Our Top Tips for President’s Wine Weekend

What if you could taste your way through Calaveras' wineries for $25? Well, during our annual President's Wine Weekend, you can! Read on for our top insider's tips for this popular annual event.

What if you could taste your way through Calaveras’ wineries for $25? Well, during our annual President’s Wine Weekend, you can!

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 Kryshana (aka Instagrammer @kryshana31) having way too much fun at local Ayrael Vieux Winery. 

President’s Wine Weekend Details

President’s Wine Weekend is an opportunity for wine lovers to taste their way through Calaveras County by purchasing a $25 commemorative glass and visiting over 22 participating wineries and tasting rooms while enjoying free limited-tasting flights of award winning wines and exciting varietals offered by the best of Calaveras County’s wine community. Full tastings will be available in each tasting room for an additional fee with many participating wineries and tasting rooms offering live music, light bites and food samples as well as special offers on wine purchases.

2019 Dates: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; Feb 176th-17th (Sat. and Sun.) 
2019 Cost: Commemorative Glasses $25 per day or $40 for a two day pass.

Tip 1: President’s Wine Weekend – Where to Begin

With more than 22 participating wineries, feel free to kick off your President’s Wine Weekend festivities from one of the official starting points listed below.

Tip 2: President’s Wine Weekend – Where to Stay

As one of our biggest events of the year with more than 22 participating wineries, you are free to choose from one of our many starting points (listed below). With all there is to taste, you simply won’t be able to get to all of the wineries in one day, so we recommend that you book your Calaveras lodging reservations now while lodging is still available. Traditional lodging filled? Explore additional lodging available through VRBO and AirBNB.

Tip 3: President’s Wine Weekend Varietals – What to Look For

Explore a wide variety of award winning wines in our down to earth sierra landscape; taste those robust Spanish and Italian regional varietals the foothills have become known for like Barbera, Tempranillo, and Mourvedre and Grenache (from France) as well as some of the best Zinfandels and Cabernets to be produced in the entire Gold Country corridor. Even better, it gives you a chance to meet our winemakers, experience our welcoming hospitality, discover the history that surrounds the region and shop the myriad of specialty boutiques in the charming town of Murphys.

 Rachel Davidson (aka Instagrammer @winedinewander) enjoying Newsome Harlow’s cozy patio.

Tip 4: President’s Wine Weekend – Pinkies Down!

One of the best things about wine tasting in Calaveras County is the laid-back winemaker community that prides itself on being a snob-free zone. Combined with the Calaveras wineries’ award-winning track records,  you have yourself the perfect environment for wine enthusiasts, new-comers, and non-wine drinkers alike. In fact, if you’re traveling with beer enthusiasts or anyone under the age of 21, Calaveras has artisanal tastings available for all interests – beer for the over 21 crowd, cupcakes, candy, ice cream, olive oil and balsamics, cheese, and chocolate for everyone else.

President's Wine Weekend

Enjoying Lila and Sage Cupcakes outside of Allegorie Tasting Room in Murphys CA I Instagrammer @ashlen_sturdivant


For more information about President’s Day Wine Weekend, call 1-800-225-3764 7 days a week or visit the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance website: CalaverasWines.org. Cheers to a great President’s Wine Weekend!

To help you stay safe after all your wine tasting fun, Murphys Suites and Murphys Inn are both offering 20% off for your stay on Sunday night only. 

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