Besides Yosemite National Park, one of the biggest perks of visiting Paradise Springs is the abundance of local wineries and agriculture. We recommend visiting some of these wonderful wineries, they’re right outside our backdoor located on the Madera Wine Trail
When you combine the fertile soils of the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada Foothills with the nearly two centuries of wine making experience of the region’s residents, it’s easy to see why the wines of Madera County fare so well in competitions around the country and beyond.
The Madera Wine Trail hosts events throughout the year, or you can tour the trail on your own, finding wines ranging from full- bodied reds to bright whites and even amazing aperitifs.
Madera Wine Trail
Experience the Fine Wines from the Winemaking Families of Madera. Madera County is one of California’s oldest wine growing regions. Madera County has long been known for producing internationally acclaimed dessert wines. More recently, several small family growers and wineries have been adding world class dry table wines to the selection. Wine lovers are invited to participate in three Wine Trail Weekends a year. Call Madera Vintners Association at 1-800-733-8068 or visit www.maderavintners.com
for more information.
Holiday Spirit Weekend
November 10th & 12 & 13, 2012, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Get into the Holiday Spirit and taste wines from 10 local wineries, enjoy delicious food, local art, live music and gift shopping!
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Westbrook Wine Farm is a vineyard and winery in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of eastern Madera County, California, near Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park. Our mountain vineyards are planted to field blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Gros Verdot and Carmenere. We practice sustainable farming and minimalist winemaking. We make our wine in the traditional Claret style by co-fermenting grapes, rather than by making separate varietal wines and blending them. Our Fait Accompli includes six and our Museum, three of the eight red varieties permitted for use in Bordeaux or Meritage style wines. http://www.westbrookwinefarm.com/
O’Neal’s, California – 559-868-3499
A short distance from Yosemite National Park lies a small, peaceful valley. There is clean air, forest all around, and fields of plump, juicy wine grapes growing among the hills. The Gerken family arrived in Mariposa in 1972, and have been developing their family vineyards ever since. The mountain spring water, clean climate and zesty Sierra Nevada soil provide the perfect setting for the premium wines that Butterfly Creek Winery produces.
Butterfly Creek Winery and Vineyards is set on 200 acres adjoining the Sierra Foothills, yet only 45 minutes driving time from the borders of Yosemite National Park. When visiting the winery plan a picnic lunch next to our own bubbling “Butterfly Creek.”
Visitors may tour the winery from Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment anytime. Aside from our winery tours, we also host weddings, and other events such as car club stopovers. If you’re looking for the ideal location to stop, relax, and breathe the sweet mountain air with the region’s finest wine at your fingertips, look no further than Butterfly Creek Winery.
Butteryfly Creek Winery 4063 Triangle Road, Mariposa, CA 95338 ph. (209) 966-2097 – fax (209) 742-5019 – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Idle Hour Winery is Oakhurst’s first winery. We are located at the Queen’s Inn By The River, a quaint 8-room inn and wine bar on the Fresno River. Our wines are produced in small lots. We use sustainably grown grapes and make the wine gently, using gravity flow and other traditional methods. We produce Viognier, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Touriga Nacional. Visit us at the Queen’s Inn and taste our handcrafted wines.
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Friday through Sunday
Call 559.760.9090 for an Appointment
Call or Email if you wish to schedule a special event
41139 Highway 41
Oakhurst, California 93644
Queen’s Inn Winery
Combining fine wine and fine art is a perfect blend. Casto Oaks Fine Wine & Art, located in historic Mariposa in the Sierra Foothills near Yosemite, offers you this award winning pairing. Savor both Mount Bullion Vineyard’s hearty Zinfandel and Casto Oaks’ smooth Cabernet while acquiring dazzling fine art created by local artists. Mount Bullion Vineyard, is located at 6947 Highway 49 North in Mariposa where grapes are grown, fermented, barreled and aged, bottled and cellared. A visit to the winery can be accommodated by appointment only. For your convenience call 209-377-8450 for an appointment other than scheduled hours.
Casto Oaks Fine Wine & Art /5022 Highway 140/Mariposa CA 95338
Tasting Room & Gallery /209-742-2000
Summer Hours: Wednesday – Monday – noon – 8 pm
Winter Hours: Thursday – Monday – noon – 6 pm
Founded in 2003, (originally as Mariposa Wine Company) Cru Wine Company is a portfolio of handcrafted artisan style wines that embrace the incredible diversity of California’s premium viticultural areas. The Cru, Carmichael and Yosemite View brands each feature only the varietals that thrive in their respective regions; each label with its own unique character and focus.
Stop by their exquisite tasting room and winery to sample our portfolio of distinctive brands including Cru, Carmichael and Yosemite View wines. Conveniently located in Madera, California just off of Highway 99 our facility is open days Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are Dog friendly (leash please) and have plenty of room for your RV or Tour Bus!