October, 2013 Amador City, CA – On Saturday, November 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feist Wines will enliven California’s smallest incorporated town with their second anniversary party. This limited production winery in Amador City releases only 600 cases a year and has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including a best of class prize for Reserve Barbera from the 2013 California State Fair.
Guests will savor fine artisan cheeses and Andrae’s Bakery breads with the wines of Feist. The winery offers samples of their 2012 wines from the barrel. In honor of the anniversary, these wines, which are about to be bottled, will be offered for sale at serious discounts.
Specializing in Zinfandel and Barbera, winemaker Anthony Feist also enjoys working with Rhone varietals which express themselves well in Amador County, This year Feist adds a Fair Play Cabernet to their line up. “I love El Dorado Cab” says winemaker Feist, “it has great fruitiness and depth and I have often heard folks compare it to Napa Cabernet.”
When Feist Wines opened there were only three in town tasting rooms in Amador County. Now Sutter Creek boasts nine and word has it that there will be more in Amador City. Feist provides a great space with their tasting room in the middle of the block. This 150 year old building with original douglas fir floors and exposed brick epitomizes historical Gold Country charm and the wines indicate the quality present in Amador County.
In recognition of two years in business, Feist hosts the Allen Frank band with stand up bass player Steve Doss. Winemaker, Tony Feist sits in. Feist trained in classical violin as a child and played with the San Francisco youth symphony. He is self taught on the piano and guitar as well as the harmonica. The group plays an eclectic mix of music from the blues (Allen Franks’ calling), rock, folk and country.
As well as many great wines, the Feists have welcomed two children to their family in the last two years bringing the total to five. With plans to grow to 10,000 cases, there will be plenty of work to do.