THE EVENT

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Amador County Fairgrounds

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

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 (make page with link here) for the updated schedule of events.

Interactive Stations

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

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 your favorite wine and why.

Time for a selfie? Let the professionals help and take a seat in the Candid Ham vintage photobooth trailer. Don’t forget to pick out your props!

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.

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”.

Participating Wineries

2018 Participating Wineries include:

1850 Cellars, Amador Cellars, Andis, Avio, BellaGrace Vineyards, Binz, Bray Vineyards, C. G. Di Arie, Cooper Vineyards, Deaver, Dillian, Distant Cellars, Dobra Zemlja, Driven, Dry Town, Feist, Helwig Winery, Il Gioiello, Iron Hub, Jeff Runquist Wines, Karmere,

Participating Wineries

Kendric, Legendre, Le Mulet Rouge, Los Portales, Matthew Gibson, Morse, Prospect Cellars, Rancho Victoria, Renwood Winery, Scott Harvey, Sera Fina, Shenandoah Vineyards, Sobon Estate, Story, Terra d’Oro, Turley Wine Cellars, Uphill Vineyards, Urban Legend, Vino Noceto, Wilderotter, Winetree Farm, Yorba Wines, and Youngs.

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…

Engaging Chats

All day long meet the winemakers, chefs, craftsmen, owners, families and residents that make up the local businesses. Amador’s 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 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..

New for 2018! Explore Amador Cigar & Pipe Club’s unique take on pairings. Enjoy Amador Brewing’s locally crafted beer. Explore the Interactive Stations including a sensory station and selfie booth. Visit the Birds of Prey or Therapy Dogs. Sample local purveyors of sauces, olive oils, crafts, and more. Take the festival home with you! Wine Sales (20% off retail on selected wines). Cooking Demonstrations, and more.

THE MUSIC

Iberia/Spain Region

Jesse Hendricks

Dedicated to his work with the Spanish Guitar, Jessie’s eclectic style speaks of World Music; music that combines sounds and rhythms from all over the world, especially from Spain and South America.

Heritage CA Region

Richard Barry

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh is a story teller, producer and multi instrumentalist, bringing a fresh sound from the world of no genres.  Born and raised in the gold rush towns of Northern California he often incorporates local history and experiences into his songs.  

Southern France Region

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Italian Region

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