Murphys is located in Calaveras County which was made famous by Mark Twain's "Jumping frog of Calaveras County". Every year we celebrate with the Frog Jumps in Angels Camp. Summers are marked with the Bear Valley Music Festival reminiscent of Tanglewood in Massachusetts. Two weeks of a variety of music under the stars is one of the highlights of summer. Murphy's is becoming the best rival to Napa Valley for our vineyards and wineries. We have 11 award winning wineries with our fabulous "Passport Week-end" wine tours and dinners provided by noted restaurants. There are three golf courses, tennis, fishing, hiking, gold panning expeditions, white water rafting, shopping, winter skiing at Bear Valley plus summer water skiing on New Melones Lake. Ironstone Winery has been host to a variety of events including the Russian National Symphony and Civil War Re-enactment's.