Events - Wineries

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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The Bee Eaters Album Release Party at the Black Bart Theater


The Bee Eaters Album Release Party at the Black Bart Theater

The trio of brilliant musicians that make up The Bee Eaters have been creating music rooted in bluegrass, celtic, jazz and old-time for the past four years as a group, yet they each bring a lifetime of knowledge, skill, understanding and appreciation of the genres. They’re on tour introducing their latest album, “Oddfellows Road”, to the people they meet along the way. Next stop: Murphys, CA.

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Happy New Year’s Eve! (An Updated NYE Celebration Guide)


Happy New Year’s Eve!  (An Updated NYE Celebration Guide)

Murphys is celebrating 2011 and ringing in 2012 with joy, style and gusto this Saturday night as local restaurants, wineries and gathering places host their own New Year bashes!

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Celebrate Calaveras’ Beauty This Holiday Season


Celebrate Calaveras’ Beauty This Holiday Season

This holiday season, take in the beauty of the land surrounding Murphys and Red Apple Ranch in a series of tours and celebrations. Take a break from the last-minute shopping and the food preparation to take a deep breath of fresh air and enjoy some time with friends and community.

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Murphys Friends Free Christmas Dinner


Continuing its thirty-year tradition, Friends of Murphys reminds us all what the Christmas holiday is about as they offer free Christmas dinner to those in need of some fellowship and a traditional turkey dinner. Caroling, storytelling, free buggy rides and an appearance by Santa make this a truly special event.

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Murphys Welcomes the Holidays: Annual Holiday Open House!


Murphys Welcomes the Holidays:  Annual Holiday Open House!

It’s truly one of the most anticipated events of the year here — the streets of historic downtown Murphys close, carolers gleefully croon tunes of the season, some of the areas favorite musicians assemble to make their own joyful music, folks gather around the community tree and shops offer their finest holiday treats.

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Friends of Larkin Street — 2nd Annual Holiday Skating Party


Join us for a holiday skating party to support Larkin Street Youth Services programs for homeless and at risk youth. Admission includes private use of the skating rink, and ice skate rentals. We will also host a Holiday Hat contest for the most creative Christmas, Hannukah and Festivus hats that you can show off that night! We’ll be raffling off 3 nights at a 3-bedroom house (which sleeps 6 people) in Red Apple Ranch near Bear Valley Ski Resort.

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Thanksgiving in Murphys


Thanksgiving in Murphys

For a town as community-driven as Murphys, what better way to celebrate the season than with family, friends and neighbors. Murphys is thankful for community. Come down and share the thanks at Murphys Historic Hotel as they host a full-fledged traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

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Friends of Larkin Street — 2nd Annual Holiday Skating Party


Friends of Larkin Street — 2nd Annual Holiday Skating Party

Join us for a holiday skating party to support Larkin Street Youth Services programs for homeless and at risk youth. Admission includes private use of the skating rink, and ice skate rentals. We will also host a Holiday Hat contest for the most creative Christmas, Hannukah and Festivus hats that you can show off that night! We’ll be raffling off 3 nights at a 3-bedroom house (which sleeps 6 people) in Red Apple Ranch near Bear Valley Ski Resort.

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Chamber Mixer at Newsome-Harlow


Chamber Mixer at Newsome-Harlow

For the very first time, the Calaveras Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with a local winery to host an oh-so-fun Chamber Mixer. Excited to unveil her new winter menu, Chef Melly (Melanie Klann) will be sampling her seasonal favorites while her husband, Scott, pours some of their award-winning wine at the Newsome-Harlow Tasting Room and Courtyard.

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Marc Black at Metate Hill Wine Bar & Lounge – TONIGHT!


Marc Black at Metate Hill Wine Bar & Lounge – TONIGHT!

