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Sierra Foothills

Beautiful scenery pairs well with a glass of wine. Famous attractions like Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe offer breathtaking examples of our state’s natural abundance, while just a short drive away, local vineyards in the Sierra Foothills serve up wines of abundant flavor and variety. The epicenter of the California Gold Rush, this area attracted thousands of immigrants who sought fortune in the mines—and left their vines in the soil. Ghost towns still dot the area, serving as reminders of the Wild West.

Sierra Foothills wineries

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Events in Sierra Foothills

Calaveras Virtual Grape Stomp: Backyard Edition

Sunday, September 27

Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, Murphys

Celebrating 27th Annual Calaveras County Grape Stomp. You won't want to miss this opportunity to stomp in the First of Its Kind "Virtual Grape Stomp"!

Cost: $120 per team of two

Address & Location:
Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 202 Main Street, Murphys, CA

Phone: (707) 681-5120

Email: sandra@calaveraswines.org

Website: www.calaveraswines.org

Details: The Oldest & Largest California Grape Stomp must go on during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 400 Stomp Teams will compete using Zoom Online Event Services. The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) has hosted the annual Grape Stomp Competition & Harvest Celebration for 26 years. This annual competition and fundraising event has become a tradition for many who meetup for a reunion weekend in Calaveras Wine Country. After careful consideration of current social distancing laws around large-scale events, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance team has decided to host the first of its kind, “Virtual Grape Stomp: Backyard Edition” is set to take place on Sunday, September 27th. Teams of two register online through the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance website for a “Grape Stomp Kit” that includes a stomp barrel, 25 pounds of grapes, juice measuring devices and stomp instructions. Teams will select a time to pickup Stomp Kits at the CWA Wine Info Center in Murphys, CA.