Amador County Fairgrounds
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
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.
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.
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).
Who doesn’t love a custom wine glass? Enjoy the interactive demo with Made In Amador as they create custom glitter dipped wine glasses.
Four regions, open fire cooking. Traditional foods of Spain, Italy, France, and Heritage California are paired with wines of the region.
Five extraordinary chefs demonstrate their talents preparting spectacular dishes over open flame.
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.
Dramatic open pits featuring locally raised lamb on a spit, smoke enhanced pasta, roasted pork, grilled seafood and perfectly fired vegetables.
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.
Celebrating the four distinctive wine regions that inspire the Amador winemakers and winegrowers: Southern France, Italy, Iberia, and “Heritage California”.
1850 Wine Cellars, Amador Cellars, Andis Wines, Avio Vineyards & Winery, Bella Grace Vineyards, Bray Vineyards, C. G. DiArie Vineyards & Winery, Cooper Vineyards, Deaver Vineyards, Distant Cellars, Driven Cellars, Drytown Cellars, Feist Wines, Fiddletown Cellars, Helwig Vineyards & Winery, Il Gioiello Winery/Morse Wines,
Iron Hub Winery, Jeff Runquist Wines, Karmere Vineyards & Winery, Legendre Cellars, Le Mulet Rouge, Miraflores Winery, Paul J Wines, Prospect Cellars, Rancho Victoria Vineyards, Scott Harvey Wines, Shenandoah Vineyards, Sobon Estate, Story Winery, Terra d’Oro Winery, The End of Nowhere Wines, Vino Noceto, Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines, Yorba Wines.
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).
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.
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.
Back for 2019!
Explore Amador Cigar, Pipe & Spirits Club’s unique take on pairings. Enjoy Amador Brewing’s locally crafted beer (available for purchase). Explore the Interactive Stations including a sensory station and selfie photobooth trailer. Visit the Birds of Prey or Therapy Dogs.
New for 2019!
- Check out our custom cocktail with liquor from Engine 49
- Talented musicians highlighting each region
- Made In Amador with custom Four Fires wine glasses
- Try your hand at painting with wine at our Amador Arts Council booth
- Prefer beer? This year we will be offering 22 oz bottles of Amador Brewing Company beer for sale
Check back for details.
Heritage CA Region
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.
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
American River College musicians will be gracing us with their well rehearsed melodies with string instruments.
Check back for details.