Top 3 Ways to Enjoy Calaveras County Wine Country

Typically when people think of California wine country, their minds almost instantly drift to Sonoma or Napa County and the surrounding area. However, there are many undiscovered gems of wineries and vineyards all across California, and Calaveras County is one of the most exciting! Wine grapes are one of the top agricultural commodities here in the Sierra Nevada foothills, particularly here in Calaveras and our neighbors over in Amador County. So if you’re a wine lover hoping to discover new bottles to add to your collection, here are the top 3 ways to enjoy Calaveras County wine country!

Enjoy Special Offers from Local Wineries

Throughout the year, there are a variety of specials and deals that allow a wine lover to enjoy the wines of Calaveras County for a great price. 

You can stay up to date on new offers here, but we encourage you to check out these special offers from our family-run wineries and restaurants during the Calaveras Winegape Alliance 2021 Presidents’ Wine Weekend! Spoil yourself and the ones you love for Valentine’s Day with wine gifts and takeout dinners. Show your Bear Valley lift ticket for some extra special offerings, too. Many of these special offers end February 14th or 15th, so don’t miss out! 

Tour Vineyards of Calaveras Wine Country

During the first weekend of the month from May through October 2021, join in for a day of tours and exploration into four Calaveras Wine Country vineyard properties. Learn about the innovative approaches the local winery teams are using and the rich history of this wine region. Walk the vineyards with the winemaker or grape grower and hear their stories directly from them, while taking in the beautiful Sierra Foothills scenery. Along the way, you’ll learn more about our unique Mediterranian Terroir that gives our grapes their bold flavors. Whenever you pop the cork and pour a glass of wine from here in Calaveras, you’ll always be brought back to rolling hills, the smell of warm grass, and stunning sunsets.

Join the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance

Want to stay up-to-date on the wine happenings here in Calaveras County? Consider becoming an Associate Member of the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance! Established in 1989 in the heart of the Sierra Foothills wine region of Northern California, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is a community of family run winery owners, vineyards owners, small businesses, tourism organizations, and local wine enthusiasts. They are committed to sustainable practices that best support the land as well as the wines produced. Pre-Gold Rush era, the winemaking families of the Sierra Foothills staked the first vineyards planted in California. Members of the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance are focused on the production of hand-crafted wines, made in small batches, including Spanish, Italian, Bordeaux and Rhone varietals shared in our welcoming tasting rooms. 

There are many outstanding reasons to become a member of Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, but here’s just a few:

  • You’ll get invitations to monthly educational and wine social events.
  • Get a chance to meet fellow wine enthusiasts and mix and mingle with the winemakers, grape growers, and winery owners. 
  • It’s a super affordable membership! Only $35 per person or $50 per couple that includes a tasting card for complimentary tasting at most member wineries included!

This is only 3 of the many ways to enjoy Calaveras County wine country! Reach out to Team French at Cedar Creek Realty if you’d like to know more about our community. We’d love to welcome you home and be your guides to gold country living!

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