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All Day (Canceled Due to COVID) The CWA's 28th Annual "Calaveras Grape Stomp" at Murphys Community Park!
Murphys, CA...(The 2021 Grape Stomp Canceled Due to COVID) A look back at 2019 to get you ready for 2022!!




































Attendees can join the event for free and enjoy wine, food, beer, and merchandise booths, along with entertainment throughout the day. Watch for an email with registration details as well as complete details about the silent & live auctions, Gold Rush Street Faire, and the Grape Stomp "T-Shirt Design Contest".

Source = Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (Photos & Video from ThePineTree.net Archives)
All Day The 46th Annual Lumberjack Day is October 2nd, 2021!
West Point, CA...Come and celebrate the rich logging heritage of West Point with the 46th annual Lumberjack Days. Prepare for a full day of fun, from a logging show, to vendors, and a parade, there’s something for the whole family! Before the parade, make sure to stop by the car and motorcycle show starting at 9:00AM for raffles, hot dogs, and a DJ. Parking lots are on Hwy 26, across from Ace, behind Dollar General, the fee is $5.00 and benefits Calaveras FFA. Handicap parking is accessible in the from 9:30 to 10:00 in front of Blue Mt. Coalition for Youth and Families Center. A courtesy shuttle from parking lots to Pure Joy on Pine St will run all day.


7:30 am Lumberjack Breakfast
Lumberjack Day Breakfast at the American Legion Auxiliary Hall across from the Red Church.

8:30 am Soap Box Derby
Soap Box Derby on Main Street. Course begins by the Pizza Parlor.

9:00 am Car and Motorcycle Show
Car and Motorcycle show on Main Street.

9:00 am Booths Open
All Booths are open including the Covenant Church Ladies Missionary Pie Booth.

9:30 am - Lumberjack King and Queen Announcement
Lumberjack Day Queen and King announced at the Judges stand.

10:30 am King and Queen Announcement
Announce the King and Queen of Lumberjack day at the Judges stage in front of Blue Mountain Theater, Main St.

11:00 am 46th Annual CHSA, Lumberjack Day Parade
Parade commences, a Calif State Horseman's Assn. sanctioned event. Parade begins at the top of Main street and Hwy 26 continues down main and turns left on Pine St back to Hwy 26.

12:00 noon Childrens' Area Opens
(Opening time approximate - after the parade) The Children's area on Main street opens with a full day of bounce house, slide, rock climbing wall, and face painters. Admission is a wristband of $5.00.

12:00 noon Petting Zoo, Quilt Show, and other attractions open
(Opening time approximate - after the parade) Petting Zoo, Quilt Show and all Lumberjack Day activities open.

12:00 noon Live Music by Triple Threat
Live Music by Triple Threat, at the Community Garden Stage in the shade .

1:00 pm Logging Show
The Logging show begins in the festival area. Signups are taken all morning. You may enter that day please provide your own safety equipment, goggles, gloves, etc. Overall there are more than $5000 in cash prizes awarded in 16 different categories.

1:00 pm Horseshoe Tournament
Horseshoe Tournament - over on the West side of the fire house heading towards cemetery lane. Everyone is welcome to participate.

2:00 pm Parade Award Ceremony
Awards Ceremony for all parade entries takes place at the BMCYF Community Garden Stage.

3:00 pm Raffle Award Winners Announced
Raffle Winners Announced from the Logging Show and Lions Club.

5:00 pm the 46th Lumberjack Day is officially closed.
Official end of Lumberjack Day, The logging show may still be finishing up a few competitions.

Covid Response
All COVID recommendations will be followed.

Event Transportation
Blue Mountain Transit shuttle will travel all day between the Parking lot near Dollar General down to Main and Pine St. in front of Pure Joy.
All Day Make Sure Stevenot Winery & Tasting Room is on Your Visit Itinerary
Vallecito & Murphys, CA...Come Enjoy our Patio or Lawn while enjoying wine!! Stevenot Winery is open from Wednesday - Sunday, 11am to 4pm in Vallecito. On Weekends you can drop by the Stevenot Tasting Room on Main Street in Murphys as well.


2849 BATTEN ROAD, VALLECITO, CA 95251 WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY- 11 TO 4 CHARCUTERIE TRAYS AVAILABLE RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED AT WWW.STEVENOTWINERY.COM

458#3 MAIN STREET MURPHYS, CA 95247 FRIDAY -SUNDAY - 11 TO 4 WALK IN ONLY
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About Stevenot Winery
Wine, gold, history, and heritage are all parts of the rich and colorful tradition that is Stevenot Winery. Located in downtown Murphys and in Vallecito, in the heart of the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County, Stevenot’s beginnings hark back long before their first release of wine in 1978.

The first Stevenots came to the area during the great Gold Rush of the mid 1800’s. During that time vineyards began cropping up throughout the region as miners from France, Germany, and Italy were creating a demand for wine on an unprecedented scale. At one time the Sierra Foothills rivaled the areas of Napa and Sonoma combined in vineyard acreage with over 100 wineries established.

Although the industry eventually declined with the advent of prohibition, it wasn’t long before Barden Stevenot, a fifth generation member of the Stevenot family in Calaveras County, took up where his family had left off and established the winery in the late 1970’s. Recognized as one of the pioneers of the rebirth of wine production in the Sierra Foothills, Stevenot Winery quickly secured its reputation for producing world class wines and for their innovative and award winning style.

