Weather
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
News
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Sports
Real Estate
Search
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Entertainment
Life & Style
Government
Law Enforcement
Business
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Calendar
Polls
Columns
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
Obituaries
About Us

Coming Soon...
Saturday, Oct 23
All Day Yosemite Valley Prescribed Burn October 21-23, 2021
All Day Phantom of the Opera at Ironstone Vineyards
All Day Make Sure Stevenot Winery & Tasting Room is on Your Visit Itinerary
All Day Blithe Spirit at Improbable Farce in Three Acts is October 8 - November 7!
Sunday, Oct 24
All Day Make Sure Stevenot Winery & Tasting Room is on Your Visit Itinerary
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
All Day Blithe Spirit at Improbable Farce in Three Acts is October 8 - November 7!
09:00 AM Murphys Certified Farmers' Market 2021
Tuesday, Oct 26
09:00 AM Redistricting Public Hearing Date Change – October 26, 2021
Wednesday, Oct 27
All Day Make Sure Stevenot Winery & Tasting Room is on Your Visit Itinerary
Thursday, Oct 28
04:00 PM The 2021 Certified Farmers' Market San Andreas is Open Weekly Thursdays 4pm to 6pm!
Friday, Oct 29
All Day Blithe Spirit at Improbable Farce in Three Acts is October 8 - November 7!
Saturday, Oct 30
All Day Blithe Spirit at Improbable Farce in Three Acts is October 8 - November 7!
Sunday, Oct 31
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
All Day Blithe Spirit at Improbable Farce in Three Acts is October 8 - November 7!
09:00 AM Murphys Certified Farmers' Market 2021
Friday, Nov 5
All Day Blithe Spirit at Improbable Farce in Three Acts is October 8 - November 7!

Search Events




Log In
Username

Password

Remember Me



Calendar

< Saturday, October 16, 2021 >


All Day Barktoberfest Returns for 2021 on October 16-17!
Angels Camp, CA...We are happy to see the return of dog shows this year and welcome everyone to Barktoberfest October 16-17. Due to scheduling conflict, the show this year will be held at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds, (Frogtown), in Angels Camp. We are thrilled to welcome breed clubs for English Setters, Irish red & White Setters, English Cocker Spaniels, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Bernese Mountain Dogs and Papillons for specialties and supported entries. We will also have the 4 – 6 month puppy classs, obedience and rally trials and the National Owner Handler Series. For our Junior Handlers: please enjoy a pizza lunch on Saturday.


In gratitude for the support of our exhibitors, we invite you to enjoy coffee and donuts each morning and a wine and cheese tasting during the Saturday groups.

Spectators are welcome. Come on out and watch YOUR favorite breeds as they compete for the best of their breed and test their skills in the obedience and rally rings. Admission is free, there is a $5 parking fee.

If you have any questions about the show, use the contact form here on the website or email sierratuolumnekc@gmail.com

We can’t wait to see you all At The Show!
All Day The 5th Annual Murphys Witch Walk
Murphys, CA...The producers of the 5th Annual Murphys Witch Walk are proud to announce the costume festival will take place Saturday, October 16, 2021, from noon to 8 pm on Main Street,  Fun for the whole coven, be ready to eat, drink, shop, and enjoy Main Street Murphys, but be sure to dress to impress as your best Witch of Eastwick, Harry Potter character, Maleficent, sorcerers Saruman or Gandalf, Winifred, Sarah or Mary, the witches of MacBeth or the Good Witch of the North or the Wicked Witch of the East, or whatever other fascinating fantastical mystical character you can conjure. And bring your diminutive witches, mini warlocks and assorted flying monkeys with you, because this is a family-friendly event.


Leilani and the Distractions will be performing between 5 pm - 8 pm and there will be a small artisan vendor bazaar, limited to only 12 local vendors, that will run from noon to 6 pm, at the Northeast corner of Main Street and Big Trees Road outside of the Potted Plum Mercantile and Friends Real Estate at 90 Big Trees Road.

The Annual Murphys Witch Walk was founded in 2016 by Teresa Rodriguez, owner of Murphys’ Potted Plum Mercantile, as a means to increase awareness, tourism and retail sales throughout the Main Street retail shopping and dining district. Since its inception, the Annual Murphys Witch Walk has grown to attract numerous costumed revelers, shoppers, families, and oenophiles to Murphys to explore, shop, dine, enjoy, and learn about this inimitable historic Gold Country town on the third Saturday of every October.

