It was a brilliant summer morning in Murphys and we only had time to visit one winery. Such a conundrum given the wealth of wonderful wineries along Main Street! We made our choice: time to visit Lavender Ridge Vineyard.
Wine tasting in Murphys
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It was a roasting-hot Fathers’ Day in Murphys and we had just completed a fun tasting at Gossamer Cellars. Our enthusiasm for wine tasting was still quite high, but our appetite for walking great distances in the triple-digit temperatures was low. Great news: one of our favorite tasting rooms was mere feet away. Mineral Wines, it was meant to be!
Summer in Murphys is not for the faint of heart. Some days bring a new meaning to the chestnut, “It’s a dry heat.” With the temperature passing 100 degrees before lunch, we knew that we needed to be very focused with our wine tour. With only a few hours before it would be too hot even for wine tasting, we went to some favorites, like Gossamer Cellars.
The road into Murphys is lined with wineries, each trying to distract visitors from their quest for the tasting rooms of downtown Murphys. One winery that should not be passed is Ayrael Vieux. Don’t worry, Murphys will still be there when you’re done!
A trip to Murphys for a summer concert was the perfect excuse to visit some of our favorite area wineries. At the top of our list was a favorite that we had loved when we visited a few years ago: Four Winds Cellars. Could the second visit be as amazing as the first?
An annual highlight of the spring wine tasting season is the Taste of Calaveras. The best food, wine, and art from across the county is brought together for a wonderful afternoon. This year’s Taste was a great way to ring in a new summer of wine!
Spring is a great season for wine tasters! The warming weather puts new shoots on the grape vines, and the air is filled with the promise of a new vintage. Wine festivals are another exciting part of the season, including one of our favorites: the annual Taste of Calaveras food and wine event.
Launching a new winery is tough! So much to do, so many details to get exactly right. We had the pleasure of visiting Gossamer Cellars on their grand opening weekend, so we were excited to return to discover how they had progressed.
Discovering new wineries is a thrill, but revisiting familiar favorites is equally fun. Every visit reveals new wine, new sights and new winery happenings. We recently had the chance to check in at Mineral Wines just before the excitement of harvest.
Discovering new wineries is a thrill that never gets old for us! Strolling on Main Street in Murphys led us to another exciting new adventure: Renner Winery.
From big trees to big wines? We discovered a new winery that demonstrates that a love for nature can be expressed in a multitude of ways. Locke Vineyards is the happy result of a career in forestry pivoting to a second career in winemaking.
Upcoming EventsIn light of the COVID-19 situation, confirm event details in advance.
3 Steves in Livermore through Oct 02
Happy Hour feat. music by Billy Cornwell Thursday Sept. 29th | 4 - 9pm
Join us for Happy Hour with special pricing all night & our signature Thursday Wine-tail! Music starts at 6.
Food: Alma Jackson's Fried Chicken
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Thursday Sept. 29th | 10am
Join us for the official ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of our ongoing facade improvements with Supervisor Haubert.
Toucan Jam Sunday Oct. 2nd | 1-4pm
Bring your dancin' shoes and get ready to get down with Toucan Jam! Featuring a special “Merlot Week” wine flight all weekend long.
Food: Ceviche & Co.
Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore
Friday Night Concert Series
Doors open at 5:30pm, Music begins at 6pm
No cover charge!
Flatbreads, Charcuterie plates, and Dessert plates available for purchase
Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
UKULELE JAM & OPEN MIC
October 1st, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Come join Steve Kritzer for our Ukulele Jam & Open Mic. Relax on the garden patio, nestled among oak trees with your ukulele or just listen and sing along. Bring a picnic, kids are welcome.
Email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org for a PDF of the songs in advance.
