The Local Grape, Mariposa’s new bottle shop, is exactly what its name implies — a place to find and taste locally grown and made wines. The wine bar and bottle shop specializes in wines of Mariposa County and the entire Sierra Foothills American Viticultural Area.
Travis Medlock opened the shop this past spring — amidst the starts and stops of COVID — seeing a need for Mariposa and foothills made wines to receive the promotion they deserve. Other areas of the state are well-known for wine tourism and Medlock believes Mariposa should take its place among those such as Napa, Sonoma and Murphys. In fact, Medlock is championing the creation of the nonprofit Mariposa Wine Alliance to promote the region and attract new wineries, vineyards, and, of course, visitors to the area. He also hopes to one day open his very own winery to add to the Mariposa County wine industry.
In the meantime, he will continue to promote local wines through his tasting room and bottle shop, with selections rotating regularly.
The Local Grape, tasting room and bottle shop
5021 CA-140, Mariposa
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
closed on Monday