Andis Wines

April 13, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

A Splash of Modern in Old Amador A visit here is to venture into the best of the old and the new of the Sierra Foothills wine scene. Founded in 2010 by Andy Friedlander and Janis Akuna, the Andis winery is a modern state of the art “green” designed winery with a focus not only […]

Turley Wine Cellars – Amador

March 19, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Looking for the gold standard in the gold country? Larry Turley, a physician by trade, founded Turley Wine Cellars in 1993 in Napa Valley based on the idea of preserving California’s oldest vineyards and demonstrating what great wines they are capable of producing. With early rave reviews and a rabid mailing list following, Turley, with […]

Terra d’Oro Wines

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

As you arrive at this impressive facility that is set among the 600 acres of its undulating estate vineyard, you get the sense that this is someplace special. It’s hard to imagine now, but this entire region that numbered over a hundred wineries before Prohibition was basically lying dormant until 1970 when Cary Gott committed […]

Vino Noceto

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

It’s not quite all about beautiful Sangiovese vineyards and wines at Vino Noceto. There is an extremely rare and classic Zinfandel to be found among the Tuscan-inspired beauties at this specialized winery estate in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley. Jim and Suzy Gullet invested in rural country property for their dream home and vineyard in the […]

Scott Harvey Wines

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Easton Winery

June 19, 2019 | By freshmint

EASTON Wines is located in California on the West Slope of the Sierra Nevada in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley. An artisan winery established in 1986 by winemaker Bill Easton and Jane O’Riordan, we make 30 different wines, most of them very small lots of 100-400 cases. Look for our wines in retail stores and restaurants […]

Deaver Vineyards

June 19, 2019 | By freshmint

For worshipers of old vine wines, a trip out to Deaver Vineyards in Amador County is more like a pilgrimage to a sacred Zinfandel shrine. Ken Deaver, whose great grandfathers, Jacob Davis and John Deaver, were pioneering founders of Shenandoah Valley, gets double braggin’ rights: first, as the steward of some of the very oldest […]

Bella Grace Vineyards

June 3, 2019 | By freshmint

If a mom and pop style vineyard operation with the personal touch is your groove, then a day trip visit to Charlie and Michael Havill’s Bella Grace in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley gold country will make for a sweet memory – and probably end up filling in a lot of holes in your wine racks! […]

Amador Cellars

May 16, 2019 | By freshmint

What started as healthcare executive Larry Long’s Zinfandel vineyard project in the Sierra Foothills blossomed into a drastic career change: a family-operated vineyard, quality-driven winery, and welcoming tasting room in the historic town of Plymouth, Shenandoah Valley. Passport to Zinfandel participant Amador Cellars is a small, quality-driven and family-oriented business, owned and run by the […]

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