Thursday, May 26, 2016

Andis Wines: Memorial Day Weekend and 6th Annual Ohana Luau

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Memorial Day Weekend
The weather is scheduled to be beautiful, the food delicious, and the wines chilled! Join us this weekend for Dave's Dawgs food truck from 11am-4pm on Saturday, providing a variety of premium quality hot dogs, sausages, chips, and beverages, and the infamous Taco Truck from Noon-4pm on Sunday.  
Anje's Art Class is sold out for this weekend, but two more classes have been added on Sunday June 12th and Saturday July 9th. These classes sell out quickly, so reserve your spot soon
Saturday June 4th:  ACRA's Bike & Wine cycling event and Dog Town food truck
Sunday June 5th:  Club Andis Appreciation Luncheon, 12-2pm
Sunday June 19th:  Father's Day, Drewski's Hot Rod food truck
And much, much more.....

6th Annual Ohana Luau!
Saturday June 25th5:30-8:30pm
Don't miss our most popular event of the year! Experience a traditional Hawaiian Luau with spit-fired and kalua pork, beautiful hula dancers, and of course delicious wines. Dinner also includes teriyaki chicken, chicken longrice, green salad, haupia cake and more. Following dinner, our hula dancing team will put on an incredible show and even give lessons! It's a Hawaiian party that'll make you forget you're still in California!
$65/person, $50/wine club (must login to receive club discount)
RSVP required, check-in begins at 5:30pm



Andis Wines  I  11000 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth CA 95669  I  I  (209) 245-6177

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tap Takeover at Sutter Creek Provisions: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Fri May 20

Tap Takeover Friday 5/20 at 4pm

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will be here
taking over six of our handles
this Friday, May 20th, at 4pm

Mamma Trye'd Imperial Red IPA- Back in December of last year, Darin spent a week in Mills River, North Carolina, at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Beer Camp #160. Along with eleven other campers a beer was created and it's ready to drink!
Mamma Trye'd is a "rough-and-tumble double red IPA with a bold and intense depth of character. Brewed with rich specialty malts and a touch of rye, it has a round malt body and peppery finish, balanced against the citrus and tropical fruit notes of Mosaic, El Dorado, and Galaxy hops."

20th Street Pale Ale-  Named after the location of the brewery in Chico, this pale ale features Citra and Comet hops. The folks at Sierra Nevada decided it would be fun to showcase each hop on its own, as well as the combination of the two, so they sent us three different with Citra hops, one with Comet hops, and a third consisting of a blend of both Citra & Comet hops. How cool is that?!

Otra Vez Gose Style Ale- on their search for the perfect warm weather beer, Sierra Nevada wanted to create something light bodied and thirst quenching, yet filled with complex and interesting flavors. They stumbled across the fruit of the prickly pear cactus, native to California. The tangy fruit is a great compliment to the tart and refreshing traditional gose style beer. Otra Vez combines prickly pear cactus with a hint of grapefruit for a refreshing beer that will have you calling for round after round.

Hoptimum Imperial IPA- Hoptimum is a hurricane of whole-cone hop flavor. Hopped, dry-hopped and torpedoed for incredible hop flavor and complexity, Hoptimum is the pinnacle of whole-cone hoppiness and the biggest imperial IPA Sierra Nevada has ever produced. It features resinous hop varieties: Magnum, Chinook, Simcoe and a new experimental hop variety exclusive to Sierra Nevada. With intense hop flavors and aromas of grapefruit rind, pine, herbs and tropical fruit, Hoptimum is an aggressive drinking experience. Originally created as part of their Beer Camp program, Hoptimum throws down the gauntlet to all other IPAs.


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Rhone Rangers to Honor Bill Easton with Lifetime Achievement Award

Easton and his Terre Rouge Wines to be featured at June 10-11 San Francisco Events
May 16, 2016 (Paso Robles, CA) – The Rhone Rangers organization will present its fourth annual Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, June 10, 2016. Bill Easton will be recognized for his significant contributions to the American Rhone wine movement, which he has helped champion for over 35 years. Since founding his wine shop, Solano Cellars, in the East Bay in 1978, and later starting his own Rhone-centric brand, Terre Rouge, he has been instrumental in bringing attention and credibility to the American Rhone wine category.

“Bill is a true pioneer,” said Rhone Rangers board member Stuart Montgomery. “He was present at the some of the first discussions in starting the organization and today helps the association - leading by example and making beautiful Rhone wines. We’re honored to recognize him for his efforts.”
Easton, along with his wife Jane O’Riordan, founded his winery in 1985 on the West Slope of the Sierra Nevada in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley after traveling Europe and falling in love with Northern Rhone wines.

Bill Easton
Recognized as one of the pioneers of Amador’s modern winemaking era, Easton was involved in early gatherings of the Rhone Rangers and continues to promote American Rhone wines. His Terre Rouge (translates to Red Earth) wines are named after the vermillion-colored soils that are a hallmark of the Sierra Foothills region. The Terre Rouge portfolio is dedicated to producing Rhone varietals grown in the region’s granite and volcanic-based soils. His complex Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne are grown at elevations as high as 3200’.
Asked about any advice he has to offer young people wanting to get into the wine industry, Easton responded, “Taste a lot of wine both young and old; visit as many wine regions in the world that you can and work in different winemaking environments. Make wine that tastes good to you and not just wine that is commercially viable -- don’t sell out.”

