Events - Wineries

“Oasis” at Newsome-Harlow Winery: A Middle-Eastern Themed Dinner


“Oasis” at Newsome-Harlow Winery:  A Middle-Eastern Themed Dinner

Chef Melly’s monthly themed dinners have quickly become a highly anticipated event in the Murphys area and this month she’s really pulling out all the stops. For instance, Chef Melanie is known for her Middle-Eastern flare… but did you also know she can belly dance too? There’s only one way to find out! Not only is the menu incredible (take a look below!) but there will be a hookah lounge and belly dancers on hand to keep things fun!

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First Fridays in the Park Summer Kick-off!


First Fridays in the Park Summer Kick-off!

DYEMUSICA will be performing to kick off this summer’s “First Fridays” series in Murphys Community Park with their sensational fusion of reggae, funk and rock to keep everyone’s proverbial groove on. Tanner Vineyard’s providing the wine and Jenny’s Kitchen is whipping up some tasty treats!

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Hovey Winery Tasting Room Grand Opening


Hovey Winery Tasting Room Grand Opening

The folks at Hovey Winery have some pretty exciting stuff to share this Wednesday as they open their doors to celebrate the long-awaited opening of the Hovey Winery Tasting Room in the heart of Murphys. With complimentary appetizers, free wine tasting and live music, Hovey Wine invites all to come in and share their excitement as they unveil their beautifully renovate tasting room.

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Metate Hill Vineyards


Metate Hill Vineyards

Weaving Spanish traditions into their own process of making and blending wines (all Spanish varietals), the Stange family offers impeccably crafted wines in their traditional, Spanish-inspired tasting room on Murphys’ historic Main Street. The Metate Loung located just upstairs offers a unique music and event venue featuring live music and tapas nearly every weekend.

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Memorial Day Weekend in Murphys!


Memorial Day Weekend in Murphys!

While summertime doesn’t OFFICIALLY kick off for another month, the summer vibe is usually given a good head-start on Memorial Day weekend — the barbecues are pulled out, picnic baskets are packed, camping gear is dusted off — and… well… guess what? Memorial Day weekend is THIS WEEKEND (in case you didn’t know). Whether looking for outdoor fun or community gatherings, Murphys and Calaveras County is the place to be to give the summer a big high-five.

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The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee — KICKS OFF TODAY!


The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee — KICKS OFF TODAY!

Possibly the longest-running event in the state’s history, The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee goes as far back as 1893 and now delights thousands of visitors each year as Calaveras shows off its best in entertainment, exhibits, livestock, arena events and food.

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Frog’s Tooth Vineyard


Frog’s Tooth Vineyard

“If wine can have legs frogs can have teeth…” That’s what the owners of the down-home Murphys winery state with wry humor and a lovely sincerity. While the winery is young (its first crush was in 2005) its presence in the community of Murphys is already solid as a rock, and their wines are consistently well-crafted gems — from Torrontes, Pinot Grigio and Fume Blanc to sumptuous reds like Tempranillo, Grenache Barbera.

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Murphys Food and Wine Tours


Murphys Food and Wine Tours

Learn a little something about Murphys fascinating history while tasting your way through historic downtown. It’s enough food for a meal yet you’re walking the whole time. Incredible food, wonderful stories, a little wine AND a bit of exercise. The perfect afternoon!

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Diez de Mayo: A Tropi-Latin Evening and Cigar Bar at Newsome Harlow


Diez de Mayo:  A Tropi-Latin Evening and Cigar Bar at Newsome Harlow

Okay, so perhaps the typical day to celebrate Mexican heritage is Cindo de Mayo, but Chef Melanie Klann decided to extend the holiday a few days. With all the fantastic food to be enjoyed, why not? Melly’s Kitchen will, for one day, be called Mellicita’s as she and her fine crew whip up a non-traditional Latin menu — a fusion of tastes from Spain, Cuba and the Caribbean.

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Chatom Vineyards


Chatom Vineyards

In the past three decades, Chatom has grown into a full-fledge vineyard of award-winning fine wines, offering 13 varietals (all of the grapes are crushed “in-house”) and hosting dinners, film festivals and tasting events, making Chatom not just an area fixture, but a welcomed part of the Murphys community.

