Twisted Oak Winery

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Appellation: Calaveras County
Location: 4280 Red Hill Road
Vallecito, California 95247
Phone: (209)736-9080
Winemaker: Scott Klann
Tasting Room: Medium
Days/Hours: Winery Daily/Murphys Th - Sun, 10:30 to 5:30
Parking: Downtown Murphy Parking, Large at winery
Picnic Facilities: Picnic tables available at both locations
Red Wines: Red wine blend, Syrah, Tempranillo, Grenache, %#&, @! – Red Rhone Blend, Petite Sirah, Red wine blend, Port
White Wines: Albariño, Verdelho, Rosado – Rose, Viognier, %@#$! – White Rhone blend
Production: N/A


The Winery

The downtown Murphys tasting room for the Twisted Oak Winery is located in the former home of Dr. Albert Michelson, the first American to earn a Nobel Prize (1907). The tasting room is surrounded by the beautifully maintained heritage gardens. There is a second tasting room located at the winery, with a tasting bar built on old wine barrels. The winery has a lovely picnic area that offers incredible views of the vineyards and surrounding foothills. This is a winery that is all about fun, and has a great sense of humor that is hard to describe. But it is this great irreverent humor, along with a portfolio of incredible wines, which ensures a vintage sell-out each year.

The Vineyards

The estate includes 10-acres of Tempranillo, Grenache & Graciano not far from the 350 year old Blue Oak that is used on their logo. Grapes are purchased from several local Calaveras County vineyards as well.

The Wines

The winery is built to allow the use of gravity flow techniques throughout the process, ending in 4200 sq ft wine storage cave. The philosophy toward wine making is to use as little intervention as possible. The wines are aged in small French, Hungarian and American oak barrels. The house specialties are Spanish and Rhone varietals. Their Tempranillo has been a particular star for the winery.

The Winemaker

Scott Klann from Newsome-Harlow is the winemaker at Twisted Oak. He previously worked as the winemaker for many of the local wineries including Chatom and Stevenot.  

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