Easton has been a longtime supporter of the Rhone Rangers organization, having made numerous contributions to auctions and supporting the scholarship program. In prior years the Lifetime Achievement award was given to Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard, Robert Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard and Robert Lindquist of Qupé Winery.

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Easton on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Rhone Rangers Annual Winemaker Dinner at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio, San Francisco.  The dinner is part of a two-day Annual Celebration of American Rhone Wines. Tickets can be purchased for just the dinner, or a full weekend pass that includes Saturday’s Syrah seminar moderated by Sunset wine editor Sara Schneider followed by the trade/media, VIP and Grand Tasting, which will feature over 60 wineries.  To purchase tickets or obtain additional information, visit
About the Rhone Rangers:

The Rhone Rangers are a group of roughly 150 wineries dedicated to making wines from the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in France’s Rhone Valley. These varieties range from the better-known Syrah and Viognier to the up-and-coming Grenache, Mourvèdre and Roussanne, to obscure (but delicious) grapes like Counoise and Picpoul.  To learn more, visit

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Feist Wines Opens in Sutter Creek: Music, Artisan Cheeses and Wine al Fresco - Sat May 14

On Saturday, May 14 from 1pm to 4pm Feist Wines presents an afternoon full of wine, music, artisan cheeses and charcuterie. The winery’s tasting room was in Amador City for four years and recently moved to downtown Sutter Creek.

The space is welcoming with a beautiful outdoor courtyard covered in wisteria and roses. With neutral hues and industrial lighting, the tasting room is both hip and elegant. The bar was built by local craftsman Mike O’Neill of reclaimed wood found in the basement of the old Sutter Creek Palace. The new venue has a private club area available as well as two guest rooms overlooking the town.

The unique wooden building was constructed in the 1890`s and housed a saloon and bordello.
Winemaker Tony Feist and special guest Allen Frank will take the stage Saturday as the winery hosts its first Eureka Street Club party and celebrates their move to Sutter Creek.  Feist and Frank play guitar, mandolin and dobro and present a great mix of Americana, folk and rock.  The event is open to the public.

Feist is offering a menu of artisan cheeses ($14) and a charcuterie plate ($15).  The tasting room sells wine by the glass or the bottle and for the party the Feists will have barrel samples available from the 2015 vintage.  The winery recently received two gold medals and a silver from the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
In Amador City the Feists hosted a great line up of rising Americana stars such as Mandolin Orange and Sean Watkins and they plan to bring more music through.

“We are happy to be in Sutter Creek,” says Tony Feist, “Suddenly there is a real wine culture in town which is complemented by great beer, lodging and food.”

Feist Wines is open Thursday to Sunday 11 am to 5 pm and open late for events.  The tasting room is located at 15 Eureka Street just off Main.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Andis Summer Calendar of Events • Grandpére Awarded Vineyard of the Year

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Food Trucks, Events & More This Summer
Our calendar is jam packed with all kinds of hip happenings this year, from food trucks and bike rides to art classes and Club Andis dinners. Check our calendar often for something fun to do with your friends and family, because there's never a dull moment in Amador wine country!
Saturday May 7th:  Amador Four Fires in Plymouth and Dog Town food truck at Andis
Sunday May 8th:  Mother's Day at Andis - Waffles, Mimosas & Wine
Saturday June 4th:  ACRA's Bike & Wine cycling event and Dog Town food truck
Saturday June 25th:  Annual Ohana Luau!
And much, much more.....

Original Grandpére / Vineyard 1869 Awarded Vineyard of the Year
The California State Fair's 2016 VINEYARD OF THE YEAR AWARD is deservedly bestowed to Vineyard 1869/Original Grandpere. Located in Amador County, the vineyard is the oldest Zinfandel vineyard in America, as documented in a deed from a U.S. Geological Survey dated in 1869. Initially planted from hardy stock, its ancient vines survived catastrophe inflicted by both man and nature over the course of the ensuing 140+ years. Purchased in 1984 by Scott and Terri Harvey, the vines have been lovingly coaxed back into producing small yields of elegant, complex, first-growth Zinfandel.
Andis Wines is one of only 4 wineries priveleged to source fruit from this esteemed vineyard. Try our 2012 Original Grandpére Vineyard Zinfandel for yourself, and taste a piece of history. 

Charge Your TESLA or Electric Vehicle at Andis Wines
Have a TESLA? How about any kind of electric vehicle? Well you're in luck because you can charge them up at Andis Wines,  now offering 2 TESLA chargers and 1 EV station. While you're waiting, enjoy a delicious glass (or bottle) of Andis Wines.....  WATCH THE VIDEO

Andis Wines  I  11000 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth CA 95669  I  I  (209) 245-6177

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother Lode Harvest Open House - Sun May 22

Mother Lode Harvest, a local foods and farm products association, is having its spring quarter open house at the farm of one of its producer members on Sunday, May 22, from 12 pm to 3 pm. The event will take place at Casa de la Pradera, the farm of Alice Kaiser, 20161 American Flat Road in Fiddletown.

Mother Lode Harvest members, as well as local residents who would like to learn about sustainable agriculture and accessing local food, are invited to tour the farm and enjoy demonstrations, information, and light refreshments. Other participating growers will also be on hand to answer questions about sustainable farming.

Parking for the event is at the old Schoolhouse across the road from the cemetery and the farm; attendees should park at the Schoolhouse and walk the short distance to the farm. A $5 suggested donation per adult is requested to support the work of Mother Lode Harvest, which is a nonprofit association. For more information, call Alice Kaiser at 209-245-6042, or email her at

Alice's greenhouse
Visitors to the farm