Motherlode Wineries and Breweries

The Mother Lode area is full of fun activities for adults and kids alike.  After a day of exploring the lakes, forests and trails in the area you may wish to try out the local wine and beer selections.  The Murphys area has a growing wine industry with some very good wine selections.  If you want to try many wineries samples simply head down to downtown Murphys as there are many tasting rooms on the main street.  Some of our favorite labels are Stevenot and Millaire but make sure to check out Ironstone and stop by the Brice Station tasting room on your way up the hill.

For beer lovers you should check out the many varieties of brew at the Snowshoe Brewing Company in Arnold.  Beer is brewed on-site and can be purchased right from the brewery or from the local Big Trees market.  Be sure to ask for seasonal and special brews which can only be had on-tap in the restaurant/bar.  Specialty beers can also be taken home in gallon growlers which are sold at the bar.
If you don't feel like driving too far there is a great selection of local wines in the wine aisle at Big Trees market in Arnold.  Most wineries are well stocked in the market and you can find a good selection of what is sold at the winery.  If you want to sample new blends and upcoming products head directly to Murphys or the winery itself for greater selection.