The Heart of the Gold Country


Wineries and Winery Places

Thanks to early settlers, some of California's oldest vineyards are in Amador County. Snuggled mostly in the Shenandoah Valley, northeast of Plymouth, wineries reflect the continued focus on utilizing nature’s assets for a commercial economy.

Mostly family-ownded, built on self-reliance and hard work, the county’s nearly 50 wineries grow more than 4,000 acres of grapes and produce some of the most-celebrated zinfandels in America. Amador's production of intensel- flavored red wines can be attributed to its high percentage of old vines. About 600 acres of the county’s vines are at least 60-years old. Several vineyards date to the 19th century. Combining such impressive facts with Amador’s favorable climate, where temperatures can drop 35 degrees in the evening when breezes cascade from the Sierra, make Amador a vintner’s paradise.

Visiting Amador wineries amidst the area’s rolling hills and seeming perfectly shaped oak trees is a unique and unpretentious experience. With views across peaceful valleys, views of winding river canyons, and views of the awesome Sierra, there is no such thing as a bad seat at an Amador winery. Wineries reflect the simple and humble character of Amador County, a character rooted deep in history. No elitism here, just a laid back and relaxing approach that enables visitors to enjoy the wine, history, and hospitality of some of the finest wineries in America.

Amador Cellars is a family-run winery showcasing Mediterranean wines, Tuscan architecture, and friendly tasting room staff. The winery produces estate-grown Zinfandel and Italian, Spanish, and Rhone Valley varietals.

We are pioneers in single vineyard Zinfandels and Tuscan-style Sangiovese. We also produce Syrah and a popular Fume Blanc. (209) 245-6307

A modern boutique winery located in historic Amador County in the heart of California's beautiful Sierra Foothills. Our focus is seeking out the best vineyards in the Sierra Foothills to craft delicious wines with balance, character and complexity. All of our fruit is hand sorted and fermented read more

Avio Vineyards is a destination that embodies the spirit of northern Italy. Our estate is reminiscent of a traditional Tuscan farmstead, complete with a rustic courtyard and fountain. Additionally, we offer an unforgettable setting for weddings, parties, meetings, etc. We specialize in creating read more

Baiocchi tasting room offers high quality, small lot wines made from estate-grown Sierra Foothill grapes. All Baiocchi wines are available for tasting and purchase in the Tasting Room. Our winemaking philosophy is based on one principal to deliver hand crafted wine of premium character and read more

BellaGrace Vineyards plants at no more than 538 vines per acre, with 9x9 spacing. All vines have disease resistant root stock, drip irrigation, and are pruned for low yields. Sustainable vineyard practices are employed at all times, respectful of the environment and its needs. The granitic read more

BellaGrace has two wonderful locations for you to taste our award winning wines.  The tasting sites allow you to experience our wines, or just "kick back" and enjoy a glass of wine.  We offer weekend tasting (60 degree weather read more

Bella Piaza Winery  proudly presents the traditional head-pruned, dry-farmed Zinfandels alongside the newer, innovative Italian varietals for which the region is becoming so well-known.  We take great pride in producing world-class wines that reflect the individuality of our unique wine growing read more

Bianchini Cellars is the first and only bonded winery in Volcano, CA.  We are a family owned and operated winery and produce about 300 cases a year.  We produce our Estate Grown Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as a few other varietals from neighboring regions.  All of our wines are read more

A Mexican-American, family owned winery dedicated to creating mouth-watering & complex wines that will be enjoyed by many & loved by all.  (209) 245-3087

Established in 1996 in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, our small, family-run winery offers estate grown Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Barbera, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and other fine wines. The tasting room is surrounded by vineyards and offers picnic areas and strolls around the vines.

Shenandoah Valley 209-245-4700 ....The Mecca of "Zinfandelegance"- our elegant and bold award winning wines.

Our family has lived in Amador County for five generations.  We offer Barbera, Chenin Blanc, Zinfandel and rare, aged Amador County Wines.  We proudly showcase over 450 framed pieces of art in our wildlife gallery.  209-245-3384  Located in Plymouth.