Stevenot also looks back at Calaveras County history. The Tasting Room in downtown Murphys was part of the Rufe and Keilber Meat Market, built in 1893. Behind the Tasting Room is the Matterson house, built in the 1860’s, which was damaged, but not destroyed, by the 1893 explosion of the nearby Manuel and Garland Store warehouse. Much of the center of town was destroyed by this accident caused when a clerk left a candle burning in the warehouse which ignited some black powder stored nearby.

New Generation
At about the same time Barden Stevenot was establishing his winery, the Oliveto family was establishing a distribution business in Jackson, which is now headed by brothers Jon and David Oliveto. Born and raised in Jackson, Jon and David began working at very early ages with their father Ross Oliveto’s milk distributing business which opened in the late 1960’s. In 1979 the milk distribution company was sold and the Oliveto family went into the beer and soft drink distribution business serving Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne counties. In the early 1980’s a wine division was added. The Oliveto family began distributing Stevenot wines in the early 1980’s, when White Zinfandel was their best seller. Oliveto Distributing was honored with the Miller Masters award in the early 1990’s, placing them in the top seven distributors in the United States. They were also awarded the High Life Achievement by Miller Brewing Company in 2002 and 2003, given to the top 40 distributors out of a roster of 450 companies.


Oliveto Family - Stevenot Winery Owners
Left to Right: David, Lorraine, Elizabeth, Ross, & Jon.

On February 10, 2010 Oliveto Distributing, Inc. became the proud new owner of Stevenot Wines and now operates the Stevenot Tasting Rooms on Murphys’ Main Street,and at the winery in Vallecito. Jon and David Oliveto are now owners of the well-respected and long-standing distribution company based out of Vallecito.

Into the twenty first century
Recently the Stevenot presence has expanded beyond the Tasting Room on Main Street to the winery in Vallecito. The winery is on property developed by John Batten in 1852. In addition to a facility that allows for local crush and bottling, the vineyards grow Barbera, Chenin Blanc, Malvasia Bianca, and Merlot grapes which provides the opportunity to produce Estate Bottled wines. As you pass through the decorative iron gates in the dry stone wall, past the pond, the heritage oaks, and landscaped meadow, your eye is immediately drawn to the Batten House. The Olivetos have put a great deal of thought and effort into the rehabilitation of this mid nineteenth century landmark. There are ample shaded outdoor areas to enjoy a glass, or two, of Stevenot wine.

Management of the Stevenot label is a family affair. Jon Oliveto is President of Oliveto Distributing. Jon lives in Murphys and is Production Manager and Vineyard Manager. He works closely with winemaker Nancy Steele in the making of each year’s vintage. David Oliveto is Vice President, Operations Manager, and Office Manager. David’s wife Lorraine is Tasting Room Manager and Head Groundskeeper. David and Lorraine live in Murphys. The next generation of Olivetos all live in Murphys as well. Sisters Brooke and Elizabeth have been involved in the business for years. Brooke Peterson is married to Robert Peterson who is a Company Officer and Sales Director. Brooke is currently on sabbatical to raise Cashton, who anchors the third generation. He was seen in the vineyards before his first birthday. Elizabeth is Wine Club Director. Working closely with her father and uncle, Elizabeth is perfectly placed to learn more about the wine making business.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to continue the tradition of Barden Stevenot,” said David. “Stevenot has always been a quality wine and well respected in the community.” “It’s all about quality,” adds Jon. “We have been in the distribution business our whole lives, and will continue to focus on wine making.”

With close to 50 years in the industry serving the region, the Oliveto family knows the business and the community well.



This event repeats weekly every Sunday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday until 10/27/2021
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Rita Hosking Trio at the Sutter Creek Theatre
Doors at 6:00, open seating, beer and wine available. $19 advance / $22 day of show.

Rita has just released her latest album “Live From Lockdown.”

Rita Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, dishes, rivers, black holes and hope. An award-winning and prolific songwriter characterized as “here and now” by The Observer, her stories, songs and soul-stirring, country-folk voice are partnered with longtime collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Sean Feder on dobro, banjo and guitar. Together, they deliver what Acoustic Magazine calls “timeless, unhurried elegance.”
Rita’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised with capturing the audience. “This California girl comes by her mountain music sensibility with true authenticity, with original songs deeply rooted in her family’s frontier experience,” (Dan Ruby, FestivalPreview.com) and her fans call her “the real deal.” A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, Rita grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice.
The music she produces today is an amalgamation of her university studies, teaching experience, motherhood, and the humanity that has moved her since her childhood in the hard-hitting mountains of Northeastern California. “She burns with a controlled intensity” (Lonesome Highway.)

Sean Feder plays dobro, banjo, various guitars, percussion, and sings with Rita as her primary accompanist. His three decades of music performance have been eclectic with a strong penchant towards everything rooted in rhythm. His music career includes collaborative performance and recording projects with several notable rhythmic and melodic masters, such as Arthur Hull (Village Music Circles), Hershel Yatovitz (of Chris Isaak), and Joe Craven. Sean ably serves the groove and melody in order to reveal and kindle the spirit of the music.

The award-winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sound. Voted Best Indie Theatre multiple times (KCRA A-List).

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