The Wine Asylum, the leading Internet destination devoted to the enjoyment of wine.
Message Sort: Post Order or Asylum Reverse Threaded
Murphys, CA wine tasting...
|Posted on September 5, 2016 at 19:15:44|
Location: SF Bay Area
Joined: April 22, 2003
Since: December 28, 2003
...Murphys is in Calaveras County in the Gold Country about 2.5 hours northeast of Oakland.
Ironstone Winery there has a large outdoor amphitheater with summer concerts.
There are nearly 30 wine tasting rooms on the 5 block long Main St. plus a few more on the hiway into town.
The tasting rooms charge between $5 and $10 for a tasting and each one I list below had a good enough bottle of red for me to buy to waive the fee.
The best wines varied from grenache, barbera, syrah, mouvedre, zinfandel, rose and cab to a few blends.
The best wines are pretty good but not great and not that expensive. It's a fun area to taste, particularly if you can work in a concert.