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  • Carvalho Family Winery
    Cuisine Type: Winery Established: 2004 Reservations: Optional Handicap Accessible: Yes Parking: Parking lot Most popular offering: Wines and a rustic event venue Kid-friendly: Yes Alcohol: Wine only Outdoor Seating: Yes The Carvalho family's history in the winemaking industry began in the vineyards of Portugal more than 100 years ago, right after drinking wine for pleasure was invented. Although the family has since immigrated to the rolling fields of Clarksburg Wine Country, the new generation of Carvalhos still hand-crafts small batches of wine with the same dedication as their ancestors. They source their grapes from local vineyards in the surrounding area to concoct a variety of California wines, including their crisp sauvignon blanc, creamy chardonnay, smooth pinot noir, and five-barrel tawny port, which can all be sipped in their quaintly appointed tasting room. In addition to tastings, the room hosts regular events including tastings, art openings, and live music. The family further proves that they know how to entertain in their charming Old Sugar Mill event space, which hosts weddings and special occasions of all kinds beneath it's cathedral ceilings. John Carvalho renovated the space, but preserved its Old World?style brick walls and rustic doors.
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    35265 Willow Ave.
    Clarksburg, CA US
  • R. Merlo Estate Vineyards
    After visiting the vineyard that his great-grandfather planted in northern Italy, Ray Merlo and his wife, Robin, founded their own vineyard on the riverbanks of the tiny town of Hyampom in the mid-eighties. Since then, the business has expanded to a second tasting room located just outside of Sacramento in the wine region of Clarksburg. Each venture is operated under the family name of Merlo, which means ?blackbird? in Italian. The soil is rich with rock, gravel, and sand, and the diverse terrain makes for equally diverse grape varietals, all waiting to be converted into libations. While in the tasting room in Clarksburg, visitors might feel as though they?ve been invited into the cellar itself, as they are surrounded by racks bearing dozens of barrels. The catalog of varietals?from Chardonnay to Syrah?is largely focused on red wines, incorporating the flavors, aromas, and terrior of Trinity County. The native focus of each bottle emphasizes what winemaker Steven Canter likes to think of as ?an elegant expression of the land.?
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    Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave
    Clarksburg, CA US
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