Fall in love with this historic, Gold-Rush Era Wine Region as you sip on rare varietals, delight in farm-to-table cuisine, and discover unique finds in boutique shops. Find sweet treats at Nelson's Candies in Murphys, serving the community for over 100 years. Enjoy romantic meals at our family-owned restaurants or pick up picnic items from Indian Rock Winery, Ironstone Vineyards, and Marisolio Olive Oil Tasting Bar.


Why not plan a long weekend to completely relax and take in all that this beautiful, wine wonderland has to offer? Explore 30 tasting rooms and sprawling wineries overlooking vineyards. We’ve taken the guesswork out of your travel plans with Trip Planner tools, ideal for any romantic mood. Reach out with any questions or requests for how we can make your visit even more enjoyable! 

Indian Rock Vineyards

Sweet Spots for a Delicious Breakfast:

Easy Grab & Go Breakfast Options:

Relaxing Restaurant Lunch Spots:

Casual Spots and Picnic Lunch Options:

- Perfect Picnic Spots include Murphys Community Park, Hovey Winery Lawn with Purchase of Wine, Brice Station Vineyards with Purchase of Wine, Ironstone Vineyards with Purchase of Food and Wine at Onsite Bistro, Hatcher Winery/School Street with Purchase of Wine, Milliaire Winery with Purchase of Wine, and Indian Rock Vineyards with Purchase of Wine.

Romantic Dinner for Two:



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Indian Rock Vineyards features award-winning wines and relaxing spaces overlooking the large pond stocked with trout. Pack your romantic picnic for two and enjoy with a bottle of Indian Rock wine at a picnic table or bring a blanket for the lawn! 


The lawn at Hovey Winery off of Main Street Murphys is the perfect spot for two if you want to stay within walking distance of your lodging in town. Leave your car parked for the weekend and stroll along this historic street where you will find over 20 tasting rooms, boutique shops, restaurants, and the Wine Information Center. Call ahead during busy weekends to find out how to picnic with the purchase of a bottle of Hovey wine. 


Interested in a Garden Tasting? Reserve a table for two at the beautiful Vina Moda or Val Du Vino tastings rooms located off of Main Street Murphys. These thoughtfully developed spaces are whimsical and romantic. Sip on award-winning wines while basking in the sunlight in the great outdoors. 


Feeling a bit more adventurous? Schedule a Wine Cave Tour and Tasting at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito. Take in an outdoor tasting and stroll at Brice Station Vineyards, the highest elevation winery located up Hwy 4 from Main Street Murphys about 10 minutes. 


Looking for outdoor tasting spaces with some live music? Our friends at Boyle MacDonald Wines off of Main Street Murphys have created a gorgeous tasting deck where you can find great live music performed by local artists on some weekends in spring and summer. Call ahead to plan your visit. Be sure to also check out Stevenot Winery at their outdoor location in Vallecito where they often host bands during summer weekends at their fabulous pergola and patio space. Prospect 772 winery in Angels Camp boasts beautiful vineyard views, picnic tables, a bocce ball court, and special music events during the summer. Be sure to check their website to plan ahead. The team at Jazz Cellars loves to host local jazz bands at their tasting room courtyard off of Main Street Murphys when the weather is nice. Check their website for the latest dates/details. There's always a good time happening at the Newsome Harlow Wines courtyard off of Main Street Murphys. Cozy up at a table for two while sipping on delicious wines made from one of the original winemakers of Calaveras wine country. Reservations are recommended. 


In the mood to Shop and Wine Taste along Main Street in Murphys? We’ve got you covered? Explore boutique shops that offer unique gifts, housewares, clothing/accessories, cookware, olive oils, spices from around the world, and more! Leave your car parked and take a long weekend to relax in our historic wine region and stroll the tree-lined Main Street. These family-run tasting rooms are a bit smaller so be sure to call ahead if reservations are an option. Some of our Main Street Tasting Rooms have been referenced above and you can explore these additional options:

Aloria Vineyards

Black Sheep Winery

Brice Station Vineyards

Broll Mountain Vineyards

Hatcher/School Street Winery

Gossamer Cellars

Hatcher Winery on Main Street

Ironstone Vineyards

Milliaire Winery

Mineral Wines

Newsome Harlow

Tanner Vineyards

Villa Vallecito Vineyards

Ready to get out and explore the great outdoors while enjoying Calaveras wines? Depending on the season, find all of your equipment rental options and maps at Sierra Nevada Adventure Company HERE. Schedule a day of Kayaking out our local lakes in the spring or summer months or schedule a snowmobile experience around Lake Alpine for the perfect winter wine land adventure! 

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