Meet Melinda Klescewski, Director of Hospitality, Vino Noceto

One of the many joys Melinda Klescewski experiences as Director of Hospitality for Vino Noceto is the delight she sees in guests’ faces as they sip and savor the perfect pairings offered at the weekend Food and Wine Tasting Experience. Six different wines are paired with carefully chosen and delectable bites prepared by Chef Beth Sogaard of Amador Vintage Market. “Guests take the first sip and nod approval, then take the first food offering in one full bite, and sip again. That’s when the magic happens. Flavors explode in their mouths and their eyes grow as big as tea cups. It’s wonderful.”


 “I want people to know about the wines of Vino Noceto, the wines of Amador, and the people and beauty of this very different, unspoiled, and beautiful place.”

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Rhône Varietals in Amador County

According to Amador County Wine Grape Grower’s (ACWGGA) Bill Easton, you have to plant grapes where they can achieve greatness. In other words, you need the right soil and climate for the right type of grape. Amador County is a prime location in particular for the Syrah grape, a Rhone varietal, because the soil is similar to France’s Northern Rhone region, and our climate is favorable to this grape.

Amador grapes are planted on farmland consisting of either granite or volcanic soils. Sierra series decomposed granite can be found in both the Shenandoah Valley AVA as well as Fiddletown AVA. Volcanic soils, consisting of Aiken loam or Sites loam are found more commonly in the Fiddletown appellation and at higher elevations.

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2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Breaking news! Amador County wineries walked away with several Best of Class, Double Golds, and multiple other medals in the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle wine competition!

Congratulations to BellaGrace Vineyards, Borjon Winery, Jeff Runquist Wines, Renwood Winery, Terra d’Oro Winery, Vino Noceto Winery and all Amador wineries on your wins!

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Welcome to #AmadorFourFires Online

Allow me to introduce myself: Anamieke Kegge. I’m the managing editor of Amador Four Fires Online.  Together we are about to embark on a grand Amador adventure. During that time, please introduce yourself to us, as we look forward to getting to know you better!

“the weeks ahead, you’ll be immersed in the fiery passions.. of Amador.” 

Not just another one of those static web addresses that goes up and never changes, A4F Online is a diverse broadcast network starting with this eZine, and connecting us all together through all facets of social media.

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