Besides the excellent wines, there are many other reasons why Calaveras County should be on the map for anyone who loves fine vintage. Each of the wineries has its own personality and its own specialty wines.
Many of the wineries have tasting rooms in downtown Murphys, enabling you to walk from tasting room to tasting room, while strolling through gift and antique shops and dining at fine restaurants. Visit www.calaveraswines.org for more details.
Twisted Oak Winery
Twisted Oak Winery produces award-winning wines made from grapes you have never heard of, grapes that grow really well in the foothills and taste pretty damn yummy. Grapes like Viognier, Tempranillo, Verdelho, Grenache, and Murgatroyd. We lied, that last one isn’t a grape …We have two locations (both strangely overrun with rubber chickens). The winery is opened daily at 4280 Red Hill Road at Highway 4 in Vallecito (between Angels Camp and Murphys); and in Murphys at 350 Main Street, open Thursday through Sunday.
Hatcher Winery, owned and operated by the Hatcher brothers, has a reputation for outstanding wines. Drop by our tasting room and visit Sewell Hatcher, while you try a Zinfandel (our most popular wine), our 100% Cabernet sauvignon (spared no expense), our Quinn the Eskimo Viognier dessert wine (makes everyone who tries it say yum!) or our many other well crafted varietals. There is usually some great bluegrass playing in the background! We are located on Main St in Murphys, across from Grounds Restaurant. Open Monday and Thursday 12 to 5pm, and Friday through Sunday 11am to 5pm. Phone: 209.605.7111 Website: www.hatcherwinery.com
Newsome-Harlow (Bear Valley Vintner Sponsor at the Monte Wolfe Saloon)
Good times, great food pairings, great wines. With over sixteen years of experience in the local wine industry, the Newsome-Harlow team works diligently to produce small quantities of hand-farmed premium wines including Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Sauvignon Blanc. You can expect exciting things from these Calaveras Vinters. Visit the Tasting Room at 403 Main Street, Murphys. Open Friday through Sunday, 11am ’til 5:30pm, Monday & Thursday from 12 to 5pm. (209) 728-9817. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.
Phone:(209) 728 3485
Stevenot Winery, one of California’s premier boutique wineries, is located in the Sierra foothills in Calaveras County in the heart of California’s Gold Country, an area which has been a respected wine grape growing region since the mid 1800s.. We invite you to visit Stevenot tasting room, conveniently located across the street from the Murphys Hotel. Stevenot Winery Tasting Room is at 458 Main Street.
Black Sheep Winery
Different from the rest… Come in and enjoy what we are best known for – BIG ZINS, and sample our other award winning wines handcrafted from local vineyards. Our tasting room is open daily 11 am – 5 pm at 221 Main Street, Murphys.
At Chatom Vineyards our passion is creating high-quality, handcrafted wines at an outstanding value. Our Winery and Tasting Room — located just two miles west of Historic Murphys–were designed with the objectives of creating quality wines, as well as offering an open and friendly tasting environment for our guests. The Mediterranean setting, along with beautiful gardens and picnic grounds creates a welcoming, unhurried atmosphere that we invite you to come and enjoy. Open daily 11am-5pm.
Visit our tasting room in the old Flying A Gas Station at 276 Main Street, Murphys. Come in and sample our wide variety of wines – everything from Alicante Bouschet to Zinfandel, including our Heritage Old Vine Ghirardelli Zinfandel. Enjoy a glass of wine on our patio next to beautiful Murphys Creek. Tasting room open daily 11 am – 5 pm.