October 8, 2015

Read cool insider tips on what to do and where to go in Calaveras County, California.

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Best in Class for Vina Moda’s Barbera

grapes and hands

As the grape harvest wraps up, we received some great news from Vina Moda that their 2012 Barbera has been awarded a gold medal and Best in Class in the 2015 Sunset International Wine Competition (see the full list of winners). The Value of Wine Contests We asked wine maker Nathan Vader about the competition […]

Calaveras Rising up from the Butte Fire

Calaveras thanks emergency crews working on Butte Fire

  Disasters have a way of bringing out the best in people. This month, as Calaveras and Amador counties were hammered by the Butte Fire, the people of these communities rallied and rolled up their sleeves to help out in any way they could. Many of you who were not here sent your support and prayers […]

Kid Favorites in Calaveras

California Cavern walk tour with kids

Editors Note:  Despite the Butte Fire, all of the activities described below are still available. The only noticeable burn area that you will see in this itinerary is above ground on the property at California Cavern. The underground environment in this enchanting cavern are completely unaffected and guided tours have reopened Calaveras County draws people for many […]

Video Vixens: Murphys Hidden Gem

Video Vixens Video

This video by Lanee Lee Neil and Lindsey Taub, featuring a trip to Calaveras County is part of an ongoing adventure travel series on the Youtube travel site “Video Vixens”. Twinned with their Voyage Vixens website designed to inspire women to travel, you can find read more of their inspiring travel stories here: voyagevixens.com Full […]

Calaveras County Ranks 14th Nationally

Washington Post Article: Calaveras Ranking

  The Washington Post ran an article on August 17th, 2015 citing a USDA study of all 3,111 counties in the contiguous United States ranking them in scenic beauty and climate. The purpose of this study was to predict the movement of rural populations across the nation based on desirability of location. Calaveras County ranked […]

Calaveras Olive Oils Win Awards


  Last year’s olive harvest in Calaveras was a little light compared to previous years, but the oil made from those olives has been winning awards and turning heads.  Two Calaveras olive oil producers – Mangini Ranch and Winter Creek Olive Oil – took home silver medals from the California State Fair earlier this summer. Olives […]

Labor Day 2015 in Calaveras

Bear Valley Soap Box Derby

What could be better than an extra day to experience all that Calaveras has to offer? Soak up some high country sun, paddle the lakes, enjoy our caves and wineries as summer draws to a close. For this Labor Day we’ve also compiled a few ideas and key events you won’t want to miss. 2015 […]

August Entertainment in Calaveras

Murphys Creek Theatre

August is shaping up to be a busy month on the entertainment circuit here in Calaveras. We’re packing our coolers and law chairs and trying to decide how to attend all the great concerts and performances around the county. From fun concerts to Shakespeare under the stars, there is plenty to choose from for all […]

Calaveras Itineraries for Happy Kids on Vacation

California Cavern State Historic Landmark

We’ve got a solid month of summer left and there’s still plenty of time for fun Calaveras trips with kids in mind!  Hot summer temperatures inspired us to find the coolest activities currently available, complete with recommended restaurants and lodging.  Read on for our picks on where to take the kids for late summer adventures.   Kid’s Caving […]

State of the Lakes Report for Summer 2015

Lake Tulloch overview

Summer may be just starting according to the calendar, but it’s been a warm June so far and those in the know are spending their free time on the water.   We prize our lakes and rivers here in Calaveras and thought you might like an update on the state of the lakes, given all of […]

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