Your Perfect Wine-Tasting Destination: Murphys Main Street Wineries
What makes Murphys Wine Tasting so special? Watch a short video produced by Visit California giving some of the highlights:
A unique feature of this charming, Gold Rush era town, is the Murphys Main Street wineries experience. There may be no other Main Street in America that features so many wine-tasting rooms, all within strolling distance. This makes Murphys an irresistible wine-lover’s destination.
Click on the graphic at left to go to our online, interactive guide to the awards and accolades Calaveras wines have been receiving most recently.
If you want to get a complete overview of the innovative Calaveras winemaking scene, Murphys Main Street wineries make it easy and fun. Stroll along this historic downtown and pop into over two-dozen tasting rooms specializing in Rhône and Italian varietals. Meet winemakers and winery owners and learn about their craft. Calaveras winemakers are eager to share their knowledge and delighted to respond to your interest. Take your time, relax and enjoy!
There may be no other Main Street in America that features so many wine-tasting rooms.
This Calaveras Winegrape Alliance video will give a little taste of what’s on offer for all the wine lovers out there:
For the perfect downtown wine tasting experience, consider staying in one of our multiple lodging properties all within walking distance of the tasting rooms. As the culinary center of Calaveras County, Murphys is also a hotspot for great food. And for those in your group who are not so much into wine, plenty of eclectic boutique shopping is also available.
As the winery hub of Calaveras, several signature wine events take place throughout the year including the fun and irreverent Calaveras Grape Stomp. For a full-list of all of the winery tasting rooms currently located on Main Street in Murphys, just search for wineries in Murphys or use download this handy tasting room and vineyard tasting room and vineyard map which shows all of the wineries that are members of the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance.
Staying in another part of Calaveras County and don’t want to have to bring a designated driver? Checkout the Calaveras Transit schedule available here. Need help planning your route? The Calaveras Transit team is happy to be of assistance at 209-754-4450.
Visiting on a Saturday? Don’t miss your chance to learn about The Saturday Hopper route, before you arrive. Saturday service resume March 2022.
Prefer to vineyard hop without driving? When you’re ready to venture beyond the downtown tasting rooms, consider hiring Angels Cab Company 1-209-791-8294 or Stagecoach Limousine to take the stress out of this fun activity. You can also get a custom, chauffeured tour of Calaveras vineyards and wineries through Courtwood Wine Tasting Tours or Gold Rush Tour Co. with their brand new luxury tour vans and elevated transportation experience!
Want to know who’s winning awards? Check out the 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition award winners from Calaveras here. You might be surprised to learn just how many of our local wineries are winning some of the most prestigious wine awards. For an in depth look at varietals produced throughout the Calaveras, visit the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Varietals.