July 20, 2017

Mark Your Calendar: Presidents’ Wine Weekend 2013

Posted : January 20, 2013

Time to raise a glass to our Presidents, past and present!

The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 17th annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend Feb. 16 and 17, 2013 at all 24 CWA wineries from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

So what makes this Murphys wine tasting weekend better than any other weekend? Presidents’ Wine Weekend is two full days of exclusive tastings, food galore and wine discounts for just $15 per person (and you get a commemorative glass too).  Pick yours up Saturday at the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance table on Main Street Murphys in front of the Native Sons Hall. Glasses will also be available all weekend at the Calaveras Visitors Bureau, Chatom Vineyards, Frog’s Tooth Vineyards, Hatcher Winery, La Folia Winery, Ironstone Vineyards, and Val du Vino Winery. No reservations are required.  And many of you have Monday off to recover from all that goodness, so there is no reason for you to not indulge in this event.  Thanks, George!

Here’s just a taste of what the day will bring:

  • Stevenot Winery is featuring local grilled sausages on sourdough french bread as well as wine club member discounts.
  • Allegorie Winery offers newly released wines paired along side delicious chocolates. Get into the groove with live music by Williams and Moore dynamic music duo as you peruse though the gallery and explore the creations of locally produced artworks.
  • Visit Val du Vino for an extraordinary food and wine experience. They will be offering a warming smoked turkey gumbo with blackened corn bread, and as always a chocolate delight to finish with. Of course if for nothing else, stop by the winery for fabulous wine deals.
  • Join Chatom Vineyards for All-American fun foods, Chatom wine pairings, exclusive wine specials for this weekend only, a raffle for goodies from the Chatom tasting room, presidential photo-ops, free games of Cornhole and Jesse Johnston & The Poetic Motion Machine Jugglers.
  • Black Sheep Winery will be featuring their classic All-American meatballs in a savory special sauce paired with their award-winning wines.
  • Join Milliaire Winery in celebrating President’s Day with a Red, White and Blue Wine Sale. Enjoy festive patriotic appetizers and award-winning Zinfandels.
  • At Broll Mountain Vineyards you can taste hand crafted wines while listening to soft music by a local musician. Broll Mountain Vineyards will offer a 10% discount on all wine, olive oil and other food and wine related items. Also a 20% discount will be allowed on any 12 bottle case purchase of wine andor olive oil, mixed or same.
  • Hovey Winery Tasting Room is offering free wine tasting, festive appetizers and for every three bottles of wine purchased, a complimentary Hovey wine glass will be included. Purchase a case and receive four glasses! In addition, noted local watercolor artist and instructor, Martha Wallace, will be showing her work for the month of February, and there will be an artist’s reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 with wine and appetizers.
  • Ironstone offers live music by Richard Bolman, release of the new Red Obsession as the wine of the month, an extra 5% off if you are wearing red, Chicken Mole Poblano food pairing with Red Obsession, local food product sampling, and special case discounts/wine specials. Enter to win event tickets to an exclusive Spring Obsession reception.
  • At Frog’s Tooth, on both Saturday & Sunday, the owners of The Chocolate Lady, will be on hand pairing their Chocolate ‘shooters’ with the winery’s Tawny Toad port. The shooters are edible chocolate cups…how sweet it is! In addition, they will be pouring the newly released 2010 Barbera and their SF Chronicle award-winning wines. Music will be provided by Norm and Pam Ivey of Sequoia Productions, and they will offer case and multi-case discounts.

Mark your calendar, save the date and we’ll see you there.  For more information, call 728-9467 or visit calaveraswines.org.


Photo by Kate Gonzalez of the Calaveras Enterprise. Information from the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Website.

Share this: