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< Sunday, April 28, 2024 >

All Day Come Celebrate Calaveras’ Spring Wine Weekend
Murphys, CA...Formerly known as President’s Wine Weekend, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance moved the event to the springtime when the weather is a bit warmer, the wildflowers are blooming in the foothills, and the winegrape growers and winemakers have a little time to create some exciting experiences for you. 2024 Spring Wine Weekend Dates:   am to 5:00 pm; Sat and Sun April 27th & 28th

(Above photo courtesy of Vina Moda in downtown Murphys)

1. Ready, Set, Go!


Enjoy two days of Spring Wine Weekend fun in Calaveras wine country. 1-day and 2-day tickets include a commemorative wineglass, a wristband for special tasting flights at 19 participating tasting rooms, and a weekend guide with maps. Advance ticketing is recommended as this event will sell out fast! Tickets can be purchased online here, or if you’d rather chance it, try to get tickets the day of the event at the Murphys Visitors and Wine Info Center in downtown Murphys located at 202 South Main Street (at the 4-way stop across from Alchemy Cafe.  Wineglass/wristband/map pickup starts at 9:30 at the Murphys Visitors and Wine Info Center on Saturday and Sunday. Tasting rooms open between 10:30 and 11:00 AM, and the event wraps up at 5:00 each day. Find a list of participating tasting rooms HERE.

2. Create a Tailored Wine Weekend Fit for YOU

Val Du Vino Patio in the Spring
Vineyard hikes, museum visits, book signings, live music, and meet & greet the winemakers offers add even more great value to your Spring Wine Weekend experience. If you pre-ordered your ticket online, start your weekend at one of the vineyards along Highway 4 like Brice Station (the highest elevation vineyard in Calaveras) or travel through the Rubber Chicken Forest to Twisted Oak in Vallecito.  Catch the spring super bloom and early bud break in the vineyards and drive down the ambling windy Six-Mile Road to Ironstone Vineyards. Even if the daffodils aren’t still blooming, the vineyards boasts a year-round floral extravaganza for your viewing pleasure. Head to Angels Camp and show them your wristband at the Angels Camp Museum for one free admission for each wristband. See gold rush history up close and personal on their 3.5 acre grounds housing two 10,000 square foot buildings along with main building showcasing Mark Twain and the Jumping Frog Jubilee!

3. Travel and Enjoy Calaveras Wines Safely

Six Mile Road to Ironstone Vineyards
Calaveras has great options for enjoying your Spring Wine Weekend safely. Any one of the following transportation services will take care of getting you to and from your destinations while tasting award winning Calaveras County wines:

Calaveras Connect Public Transit – Give your designated driver a break by taking advantage of the new Saturday Hopper schedule. With super affordable ticket prices and numerous convenient pick-up/drop-off locations close to the heart of the action, you can save time and money every time you hop on. Saturday Hopper locations include Angels Camp WorldMark by Wyndham, the Travelodge in Angels Camp, historic downtown Angels Camp, Arnold Big Trees Market, Murphys historic downtown at the Murphys Creek Theater by Murphys Park, Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys and the San Andreas post office (and MORE). For additional details, check out the Saturday Hopper schedule here. Call Calaveras Connect to arrange a ride to take you to and from any one of the Highway 4 tasting rooms and vineyards.

Angels Cab Company 

Murphys Cab Company 

4. Explore Calaveras’ Historic Downtowns

Murphys Historic Main Street | Jenny Martin
Discover the history that surrounds the region and shop the myriad of specialty family owned businesses in our charming historic Gold Rush era buildings. While you’re in Moke Hill, stop in Renegade Winery for some of their award winning Cabernet Sauvignon.  Angels CampMurphysMokelumne Hill, and San Andreas each have a piece of California history worth exploring. What is a “Hop-of-Fame” and what’s with all the frogs?  Where is the first 3-story building built in California? Who were the two famous stagecoach robbers whose trials were held at the courthouse that still stands in San Andreas? What town features one of the oldest, continually operating (dare we say, haunted) hotels in California?

