Monday, February 24, 2014

Smokin BBQ & New Wine Releases This Weekend at Andis

Join us this Saturday from Noon-4pm for new wine releases and good old smokin' BBQ!
Club members can pickup their club shipments and taste the new releases. A new food truck joins us, serving delicious food straight from the smoker, including St. Louis pork ribs, smoked turkey leg, meatloaf sliders, and more. Cash or check only.
It's going to be a fun and beautiful day, come share it with us!


Only 1 week left to get tickets.....

Kick off the weekend on Friday evening, February 28th from 7-9 pm with the first annual Winemaker Reception at Terra d’Oro Winery. Get face time with Amador’s star winemakers and taste their signature wines alongside paired appetizers from American River College Culinary Arts School. Then spend Saturday and Sunday in beautiful Amador wine country enjoying barrel tastings, food pairings, live music and entertaining seminars. You don't want to miss this year's Behind The Cellar DoorGET TICKETS
Sat, Feb 22nd, 12-4pm
Mar 1st & 2nd11-4pm

RED:  2012 Syrah
PINK:  2013 Rose

(209) 245-6177

Only 4 days left to purchase "Behind the Cellar Door" tickets online!

Only 4 DAYS left to purchase
Behind the Cellar Door tickets online!
Purchase Behind the Cellar Door  event tickets online now through Feb. 25thfor the special "presale" price of:  $50.00 for Saturday (Includes free admission on Sunday!) and $35.00 for Sunday Only. You can still get tickets for an additional $5 from participating wineries after online sales close.  Check out this link  for details of our full weekend of wine, food, a dazzling array of entertainment and over 20 fun interactive seminars offered up by 39 participating wineries. Visit our web-site at to purchase tickets and for more information about  our  AMAZING wine weekend!

Tickets to our intimate inaugural BCD Friday night "kick-off" -- Star Winemaker's Reception, will remain available for purchase
online, now through February 28th, until 1:00pm.
Amador's Star Winemakers pour the region's signature wines along with food affinities prepared by American River College Culinary Program's aspiring chefs. Hope you can join us for this great new event!

Thank you for your support of Amador's beautiful  Wine Region.

Character Is a Place...Amador Wine Region.
Just 35 miles east of Sacramento and an easy, 
beautiful drive from Bay Area airports.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Amador Vintners Member Newsletter - February 2014

  FEBRUARY 2014 
  Member Newsletter  

Not only do you "Crush It!"  but you're HOT too! 
Congrats to Vino Noceto for being named one of Wine Business Monthly's
Congrats to Feist Wines for some fabulous coverage by the Sac Bee- thanks for sharing!

Great article on Behind the Cellar Door 2014!

Crush Report:

February 28th, 7-9p

Thank you to all you are participating in this inaugural event! This is sure to be a magical evening- hopefully full of "stars" and not snow and sleet!  A special thank you to Terra d'Oro for hosting! We will be forwarding details to those wineries who are participating soon! Load-in instructions, station assignments and a request for specific wine you'll be pouring. 
Thank you!
Dear Amador Vintners,

It's hard to  believe we're just a little over 2 weeks away from Behind the Cellar Door 2014! Thank you for your time and thought that goes into planning for this great event... we have over TWENTY seminars being offered this year!  Please help us promote though your web-sites and Facebook- we can't do it without you and we greatly appreciate your efforts.
2013 was a FANTASTIC year for the Amador Vintners Association, and we hope for you and your wineries as well. In regards to events, we stayed warm and cozy in our familiar and reliable old sweaters-- Behind the Cellar Door and Big Crush--  but tossed them off to try on some new things, like Forks n Corks, Media Tasting Day and Wines Off Route 49! The following is a"Look Back on 2013" - including not just events, but community relations, advertising, and media & press coverage. Enjoy... And thank you for the privilege of representing such a remarkable wine region and group of people!
Jennifer Pechette
Executive Administrator
Upcoming Meetings/Important Dates:
  • AVA Executive Board Mtg., Thurs. 02/20                 9:00am at the AVA office
  • Winemaker Reception, Friday 02/28                 7pm-9pm  at Terra d'Oro Winery
  • Behind the Cellar Door, Sat & Sun 3/01-3/02        11:00am-4:00pm 
  • AVA G.M. Meeting, Thursday 03/20            9:00am Location to be Announced                                                   

  • 2014 Food for Thought                                         September 6th from 6-9 pm at the Palladio at Broadstone. See below for further details.              Food for Thought Invite                                         
  • Festa di Vino Food & Wine Celebration                April 5th, 2014 in East Sacramento. Fundraiser for Point West Rotary Club. See following link for more detail!                                                                Festa di Vino                                                      
  • Rancho Murieta Arabian Horse Show                    April 10th through 13th. Visit the Arabian Horse Club of Northern California for more information.                         Horse Show Invite 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

News from Andis Wines: NEW Rose Available This Valentine's Weekend

Better Together Valentine's Weekend
Fri-Sun, February 14-1611am-4:30pm
Some things are just Better Together:
NEW 2013 Rose and delectable burgers from Krush Burger food truck
(Food truck here on Saturday only from Noon-4pm)
- S'mores fondue and gourmet chocolates with delicious Andis wines
- Sparkling wine discounts and YOU!
We hope you'll join us this weekend for special offerings that go Better Together

Sat, Feb 22nd, 12-4pm
Mar 1st & 2nd11-4pm

RED:  2012 Syrah
PINK:  2013 Rose

(209) 245-6177

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Winemaker Reception - A new addition to Amador Vintners' 2014 "Behind The Cellar Door" event

See What’s Hot Behind Amador Wine Region’s Cellar Doors?
Find Out At Behind the Cellar Door Event – First Weekend in March!

Amador Vintners Association (AVA) endears thousands every year by offering special regional events. Each celebrating the fine wines produced in Amador County.  Considered one of the nation’s “Five Up-And-Coming Wine Regions” according to USA Today, Amador wineries open their cellar doors the first weekend in March for one of the grandest - Behind the Cellar Door (BCD) slated for the first weekend in March 2014, Saturday the 1st & 2nd. 

Special focus at Behind the Cellar Door is the educational aspect of this two day event. Seminars like; Bray Vineyard’s Hone your sensory skills, Dry Town Cellar’s Exploring the link between wine & spirits, or Sera Fina Cellar’s, Winemaker Want-to-be’s Rhone varietal blending, are just a few available to guests. Other creative ways to enjoy the Amador wine experience at BCD may include unique food & wine pairings, a relaxing Creekside respite with a chilled glass of white, or enjoying a little jazz with a sultry Syrah!

$50 pp, presale for Sat & Sun
$35 Sun only
Day of: $5 more
Designated Driver tix: $10

New this year and in the spirit of education, the AVA presents

THE WINEMAKER RECEPTION. As a way to kick off BCD on Friday evening, this classy affair takes place in Terra d’Oro’s striking barrel cellar from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 28th.  Tickets for the Reception are $60 pp, and a weekend package price for the three days is $100.

As a fundraiser for the American River College Culinary Arts Program and Amador Vintners Association, Winemaker Reception guests will have an intimate opportunity to visit with Amador’s star winemakers.  Special varietal stations will be set up with specific food affinities to match the region’s signature varieties like, Barberas, Zinfandels, Viognier and more. 

Tickets are on sale now for the Friday night reception and the entire weekend at:
For more information contact: or 888-655-8614

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