Copperopolis Hosting 31st Annual ‘First Taste of the Year’ Wine Festival

Copperopolis, CA…Copperopolis Town Square will host the 31st Annual “First Taste of the Year” wine festival on Saturday, Jan. 14 from noon to 5 p.m. More than 35 wineries from across the Sierra Foothills will participate, representing the best of Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne counties. Live jazz from the Gypsy Trio and Bob Eisenman Band will complement artisan foods and appetizers, including gourmet wood fired pizza, burgers, cheeses, French bread and treats. A wide selection of custom crafts, artwork, clothes, gifts, wines, foods and souvenirs will also be available from local merchants. Activities and games for kids are also part of the planned festivities, including a visit from Captain Encouragement who will lead Super Hero training sessions.


Advance tickets are $15 ($20 at the door) and include a souvenir wine glass, 10 taste tickets, one raffle ticket and one tour ticket (must be 21 or over to purchase). Kids and adults not participating in wine tasting are Free. All proceeds benefit Historic Copperopolis via the Copperopolis Community Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the buildings, historic artifacts and history of Copperopolis.

“In addition to the wine, music and food, all guests will be treated to an amazing tour of Historic Copperopolis via a free shuttle,” says Kim Hamilton, Director of Marketing for Castle & Cooke California, Inc. “The 20-minute tour will visit historic sites including the Armory, Cannon, Old Church and Copper Mine, and feature an exciting encounter with Black Bart, the most notorious train robber of his day.”

To order tickets:

For more information, please contact Hamilton ( / 209.785.9700). Additional details are available at

Copperopolis is situated in the rolling foothills of the Central Sierra on Highway 4 in Calaveras County, two hours from the Bay Area and 1.5 hours from Sacramento. The area offers visitors a wide variety of amenities and activities including golf, tennis and dining at the acclaimed Saddle Creek Golf Resort ( with accommodations for guests in luxurious Lodge Bungalows conveniently located within a few paces of the golf course. To inquire about availability, please call 209.785.7415.

Home sites are available on and off the golf course, as well as new custom homes and resale homes. Visit our sales center located at the Resort for more information about what is currently available. The lofts above Copperopolis Town Square are just steps from restaurants, shops and bars. A 2,000 sq. ft., two-bed, two-bath unit with elevator access is currently available for $299,000.

Dramatic vistas of the Sierra Nevada and countless winter and summer recreational opportunities make Copperopolis an ideal location for vacationers, families and retirees. For more information about real estate ownership opportunities, please call the onsite Sales Office at 209.785.5600 or email