The 17th annual Winefest in Sutter Creek, the popular walk-about wine-tasting event sponsored by AmadorArts, is just around the corner! On Saturday November 8th, stroll historic Main Street while tasting a huge selection of Amador County Wines in Sutter Creek’s shops.
Guests can check in to pick up their wine glass, wristband and tasting map at the Sutter Creek Auditorium starting at 4:00 pm. Take a look at the silent auctions, one for Art, for Wine and a Table of Premier Gifts and Travel Packages. Start bidding while sampling some early hors d’oeuvres. Then begin your journey from 4:30 -7:00 pm walking up and down the three blocks of historic Main Street visiting 25 shops which each will be offering tastings of a different fine Amador County winery.
At 7:00 pm, return to the Auditorium for the Winefest festive Grand Finale, which will feature live music by guitarists Duncan Herring and Hal Gamble (also the vocalist), desserts and dessert wines, the silent auctions’ final biddings, and the popular Mystery Wine-in-a-Bag Auction. The Winefest event will end at about 8:30 pm.
Advance tickets, now available, are $25 each, or $30 the day of the event at the auditorium starting at 4:00 pm. By using a credit card through www.amadorarts.org , your printed PayPal receipt will be your ticket to save time at the auditorium’s check-in. These local locations have just received their tickets to sell: Amador Council of Tourism Office in Sutter Hill; Sutter Creek Wine Tasting Shop; Clarks Corner in Ione, Dr.Curry's Dental Office in Plymouth, and Up Country Hardware in Pine Grove.
Proceeds of the 17th annual Winefest provide much-needed funds for arts in education in local schools and in the community. AmadorArts is a non-profit organization that has been serving the county for 32 years. Visitwww.amadorarts.org or phone 209-267-9038.
PHOTOS: 1. Each shop on Sutter Creek's historic Main Street will serve one of the fine Amador County Wines; 2. One of the most popular silent auctions is the one where you can bid on bottles of wines; 3. Remember, "Save Water, Drink Wine" and no better place is Winefest to sample them all in one fun evening in Sutter Creek.