Did you know that there are more than two dozen wineries in the Murphys, CA, area? Be sure to check in with us every month, as we feature a different local winery. This month, we are highlighting Val du Vino as our Winery of the Month. During your visit to Murphys, CA, you’ll want to check out this fantastic winery tucked away behind majestic oak trees. Keep reading to learn why! Don’t forget to access our free Sierra Foothills Vacation Guide. This local resource is packed with our favorite winery, restaurant, and activity recommendations.
All About the Val du Vino Winery
The Val du Vino Winery is a hidden gem at the end of Main Street in Murphys, CA. They use grapes for all their wine from Murphys’ local wineries, including their own, and produce small batches of each wine. This technique ensures an exceptional wine tasting experience every time. As you can see, it’s obvious why we picked Val du Vino as our Winery of the Month!
The Top-Notch Wines
This winery produces a diverse collection of local wines that you won’t find at others in the area. Val du Vino’s unique lineup includes a Viognier, Grenache, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Sirah. Be sure to check out their website for their current selection. We highly recommend the Sirah, as its grapes come from Val du Vino’s very own El Portal Vineyard and yield luscious flavors of fresh blackberries, cherries, and allspice. Yum!
The Stunning Property
As Main Street’s only working winery, Val du Vino sits on four acres of beautiful land. Their tasting room is in a historic barn that dates back to the early 1920s. It has been utilized as a winery for 30 years now. The tasting room is open seven days a week so that you can enjoy a wine tasting anytime! Be sure to ask about their tour opportunities so you can soak in all that the fabulous property has to offer.
Exciting Events at Val du Vino Winery
Throughout the year, Val du Vino hosts an impressive array of events. Events include delicious 5-course dinner/wine pairings, live music, holiday soirees, and community open houses. The winery also participates in the Presidents’ Wine Weekend (each February). This is an opportunity for wine lovers to purchase a $25 wine glass, take it to participating wineries, and enjoy flights of award-winning wines of different varietals.
Val du Vino also serves as a private event space for your special day. They offer packages for weddings and other occasions (holidays, birthdays, showers, corporate events, etc.) that include divine wine samples and delectable foods. Your guests can dance, drink, and dine in the gorgeous barn or outside on the lawn.
End Your Day at Serene Courtwood Inn
After you explore one of the finest wineries in Calaveras County, take a quick, 5-minute ride back to our luxurious bed and breakfast. The Courtwood Inn’s Cedar log lodge sits on a hilltop about 2,500 feet high. This means you can experience breathtaking views of rolling foothills, towering pine trees, and the famous San Joaquin Valley.
Unwind after your day of wine tasting in Murphys in one of our elegant tennis-themed rooms.
Each room includes a private patio, deck, or balcony for ultimate relaxation. Or, indulge in some additional wine tasting during our complimentary happy hour! Every day, we serve up local wines and pair them with artisanal cheeses, crackers, and freshly-cut fruit. Be sure to take a look at at all of our accommodations and book your stay with us!