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Watts Winery

The Watts family has been growing grapes for four generations. Watts vineyards enjoy a unique microclimate near the Mokelumne River. After years of providing grapes to the best-known wineries in California, Watts Winery decided to make their own wine a 1999 Old Vine Zinfandel.
Today, we offer many different varietals of award-winning wine.

Dancing Coyote Wines

Legend has it, each year at the beginning of the growing season, a band of coyotes from the nearby foothills, sneak into our vineyards, and for no apparent reason other than treachery, chew on our irrigation lines with wild abandon. Following these scandalous acts, they have been known on occasion to join paws and dance around, howling at the moon in celebration.

Franzia Wines

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Franzia wines are fresh, delicious and made with a heartfelt commitment. Franzia is a wine first created by the hard work of the Franzia family during the first half of the 1900s. Today, our wines are enjoyed by people in countries all over the globe.

Almaden Vineyards

Almaden's rich history spans nearly 16 decades. In 1852, founder Etienne Theé planted California's first vineyards with vines from his home in France, naming it Almaden Vineyards after a local mine in the Los Gatos area. We are proud to say that California's winemaking began here, and since then, we've become one of the leading winemakers in the country.

Silt Wine Company

vineyard view of grape vines

The Team at Silt Wine Company Shannon Ogilvie, Phil Ogilivr and Tom Merwin are proud to represent what Clarksburg AVA has to offer to winelovers. This boutigue winery has taken on the name for the rich "silt" soil that is found in the Clarksburg AVA. Silt Wine Company you can experience in you glass a little of what has kept the families at Silt to have roots reaching back generations. Clarksburg AVA offers some of the finest winegrapes produced in California and the folks at Silt are proud to share with you the fruits of their labor. Just outside of Sacramento you can enjoy in every bottle a combination of passion of the Clarksburg farmer and the gift that the rich Delta Soils bring to your glass. *

Hours:

Thur     11:00am to 5:00pm
Fri        11:00am to 5:00pm
Sat       11:00am to 5:00pm
Sun      11:00am to 5:00pm

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Idle Hour Winery Oakhurst

Idle Hour Winery logo

A hobby gone wild! That is how Idle Hour Winery, formerly Panoche Valley Vineyards, got its start. Winemaker Anna Marie dos Remedios began making wine as a hobby to relieve the stress of her day job as a newspaper journalist/business owner.  Anna Marie is focused on small lot, single-vineyard designated wines from some of California's best wine-growing regions. Anna Marie learned traditional winemaking methods from mentor and renowned Pinot Noir producer Josh Jensen at Calera Wine Company. At Idle Hour Winery the focus is on these traditional methods: native yeast fermentation, gravity flow racking and the use of neutral French Oak; all very gentle in nature, applying these to all the varieties Anna Marie ferments. While you will find all of the wines at Idle Hour Winery delightful, be sure to try the Reserve Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc and the Tannat Idle Hour Winery is located in Oakhurst, CA the gateway to Yosemite Park. Idle Hour was include in a short video we did featuring several Central Valley wineries you can view HERE *

Hours:

Mon-    11:00AM-6:00PM
Tues-   11:00AM-6:00PM
Weds-   11:00AM-6:00PM
Thurs-  11:00AM-6:00PM
Fri -      11:00AM-6:00PM
Sat -     11:00AM-6:00PM
Sun -    11:00AM-6:00PM

Cacciatore Fine Wines & Olive Oil

Early in 1970, Vincenzo visited California. He was so impressed by the potential of the land that he wanted to start his first table grapes vineyards.
During the nineties when Sam, his son, started getting involved in the family business, Vincenzo realized his dream was not yet complete. So, he began planting wine grape vineyards with the goal of founding his own winery in 1999. Still the dream was not complete as expressed by the winery name: Cacciatore Fine Wines & Olive Oil Corporation.
At present, the Cacciatore Family farms more than 2,200 acres of prime agricultural land consisting of table grapes, wine grapes, olive trees and an exclusive nursery of premium grape varieties and rootstocks.

Wooden Valley Winery

For three generations, family-owned Wooden Valley Winery has been producing award-winning wines from the Suisun Valley appellation, a pristine winegrowing region nestled between two coastal mountain ranges southeast of Napa Valley.

Yribarren Family Vineyards

Yribarren Family Vineyards logo

The Yribarren family produces pocket-friendly and enjoyable wines. Yribarren Family Vineyards produces several very palate-pleasing wines that include: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Malbec (2015 took a Gold at SF wine) and San Joaquin River Syrah and a few more. All the wines are easy on the pocketbook and very enjoyable. Their tasting venue varies at this time so best to call for an appointment. Ask for Wendy at Yribarren Family Vineyards and tell both her and her husband Jeff that the folks at California Corks send their greetings.~

Hours:

Call for an appointment.  Yribarren Family Vineyards is a working farm, as well as a winery, so hours can vary.

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