In 1870 there were over 100 wineries operating in Calaveras County. Eventually, the mines played out and prohibition put an end to this once thriving industry leaving the majority of the old vineyards unattended for the next 50 years. The current renaissance began in the 70’s, as new vineyards were planted and the old vineyards were brought back into production. “Old Vine” zinfandel is some of the most intense and complex wine found on planet Earth and Calaveras County is home to a handful of vineyards over 100 years old!
A visit will reward you with great wines, friendly tasting rooms and a touch of history at no additional charge. You might even catch one of Dan’l Webster’s relatives and see how far he can jump!