November 25, 2015

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

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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 […]

2015 Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide

Inside the candle store at Moon Alley in Murphys

  Alongside our county’s sensory delights and natural attractions is a unique collection of retail shops featuring a wide variety of gifts – from handmade local crafts to everything you need for your next outdoor adventure.  And Calaveras County’s historic downtowns make for a charming, small-town-America shopping experience. With holiday season approaching, we’ve rounded up some […]

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 […]

Kid Favorites in Calaveras

California Cavern walk tour with kids

Editor’s Note:  Although part of California Cavern’s above ground landscape was burned by the recent Butte Fire,  the underground environment in this enchanting cavern is completely unaffected and guided tours have reopened. Calaveras County draws people for many reasons. For me the area is my gateway to the High Sierra. I’m what you might call a mountain nerd. […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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