"A wine tasting trip to Main Street in Murphys would not be complete without a stop at Domaine Becquet Winery. Tucked into a small courtyard, the winery's tasting-room is warm and inviting"

(from "the WineOH! Guide to California's Sierra Foothills" by Dahlynn & Ken McKowen, Wilderness Press - www.WineOhGuide.com)

Illustration By Jean-Pierre Got

(Illustrations for this page under copyright by Jean-Pierre Got, French wine poster-artist – http://jeanpierregot.online.fr)

A few words about the winery...

Domaine Becquet Winery

Domaine Becquet is a California winery with a French accent...

Its wines have less alcohol than many California wines and less "oak from the barrel" but they offer great fruit aromas and taste and an amazing complexity.

Domaine Becquet's wines are aged in oak but in used barrels to avoid an overpowering oak taste.

The winemaker is often present at the tasting-room in Murphys to answer all questions re. wine and winemaking.

Jean-Jacques & Roswitha have a long experience of the wine business and two of their three children raised in the Napa Valley are now engaged in the wine industry worldwide, including wine export to China and Eastern Europe.

Jean-Jacques' family has been active in the wine industry for five generations, mostly in the Bordeaux area.

The winery in Valley Springs is essentially used for production and not open to the public but the tasting-room in Murphys is hosting hundreds of visitors everyday.

Domaine Becquet Winery

(not open to the public - our tasting room is in Murphys)

Winery: 2173 Highway 12 East - Valley Springs, Ca. 95252
Tel: (209) 772 1303 Fax: (209) 772 9469
Owners: Jean-Jacques & Roswitha Vitrac
E-mail: winery@BecquetWinery.com
Mailing address: PO Box 1418, Valley Springs, CA 95252

Tasting-room: 415 Main Street (in the courtyard) in Murphys
Tel: (209) 728 8487
Opening hours: Thursday-Monday, 11am -5pm
Tasting is complimentary.
Featured wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Dry Rose, Claret, Sangiovese, Rhone blends, dessert wines, tawny, ruby, etc