Mark Twain gave Calaveras County its claim to fame with his bestselling story “The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this famous Gold Rush location still maintains its 19th-century charm, including Murphy’s Historic Hotel, in operation since 1856. Twain was just one of its famous guests. Visit www.calaveraswines.org →
Details: With over 24 tasting rooms within walking distance along the Main Street, the Murphys Witch Walk has grown to attract thousands of costumed oenophile revelers to Murphys to explore, shop, dine, enjoy, and learn about this inimitable historic Motherlode town coined the ‘Queen of the Sierra.’ Murphys looks like a Deadwood, Silverado, and Wyatt Earp movie set combined with the relaxed and casual atmosphere and elegance of early 1970’s Sonoma and Napa. For a fun and festive themed party with friends and strangers, Murphys naturally becomes the perfect Gothic-ish “all the world’s a stage where everyone’s a star” backdrop.