A family-owned and operated wine tasting and sales room located in historic Sutter Creek, “Cinque” means five in Italian. Keeping with our families 5th generation of wine making traditions, we feature many of our Scotto Family portfolios of wines along with Sera Fina Cellars latest releases. All read more

A fully integrated vineyard and winery offering award-winning wines at affordable prices.  209-274-2238  Emai:

Convergence Vineyards is your first stop on the way to the Amador Wine Country.  209-245-3600

We believe that winemaking begins in the vineyard and at Cooper Vineyards, farming in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County spans five generations. Cooper history is embedded in the soil our vines thrive in. Thanks to the winemaking talent of Michael Roser, we offer an exciting portfolio of read more

Deaver Vineyards and our B&B, Amador Harvest Inn, share the same lush landscape of expansive green lawns overlooking the lake and dotted with bright beautiful flowers. Our tasting room features an expansive gift shop full of wine-related items and picnic food. Tables overlooking the read more

From grower to winemaker ... enjoy estate wines.  Shenandoah Valley,  (209) 245-3444

Dobra Zemlja specializes in 'Big Amadors' and was founded in 1995 by owners Milan and Victoria Matulich.  Meaning 'good earth' in Croatian, Dobra Zemlja (Doh-bra Zem-lya) focuses on wines this area is famous for: Viognier, Sangiovese, Barbera, Syrah and Zinfandel. read more

It began in 1993, when Rudy Chinco purchased 41 rolling acres in California's Shenandoah Valley. The region is noted for its intense, rich Zinfandels and other zesty reds. Rudy, his son Chris and daughter Cathy worked side by side, planting their vineyards and laying plans for the winery, which read more

Winemaker/owner Allen Kreutzer of Drytown Cellars brings more than 20 years’ experience to the task of providing wine lovers with beautifully balanced, intensely flavorful wines they can afford to enjoy on a daily basis.

Our small lot, artisan winery is located in the quaint town of Amador City in the Sierra Foothills. We have great tasting wines at a reasonable cost. Amador City.  209-267-8020

Our new, state-of-the-art winery and cave system is located just outside of Plymouth, California in the heart of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. Dave Helwig had a dream to move to the wine country upon retirement. After searching with his wife, Nancy, for the perfect wine region to relocate read more

Tuscan-style tasting room.  Open Saturday and Sunday,  Fiddletown, 209-245-3395

All of Jeff's wines share a theme of fresh fruit reflective of the varietal flavors inherent in the grapes. Jeff selects grapes from vineyards that provide rich full flavors without loads of astringent tannins. (209) 245-6282

Karmere (Car-MARE) is a family-owned and operated winery with carefully groomed estate vineyards of Barbera, Syrah, Zinfandel and Nebbiolo. Shenandoah Valley (209)-245-5000

It is our intent to make wines of the style that made us fall in love with wine - balanced, nuanced wines that speak clearly of their locations, and have affinity for carefully raised and prepared food.  We hope you enjoy our wines, and cheers to you and yours!

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Our family owned and operated winery is committed to small-lot fermentation, producing the finest handcrafted Amador wines available. Nestled among 85-year-old Mission vines, our tasting room offers samples of many varieties, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Mission, Zinfandel, Barbera and Syrah. Come read more

Nua Dair, the "new oak" of the foothills, invites you to experience a green isle of wines so brave and true, the history behind it all is unmistakable. 209-245-5567

In the rugged terrain of Amador, you will find yourself at the home of Amador's Zinfandel since the 1850's. Come visit our tasting room and discover for yourself the diversity of our Old Vine Zinfandels, along with Barbara, Syrah, and other varietals that thrive in this region. Open every day 10 read more

Scott Harvey Wines are made of the best varietals from the terroir of Amador County, California. These worldly wines include an Old Vine Zinfandel, a Syrah (Rhone), a Barbera (Italian) and a Port (Portuguese). Scott's roots are in Amador County which has read more

