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.
Murphys, CA...“Returning for 2015 is our Summer Patio Party series! Join us on our Creekside patio and enjoy a French-themed menu prepared by Lila & Sage paired with our delicious wines. The first one is July 11th at 6:00pm to celebrate Bastille Day. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now by calling (209) 728-1658. See the flyer below for more details!”
Wines of the World, July 9th at the Historic Murphys Hotel, 5:30pm
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/06/2015 11:47 AM
Murphys, CA...If you are a white wine lover than this is the class for you! Steve Collum will source Pinot Gris’ from around the world, and not just Europe but Oregon and British Columbia too. We will compliment these wines with tempura green beans, gruyere cheese and ancho-chilli marinated shrimp.
The Doobie Brothers & An Upgraded Ironstone Amphitheater Rocked Murphys!
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/15/2015 09:59 AM
Murphys, CA...The 2015 Ironstone Concert Series kicked off on Saturday night with great performances from The Doobie Brothers, the Robert Cray Band, Los Lobos & Pat Simmons Jr. The expanded stage, daylight viewable LED screens,new stage roof, give them ability to make productions bigger and have more space for the bands. These improvements also make for a better audience experience which sets the bar high as Ironstone has always rated high as one of the best Amphitheaters in the US. Next up will be their huge 4th of July concert & fireworks show.
Murphys, CA...The en plein air oil paintings and pastels of the Calaveras Outdoor Painting Society (COPS) will be featured the month of July at Hovey Winery Tasting Room, 350 A Main St., Murphys. A duo of talented local artists – Sunny Sorensen and Judie Cain– will fill the tasting room walls with their original art, all created on location in Calaveras County and beyond. An artist’s reception will be held in their honor from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July12. Complimentary appetizers will be served and wine will be available by the glass or bottle.
Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents Grisman, Leslie, Hargreaves, and Smith
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/10/2015 02:03 PM
Vallecito, CA...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the second concert of our 2015 Twisted Folk Concert Series – featuring Grisman, Leslie, Hargreaves, and Smith! “All four of these talented ‘gents’ have played Twisted Oak before in other bands, so I’m really excited to hear what this new combination can do,” said winery co-owner Jeff Stai. “Sam Grisman and Dom Leslie played here in 2013 as members of the Deadly Gentlemen, and Alex Hargreaves and Nat Smith visited us in 2014 along with Sarah Jarosz. With the rave reviews we received for both shows, I’m sure you won’t want to miss this one.”