Dante Robere in Livermore
WINE HARVEST | CELEBRATE THE (SYRAH ) GRAPE SATURDAY, 10/1 (5-7:30) 2019 SUKY'S SYRAH, LIVERMORE VALLEY SMALL LOT WINE RELEASE SMALL PLATES | LIVE MUSIC Join us for a fun evening of food, wine & music! Both Bob and Dan will be on site to talk about the state of this year's harvest and introduce our new small lot wine, 2019 Suky's Syrah, Livermore Valley, a 50/50 blend of our Estate Syrah and Petite Sirah. Chef Scott Wall will have a selection of harvest inspired small plates and appetizers while you enjoy a glass of Suky's and Music on the Patio by Brian Nuss. This is a ticketed WINE CLUB MEMBER PRIORITY EVENT. Advance tickets will be offered to club members starting 9/1 and then to the general public the following week, all attendees must be 21+. Ticket price is $50/person, payable in advance. Tickets can be purchased by sending an email to email@example.com: include your member name and number of tickets.
Bokisch Vineyards in Lodi
Markus and Liz Bokisch invite you to experience our first ever Harvest Moon Dinner this October the 8th. Honored guests will enjoy a five-course dinner paired with delicious Bokisch wines. This events features a pre-dinner sparkling reception with a wine grape tasting hosted by Markus Bokisch!
This event starts at 4:30pm with a welcome glass of bubbly and a wine grape tasting hosted by Markus Bokisch with dinner to follow at 5:30pm. What better way to celebrate the Harvest season! This all-inclusive ticket is $175 and space is extremely limited.
Steven Kent in Livermore
As Summer fades into Fall, we know it's time for the next Lineage | Livermore Valley release. We invite you to celebrate the release of the 2019 Lineage | Livermore Valley on Saturday October 8th as the winemaking team takes you through a "Past, Present, and Future" look at this world-class wine.
Join sixth-generation winemaker, Steven Kent Mirassou, seventh-generation winemaker, Aidan Mirassou, and assistant winemaker, Beth Refsnider for an intimate Lineage tasting of library releases, the current release, and a barrel sample of next year's blend.
$55 for Allocation members (Lineage, The Premier, L'Autre Cote)
$65 for all other club members
$75 for general public
Two sessions available: 12pm and 3pm. Light bites will be served.
The Caliza Winery in Paso Robles
Join us on the evening of October 15th for a dinner that encapsulates the most beautiful time of year here in Paso Robles, harvest. The grapes are ready to pick, the winery is bustling, and the weather is breathtaking. Come take it all in with us on the patio of our estate, perched right below the vineyard creating the perfect scene for great food, music and wine
• When: October 15th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
• What: Dinner by Oak & Vine Catering paired with Caliza Wines and music by Hilary Watson
• Where: Caliza Winery, 2570 Anderson Rd, Paso Robles, CA
• Tickets: $195 non-members, $175 members (log in to purchase tickets with discount)
Eberle Winery in Paso Robles
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join Gary Eberle to celebrate our 2022 harvest in Paso Robles. You will be treated to a buffet-style dinner overlooking our vineyard prepared by Paso Catering Co. Enjoy the harvest sunset while listening to live music by Five Parts Devil. The menu includes the first glass of our award-winning Eberle wine. Additional wine will be available by glass or bottle.
$100 Guests | $80 Club Members
Dashe Cellars in Alameda
It’s our most popular event of the year!
Join us for our Open House celebration on November 12th
Enjoy incredible food, while you taste almost every wine that we create here at Dashe Cellars. From our Grenache to our Todd Brothers Zinfandel, we’ll be opening all our current releases to share with our friends. Pick your favorite wine to pair alongside Gerard Nebesky’s famous paella, and don’t miss out on the Spanish guitar and fabulous live Flamenco dancers.
DATE: Saturday, November 12th 5-8:00PM
ENTERTAINMENT: Live Flamenco Music and Dance Performances
FOOD: Master Chef Gerard Nebesky's Giant Pans of Delicious Paella
$95 In Advance | $75 Wine Club
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