Karmere is a good gateway winery. It has the light, fruity champagnes almond, raspberry and regular. They offer a wide range of Zinfandels and other reds here too. The wines are named after the females members of the family. Could the the place for a wedding or special occasion, beautifully designed for events. Spent quite awhile there, tasting at the counter and barrel-tasting as well.
Tasting room location is in the same parking lot as 10 other wineries tasting rooms - right off Dry Creek Road. Stop at this ONE location and you will be able to taste wines from Amphora, Collier Falls, Dashe, Forth, Philip Staley, Peterson, Lago di Merlo, Kokomo, Mietz and Papapietro. We went in for wine tasting- which was complimentary. Melissa, who helped us out, was so nice! Friendly and enlightened us on the wine. Some nice wines.
Over the past 30 years, Fieldbrook Valley Winery has grown from a garage based operation to an efficient facility with separaate production and storage areas. Although Fieldbrook's equipment is capable of producing greater volumes of wine, Fieldbrook Valley limits production to less than 2000 cases a year. Their goal is to emphasize regional diversity and varietal intensity.
Our wine is from the oldest traditions. The pipes are old, but not as old as wine.
We make our wine the natural way. No additives except water, and no sulfites
added, and certainly we do not take any of the stuff out.
The taste and smell is there. Decanting makes the drinking better and the
tradition is like a warm blanket on a cold day !
Once upon a time, not so long ago, in a valley known more for cattle ranching than vineyards that the story begins.
It was the Winter of 1999 when Frog's Tooth Vineyards began its life as a tadpole with the purchase of 67 acres of land in the Salt Springs Valley of Calaveras County.
It slowly grew through infancy until the Spring of 2003 when it began its transition to adolescence with the planting of approximately 10 acres of premium wine grapes.
In 1998, the Irish family left the Valley in pursuit of their dreams, hoping to find a quaint location where they could raise their children and build a winery. The small town of Vallecito had both, and the historic Batten house became the foundation on which this dream would grow. The Batten farmhouse, built in 1867, offered the family a perfect place to plant their winery. A very pleasurable and fun experience! The Irish family is very hospitable and the wine is among the best in the Murphy’s area.
Beautiful grounds, it does seem like what an American would envision Italy to be like: garden speakers playing American-Italian music abound, fountains, lots of terra cotta planters.This winery was lovely! They have a great patio filled with flowers and a fountain. They also served lunch. The grilled chicken breast sandwich was really tasty, same with their pizzas. Definately a winery to check out if you are in the area.
Many times while pouring wine in the Avio Vineyards & Winery tasting room, Stefano and Lisa are asked how they became winemakers, and how it was that they found themselves in the small town of Sutter Creek, California, all the way from the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. Both Stefano and Lisa worked in Atlanta for a number of years, employed in predominantly sales and marketing positions. They traveled extensively in their careers, and spent a majority of their work-week on an airplane. The couple knew that they wanted to settle down one day, get off of the airplanes, and work for themselves in a business that they both loved and enjoyed. They researched several business opportunities, but nothing spoke to their heart. Until Avio Vineyards & Winery.
IL CUORE (eel-quarry) means "The Heart" in Italian. The name is a tribute to the Italian immigrants who first planted the North Coast of California to vine in the late nineteenth century.