THE EVENT

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Amador County Fairgrounds

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

VIP Experience

  • VIP parking
  • early admission to the event at 10AM
  • chilled wine welcome with passed appetizers (at arrival)
  • access to the VIP Zone with exclusive food offerings from the American River College Culinary team
  • private VIP Seminars
  • Winemaker Meet and Greet
  • complimentary chair massage
  • a VIP gift bag with goodies from our sponsors
  • and EVERYTHING included with General Admission

General Admission

  • wine tasting from over 40 local wineries (200+ wines)
  • perfectly paired cuisine by region cooked over an open flame (5+ caterers)
  • live music in each regional zone
  • artisan vendors
  • educational seminars
  • interactive stations 
  • complimentary parking

Designated Driver

  • delicious cuisine from local caterers distinguised by region and cooked over open flame
  • live music in each regional zone
  • artisan vendors
  • educational seminars
  • interactive stations/demos
  • complimentary parking

 *No alcohol will be served or sold to Designated Drivers.

$125

$85

$40

Educational Seminars

Take advantage of educational seminars throughout the day, included with your admission. Hear from well known restauranteurs, educated sommeliers, sought after chefs and brewers. Local farmers, grape growers, crafters and winemakers will ignite your interest for what’s happening in Amador County. With an assortment of panelists throughout the day, there’s sure to be a seminar for all! Check the seminar schedule for the updated schedule of events.

Interactive Stations

Explore our many interactive stations for an intimate discussion or sensory igniting experience.

Check out what we had for 2019:

Animal lover? Check out the rescued birds of prey or therapy dogs.

Love a good cigar? Visit Amador Pipe Club and Stogies Cigar tent and find out which cigars pair best with locally distilled brandy and why.

Get Into the Festival Spirit.  Visit Made In Amador to create your very own flower crown! Be queen or king for the day. Take a festivus selfie!

See What Else Wine Can Do! Visit the Amador Arts Council area and create your very own artistic creation using wine based paint! 

Want to test your senses? Visit the Terra d’Oro wine sensory station and identify the bacon, clove or lavendar aroma in the wines. Try the homemade cheese and see how it changes the flavor of the wine.

Not a big wine fan? Sample our signature cocktail with Amador Distillery’s, Engine 49 liquor or visit our beer booth for Amador Brewing Company brews (available for purchase).

THE FOOD

Four Fires

Four regions, open fire cooking. Traditional foods of Spain, Italy, France, and Heritage California are paired with wines of the region.

Five Chefs

Five extraordinary chefs demonstrate their talents preparting spectacular dishes over open flame.

Delicious Food

Let your senses take over as you take in the aroma of perfectly prepared Zinfandel marinated meat, fire roasted lamb, zesty quinoa salad or sizzling paella.

Open Flame

Dramatic open pits featuring locally raised lamb on a spit, smoke enhanced pasta, roasted pork, grilled seafood and perfectly fired vegetables.

THE WINERIES

Over 200 Wines

Nearly 200 wines from over 40 wineries are poured. Zinfandel, Barbera, Tempranillo, Syrah and many more are served with food of the region.

Four Regions

Celebrating the four distinctive wine regions that inspire the Amador winemakers and winegrowers: Southern France, Italy, Iberia, and “Heritage California”.

2019 Participating Wineries

1850 Wine Cellars, Amador Cellars, Andersen Vineyards, Andis Wines, Avio Vineyards & Winery, Bella Grace Vineyards, Binz Wines, Bray Vineyards, C. G. DiArie Vineyards & Winery, Cooper Vineyards, Deaver Vineyards, Dillian Wines, Distant Cellars, Driven Cellars, Drytown Cellars, Easton Wines, Fate Wines, Feist Wines, Fiddletown Cellars, Helwig Vineyards & Winery, Holgate Hill, Il Gioiello Winery, Iron Hub Winery, Jeff Runquist Wines, Karmere, Legendre Cellars,

2019 Participating Wineries

Le Mulet Rouge, Los Portales, Making Wine Co, Matthew Gibson Winery, Meikle Family Vineyards, Miraflores Winery, Montevina, Morse Wines, Paul J Wines, Prospect Cellars, Rancho Victoria Vineyards, Scott Harvey Wines, Sera Fina, Shenandoah Vineyards, Slo 2 20, Sobon Estate, St. Amant Winery, Story Winery, Terra d’Oro Winery, Terre Rouge, The End of Nowhere Wines, Todd Taylor Wines, Uphill Vineyards, Vino Noceto, Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines, Yorba Wines, Young’s Vineyards.

THE IMMERSION

Immersion into a Region

Amador Four Fires is an immersion into a region, not just the food and wine. All the senses are ignited. Seminars, cooking demonstrations, locavore tastings, and more…

As always, enjoy local purveyors of sauces, olive oils, crafts, and more. Take the festival home with you! Wine Sales (20% off retail on selected wines). 

Engaging Chats

All day long meet the winemakers, chefs, craftsmen, owners, families and residents that make up the local businesses. Amador Four Fires offers a chance to engage in conversations, meet the “artists” and find out why so many have “discovered” this intimate and authentic region.

Educational Seminars

Seminars are 30-45 minutes with speakers upfront and up close. Engage in topics as diverse as Blending Techniques to Amador Soils and Wine to food pairings, growing organically, winemaking techniques, the craft of brewing, and much more.

And More..

What’s new or back by popular demand for 2020?

  • Talented musicians highlighting each region
  • Made In Amador with custom made flower crowns or make your own
  • Nadalié USA with a barrel toasting demo
  • First a selfie! Get your complimentary photo series with friends with the ever popular team from Candid Ham Vintage Photo Booth Trailer
  • Amador Cigar, Pipe & Spirits Society will be hosting a cigar and Sobon Estate port pairing with cigars available for purchase from Stogies Cigar Lounge
  • Prefer beer? Amador Brewing Company will be back with beer (available for sale) by popular demand

THE MUSIC

Our 2020 Musicians

Iberia/Spain Region

Jesse Hendricks

Jesse is self-taught, and became intrigued with the classical guitar many years ago. 

His unique and exciting blend of Spanish Flamenco, Latin Rhythms and World Percussion has been a welcomed and refreshing addition to so many events. 

Heritage CA Region

Richard Barry

Raised in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Rich is inspired by traditional country and whiskey soaked folk music. He has curated an acoustic guitar set incorporating crowd favorites and his own original songs.

 

James Harkins

James Harkins is an up-and-coming New Country Music singer from Valley Springs, CA. He plays covers that are fan favorites with the occasional original song.

Southern France Region

Italian Region