Calaveras Winemakers is a site maintained by the Calaveras Winemakers Cooperative, a group of winemakers, winery owners, and vineyard owners in the county. Our goal is to promote Calaveras County wines, vineyards, and wineries, and to improve the quality of wine of our members and of other interested winemakers.
Is there wine in Calaveras County? You bet there is! For more than 20 years, winemakers in this area have been producing wine, often from grapes grown right in the area, from Murphys to Vallecito to Angels Camp. Those who have come up to the area with the expertise in creating fine wines have done an excellent job producing just the sort of wine to fit anyone's taste. From the simple and fruity white wines, to the full and complex red wines and even a few port wines, Calaveras county is quickly becoming a region known for good wine. Varieties of wine and types include: Almond Champagne, Apricot Wine, Barbera, Blarney Red, Blarney White, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Grand Cuvee Champagne, Grenache, Kilkenny Red, Malvasia Bianca, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pour'it Tawny Granche (port), Raspberry Champagne, Sangiovese, Sangiovese Rosato, Slainte, Syrah and Reserve Syrah, Syrah Port, Tempranillo, Tesoro, Viognier, Wicklow Rose, and Zinfandel.
While there are many wineries in the Calaveras area, just a few belong to the select Calaveras Winemakers cooperative. These wineries are dedicated to promoting the distinctive nature of wine made, wine grown, and wine produced in Calaveras county: Irish Vineyards of Vallecito, Zucca Mountain Vineyards of Murphys, and Chiarella Wines of Angels Camp.
What makes the wine experience in Calaveras county unique? The people, the places, the events, and the drive to make the area as unique as those other wine valleys of great popularity. Now, what other wine region also boasts a National Park (Stanislaus National Park), a one-of-a-kind State Park (Big Trees State Park), six caves and caverns, mine tours, boating, fishing and other recreation? What other wine area hosts events like the Passport Weekend, the Grape Stomp, among others? What other group of wineries gather on the web to impart wisdom on the details of making wine? (For that, you'll have to see our winemakers blog, and ask questions in our forum.) Last question is, what's stopping you from coming to Calaveras county, and visiting our participating wineries, tasting the wines we produce, and enjoying the fasted growing vineyard county in California?
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