Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 - Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 Saturday, Mar 7, 2020
- 11:00AM - 4:00PM
- Location Amador County
Discover the Wines of Amador at Amador Vintners’ Behind the Cellar Door
Perfect for wine enthusiasts and newbies alike, Behind the Cellar Door, is a weekend filled with delectable food pairings, educational seminars, and hard-to-find wines all in an intimate Amador Wine Country setting. This is one of the most entertaining and educational wine events anywhere.
Guests receive a commemorative wine glass for all of your weekend tastings, as well as thoughtful food pairings, themed seminars, entertainment, and demonstrations guaranteed to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of remarkable Amador wines.
How does it work?
When you purchase your ticket through AmadorWine.com, choose your starting winery (from our 43 member wineries). There, on the day of the event, you will pick up your wristband, event program and wine glass.
Check out ZAP member winery’s activities during the weekend!
AMADOR CELLARS –
11093 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth
Amador Cellars will serve delicious Tuscan Cannellini Stew paired with several Italian varietals and specialty cheeses paired with Estate Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. Winemaker Michael Long will be hosting a seminar on three popular Amador County varietals. He will describe the distinguishing features of each varietal and then guests will get to participate in a blind tasting to guess which varietal is which based on the information they have learned. Seminars will be held at 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm each day. In our tasting room you can also sample our Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, Barbera, Montepulciano, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. Route 88 Band will be playing live Rock ‘n’ Roll classics on Saturday from 11:30-3:30pm. Come see our special discounts on select wines.
22715 Upton Road, Plymouth
Enjoy French onion soup, and taste a selection of olive oils and balsamic vinegars with fresh ciabatta bread. Learn the key elements of barrel aging. A guided tour of the Bella Grace underground wine cave will explain the process of barrel selection, barrel management, wine racking and topping, and proper temperature and humidity control. Finish the tour with a tasting of port wine directly from the barrel. After your barrel education and tour of the wine cave, sit back, relax and take in the panoramic views of our vineyards as we pour you our double gold winning wines. Sample Vermentino, Port style red, Barbera and Old Vine Zinfandel. All festivities will be held at the Bella Grace vineyard and wine cave location in Plymouth.
12455 Steiner Road, Plymouth
EASTON WINES –
10801 Dickson Road, Plymouth
At Terre Rouge/Easton Wines we will be sampling Smoked Salmon Rillettes with Enigma and Olive Tapenade Pork Tenderloin with High Slopes Syrah. Spend some time with us to learn about the art of élevage. What is élevage? Since 1990 we have nurtured our wines in bottle for several years before release, allowing us to enjoy the wine when it is ready to drink. Taste side-by-side Syrahs that are still sleeping vs. the current release. We will also offer tastes of our Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Syrah, Zinfandel and Barbera.
ROMBAUER VINEYARDS –
12225 Steiner Road, Plymouth
Peek behind the doors at Rombauer and sample our El Dorado Zinfandel, still in the barrel. Enjoy two savory bites to pair with our El Dorado Zinfandel and Carneros Chardonnay. We will also have Rombauer Merlot available for tasting. Take advantage of our Behind the Cellar Door special offers! With 3 a 3 bottle purchase receive 15% off, club members will receive 20% off.
10861 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth
Come enjoy our always entertaining blending seminar, with the Scott Harvey wine making team on both Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 2pm. We will have flavorful Thai Chicken Salad with shredded cabbage, carrots, mint, ginger, peanuts, cilantro and sweet red chili sauce. You can also enjoy our 2019 Jana Dry Riesling and 2019 Jana Sauvignon Blanc at 12pm and 2pm.
TERRA d’ORO WINERY –
20680 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth
Terra d’Oro Winery is celebrating 50 years of winemaking in Amador! Get vertical Behind our Cellar Doors with an intimate Vintage Port barrel sampling by our winemaking team. Don’t miss an interactive barrel room tour from above on the Mezz. Special Library wine tasting with cheese pairing, along with Early Bird Specials until 1PM both days for Behind the Cellar Door participants. We will host our popular Build Your Own Mac n’ Cheesy Bar and a dreamy Chocolate “fix!”Sample our award-winning wines available for purchase. Also sample our Estate Zinfandel, Barbera, Pinot Grigio, white blend, red blends.
TURLEY WINE CELLARS –
10851 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth
Join us at Turley Wine Cellars for a progressive Zinfandel tasting designed to explore the differences between wines from young versus old vines, California versus Amador blends, and finally regional wines versus single vineyard designates. This tasting menu features the debut of three 2018 vintage wines! Sean Carscadden will be performing Blues-inspired tunes all weekend long! We will also be pairing our Zinfandels with hearty treats cooked over wood fire all weekend.
11011 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth
We are so excited to have a live demonstration of wine barrel building by a professional Cooper. Don’t miss this unique opportunity. Sample delicious Italian food paired with our world class Sangiovese (and Frivolo)! We will also be offering tastes of Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Barbera, Moscato. We will also host live music and wine sales!