February 9, 2016

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Calaveras Wineries Winning Prestigious Awards

2016 Calaveras Wine Awards Guide

Wine aficionados have discovered the unique qualities of the Sierra Foothills appellation which includes Calaveras, but they may be unaware of the scope and quantity our wineries.  You don’t want to miss the wine scene here in Calaveras, and here’s why: What makes Calaveras wines stand out? It’s a combination of soil, climate, talent, expertise and sometimes […]

Unearthing the Mystery of Henry Angell

Henry Angell

The Gold Rush, the towns that it begot, the characters made famous and infamous during that time, are all steeped in myth and folklore alongside the facts. Stories handed down over generations get embellished, reinterpreted, and while the truth is likely wrapped up in those stories somewhere, as time passes fact and fiction become part […]

Where to Pop the Question in Calaveras

Moaning Cavern zip tower

February is a month for lovers – and adventure lovers – with Valentine’s Day around the corner, we thought we’d share a few exciting and unexpected places to pop the big question.   Of course, if you prefer to propose any other time of year, that’s a good idea too – don’t rush it!   The […]

The Pooch Perspective on Cross-Country Ski Trails

Lily the dog on ski trails in Calaveras County

We love this new GoPro video of border collie, Lily, and friends enjoying cross-country skiing trails behind Tamarack Lodge in dog-friendly Calaveras County. Get your trail passes from Bear Valley Cross Country – good for you and your pooch and hit the trails for some awesome winter wonderland fun. This video was made by talented, […]

Best Places to Sled in Calaveras

Bear Valley XC sledding

If you ventured out into the snow country over the past holiday season, you no doubt saw just how excited we humans were to see the white stuff after four years of scant snowfall. Highway turnouts were packed with vehicles, some chaining up the tires, others just parked for roadside snowmen and selfies, and the […]

Award Season for Gold Country Roasters

Golden Bean's silver-medal-winning Murphys Blend.

Gold Country Coffee Roasters gained a little extra notoriety this fall when, alongside winning the 2015 Innovations in Tourism award for Best Retail, they also took home a silver medal in the Golden Bean North America coffee roasting competition. Already an established institution in Australia for the past ten years, the competition is run by […]

December is a Winter Wonderland in Calaveras

Calaveras Big Trees State Park Winter Wonderland

Perhaps it’s the fact that the fall colors seem a little more vibrant than previous years, or that we’ve already had a few chilly storms come through our region, but winter feels like it’s in the air.   With another round of snow on the way this week and El Nino predictions abounding, you can feel […]

Calaveras Gears Up for Busy Holiday Season + Our New Shopping Guide

Copperopolis Tree lighting, Calaveras County | Jack Forkner

Small towns throughout the Gold Country region of Calaveras County are gearing up for the coming holiday weekend with several open house and seasonal celebrations, to coincide with the nationwide effort to promote small businesses on Saturday November 28. Scheduled events for Saturday November 28 include Holiday at the Square in Copper Town Square, Copperopolis, […]

2015 Innovations in Tourism Awards Winners

L to R - Dolores and Stuart Mast of Brice Station Vineyards with Calaveras County Supervisor Michael Oliveira

This year’s annual CVB dinner at Outer Aisle Foods was a great success, attracting more than 80 attendees who were treated to a delicious, five course farm-to-fork menu. We were also honored to have Bryce McAnally from Visit California join us for the evening as keynote speaker, and his colleague, Ann Sullivan, industry liason, who […]

2015 Holiday Toy Drive

Toys for Tots

This holiday season we are teaming up with Toys for Tots and Santa’s Express to help brighten up the season for families in Calaveras and Amador counties that lost their homes to the Butte Fire.  Toys for Tots is a program run by the US Marine Corps Reserve that collects toys during the fall months […]

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