Your Perfect Wine-Tasting Destination: Murphys Main Street Wineries
What makes Murphys Wine Tasting so special? Watch a short video produced by Visit California giving some of the highlights:
A unique feature of this charming, Gold Rush era town, is the Murphys Main Street wineries experience. There may be no other Main Street in America that features so many wine-tasting rooms, all within strolling distance. This makes Murphys an irresistible wine-lover’s destination.
Click on the graphic at left to go to our online, interactive guide to the awards and accolades Calaveras wines have been receiving most recently.
If you want to get a complete overview of the innovative Calaveras winemaking scene, Murphys Main Street wineries make it easy and fun. Stroll along this historic downtown and pop into over two-dozen tasting rooms specializing in Rhône and Italian varietals. Meet winemakers and winery owners and learn about their craft. This is a snob-free zone! Calaveras winemakers are eager to share their knowledge and delighted to respond to your interest. Take your time, relax and enjoy!
There may be no other Main Street in America that features so many wine-tasting rooms.
This Calaveras Winegrape Alliance video will give a little taste of what’s on offer for all the wine lovers out there:
For the perfect downtown wine tasting experience, consider staying in one of our multiple lodging properties all within walking distance of the tasting rooms. As the culinary center of Calaveras County, Murphys is also a hotspot for great food. And for those in your group who are not so much into wine, plenty of eclectic boutique shopping is also available. If you’re staying in Valley Springs, San Andreas or Angels Camp, a new public transportation option is available on Saturdays to help you enjoy your wine-tasting experience without driving: The Saturday Hopper.
As the winery hub of Calaveras, several signature wine events take place throughout the year including the fun and irreverent Calaveras Grape Stomp. For a full-list of all of the winery tasting rooms currently located on Main Street in Murphys, just search for wineries in Murphys or use download this handy tasting room & vineyards map which shows all of the wineries that are members of the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance.
You don’t want to be driving between your tastings, so if you’re venturing beyond the downtown tasting rooms, consider hiring Murphys Taxi Service or Stagecoach Limousine to take the stress out of this fun activity. You can also get a custom, chauffeured tour of Calaveras vineyards and wineries through Courtwood Wine Tasting Tours or Taste of Terroir.
Want to know who’s winning awards? Check out our handy Calaveras Winery Awards and Accolades guide. You might be surprised to learn just how many of our local wineries are winning some of the most prestigious wine awards. Another great resource, produced by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, gives a list of which wineries produce which wine varietal so you can quickly find the tasting rooms with your favorites.