AMADOR FOOTHILL WINERY
12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth, CA 95669. 209/245-6307.
12 - 5 Weekends/Holidays
Producing 10,000 cases annually, this winery markets award-winning
wines in 14 states. Specialties include single vineyard
Zinfandels, Sangiovese and Fume Blanc. Tasters and picnickers
will enjoy a spectacular view of vineyards and the Sierra.
13575 Mt. Echo Drive. Ione, CA 95640. 205/274-4105. By
This small winery was founded in 1975. Its primary focus
is on the production of premium wines at affordable prices.
The selection includes Barbara, Syrah, and Zinfandel.
CHARLES SPINETTA WINERY
12557 Steiner Road, Plymouth, CA 95559. 209/245-3384.
10 - 5 Daily, closed Mondays
The selection of premium wines includes Zinfandel, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chasm Blanc, and dessert wines.
Rare Amador County wines are available by request. One
of the winery's highlights is a wildlife art gallery,
which features the work of several nationally recognized,
award-winning wildlife artists.
CLO du LAC/GREENSTONE WINERY
Highway 88 at Jackson Valley Road . Ione, CA 95540. 209/274-223B.
10 - 4 Wednesday - Sunday
This French country style winery, located in rural Jackson
Valley, has established a reputation for excellence since
its inception in 1980. Visitors can sample a wide variety
of award-winning premium wines, and enjoy picnicking beneath
mature oak trees.
12455 Steiner Road, Plymouth, CA 95559. 11 - 5 Friday
Located in a pastoral setting of green lawns and bright
flowers, the winery's vineyards date back to the mid-1800s.
Picnic facilities are available to wine tasters, and special
occasion celebrations can be arranged at the winery.
DOBRA ZEMJLA WINERY
Steiner Road, Plymouth, CA 95669 209/245-3183
209/245-5022 fax. Open Daily 10-5:00 pm
This, the smallest winery produces only the BIGGEST
Amadors. Robust Zinfandels, Syrahs, sangioveses and viogniers
DOMAINE DE LA TERRE ROUG~EASTON
P.O. Box 41. Fiddletown, CA 95629. 209/245-3117. By
Where the Rhone Valley meets the Sierra Nevada. ~
This winery is renowned for world-class California
wives, including Rhone varietals, Zinfandel, and Vin Gris
11075 Bell Road. Plymouth, CA 95669. 209/245-3922. 12
- 4 Daily
Situated at the end of a winding drive through oaks and
vineyards, this isolated, family winery features a variety
of offerings, including Chardonnay and the county's only
Petite Sirah. Ed, an integral part of the winery's personality,
welcomes visitors to the country kitchen tasting room.
Air Force is spoken here.
9 MONTEVINA WINES
20680 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth, CA 95669.
209/245-6942. 11 - 4 Daily
This beautiful, modern winery-surrounded by picturesque
vineyards- features a spacious tasting room and lovely
trellised outdoor patio ideal for picnicking. Wines include
Zinfandel, Italian varietals such as Barbera and Sangiovese,
as well as White Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay,
and Fume Blanc.
10 NINE GABLES VINYARD
RABBIT HILL WINERY
RENWOOD / SANTINO WINERY
12225 Steiner Road, Plymouth, CA 95669. 209/245-6013.
11 - 4:30 Daily
With a firm dedication to producing first growth wines
from the finest vineyards in Amador County, Renwood specializes
in Grandpere Zinfandel, Barbera, Syrah, and Viognier.
12300 Steiner Road. Plymouth, CA 95669. 209/245-4455.
10 - 5 Daily
A small family estate established in 1977, the winery
produces 10 award-winning wines to please both the novice
and the connoisseur. A professional art gallery on the
premises features contemporary art and ceramics.
14430 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth, CA 95669. 209/245-5554.
10 - 5 Daily
Founded in 1856, this historic landmark is among the oldest
wineries in California. Facilities include a spacious
tasting room and wine cellars that provide visitors with
a taste of the past. The site of the Shenandoah Valley
Museum, this winery also offers guests the beauty of lush
landscaping, broad lawns, and picnic areas.
13662 Ridge Road. Sutter Creek, CA 95685. 209/223-1761.
12 - 4
Weekends and by appointment Family owned and operated,
this small, picturesque winery was established in 1975.
It is dedicated to the production of premium varietals,
which include Zinfandel and Ruby Cabernet. A picnic area
10525 Bell Road. Plymouth, CA 95669. 209/245-6208.
12 - 4 Weekdays. 11 - 5 Weekends
Established in 1973, this family-operated winery affords
a beautiful view of the Cosumnes River Canyon. The vineyards
are more than 50 years old, and produce Zinfandel, Mission,
and Chenin Blanc. Picnic facilities are offered for guests'
SUTTER RIDGE VINEYARDS
14110 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. 209/267-1316.
11 - 4 Thursday - Sunday and by appointment
Located at a 2,OOO foot elevation overlooking the historic
towns of Sutter Creek and Jackson, this winery was established
by the Brees, a fourth-generation wine family. Selections
include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay,
Zinfandel, Port, selected Italian varietals, and the only
commercial Pinotage vineyard in the United States.
11001 Valley Drive. Plymouth, CA 95669. 888/627-2356.
11 - 4 Saturday, 1 - 4 Sunday, and by appointment
Built in 1981, this is a family winery committed to the
production of premium wines. The specialty of the house
10120 Shenandoah Road. Plymouth, CA 95669. 209/245-3196.
10- 5 Weekends and by appointment
Here tasters can sample quality estate wines while savoring
the down-home comforts of farm surroundings.
Visitors are invited to stroll through the vineyards -established
in 1979 - and enjoy a picnic near the pond. The winery
officially opened in the Spring of 1995.
10901 Shenandoah Road. Plymouth, CA 95669 209/245-6556.
Devoted to the growing and production of premium Sangiovese
wine, this family-established vineyard features prime
California plantings of this noble, Italian variety. Tours
of the vineyard can be arranged by phone.