There is something about wine that draws people together. Who doesn’t enjoy discussing wine’s distinguishing qualities – the color, body, bouquet, taste, name, and vintage? No matter how much knowledge you absorb, there will always be something new to experience as changes occur in the winemaking industry. Book your stay at historic Dunbar House and experience a luxurious wine tasting getaway. To get you started, here is your guide to wineries in Murphys, California. 

Hatcher Winery

The tasting room has the feel of an old-world cellar. Being located in the basement of a historic building works well for them. Their wines cover a broad spectrum of tastes. The aromas of the red and white wines are as excellent as are the rich textures. The flavor of the French oak barrels lingers as you enjoy their wine. This winery is a popular stop for wine lovers in the Sierra foothills. Why not put yourself in that group?

Valdu Vino Winery

You’ll find the wine tasting room inviting. Enhancing your enjoyment is the ambiance. And you might enjoy their display of art and jewelry. 

Milliaire Winery

This is the oldest family-owned winery in Murphys. The ramshackle feeling of the refurbished auto garage that calls this tasting room home adds interest to a visit. Carve out time to enjoy their distinct Zinfandels and other tasty wines as you view their picturesque Creekside Patio. 

Blue plum grapes growing on a vine

Vina Moda Winery

Truly a great experience. This refurbished rustic old brick barn from the 1850s provides plenty of character. You’ll love it and also the wines. Could you call it a sensual experience in a glass? That’s possible. As your palette experiences smooth, well-structured wines, it may be hard to pick a favorite.

Tanner Vineyards Winery and Tasting Room

This is the home of award-winning estate-grown wines. You’ll be impressed with the selection of red wine. Like Vina Moda, this is another situation where you may not be able to find one you don’t like. What an excellent problem to have.

Restless Frog

Restless Frog: Interesting wines produced from known varietal grapes and some rare or uncommon varietals. Your time at this tasting room may be a time for experimentation. Expect something distinctive. 

Hovey Winery

Hovey Winery: Anticipate a pleasing experience at their tasting room or on their sunny porch sipping some fantastic wine. Sitting in the shade on their lawn makes for a serene setting for you to enjoy your day.

Black Sheep Winery

Situated in an old farmhouse, this charming dwelling invites you to investigate. A wider variety of red and white waiting for you to try. Include their Zinfandel and their Cabernet Franc.

Several people raising their wine glasses in cheers

Ironstone Vineyards

You are probably aware of many of their brand wines – Obsession Wines, Leaping Horse Vineyards, Stone Valley, and others. What would it require to be the 17th largest winery in cases sold in the US? People like the product. At their tasting room, they offer a limited amount of small-batch reserve wines. With a focus on demonstrating varietal character, it’s worth the experience.

Stevenot Winery

The story begins with converting an old hay barn on the old Shaw Ranch. You’ll be impressed with the large granite bar with bar stools. Each wine has a unique character and is delicious. Big, bold flavors with ideal balance. You’ll be happy you stopped in.

Newsome Harlow Wines

Tasting is by appointment. The goal is to produce wine that tailors to the preferences of those that consume it. There is a lot of heart that goes into these wines. These wines go fast and sell out soon after their release. You will no doubt like what you get.

Villa Vallecito Vineyards

Relax in Old World Mexican décor as you get absorbed with the spectacular views. Sipping on their delicious red or white wines will only enhance the experience.

Twisted Oak

Sitting in the tasting room, surrounded by beautifully maintained traditional gardens, will be a pleasure. If you prefer the picnic area, it affords you a fantastic view of the vineyards and foothills. Great wines, great atmosphere; a charming place to visit.

Chatom Vineyards

Look for a wood frame style building for this tasting room. Surrounded by a Mediterranean style courtyard and picnic area makes for a serene occasion. All the wines are produced from estate grown grapes. Tasting samples of 20 varietals, both red and white, will convince you that you made an excellent choice to come here.

Frog’s Tooth Winery

No old building with this tasting room. The décor is a modern style. You’ll feel comfortable with the rich woods and enjoy the natural light. As a heads up, they specialize in the Rhone varietals Petite Sirah, Viognier, and Grenache. 

Four Winds Cellars

Their wines are unique. You will have to try them. You can expect wines that are consistently high quality and flavorful. 

Wine glass with red wine against a backdrop of a vineyard

Aloria Vineyards

A cozy and friendly tasting room offering exceptional wine. Your stop here will be well rewarded.

La Folia Winery

One of the best wineries in the Murphys. You will enjoy the wine-makers bubbly personality. But you’ll like the wine more. If you want hats, this is an added attraction.

Lavender Ridge Vineyard

Do you like Rhone wine? This vineyard specializes in handcrafted Rhone virtual wines. And while you sip on your wine, you will enjoy the finest artesian cheeses. If you like lavender, this is the place for you. It possesses 500 lavender plants. You may want to pick up a few products along with your wines.

Domaine Becquet Winery

If you feel like you’re at a French hunting estate at Domaine Becquet, that’s not an accident. You’ll find excellent wines here. They produce a lighter, more elegant style of wine. If you want to pick up some olive oil or honey while you’re here, that’s also available.Stopping in for a taste of their wine is well worthwhile.

Whether you’re here with your partner or a group, tasting wine with friends is a beautiful experience, and it will certainly add joy to your excursion. Embrace it.

During your visit to Murphys, book your stay at Dunbar House. We are conveniently located in downtown Murphys near many of the local wineries.

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