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Lavender Ridge Vineyard and Winery


Lavender Ridge Vineyard and Winery

Lavender Ridge’s tasting room sets itself apart from many of the areas’ offerings in two big ways. The answer is not only in the name, it’s also in their incredible cheese parings. Lavender Ridge, the labor of love owned and operated by Rich and Siri Gilpin, offers an incredible assortment of lavender offerings — baked goods, dishes, jams, cookbooks, you name it — as well as an artisan cheese market in addition to ten of their very own masterfully crafted wines.

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Wine, Dine and Watch Wild & Scenic Films at Newsome-Harlow


Wine, Dine and Watch Wild & Scenic Films at Newsome-Harlow

Newsome Harlow has quite the soiree planned for tomorrow night as they invite folks to their Wine, Dine and Watch Wild & Scenic Films night! Their award-winning wines will be available for tasting, Chef Andy will be showcasing some incredible Thai dishes she learned while exploring Thailand last summer, and two films — “Ice” and “Someplace With a Mountain” will be screened as part of the SYRCL Wild & Scenic Film Festival, with a discussion to follow.

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Easter at Ironstone Vineyards!


Easter at Ironstone Vineyards!

Ironstone loves to throw a good party and, this Easter Sunday, they are celebrating the holiday with a fantastic brunch (brought to attendees by Executive Chef James Lehman), a free easter egg hunt and some pretty nifty prizes and surprises.

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Tanner Vineyards


Tanner Vineyards

Tanner Vineyards, one of Calaveras’ esteemed, family-owned wineries, takes tradition and culture to heart, in the best way possible. Carrying on a family tradition that started over 150 years ago, Richard, Ronald and Judy Tanner have crafted eleven estate grown wines from their vineyard and are an integral part of the Murphys community.

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Murphys Irish Day: Murphys’ Grandest Celebration


Murphys Irish Day:  Murphys’ Grandest Celebration

Murphys Irish Day celebrate’s the town’s Celtic pride this St. Patrick’s Day on a grand scale as folks from all over Northern California (and beyond) gather in the streets of the celebrated Gold Rush town to take in the mellifluous drones of the bagpipes, the spectacular floats and costumes, the brilliant dancing and music, the horses and pony rides, fine foods and (of COURSE) incredible wines. It’s more than just a street fair. It’s a full on TOWN fair!

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Silent Movie Night at Ironstone: A Collection of Silent Comedies


Silent Movie Night at Ironstone:  A Collection of Silent Comedies

Ironstone Vineyards is hosting their next Silent Movie Night this Friday and it’s all about the funny-bone this time around. Four short films are cued up for the event and the stars are all legends in early film: Keystone Kops, Our Gang, Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy. All of this is served up with pre-show dinner, live music by Dave Moreno on the Alhambra Theatre Pipe Organ and popcorn during the films!

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Ironstone’s 15th annual Spring Obsession Art Show and Competition


Ironstone’s 15th annual Spring Obsession Art Show and Competition

Ironstone opens its beautiful gates this weekend to show its appreciation of Motherlode artists as it hosts the 15th annual Spring Obsession Art Show and Competition. Peruse the exhibition, purchase a piece for yourself, taste Ironstone wines, get that mouth watering at the cooking demonstrations and stick around for the artist reception and unveiling of the winners!

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California Winegrape Association’s 16th Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend


California Winegrape Association’s 16th Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend

Murphys is part of a wonderful collection of towns and communities that make up Calaveras County — a county rich with stunning natural beauty, a vibrant arts community, a wonderful culinary scene and a brilliant assortment of vineyards. …Now take all of that and wrap it in a Presidents’ Day celebration. The result: a fete for the senses as some of the area’s finest wineries and musicians come together to serve up scrumptious food and wine pairings, live music, a good handful of remarkable deals, and a joyful gathering of friends and neighbors and visitors.

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Wines of the World at Murphys Historic Hotel: “Sweets For Your Sweet”


Wines of the World at Murphys Historic Hotel:  “Sweets For Your Sweet”

Brought to Murphys Historic Hotel by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, the monthly, interactive wine seminar offers a chance to experience and explore the world of wine — from wine tasting to grape growing, from varietal nuances to winemaking techniques. This month, Gary Zucca of Zucca Winery will be pairing Ports with tasty cheese and scrumptious sweets while leading an in-depth discussion on wine’s dessert side.

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Girls Night at Ironstone Vineyards


Girls Night at Ironstone Vineyards

A little wine tasting, a healthy dose of shopping, a night with your girlfriends. Your favorite local vendors offer up their best jewelry, makeup and fashion while Ironstone provides its brilliantly crafted wine, and it’s all for a good cause as the $10 admission benefits the Bret Harte Scholarship Fund.

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