The producers of the Murphys Witch Walk had big plans for the 2020 event, but regrettably, it was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 5th Annual Murphys Witch Walk will proceed as a scaled back soiree where it will be more of an "All the World's a Stage" gathering of costumed visitors where the attendees will be the show. Please refer to www.murphyswitchwalk.com for the Murphys Witch Walk Covid-19 Policy.

To stay up to date, please sign up for the Murphys Witch Walk newsletter at MurphysWitchWalk.com and follow on Facebook at facebook.com/murphyswitchwalk and Instagram instagram.com/murphyswitchwalk
All Day Make Sure Stevenot Winery & Tasting Room is on Your Visit Itinerary
Vallecito & Murphys, CA...Come Enjoy our Patio or Lawn while enjoying wine!! Stevenot Winery is open from Wednesday - Sunday, 11am to 4pm in Vallecito. On Weekends you can drop by the Stevenot Tasting Room on Main Street in Murphys as well.


2849 BATTEN ROAD, VALLECITO, CA 95251 WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY- 11 TO 4 CHARCUTERIE TRAYS AVAILABLE RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED AT WWW.STEVENOTWINERY.COM

458#3 MAIN STREET MURPHYS, CA 95247 FRIDAY -SUNDAY - 11 TO 4 WALK IN ONLY
209-728-3485 CALL OR TEXT

About Stevenot Winery
Wine, gold, history, and heritage are all parts of the rich and colorful tradition that is Stevenot Winery. Located in downtown Murphys and in Vallecito, in the heart of the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County, Stevenot’s beginnings hark back long before their first release of wine in 1978.

The first Stevenots came to the area during the great Gold Rush of the mid 1800’s. During that time vineyards began cropping up throughout the region as miners from France, Germany, and Italy were creating a demand for wine on an unprecedented scale. At one time the Sierra Foothills rivaled the areas of Napa and Sonoma combined in vineyard acreage with over 100 wineries established.

Although the industry eventually declined with the advent of prohibition, it wasn’t long before Barden Stevenot, a fifth generation member of the Stevenot family in Calaveras County, took up where his family had left off and established the winery in the late 1970’s. Recognized as one of the pioneers of the rebirth of wine production in the Sierra Foothills, Stevenot Winery quickly secured its reputation for producing world class wines and for their innovative and award winning style.

Stevenot also looks back at Calaveras County history. The Tasting Room in downtown Murphys was part of the Rufe and Keilber Meat Market, built in 1893. Behind the Tasting Room is the Matterson house, built in the 1860’s, which was damaged, but not destroyed, by the 1893 explosion of the nearby Manuel and Garland Store warehouse. Much of the center of town was destroyed by this accident caused when a clerk left a candle burning in the warehouse which ignited some black powder stored nearby.

New Generation
At about the same time Barden Stevenot was establishing his winery, the Oliveto family was establishing a distribution business in Jackson, which is now headed by brothers Jon and David Oliveto. Born and raised in Jackson, Jon and David began working at very early ages with their father Ross Oliveto’s milk distributing business which opened in the late 1960’s. In 1979 the milk distribution company was sold and the Oliveto family went into the beer and soft drink distribution business serving Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne counties. In the early 1980’s a wine division was added. The Oliveto family began distributing Stevenot wines in the early 1980’s, when White Zinfandel was their best seller. Oliveto Distributing was honored with the Miller Masters award in the early 1990’s, placing them in the top seven distributors in the United States. They were also awarded the High Life Achievement by Miller Brewing Company in 2002 and 2003, given to the top 40 distributors out of a roster of 450 companies.


Oliveto Family - Stevenot Winery Owners
Left to Right: David, Lorraine, Elizabeth, Ross, & Jon.

On February 10, 2010 Oliveto Distributing, Inc. became the proud new owner of Stevenot Wines and now operates the Stevenot Tasting Rooms on Murphys’ Main Street,and at the winery in Vallecito. Jon and David Oliveto are now owners of the well-respected and long-standing distribution company based out of Vallecito.