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway (part of Highway 4) is a high mountain pass in Alpine County that was used by the Miwok and Washoe people to trek over the Sierra Nevada mountains. In 1850, John Ebbetts, for whom the pass is now named, guided a band of miners over in search of gold in California. In the summertime, Highway 4 is open through to Nevada, however it is usually closed from November through May due to snow.  There is plenty of history to discover along this highway, especially at the quaint and oldest Chevron gas station located at the Camp Connell General Store. Take some time this weekend to take this beautiful drive into the High Sierra

5. One More Thing – Posterity Ciderworks

Wild. Rural. Rare. Brand new in Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras County, Posterity Ciderworks is a small scale cidery and orchard that produces estate and small batch heritage apple, pear and quince alcoholic ciders. Sustainability and regenerative agriculture are central to their mission, as is allowing fruit varietal character to shine through. Take a 30-minute tour with their head cider maker that also includes a one hour table service tasting experience. Make reservations early since they are exclusive to only 10 people per time slot and there are only two time slots per day. What a great idea!

Looking for a place to stay?

From quaint and comfortable to spacious and luxurious, Calaveras has the lodging you’re looking for here.  If you need any help planning the rest of your stay here in Calaveras, please feel free to give us a call at the Calaveras Visitors Bureau 209-736-0049. Or better yet, come see as at the Angels Camp Museum – 753 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222.  We LOVE having visitors! Happy and safe travels!!
All Day The Big Used XC Ski Sale Starts April 20th at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
Bear Valley, CA...The much-anticipated Used XC Ski Sale begins Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 9 a.m. This event showcases the season's best deals on well-loved skis, boots, and poles from our rental fleet. Concurrently our deeply discounted Spring XC Ski Sale is running with 30%-50% off new skis, boot, bindings, and poles.

Sample pricing:

  • skis with bindings $25-$125
  • boots $30-$50
  • poles $5-$20
  • skis with bindings $125-$175
  • boots $75-$125
  • poles $50-$75

      • Saturday, April 20, 20249:00 AM - Sunday, April 28, 20245:00 PM
    Bear Valley Adventure Co.
    1 Bear Valley Road
    Bear Valley, CA, 95223
All Day HCO Sledfest 2024 is April 26-28 at Bear Valley
Bear Valley, CA...Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for Sled Fest on April 27th and 28th. The event is almost here…April 26-28. Come join us for Professional Snowmobile Hillclimbs, Camping, Riding, Great Food, and Friends. You can come for the day or stay for the weekend? Or even try your hand at racing in the Locals Class or Dash for Cash. Melissa will be hosting a ladies ride and beginner clinic. Some fun activities for kids are in the works.

Held in conjunction with the RMSHA Hillclimb Race season points championship, Sledfest promises exhilarating snowmobile racing, open riding on resort grounds and backcountry, RV camping, and more. Whether you’re a spectator or a participant, Sledfest is an event not to be missed!
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
Arnold, CA...Our goal is to bring back the feel of the old Sunday Paper. It was a day for features, profiles and most importantly the Rotogravure section with all the color ads that had kids begging mom & dad for the latest toys, Dad checking out the new hardware and automotive specials and Moms everywhere looking for the best for their families. So it was a day to let the hard news and crime stories wait till Monday if they could and focus on fun, family and of course Shopping. So join us for our Big, New, Sunday Edition where we will feature everything Fun, New, & most importantly On Sale at our local stores and businesses!!!

If you own or run a local business in Calaveras, Amador, Alpine & Tuolumne Counties give us a call at 209.768.3929 or email us at for great Sunday Special ad rates. During the week ads and promotions compete with the news, on Sundays the ads and features are the news!! only accepts advertising from locally owned or core businesses in our local area. Shop Local!!

Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Angels & San Andreas Memorial Chapels
Bear Valley Real Estate
Gerard Insurance
Bank of Stockton
Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
Chatom Winery
Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
High Country Spa & Stove
Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum Calaveras Mentoriing
Jenny's Kitchen

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