Marc Black’s been making music for the better part of fifty years, beginning with the recording of the 1967 Billboard Top 40 charting single, “Happy” and including tours with the Doors and Van Morrison. As a solo artist, he’s recorded with Art Garfunkle, Taj Mahal and Richie Havens and has garnered much critical praise for his brand of music which blends folk, blues, rock and bluegrass with hints of beat poetry. Based in NYC, Marc’s on a national tour and is stopping off at Metate Hill Wine Bar & Lounge in historic downtown Murphys TONIGHT!

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4th Annual Calaveras Winegrape & Gourmet


4th Annual Calaveras Winegrape & Gourmet

The 4th Annual Calaveras Winegrape & Gourmet, being held at the incredibly gorgeous Ironstone Vineyards this year, is promising some pretty impressive pairing options as twenty-three wineries and thirteen area restaurants gather together in one venue to serve what’s certain to knock your wine-loving, foodie socks off. The event benefits The Resource Connection Food Bank, making it all that much sweeter.

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Murphys Creek Theatre’s “The Turn of the Screw” — LAST SHOWS!


Murphys Creek Theatre’s “The Turn of the Screw” — LAST SHOWS!

Murphys Creek Theatre Company is presenting a suitably chilling production to usher in Halloween in all it’s dark glory with Jeffrey Hatcher’s unique stage adaptation of Henry James’ classic Gothic novel “The Turn of the Screw” at Murphys Black Bart Theatre. This weekend is the final weekend of performances!

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Halloween in Murphys!


Halloween in Murphys!

It’s HALLOWEEN WEEKEND in Murphys — yet another occasion to gather the townspeople and celebrate with gusto! The local merchants, artists, shops and citizens are displaying their kookiest, ookiest sides with vim and vigor this weekend as the town celebrates the gleefully creeptastic holiday with a series of oh-so-fun events (for kids, for adults and for all ages).

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Silent Film Night at Ironstone: Halloween Show!


Silent Film Night at Ironstone:  Halloween Show!

Ironstone Vineyards is holding a special Silent Film Night with appropriately spooky titles to kick off the Murphys area Halloween festivities! The $20-per-person ticket includes dinner, the show, and popcorn during the show, making this a fun, festive and fantastically affordable evening to get you into the Halloween spirit!

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Bacon Fest 11: A Celebration of Newsome-Harlow’s Eleventh Year!


Bacon Fest 11:  A Celebration of Newsome-Harlow’s Eleventh Year!

To honor their eleventh year in existence, Newsome-Harlow owners Scott and Melanie are celebrating in a way incredibly unique to them. Turns out, they both love a certain porky morsel of goodness: BACON! It’s “Bacon Fest 11” at the winery and they’re pulling out all the stops, from a bacon-centric menu at Melly’s Kitchen to a bacon-tastic cooking class lead by Chef Tony Hinojosa!

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34th Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire


34th Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire

Come out for crafty autumn weekend in Murphys as the Independence Hall Quilters offers visitors a chance to vote for their favorite quilts, attend demonstrations, win door prizes, browse through vendor booths, and shop at the Boutique and Country Store at the 34th Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire at Ironstone Vineyards.

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MCT Presents Blues Great Coco Montoya


MCT Presents Blues Great Coco Montoya

Award-winning blues guitarist, Coco Montoya, will perform at Murphys Black Bart Theatre this weekend as part of Murphys Creek Theatre’s Special Events and Concert Series.

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Goldrush Street Faire & Annual Grape Stomp – SATURDAY!


Goldrush Street Faire & Annual Grape Stomp – SATURDAY!

The Goldrush Street Faire and 18th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp are happening in Murphys THIS SATURDAY! With over 100 booths, two auctions, competitions and incredible food, it’s one day in Murphys you truly shouldn’t miss!

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Don Henley at Ironstone Amphitheatre SATURDAY!


Don Henley at Ironstone Amphitheatre SATURDAY!

The legendary lead vocalist of the Eagles is proving that he’s an unstoppable artist as he tours California, hitting Ironstone Amphitheatre this Saturday! Top off a fantastic day at the Gold Rush Faire and Grape Stomp with music from the incredible Don Henley.

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