A HUGE THANK YOU TO LOCAL WINERIES FROM VIETNAM VETERANS OF U.S. NAVY AIR VAP-61 & 62
Posted by: thepinetree on 11/17/2015 10:04 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The men of the US Navy Heavy Attach Photographic Squadrons 61 & 62 (VAP-61 & 62) would like to thank the following wineries for the generous contribution to our annual reunion which took place October 14th through 18th this year in Reno, NV.
The Grapeful Dead Stomp The Competition & Take Top Grape Stomp Honors ~ Lots Of Video & Photos
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/05/2015 09:44 AM
Murphys, CA...The Grapeful Dead stomping team of Jennifer & Dale Marcum took the 2015 Championships with a stunning total of 18.31 lbs of juice. After round after round of preliminary stomps, two semifinal heats and the championship round it was The Grapeful Dead from Los Gatos, Sushi & Waswabi from Hercules, Don't Stop Till You from San Jose, The Wright Stuff from Hercules, Hatcher Winery from Murphys, Pressing Matters from Angels Camp, Chico Crushers from Chico, Mucker Truckers from Burlingame, Fresno 55 Wine from Fresno & Get Hammered from Murphys.
Click Above To Go To Go To Slide Show With Over 170 Photos
Calaveras Grape Stomp Celebrates 22nd Anniversary October 3rd
Posted by: thepinetree on 09/01/2015 05:59 PM
Murphys, CA...STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE STOMP! Interested in being part of the Calaveras Grape Stomp history? Call now 209/754-0127 or visit www.CalaverasGrapeStomp.com to reserve your team now and celebrate one of the most anticipated events in the region, drawing large, loud crowds and scores of stomp teams, many festooned in original costume. If coming in costume, you must register in costume but you need not stomp in costume. Costumes are judged on originality, workmanship, etc. The cost to enter a team is $60 per team – 2 people on a team.
The Community Filled Murphys Park For "Cheers To Chuck"
Posted by: thepinetree on 08/24/2015 01:12 PM
Murphys, CA...On August 16th Murphys and a good portion of our local communities filled Murphys Community park for a fundraiser for Chuck Hovey as he recovers from a stroke. The event ran from 4-8pm. Ther was great food from Wren Catering, a special Coffee Blend from Gold Country Roasters, Live music from Plan B, Bill Welles, The Tour Guides & More kept the good vibrations going.
A Classic Interview With Gay Callan As Chatom Vineyards Starts New Era Under New Owner Dorian Faught
Posted by: thepinetree on 08/19/2015 12:41 PM
Douglas Flat, CA... Dorian Faught the former owner of the Murphys Hotel has purchased Chatom Vineyards and is excited to continue and grow the rich Chatom Vineyards heritage. Before we do a piece on the next generations plans we thought we would repost an interview with Gay Callan as a tribute to her building Chatom Vineyards. In 2008 we had the pleasure of spending some time with one of the integral parts of the local wine industry, Gay Callan of Chatom Vineyards. Chatom Vineyards has been growing and producing great wines here locally in Calaveras County since the early 1980's. Chatom, Stevenot, Black Sheep, Milliaire and a handful of others were the pioneers that helped our local wine industry grown and flourish. Many of the second wave wineries and winemakers got their start in the industry working at wineries such as Chatom. Gay is a native San Franciscan but her family has deep farming roots in the Central Valley.
Wines of the World, August 13th at the Calaveras Wine & Beer Company, 5:30pm
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2015 01:27 PM
Murphys, CA...Steve Collum hosts us at the new Calaveras Wine & Beer Co. and takes us in for a sneak peek at their tasting room. We will be tasting four artisan pizza combinations and pair them with five local wines. Sure, this is noshing at it's finest, but we will take an in-depth look on flavor combinations and why food and wine pairings work - or don't!
It's Baaaaaack! The 2013 TRAIN WRECK Has Been Released!
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2015 10:18 AM
Murphys, CA...You've been asking for it for months, begging us for a secret stash and pleading for the release of the next vintage...FINALLY, it's time...the 2013 TRAIN WRECK! We will begin pouring it this weekend in the Tasting Lounge, but you can order it today. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot. 100% delicious.
2015 Vineyard Tour & BBQ Friday, July 24, 2015 With Tour Specialist, Lynn Wunderlich UCCE Calaveras County Farm Advisor
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2015 04:08 PM
Murphys, CA...The Vineyard Tour is an educational program and is open to the public. Only once a year do we have the opportunity to visit this many of the most interesting vineyards in Calaveras County and to have commentary from UC experts at each stop. Vineyard managers and winemakers working with these sites will discuss the challenges and successes while we sip the proprietary wines. The event concludes with the annual "Growers Barbecue" where we discuss the day’s events over locally grown and prepared food and more Calaveras wines.