Wine tasting in Amador

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Inner Sanctum Cellars

Inner Sanctum Cellars

We absolutely love small wineries! The connection between the winemaker and the wine lover is at its most intimate. Every vintage is a new adventure and a fresh glimpse into the evolution of the winery. We returned to Inner Sanctum Cellars for a third year to see where their journey had taken them.

What’s New at Gianelli Vineyards

What’s New at Gianelli Vineyards

The quaint town of Jamestown, California, features antique shops, prospecting equipment stores, and of course, wine tasting rooms. While we enjoy browsing antiques and the prospecting equipment is intriguing, but nothing excites us quite like exploring the tasting rooms!

Vino Noceto Winery

Vino Noceto Winery

Quick, name the winery that aspires to be the “California’s Sangiovese Specialist.” Hint: this winery is in the Shenandoah Valley and features an enormous dog’s head in the lawn. Did you guess Vino Nocento?

Turley Wine Cellars

Turley Wine Cellars

Pluck a classic winery from a Napa picturebook and place it in the Shenandoah Valley and you would end up with something that looks a lot like Turley Wine Cellars. It is not a coincidence in this case. Turley Wine Cellars has its roots deep in Napa.

Driven Cellars

Driven Cellars

Not all wineries in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County are actually in the valley. Perched atop a ridge with a commanding view of said valley, plus some amazing car-casses (you’ll understand in a bit) to inspect, Driven Cellars excites on many levels.

Bray Vineyards

Bray Vineyards

It is well known that growing grapes is a dangerous business. At first, everything seems fine, with happy winemakers buying your grapes and leaving you in peace. Slowly, though, the urge creeps up, “maybe I can make wine, too!” That’s the moment when peaceful agriculture transforms into the often crazy world of wine making. Case in point: Bray Vineyards. Luckily for all of us wine drinkers, they are thriving in the winemaking world, so we can all enjoy the delicious fruits of their labors!

Wilderotter Vineyard

Wilderotter Vineyard

Hello? Hello? Can you hear me now? Or, in this case, can you taste me now? In a triumph of transition, success in the highly technical communications field was transformed into success in the highly creative winemaking field. Our visit to Amador County kicked off with a visit to the success story that is Wilderotter Vineyard.

Gianelli Vineyards

Gianelli Vineyards

Gianelli Vineyards in Jamestown, California, is an island for Italy in the heart of gold country. The grape varietals are Italian, the wines have strong Italian influences, you would not be surprised to hear Italian spoken in the tasting room! Our visit proved that the GPS can be ignored. Trust your palate, this is the […]

Upcoming EventsIn light of the COVID-19 situation, confirm event details in advance.

February 2023
March 2023

Feb 10

Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore
Indoor Concert Series
Doors open at 5:30pm, music starts at 6:00pm
No cover charge!
Wine by the bottle and by the glass
Charcuterie plates, flatbreads, and dessert plates available for purchase

February 10th: Happy Minute Band
Feb 11

Adelaida in Paso Robles
Join us in celebrating 25 years of the Viking Vineyard at Adelaida Vineyards and Winery on Saturday, February 11th. Enjoy an evening of fine dining in an intimate setting, with dinner provided by Chef Paul Corsentino.

A previous champion of Iron Chef America, Chef Corsentino blends California coastal ingredients with classic French techniques. Enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres and a four-course meal accompanied by current releases and library wines from the Viking Vineyard to celebrate 25 years of farming!

This event will be held in our beautiful downstairs Barrel Room on February 11th at 5:00pm. This will be an intimate dinner with only 80 seats available.

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Cedar Mountain in Livermore through Feb 12
Valentine Port and Chocolate Pairing

February 11 & 12 Noon - 3pm

The Ports
Viognier Port
Reserve Chardonnay del Sol
Cabernet Royale
Late Bottled Vintage
Tortuga Royale

Paired with Ghirardelli, Godiva, and ?? Chocolates
$15/person - $5/Club Member

Call 925-373-6636 or email to to make a reservation

Russian River Vineyards in Russian River through Feb 12
Join us for a special Valentine's Day Wine & Food Pairing!

The Kitchen at RRV has lovingly handcrafted four delectable dishes to pair perfectly with four featured wines. Each course is thoughtfully created to complement its fine wine component.

This Valentine's Day Wine & Food Pairing Experience will be available as follows:

February 11th: seatings at 12:00, 2:00, & 4:00
February 12th: seatings at 12:00 & 2:00

Wine Club Members: $70 per person (discount added at checkout)
Non-Members: $85 per person

Vegetarian Option Available!

Space is limited and reservations are required.

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Feb 12

Harvest Moon Winery in Russian River
Sun, Feb 12, 12-4pm
RandyZin Valentine's Event
Live Harp + Piano, Special Flight + Pairing

Celebrate love (and wine) with us on Sunday, February 12th. Enjoy a special event flight with newly released wines paired with savory baked bites, sonoma county cheeses, and organic chocolate from Rainy Day Chocolates.

This romantic afternoon will be accompanied by live music with Harpist Liyanna Sadowsky and Pianist Jeremy Lipsin.

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Mar 25

Dobra Zemlja Winery in Amador through Mar 26
Behind the Cellar Door
Saturday, March 25th and 26th, 11am to 4:30pm
For more than 25 years, Amador Vintners’ member wineries have invited guests Behind the Cellar Door for one of the most entertaining and educational wine events anywhere.
Guests will be able to reserve experiences at 5 different wineries each day from over 40+ wineries in Amador in the beautiful Sierra Foothills. Enjoy tasting flights, behind the scene vineyard and winery tours, and an educational experience delivered by our winemakers and winery teams.
Here at Dobra Zemlja Winery, (meaning 'good earth' in Croatian) join us as we give guests a peek ‘behind the cave door’ with an educational barrel and vertical tasting experience of our signature port-style wine, Kikas, mali 'little' bites that pair perfectly with a select flight of our ‘Big Amador Reds, No Lightweights’, and fantastic wine specials. Zivili!

Tickets on sale now at
Ticket Pricing -
Saturday and Sunday Passport: Pre-sale $79 / Regular $89
Sunday Only Passport: Pre-sale $54 / Regular $59
Saturday Only Passport: Pre-sale $54 / Regular $59
Designated Driver: $20 per day

Purchase your tickets before midnight on February 13th for discounted pre-sale pricing!
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