Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tie Dye Day at Wine Tree Farm - April 7, 8 & 9

Spring has Sprung - Time to get some color into our lives!
It's Spring!
Mother Nature is busy updating her winter palette with one of vibrant colors - green grass, flowers budding and conducting a symphony of life (baby birds chirping).
So, with the arrival of spring and never wanting to miss a wine tasting opportunity, we're inviting you to join us for a colorful Spring Event!

Spring Wine Club
Pick up Party
Our 4th Anniversary Celebration!

When: May 13th, 2017
Noon till 4pm
Where: Wine Tree Farm
14467 Highway 49, Amador CIty CA 95601

Details to follow
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Monday, March 27, 2017

Milk & Cookies Night at Sutter Creek Provisions - Wed Mar 29

Milk and Cookies


Firestone Walker’s Velvet Merlin oatmeal stout was transformed in early 2016 into a mindblowing mouthful known as Nitro Merlin Milk Stout—and it we'll feature it in a “Milk & Cookies” promotion in collaboration with Brown Butter Cookie Company, a beloved family operation located in Firestone Walker’s backyard of California’s Central Coast.
Join us as we pair beer & cookies with good times, brewery swag, and raffle prizes!
We'll also be tapping a keg of Firestone Walker's latest Leo v. Ursus IPA...don't miss it!
We'll start the fun at 5pm!
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Ignite your senses with Amador Four Fires on May 6!

Join us at Amador Four Fires 
Saturday, May 6th 2017

Exhilarate your palate,

stoke a passion for discovery, 
and ignite your senses

Amador Four Fires is a one-of-a-kind food and wine immersion experience blending open-flame cooking by renown local chefs, meet-the-winemaker sessions, cooking demonstrations, sensory stations, and tastings of Amador's award-winning wine inspired by the regions of Southern France, Italy, Spain/Portugal, and Heritage California.
Local merchants, live music, all-day activities, and art exhibits add a spark to this unique interactive adventure that is more than "just another tasting." Ask questions of our panel of wine and culinary experts, visit the sensory station, enjoy cooking demonstrations, see Bottle Talk's Rick Kushman and Paul Wagner in action, and more! Family-friendly area.
Tickets are all-inclusive: food, wine tasting, activities, live music, souvenir glass, parking, cooking demonstrations, and more.

Amador's remarkable wineries will be pouring their inspired wines for you to enjoy at this amazing event designed to immerse you in a world of flavor!
 Tickets at:


Amador Vintners Association | 209.245.6992 |
STAY CONNECTED: #AmadorWine  @AmadorWine
Amador Wine Country: 
Remarkable Wines & World Class Hospitality!
Amador Vintners Association, 9310 Pacific Street, Plymouth, CA 95669

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Feist Wines in Sutter Creek adds Wood Fire Pizza Friday nights

Music, Pizza and Wine

SUTTER CREEK, CA - Downtown Sutter Creek has a new spot for Friday dining. Feist Wines of Sutter Creek now offers wood fired pizza Friday nights beginning at 5p.m.

Owners Susan and Anthony Feist moved to Amador County from Berkeley thirteen years ago with a background in food. Susan worked for Riverdog Farm in the Capay Valley and Anthony ran a popular bakery.  Prior to making wine in Amador Anthony was a chef.

“We love feeding people,” says owner Susan Feist, “Pizza and wine are a great pairing.” The Feists have long been committed to farm to fork, and purchase from area farmers.

The winery offers seating in their modern tasting room with reclaimed wood and an industrial minimalist vibe. There is also a charming outdoor patio.

Pizzas are seasonal and change weekly.  In March Feist served Pizza Bianca with chevre, mushrooms and wilted greens ($15) Pepperoni with Arugula ($16) and House Made Sausage and green olives ($16). Organic salad and desserts by local pastry chef Ingrid Fraser are also available.

Wine can be purchased by the glass or bottle, and the tasting room features Old Soul coffee.

Live music will be a part of the mix Friday nights at Feist. Anthony performs original material along with classics while an accomplished retinue of local musicians take to the tasting room stage.

There are now ten wine tasting rooms in Sutter Creek and Feist's wood fired pizza is a gratifying addition.

Feist Wines is located at 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek, one half block off of Main Street.

Susan Feist
Feist Wines

Spring Wine Event Benefits Endangered Historical Landmark - Sun Apr 2

SUTTER CREEK, CA — Ten Sierra Nevada foothill wineries are working to help restore an endangered historical landmark through their April 2nd event, Wildflowers and Wine.

