The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Real Estate
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Life & Style
Law Enforcement
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
About Us

Log In


Remember Me


< Friday, June 2, 2023 >

All Day Join The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance on June 2, for Their Annual Wine Industry Vineyard Tour
Murphys,CA...On Friday, June 2nd, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) is set to host 50 invited guests for our annual "Wine Industry Vineyard Tour".  Hardeep Singh, UCCE Local Food Systems Advisor for our wine region, will be guiding this years tour Attendees will get a rare look at a variety of Calaveras County’s vineyards, including some that are not open to the public. This year's tour focus will be "Innovations in Grape Growing & Vineyard Management". The vineyard tour will be hosted by CWA's Education & Events Manager, Mark Silverstone. Invited speakers include Andrew Brown, USDA-NRCS Soil Scientist and Scott Oneto, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisor.

This year's vineyard hosts include Twisted Oak, Indian Rock, and Stevenot. The tour of three vineyards begins at 9:00 and wraps up at 3:30 for a talk at the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Garden in Murphys. Soil Scientist, Andrew Brown, will share latest studies and answer questions about farming in drought conditions. Registration includes coffee & breakfast snacks, a wine country lunch, and a wine reception with BBQ that begins at 5:00.

“The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance is honored to host invited guests to our annual Wine Industry Vineyard Tour as attendees are set to explore extraordinary vineyard sites not generally open to the public, and also learn why this historical region has been an integral part of the California wine industry since 1851”, shares Mark Silverstone. “We are working with our grower members to offer an insightful lineup of vineyards this year, where vineyard owners and managers will discuss grape growing in extreme conditions; including drought, heat, frost and smoke."

Calaveras County is home to family vineyards ranging in size from a few acres to eighty. There are now 600 acres of vineyards planted in Calaveras County with six estate vineyards. Family winemaking teams produce award-winning, handcrafted wines and offer unique tasting experiences at 35+ 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 offers year-round natural beauty and recreation. Wines are made in small batches by family-run operations dedicated to sustainability and organic practices.  Our vintners now share about 52 styles of wine.


9:00-10:30  Check-In, breakfast bites and first tour at Twisted Oak, Vallecito. Hosts: Bethany Jennings and their Cellar Master

11:00-1:00  Stevenot Winery, Vallecito (lunch stop). Hosts: The Oliveto Family.

1:30-3:30    Indian Rock Vineyards, Murphys. Hosts: Marco Cappelli and Jen Wren.

4:00-5:00    CWA Wine Info Center, Murphys. Calaveras County Soil Survey Report Presentation and Member Q&A with Andrew Brown, Regional Soil Scientist.

5:00-6:30    CWA Wine Info Center, Murphys. Wine Reception and BBQ. Hosts Mark & CWA Board.

The cost of the tour is $40 for CWA members and $55 for non-members. This private event is bles yine Industry and surrounding wine region professionals are welcome. Adults 21 and over only. Addresses, directions, and maps will be sent with the registration confirmation email.

Those interested in the tour can contact Mark Silverstone to request an invitation at
All Day The Farewell River Ranch Music Festival 2023
Twain Harte, CA...Due to the passing of our beloved campground manager Frank Gonzalez, this year is likely the last festival to happen at the River Ranch Campground. We will celebrate 24 years of memories and enjoy 2 Days and Nights of Live Music, Camping, Vendors, Swimming, Dancers and more for All Ages. Live Music by The Hot Dark, Clan Dyken, A la lune, Splt Milk, Green Machine, Skull Country, DJ Rob I, Minor Birds, Pacific Lung, Cali Rebelz, Pretty Kitty, Nathan Ignacio, Wataon & Willis & Friends, Tarantula, Deborah & Kris, Billie & Alex Shields-Atman, Felicity, Oscar Goldman, Jarod Slade....Bellydance by Co Motion with more tba.

Lots of vendors, great food and more...Tickets include 2 nights of camping and parking.  Weekend Passes available for $75 in advance online at $85 at the gate. $45 Single Day/1 Night Camping at the gate. Kids under 12 are free. Cash Only Event once at the campground. Get your tickets now at
All Day The Blue Mountain Players Present "The Foreigner"
West Point, CA...A riotous comedy with a timeless message brought to you by Larry Shue. Doors open at 6:30 for light hors d’oeuvres and wine reception. Performance begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be reserved by emailing, calling 209-293-3100, or purchasing directly at 347 Main Street, West Point, CA.

Blue Mountain Theater is a small community theater, and members are the BLUE MOUNTAIN PLAYERS! Performing in their 70-seat theater in West Point, this small Sierra Foothill community theater is a member of Sacramento Area Regional Theater Association and SARTA. Check out their videos on YouTube.
05:30 PM First Fridays in the Park Concerts Start Tonight in Murphys
Murphys, CA...Murphys Community Club summer concert series begins on June 2nd in Murphys Park at 5:30 p.m.. This is a free concert and we invite everyone to come down to your beautiful park and enjoy a night of food, fun, drinks and great music. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes.

The annual series, hosted by Murphys Community Club, will officially launch June 2nd with local band Star Dogs featuring a local favorite Brian Jirka, and professional touring musicians Scott Moughton and Rick Deputy. Their high energy, dance driven music primarily focuses on 70’s groove music, with Jirka’s original music and some modern sounds blended in. The band was booked a year ago and is sure to bring some great energy!

Each event will have a community sponsor with Murphys Business Association sponsoring our June concert and wines for June donated by Newsome Harlow. Smokin Hot Meats n Treats will provide a $15 meal of brisket, chicken, mac n cheese, arugula salad, roll & butter. Helen’s Hut will also be serving wine, beer and our famous Murphys Margaritas. We will have fresh popcorn, nachos and all kinds of yummy snacks.
07:30 PM Bret Harte High School Commencement - Class of 2023
Angels Camp, CA...Live Stream of the Bret Harte High School Commencement Ceremony. Friday, June 2 at 7:30 PM on Bret Harte’s Dorroh Field. Gate opens at 6:30 PM. First come, first serve. Questions, call 209 736-2507.

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

Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2023