Milliaire Winery, Murphys CA


Pushing The Limits… One Barrel At A Time

Welcome to Milliaire Wines

Come for the wearing of the green! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Murphys March 15th. We'll have a colorful parade, live music, all day entertainment and a street fair full of arts and crafts booths plus food vendors. Purchase a raffle ticket and you may win a fabulous trip to the "Old Sod." Rain, shine or snow, this is a wonderful way to celebrate the Irish Heritage of Murphys! Check out visitmurphys.com for more information.

Current Events & News . . . .

Milliaire Zins Score Big in major tastings!

In the land of the fabled Zinfandel grape, our wines have won top awards this year; at the State Fair our 2010 Calaveras Old Vine Zinfandel scored 96 out of 100 points for a Double Gold Medal and Best Zinfandel in the Sierra Foothills. Our 2010 Clockspring Zinfandel received Double Gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Tasting and the 2009 "Robert's Cuvee" Late Harvest Zinfandel won a Double Gold at the Amador County Fair. A Double Gold is awarded when all judges unanimously award the wine a Gold Medal. . . . (read more)
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Tasting Room Events:

Come for the wearing of the green! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Murphys March 15th. We'll have a colorful parade, live music, all day entertainment and a street fair full of arts and crafts booths plus food vendors. Purchase a raffle ticket and you may win a fabulous trip to the "Old Sod." Rain, shine or snow, this is a wonderful way to celebrate the Irish Heritage of Murphys. Check out visitmurphys.com for more information. .(read more)

Our History

Milliaire Winery is a small family owned winery founded by Liz and Steve Millier in 1983 in the cellar of their former home in Murphy's CA. Following their dreams of making premium wines from the Sierra Foothills, today Milliaire Winery has expanded to include the next generation of the Millier family and occupies over an 8,000 square foot winery with a dedicated barrel room and modern crush pad facility. . . (read more)

Our Winemaker

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After 36 harvests, Steve Millier is still exploring, learning and most importantly, having fun in the winery. He graduated from Fresno State with a degree in enology (winemaking) in 1975. His drive to understand the whole of winemaking led him to pursue a second degree in viticulture (grape growing). He knows the science and art of winemaking and grape growing from the ground up. Steve is part alchemist, part artist and part farmer. The rest of us are fortunate to enjoy both his company and the fruit of his life's work - great bottles of wine! . . . (read more)

Our Vineyards

We label our wines "Vineyard Selections" because we are fortunate to have access to a variety of outstanding Foothill vineyards. We have worked with the same growers for thirty years and value their friendship and dedication to the quality fruit they produce. In the winery we continue that dedication to excellence, our wines are truly handmade! Only the finest grapes are chosen and minimally processed, using native yeasts and cellaring in French and American Oak barrels. This allows the unique characteristics of each vineyard to be expressed.
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