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Sierra Foothills

Beautiful scenery pairs well with a glass of wine. Famous attractions like Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe offer breathtaking examples of our state’s natural abundance, while just a short drive away, local vineyards in the Sierra Foothills serve up wines of abundant flavor and variety. The epicenter of the California Gold Rush, this area attracted thousands of immigrants who sought fortune in the mines—and left their vines in the soil. Ghost towns still dot the area, serving as reminders of the Wild West.
Sierra Foothills wineries

40 wineries

Events in Sierra Foothills

Presidents’ Wine Weekend

February 15—16, 2020

Murphys

The 24th 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.

Cost: Varies

Address & Location:
Various wineries throughout Calaveras County, Murphys, CA

Website: www.calaveraswines.org

Details: The 24th 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.

Behind the Cellar Door 2020

March 7—8, 2020

Participating wineries throughout Amador County, Amador

Perfect for wine enthusiasts and newbies alike, Behind the Cellar Door is a weekend filled with delectable food pairings, educational seminars, and hard-to-find wines all in an intimate Amador Wine Country setting. Behind the Cellar Door is one of the most entertaining and educational wine events anywhere.

Cost: $50-$70

Address & Location:
Participating wineries throughout Amador County, N/A, Amador, CA

Website: amadorwine.com

Details: Perfect for wine enthusiasts and newbies alike, Behind the Cellar Door is a weekend filled with delectable food pairings, educational seminars, and hard-to-find wines all in an intimate Amador Wine Country setting.  Behind the Cellar Door is one of the most entertaining and educational wine events anywhere.

Calaveras Wine Country Down to Earth Month

April 4—27, 2020

CWA Vineyard Tours each weekend in April featuring three wineries and wine country lunch!, Murphys

Explore Calaveras Wine Country this April for a Spring Vineyard Tour and Wine Country Lunch!

Cost: $60

Address & Location:
CWA Vineyard Tours each weekend in April featuring three wineries and wine country lunch!, 202 Main Street, Murphys, CA

Phone: (209) 728-9467

Email: info@calaveraswines.org

Website: www.calaveraswines.org

Details: Explore Calaveras Wine Country this April for the Spring Vineyard Tour! Meetup with a host from Calaveras Winegrape Alliance and enjoy tours of three vineyard properties as well as a wine country lunch. Winery owners and winemakers will welcome guests at each property, provide a walking tour and wine tasting. Due to nature of this event, not dog or kid friendly. Advance ticketing is required to attend this event at: https://www.calaveraswines.org/events.