Established during the Gold Rush by the Murphys brothers, this historic town is now a thriving hub for wine, culinary experience and culture in Calaveras County.

Discover firsthand why Murphys California was voted one of the top ten coolest small towns in America by Budget Travel Magazine. With its nearly two-dozen wine tasting rooms all within strolling distance along charming Main Street, its multiple restaurants featuring delicious, high-quality cuisine, boutique shopping and historic architecture all located in the Sierra Foothills, this town is a must-see destination.

Murphys Main Street Wineries

There may be no other town like it in the United States for the number and quality of wineries showcased in tasting rooms along historic Main Street. You’ll find welcoming wine makers or vineyard owners ready to answer all of your wine questions and help you find your favorite varietal from our innovative wine scene. Best of all, we’re a snob-free zone, with a friendly vibe you’ll find delightful.

Watch this short video to get a little taste of Murphys wineries and what makes this area so special:

Learn more about Murphys Main Street Wineries. Go to the full list of Murphys wineries. While enjoying our wine culture in Calaveras, don’t miss out on wineries in Copperopolis, Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill and the Vallecito area which has the largest number of vineyard tasting rooms. To learn more about our wineries and wine culture, including all of the events put on by the Calaveras Winegrape Allinace, visit their website at

Murphys, California: Main Street Wineries

Tanner Winery tasting room

Calaveras’ Culinary Center

There are so many really great restaurants in Murphys, California that you’ll feel spoiled for choice. Our chefs take their menus very seriously – offering exquisite food at affordable prices. In fact, there’s a distinct possibility you’ll find your favorite ever dish here in beautiful Murphys. Go to the full list of Murphys restaurants.

Murphys, California: Calaveras' culinary center

V Restaurant

Boutique Shopping in Murphys, California

You can’t find a more picturesque shopping experience anywhere, and you’ll love our boutique shops. Find one of a kind pieces in our clothes and accessories shops, spices from around the world, olive oil tasting, antique bathroom fixtures, hand-crafted candles, books, beautiful housewares, arts and collectibles and adorable kiddie clothes & toys. In addition, all of our wine-tasting rooms offer retail items from the nutty to the beautiful. Get the full list of boutique shops in Murphys.

Murphys, California: boutique shopping

Shopping on Main Street, Murphys

Lodging in Murphys

Looking for a Gold Rush era hotel or B&B, look no further! You can stay right in historic downtown, or at a vacation cottage or studio a little further out from the hustle and bustle of Main Street. With multiple picturesque lodging options and two affordable motels all within walking distance to wine tasting, shopping and dining, you’ll easily find your vacation haven in Murphys, California. Get the full list of Murphys lodging properties.

Lodging in Murphys, California

The Murphys Historic Hotel

Here’s what the LA Times had to say about Murphys in their 2017 article: Rolling through the green hills of Murphys and in another 2017 article on Murphys wine tasting: Is Murphys, a village in the Sierra foothills, the new Napa?

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