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Travel Route 49 for wine

By From page B4 | April 12, 2013

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, Andis Wines, BellaGrace Vineyards, Borjón Winery, C.G. Di Arie, Deaver Vineyards, Driven Cellars, Drytown Cellars, Helwig Winery, Renwood Winery, Sera Fina Cellar, Terra d’Oro Winery, Vino Noceto and Wilderotter.

In addition, passport participants will receive a special gift of spring.

Visitors can bring their passports back to the Amador Vintners Association at 9310 Pacific St. in Plymouth, stamped by the wineries they’ve visited  and it will be entered in a drawing for a weekend in Amador County.

Included in the weekend is a one-night stay for two at the Plymouth Inn, VIP tasting for two at selected wineries, lunch for two at the Union Inn roadhouse, dinner for two at the James Beard recognized restaurant, Taste, and a basket of Amador mementos.

For specific winery offerings, hours and to purchase tickets visit the Website at route49passport.chirrpy.com or call 888-655-8614.

Passports and gifts must be picked up at the Amador Vintners office from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. any day during the 10 day passport period.

Spring in Amador County is legendary, so plan to get your wines off Route 49.

Amador Vintners

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