The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) is the organization that represents the Calaveras wine and wine grape growing industry featuring Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys Main Street Wineries and Calaveras Vineyards. Major annual events include Presidents’ Wine Weekend, Murphys Irish Day and Calaveras Grape Stomp.
The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) is your gateway to the Calaveras wine community. Here you’ll discover our premium hand-crafted wines and unique varietals. Calaveras is a perfect growing region for hearty Spanish and Italian varietals like Barbera, Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Graciano, Toringa, Albarino, Marsanne, Verdelho and Symphony as well as old vine Zinfandels, hearty and robust Cabernet and Petite Sirah.
Home to family vineyards ranging in size from a few acres to eighty, Calaveras County family wineries produce award-winning, handcrafted wines and offer unique tasting experiences as well as events at over 30 boutique tasting rooms and wineries.
Nestled in a beautiful landscape, at the base of the Sierra Foothills and just 90 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento regions, Calaveras Wine Country is the perfect one-stop wine and adventure wonderland for the more adventurous wine lovers among us.
Our region offers year-round recreational opportunities including skiing and snow play, concerts, cavern exploration, daffodil and wildflower viewing, boating/floating in beautiful lakes and rivers, rock climbing, hiking and picnicking, making Calaveras County the perfect wine destination for the gold rush and/or nature loving wine enthusiasts among us.
You can find more Calaveras County wineries by exploring the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance website or by perusing our list of Calaveras Gold Country wineries here.