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Murphys, CA wine tasting...

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Posted on September 5, 2016 at 19:15:44
mkuller
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...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.

Broll Mountain
Hatcher
Locke
Millaire
Newsome-Harlow
Renner
Tanner
Villa Vallecitos
Vina Moda

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.

 

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