Hovey Winery

Hovey Winery crafts some of the highest rated wines, consistently winning prestigious awards. One taste and you'll understand why.

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Founded by the nationally and internationally acclaimed wines of well-respected and pioneer Sierra Foothill winemaker Chuck Hovey, Hovey Wines continues his legacy as an industry pioneer who introduced new varietals to the Sierra Foothills and was instrumental in establishing the wine industry in the area. Learn more about Chuck Hovey’s legacy here.

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Inside Hovey Winery Tasting Room.

Ready to see what all the fuss is about? When you visit make sure to save time to savor the experience. Linger longer in the garden, on wicker love seats and bistro tables located in the heart of charming, historic Murphys. Look out for their occasional art events on our event calendar. Enjoy their kid-friendly, park-like setting which includes toys to play with. Oh, and bring your dog too because the Hovey Winery team are dog fans and provide water bowls and treats at their picnic tables outside. This is a charming place to sit and take a load off from shopping and dreamily watch the world go round while enjoying exceptional Calaveras wines.

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Wine tasting at Hovey Winery I Courtesy of Instagrammer @mmandersonblog

The man behind the wine: Remembering Chuck Hovey

June 29, 1955 – July 30, 2019

Chuck Hovey - Hovey WinesChuck Hovey passed away peacefully on July 30 in Sonora CA.

Chuck was an industry pioneer who introduced new varietals to the Sierra Foothills and was instrumental in establishing the wine industry in the area. He will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to have known him, and to have enjoyed his wines. Chuck will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to have known him, and to have enjoyed his wines.

Chuck started his career at J Lohr Winery in San Jose, where he worked for six years. It was great on the job training.

Haven fallen in love with the Sierra Foothills on a quick visit through the area, Chuck was thrilled when he was offered a position at Stevenot Winery as Assistant Winemaker. Five years later in 1988, he was promoted to Director of Winemaking in charge of all production, and so began a Golden Age for Stevenot Winery. He brought the winery national recognition, receiving over 500 medals at major wine competitions and repeated favorable reviews in major publications and newspapers.

Over last two decades, Chuck, with his pioneering spirit, created some of the most impressive and innovative wines that the Sierra Foothills American Viticultural Area (AVA) has seen. He introduced such varietals as Tempranillo, Albarino and Verdelho into the mainstream market. Chuck’s winemaking style and finesse is unmistakable – his passion is contagious.

The 2008 release of Chuck’s 2007 Chardonnay marked the realization of a life­long dream, one dedicated to producing the finest wines the Sierra has ever seen … with the Hovey name on the bottle!

Chuck quickly added the Hovey Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Barbera and Viognier. Production and sales doubled in less than a two ­year period. Since then, several other varietals have been added, including the Isabel Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Cinsaut, Sangiovese Rosato and the C2 White and Red blends. Winery growth and expansion continue upwards!

Team Hovey is committed to honoring Chuck’s memory by continuing to produce wines in his signature style – wines that he would be proud to bear the Hovey name.

Chuck quickly added the Hovey Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Barbera and Viognier. Production and sales doubled in less than a two ­year period. Since then, several other varietals have been added, including the Isabel Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Cinsaut, Sangiovese Rosato and the C2 White and Red blends. Winery growth and expansion continue upwards!

Team Hovey is committed to honoring Chuck’s memory by continuing to produce wines in his signature style – wines that he would be proud to bear the Hovey name.When you taste Hovey Wine, we are sure you’ll agree!

Member of the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance.

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