Sierra Foothill Vintners


A region of wine-growing and wine-producing, scattered throughout
Murphys, Angels Camp, Vallecito, and Calaveras County, California


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Sierra Foothill Vintners 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.

The Calaveras Vintners, the wines of Calaveras, and the wineries that produce them.  Other counties in California have been known for making wine, and for their wine specialties.  Discover the newest region of California to produce fine wines, mostly from grapes grown right here in the county.  The wines, vineyards, and winemakers living here are giving the wineries in those other two valleys a run for their money.  Here is a sample of the great wineries available for your tasting and visiting pleasure:

Irish Vineyards of Vallecito is right along Highway 4, and offers a rustic barn tasting room, but one with plenty of space for it's many varietals.  Both red and white wines on tap here, with names like Blarney White, Slainte, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Malvasia Bianca, Apricot Wine, Wicklow Rose, Blarney Red, Tempranillo, Kilkenny Red, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah, Pour'it Tawny Granche (port), Grand Cuvee Champagne, Raspberry Champagne, Almond Champagne, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Zucca Mountain Vineyards is located right in the heart of Murphys, California, and it it's small but well stocked tasting room, you might find any one of their wines to fit your palette, including Sangiovese Rosato, Tesoro, Syrah Port, Barbera, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Grenache, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Reserve Syrah. And Chiarella Wines, located in a shop right in downtown historic Angels Camp, offers a number of hand-crafted wines, and friendly service.

And what wine region would be complete without wine tours, fine dining options, premiere accommodations, and plenty of attractions and events to spend your time between wine tasting and winery visits?  Calaveras, Angels Camp, Murphys, and Vallecito have them all.  Click on the links above to see wine events, maps of the wine region, and revel in the wisdom found in our winemakers blog.  The Calaveras Wines await you, will you take the challenge and come for a visit?


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