Serafina is a 1st generation winery from a 5th generation winemaker. We’re new to Amador County, but our family has a long history of winemaking. My great grandfather immigrated to the east coast from Italy in 1903, and 60 years later his son bought a winery in read more

Established in 1977 by the Sobon family with the goal of making the finest of wines from the grapes that grow best in the foothills. All grapes are 100% estate and organically grown, and are produced and bottled on the premises. These medal-winning wines are recognized nationwide for their read more

This fourth-generation wine-family winery offers Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Port and Zinfandel, Merlot, Sangiovese,Syrah, Orange Muscat. Sutter Ridge features the county's only Pinotage, a unique red wine from South Africa. Known for award-winning wines and hospitality. read more

Founded in 1856, this Registered Historic Landmark is among the oldest wineries in California. Dedicated to making the finest Zinfandels that express the true character of the vineyard for which it is named. The Sobon family pioneered the planting of Rhône varietals in the foothills, and all read more

Welcome to Stonehouse Cellars Vineyards and Winery.  Located in California's lush Shenandoah Valley, Stonehouse Vineyards and Winery combines Old World craft with New World technology to capture the essence of premium grapes. (209) 245-6888 

Established in 1973, this family-operated winery affords a beautiful view of the Cosumnes River Canyon. The vineyards are more than 60 years old and produce Zinfandel, Mission, Chenin Blanc, Barbera and Sangiovese. The best veiw in the Shenandoah Valley is from the picnic facility for our read more

Visitors can taste their wines at the bar - served by some of the most witty, knowledgeable staff in the area - or enjoy a glass of wine on the porch and soak in the charming ambiance of this historic Gold Rush town.  More than 40 wines are for sale, all of which are available for tasting any read more

A small and friendly winery with exceptionally high quality wines. For more information about Tanis and our wines please visit us online at or call  209-274-4807.

Established in 1970, Amador County's first post-prohibition winery is the largest and most modern of the area. Terra d'Oro (formerly Montevina) continues its long tradition of producing robust, full-bodied Zinfandels and Barberas while experimenting with new varietals and innovative wine-making read more

Established in 1981, this family winery is committed to the production of premium wines. Specialties of the house include Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre and Zinfandel. Open Sat and Sun.  Call 209-245-6428 or toll free 888-627-2356
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Turley Wine Cellars makes twenty-eight wines, the vast majority of which are single vineyard designate Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs. By focusing on old vine vineyards in particular, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture.

All of our vineyards are read more

At Villa Toscano, we proudly present the traditional head-pruned, dry-farmed Zinfandels alongside the newer, innovative Italian varietals for which the region is becoming so well-known.   We take great pride in producing world-class wines read more

Established in 1987, this small, family winery is renowned for its premium Sangiovese wines. A pioneer in the renaissance of this noble Tuscan varietal, Noceto aims to produce a distinctive, fruity, friendly, Chianti-style wine which complements a wide range of foods and represents a good value read more

Elegance in Amador! Enjoy the setting, enjoy the wine, enjoy the day. Wilderotter Vineyard and Winery offers a relaxed atmosphere while serving some of the best wines of Shenandoah Valley: Syrah, Zinfandel, Viognier, and Roussanne. Our new tasting room (August 2004) offers secluded patios with read more

Wine Tree Farm is located on in Amador County, on one of the historic farms, known as the Torre Ranch. The old farmhouse was built in 1902. The farm was uninhabited for at least 20 years before we purchased it in 1998.

2002 we planted 6 acres of grapes on the 40-Acre parcel - 3 acres of read more

Our Tasting Room in Old Town Sutter Creek is open and awaiting your visit.  Stop in and taste through our Yorba Wines, or better yet, sit and enjoy a glass of wine in our glassed in porch or at the community table.  Starting in September, our patio and deck will be finished and we will be read more

We invite you to visit Young's to taste our award winning wines.  Enjoy a picnice and take a stroll around the gorgeous grounds.  We are known for our stunning yet unpretentious gardens.  It is a place that time stands still... (209) 245-3005