Amador Cellars is a unique winery located in the heart of Amador County's lush Shenandoah Valley wine country. Built in 2003 of rice straw and concrete the winery and tasting room conveys Old World architecture and style that emphasizes simplicity, utility and function. Its two foot thick and sixteen foot tall walls impart mass and depth while the roof is covered in corrugated steel that was allowed to rust naturally giving the structure a timeless quality. Amador Cellars focus their attention on varieties that do well in Amador’s warm climate -- Zinfandel, Italian and Rhone Valley varieties.
Located in the picturesque foothills east of Sacramento with a spectacular view of the Sierras, Amador Foothill Winery produces three classic vineyard-designated Zinfandels and is among the pioneers of Sangiovese and Aglianico in California. Owner-winemakers Katie Quinn and Ben Zeitman also produce Sauvignon Blanc, Late Harvest Semillon, and an exciting Rhone-style blend called Katie’s Cote at this 5,000 case facility.
AURIGA WINE CELLARS is located in El Dorado County in Northern California. "Auriga" is the ancient Greek and Roman name of a constellation in the Northern hemisphere and is commonly referred to as the "charioteer." Auriga wines are made from Sierra Foothill vineyards. This is the historic location of California vineyards, which supplied the gold miners (49ers) with wine in the last century. The soils in the foothills are thin and vines have to struggle to survive, resulting in intense concentrated wines.
Avanguardia Wines is a small, ultra-boutique winery located in Nevada City. Avanguardia Wines is the the home of non-traditional blended wines, with 100% of their wines being proprietary blends crafted from 2-6 different grape varieties, many of which are Italian, and all of which are pretty much out of the mainstream here in California. The address provided is to their Grass Valley tasting room.
Many times while pouring wine in the Avio Vineyards & Winery tasting room, Stefano and Lisa are asked how they became winemakers, and how it was that they found themselves in the small town of Sutter Creek, California, all the way from the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. Both Stefano and Lisa worked in Atlanta for a number of years, employed in predominantly sales and marketing positions. They traveled extensively in their careers, and spent a majority of their work-week on an airplane. The couple knew that they wanted to settle down one day, get off of the airplanes, and work for themselves in a business that they both loved and enjoyed. They researched several business opportunities, but nothing spoke to their heart. Until Avio Vineyards & Winery.
They say genetic traits can skip generations. Greg Baiocchi would argue that passions can skip generations well. This was the case for Greg’s father, who grew up watching his father, Maggio Baiocchi, make wine. While the smell alone was enough to dissuade Greg’s dad from following in his father’s footsteps, it was not enough to keep Greg from doing so. As a boy of five or six, Greg remembers watching his grandfather in his basement, working the old equipment. The sights, sounds and smells of watching him make wine are still vividly alive for Greg Baiocchi today.
Wine and a little more. Barkley Historic Homestead Bed and Breakfast Inn, located in the Sierra Foothills Fair Play Wine Country. On 67 acres of vineyards, seasonsal streams, beautiful ponds and hiking trails, lies the Barkley Historic Homestead. This setting is a perfect spot for a weekend getaway, corporate retreat or special event, such as weddings, anniversary, birthday or holiday party. If relaxation is what you're after, we're pleased to offer a large helping as well as an array of activities to fill your staywith fun and adventure! From elegant Winemakers Dinners to a game of Bocce Ball on our night-lit, regulation court, the opportunities for enjoyment are unlimited. Please join us for a glimpse into our little slice of heaven here at the Barkley Historic Homestead, a year-round resort and conference center.
Bechard Vineyard & Winery is located in the town of Somerset, El Dorado County, California, overlooking the North Fork of the Cosumnes River. The vineyard and winery, at an elevation of 2400ft. in the northernmost in the Fair Play AVA. As a boutique winery Bechard focus is on handcrafted, small lots of premium award winning wines.
Domaine Becquet is a California winery with a French accent...
Its wines have less alcohol than many California wines and less "oak from the barrel" but they offer great fruit aromas and taste and an amazing complexity.The winery in Valley Springs is essentially used for production and not open to the public but the tasting-room in Murphys is hosting hundreds of visitors everyday.
The wines produced from the vineyards in the Shenandoah Valley, home to some of the oldest vines in California and are renowned for their intense fruit and deep color. Winemakers, George Bursick and Susan Farrington have added their extensive experience and discerning palates to create wines of intensity with elegance. Starting with rich, mature fruit, he creates Bella Piazza Winery wines in a style that displays both richness and balance.