Located in Sutter Creek, the Knight Foundry is one of 25 California Historical Landmarks and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Smithsonian Institution has declared it as one of America’s most endangered places.

“People from all over the world come to see the Knight Foundry,” said Ann Kraemer, spokeswoman for the event. “It is a rare piece of history that is now getting restored by the town of Sutter Creek.”

The foundry was founded in 1873 by Samuel N. Knight to manufacture the gold mines of the Mother Lode region. It is one of the earliest foundry machine shops and the last water powered foundry in the nation.

The event will be hosted by Wine on 49, a collaboration of ten wine tasting rooms located in downtown Sutter Creek off Highway 49. Proceeds from the event will be donated to new restoration efforts that aim to get the Knight Foundry running again.

“The wildflower symbolizes perseverance and preservation. Our Wildflowers and Wine events are about protecting what makes our county so special,” Kraemer said. “Our first event last year focused on the environment. This year will be about protecting history.”

Last year Wine on 49 donated 50 percent of their event net proceeds to help Butte Fire restoration efforts. The 2015 fire claimed two lives, 921 structures and almost 71,000 acres in Amador and Calaveras counties.

The event will include raffle prizes, special wine tastings, gourmet food pairings by local chefs, art, as well as live music for attendees to enjoy as they sip wine.

“We’ll have wildflowers and wine barrels displayed all over town. There will at least six different music acts playing throughout the afternoon. Local artists will be painting and drawing. We’ll have a huge wildflower themed photo booth drawn by a local artist. It will be very arty and whimsical,” said Kraemer.

The second annual Wildflowers and Wine event will be held on Sunday, April 2nd in downtown Sutter Creek from noon-4pm. Most of the storefronts in the historic gold rush town are now renovated wine tasting rooms, antique shops, as well as trendy boutiques, restaurants and hotels.

Participating wineries include Baiocchi Vineyards and Wines, Bella Grace Vineyards and Wines, Feist Wines, Scott Harvey Wines, Sera Fina Cellars, Le Mulet Rouge Vineyard and Winery, Mabera Wines, Miller Wine Works, Uphill Vineyards and Yorba Wines.

Advance tickets are $35 per person. Visit for details.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Mother Lode Harvest hosts Farm Tour - Sat Mar 25

Mother Lode Harvest (MLH), a local farm CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture), is having a spring Open House at one of its member farms, Butte Mountain Farm in Jackson, on Saturday, March 25, from 12 to 3 pm. This is a great time to visit the farm of Carolyn Boyd, as she has been welcoming a bunch of new lambs into the world. Visitors to her farm always enjoy seeing the baby lambs and the rest of the flock, her extensive chicken coops, and her garden-with-a-view, and learning how she manages it all sustainably.Information about Mother Lode Harvest will be available, and there will be light refreshments featuring local foods. All are invited to attend the Open House.

This event is free, though donations to Mother Lode Harvest are welcome (suggested donation $5.oo per adult, children free). Butte Mountain Farm is located at 17336 Butte Mountain Road, 3 miles down Butte Mountain Road from the intersection with Clinton Road. Please call 209-223-4814 for more information. To learn more about Mother Lode Harvest, email, or go to

Hurry! Amador Four Fires Early Bird Ticket Special ends on March 15!

Early Bird discount: only 13 days left!

Ticket prices increase 3/15/17
 $120  Early Bird VIP
   $75  Early Bird Regular
   $50  Early Bird Designated Driver
   $35  Early Bird Child 
Ignite your senses with...
Traditional foods of Spain, Italy, France, & Heritage California cooked over open flame by local chefs, then paired with wines of each region
Over 40 wineries pour wines inspired by the four regions and sourced by winemakers and winegrowers from local Amador County vines
Interactive activities, meet-the-winemaker sessions, diverse seminars, cooking demonstrations, sensory station, art walk, locavore tastings & music ignite all the senses all day
Jesse Hendricks (Spanish guitar & World music), and Wasted Space (Classic Rock hits) draw guests in to dance or just relax to a variety of sounds & rhythms at the sound stages throughout the day
Family-Friendly Area
Meet the Experts
Live BottleTalk Show
Beer vs. Wine

and more!
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Amador Four Fires Festival
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Amador County Fairgrounds
18621 Sherwood St.
Plymouth, CA 95669

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