Best of the West Small Town: Murphys

Historic downtown Murphys, California | Lisa BoultonJackson Hole, Moab, Sedona, Telluride and…Murphys?  Yup, our little gem right here in Calaveras County recently shared some ink on, a major travel website, for being among some of the “Best of the West” small towns.

The article, which highlighted a number of Murphys wineries, restaurants and lodging accommodations, also revealed some of the other attractions that make Calaveras County a great place to visit like Big Trees State Park and Moaning Cavern Adventure Park.

But here’s just a snippet of what travel writer Lindsay Taub had to say about Murphys:

Most surprising about Murphys is the vibrant wine culture. It’s like stepping back into the Napa Valley of 30 years ago, and that’s a good thing! You won’t find pretentious wine snobs. You will, however, find award-winning small production estate wines, a sense of humor and joy for the simplicity of good wine, and taste with the actual winemakers, who have either escaped Napa with a wealth of knowledge or who are young and ambitious and working their way up.

Keep reading the full article…

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What do you think makes Murphys, CA such a great little town?  Chime in below.  And watch for the August issue of Sunset Magazine.  Rumor has it, Murphys will be in the spotlight once again. Guess the secret is out!

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