Amador Vintners

Amador Vintners have a crush on grapes

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, the Amador Vintners will be rolling out barrels filled with brand new wines coupled with unparalleled hospitality. For more than 20 years, winery members of the Amador Vintners Association have celebrated the grape harvest at The Big Crush, along with a few thousand of their friends. With […]

Enter zin heaven in Amador County

For Zinfandel lovers, Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, in the Amador Wine Region can’t be missed as the Amador Vintners Association and Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) present Zinfandel Heritage Heaven for two days. Starting with the release of the ZAP 2012 Heritage Vineyard Zinfandel made by Amador winemaker Chris Leamy of Terra […]

Find out what happens behind cellar doors

Amador Vintners Association endears thousands every year by offering special regional events, each celebrating the fine wines produced in Amador County. Considered one of the nation’s “Five Up-And-Coming Wine Regions” according to USA Today, Amador wineries open their cellar doors the first weekend in March for one of their grandest — Behind the Cellar Door […]

Visit Behind the Cellar Door in Amador

Make a resolution to spend more time in Amador’s wine region. It is one of the most up and coming wine regions in the U.S. according to USA Today. The article describes the Amador Wine region as, “a handsomely rugged locale and truly a superb wine grape growing region …” There are plenty of reasons […]

Amador County celebrates quality harvest

Amador County Wine Region is located in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and has approximately 3,700 acres in wine grapes. A small patchwork of vineyards in a jumble of soil types are situated between granite outcroppings. The region is especially noted for growing and producing varieties originating in Italy, France and […]

Amador Vintners have a big crush

For more than two decades, Amador wine country’s wineries have opened their cellar doors and tasting rooms to bring the harvest close to wine aficionados. Big Crush 2013 once again rolls out with 38 wineries presenting a breadth of hospitality on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each […]

Amador Vintners toast culinary arts program

In step with Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson’s proclamation of Sacramento as the Farm to Fork Capital of the World, the American River College Foundation and Amador Vintners bring the best of food and wine together to celebrate the ground-breaking of the college’s new school of culinary arts. The evening of Saturday, May 18 from 5 […]

Travel Route 49 for wine

For 10 days in April — April 12 through April 21 — visitors can travel Route 49 in Amador County and access exclusive offerings from 14 participating Amador County wineries. With the purchase of a $15 passport from the Amador Vintners Association, wine-lovers will enjoy special offerings at the following wineries during the 10 day period: Amador Foothill Winery, […]

Amador Big Crush makes for ‘grape’ big smiles

Amador County’s grape harvest is in full swing and Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, will be an outstanding weekend of harvest activity as Amador County wineries demonstrate why their wine region is “a passion — not just a crush!” The Big Crush Harvest Festival kicks off each day at 11 a.m. and goes to […]

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