Into the twenty first century
Recently the Stevenot presence has expanded beyond the Tasting Room on Main Street to the winery in Vallecito. The winery is on property developed by John Batten in 1852. In addition to a facility that allows for local crush and bottling, the vineyards grow Barbera, Chenin Blanc, Malvasia Bianca, and Merlot grapes which provides the opportunity to produce Estate Bottled wines. As you pass through the decorative iron gates in the dry stone wall, past the pond, the heritage oaks, and landscaped meadow, your eye is immediately drawn to the Batten House. The Olivetos have put a great deal of thought and effort into the rehabilitation of this mid nineteenth century landmark. There are ample shaded outdoor areas to enjoy a glass, or two, of Stevenot wine.

Management of the Stevenot label is a family affair. Jon Oliveto is President of Oliveto Distributing. Jon lives in Murphys and is Production Manager and Vineyard Manager. He works closely with winemaker Nancy Steele in the making of each year’s vintage. David Oliveto is Vice President, Operations Manager, and Office Manager. David’s wife Lorraine is Tasting Room Manager and Head Groundskeeper. David and Lorraine live in Murphys. The next generation of Olivetos all live in Murphys as well. Sisters Brooke and Elizabeth have been involved in the business for years. Brooke Peterson is married to Robert Peterson who is a Company Officer and Sales Director. Brooke is currently on sabbatical to raise Cashton, who anchors the third generation. He was seen in the vineyards before his first birthday. Elizabeth is Wine Club Director. Working closely with her father and uncle, Elizabeth is perfectly placed to learn more about the wine making business.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to continue the tradition of Barden Stevenot,” said David. “Stevenot has always been a quality wine and well respected in the community.” “It’s all about quality,” adds Jon. “We have been in the distribution business our whole lives, and will continue to focus on wine making.”

With close to 50 years in the industry serving the region, the Oliveto family knows the business and the community well.



This event repeats weekly every Sunday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday until 10/27/2021
All Day Blithe Spirit at Improbable Farce in Three Acts is October 8 - November 7!
San Andreas, CA...Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit revolves around novelist Charles Condomine, who invites an eccentric medium to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his first wife who makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his current wife after the séance. Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm. Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm



Admission: Adult = $15 / Student/Sr. = $10 Click below, call 209-754-5555, or show up at the door! Wine, beer, sliders, charcuterie boards and drink specials available! https://www.eventbrite.com/.../blithe-spirit-tickets...
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Drew Harrison "In the Spirit of Lennon"
Doors 6 pm show 7 pm open seating, beer and wine available.

Tickets and video at
Click Text Here

Singer-songwriter Drew Harrison is one of those rare recording artists with the ability to translate life into song. His passionate, honest, and intense style resonates in the vein of Bono, Ritchie Havens and John Lennon.

In the Spirit of Lennon is Drew’s tribute to John Lennon, and interpretation of his music. He goes beyond just sounding like him, but captures the intensity that Lennon brought to the Beatles music as well as his own.

He leads a very successful, critically acclaimed band, The Sun Kings,in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently performs over 100 shows a year both solo and with his band. Drew’s solo performances and his ‘In the Spirit of Lennon’ shows have yielded much praise.
As a solo artist he has performed in Europe, South America, and in the States he’s been invited to open for such artists as Richard Thompson, Lyle Lovett, and Steve Miller to name a few. Drew’s abilities as a multi talented performer have earned him fans throughout the world and his critically acclaimed solo release, Go it Alone, has enjoyed robust success.

Drew also leads The Plastic Fauxno Band, and 9-piece tribute to John Lennon’s solo work. The band’s concert, ‘Love Is the Answer –The Concert for John Lennon’ is a two and a half hour show presenting the concert John might have performed had he toured in 1982. It feature ssongs from his entire solo career, respectfully performed by veteran musicians from bands like The Doobie Brothers, The Rubinoos, Todd Rundgren Band and more.

Somewhere among all of this Drew has found time for stage, TV, film, and completing a degree at UC Berkeley,adhering to a simple philosophy of living life fully, and giving back when one can.

The award-winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sound. Voted Best Indie Theatre multiple times (KCRA A-List).

Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Bank of Stockton
Bear Valley Real Estate
Bear Valley Cross Country
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Chatom Winery
Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Paul D. Bertini
Premier Properties
High Country Spa & Stove
Calaveras Mentoriing

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Jenny's Kitchen

Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2021