When you think of wine, Napa Valley might come to mind, but have you considered Calaveras County as your next wine hot spot? This scenic mountain region has an array of award winning wineries and far less crowds than its wine counterpart. If you’re looking for a serene vacation experience for the wine enthusiast in you, how about staying at Mountain Retreat Resort and trying these top five wineries around Calaveras County:
Brice Station Winery
This small family owned winery is worth a stop. At 3,300 feet Brice Station is one of the highest vineyards in California which has a unique effect on the fruit they use for their wine and also adds to the scenic ambiance. From the wineries wide selection of full bodied reds, whites and dessert wines, concerts and Shakespearean plays during the summer time, this winery will become a fast favorite.
Four Winds Cellars
Wine enthusiasts love the homey feel to Four Winds Cellars. The winery only produces 1750 cases of small lot bottlings each year, priding themselves on making wines for the ultimate wine lover. Their smooth, elegant flavors will be ones you’ll want to stock up on!
Val du Vino
This historical winery has been around for over 30 years but its grounds date back to the 1920’s. Revel in the wineries wonderful rustic appeal. They pride themselves on traditional methods of hands-on wine making and select a diversity of high quality grapes to ensure unique flavors that have patrons coming back for more each year.
A winery with a sense of humor. Although they’re serious about wine making they’re also about having fun once the wine is poured. The fun-loving atmosphere of this winery will surely warm your heart. If you’re looking for a different take on the tasting room experience, relax and enjoy yourself at the Twisted Oak!
This family owned winery has so much to offer. From its rich history to the wide selection of wines, this winery also offers a heritage museum as a tribute to the gold rush, stunning gardens, and an expansive amphitheater that hosts summer concerts and so much more. This state of the art winery sits on fourteen acres of the Spectacular Lakeside Gardens, which is perfect for a brisk stroll with wine glass in hand.
Are you ready to explore the hills of Calaveras County in search of wine and relaxation? Stay at Mountain Retreat Resort to get the best of both worlds. Simply book online or call a vacation specialist at (866) 325-6295.