2021 Calaveras Wine Gifting & Gatherings Guide

With the joyful arrival of the holidays, Sandra Hess, Executive Director of the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, has put together  a 2021 Calaveras Wine Gifting & Gatherings Guide for how to shop for wine with any sort of holiday function in mind – the holiday potluck, Christmas Eve, the holiday party with friends and co-workers, or the sparkling New Year’s celebration. From a small intimate brunch with mimosas on the menu to a huge blockbuster party where everyone’s invited, there is a perfect Calaveras wine for your holiday get togethers.

Calaveras Wine “2021 Gifting & Gatherings Guide”

– by Sandra Hess, Executive Director, Calaveras Winegrape Alliance

This holiday season, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance invites you to discover our hand-crafted wines and unique gift options at our family run businesses throughout Calaveras Wine Country! With just about 40 tasting rooms to explore, you are sure to find the perfect gifts for all of your wine-loving friends. Calaveras County is the perfect growing region for hearty Spanish and Italian varietals like Barbera, Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Graciano, Toringa, Albarino, Marsanne, Verdelho and Symphony as well as Old Vine Zinfandels, robust Cabernet and Petite Sirah. As most of our small businesses are family owned and operated, we encourage you to reach out to the owners directly to get creative with custom gift packages, gift baskets, gift certificates and private experiences.

Looking for the perfect wines to share at your holiday gatherings?

Holiday Wine Tasting in Calaveras County
Holiday Wine Tasting at Tipsy Frog Wine Bar I Courtesy of Copper Valley

Enjoy festive wines including bubbles and sparkles. Explore a variety of wines through our Varietals Directory at the CWA website HERE. Calaveras wineries have a varietal and a size for every holiday gathering and celebration.

Ready to dazzle and delight the Adventure-Seeker?

Milliaire Winery vineyard
Milliare Winery: in the vineyard

Gift ideas include vineyard tours & tastings, private winemaker tasting experiences, wine weekend lodging packages, gift certificates to shop in our historic downtowns, restaurant gift certificates and more. Get inspired by reviewing our Trip Planner Pages HERE.

Looking for the perfect gift for the “Wine Enthusiast”?

Valentine's Wine Tasting Murphys
Instagrammer @dannggdana wine tasting in Murphys

Tired of trying to figure out what to gift the wine enthusiasts on your shopping list? We have you covered! Many of our family run tasting room teams offer gift cards and fan favorite gift packs making it easy to shop this holiday season. Find a list of our member wineries HERE.

Want to also spoil the Gifter this Holiday Season?

Bodega del Sur Winery
The Bodega del Sur tasting room at Christmas

Shop local and enter to win a “Calaveras Wine Weekend” with qualified purchases! Watch for our “Wine Weekend Giveaway” promotion taking place December 10th through December 24th. Receive one contest entry slip for every $100 you spend on gift items and gift certificates at our member tasting rooms. Entry slips are provided at the time of purchase. One lucky winner will enjoy a Calaveras wine weekend for two that includes a one night hotel stay, gift certificates for two meals and VIP tasting experiences for two people at four tasting rooms. Drawing to take place and prize awarded on December 30th.

Cheers from our winemaking families to you and yours this holiday season!