- $12 for admission to the weddings and special events open house for two ($24 value)<p>
From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on January 30, more than 60 wedding and event vendors converge in Carvalho Family Winery’s event spaces to show event planners their goods. As guests sample food from caterers, sip wine tastings, admire bridal gowns, and check out photographers, they can also scope out the event room as a potential site for their wedding or event.<p>
Carvalho Family Winery
Cuisine Type: Winery
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Wines and a rustic event venue
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.