A weekend of wine, food, and fun.





What better cure for a holiday hangover than a country escape? Warm up your winter with an intimate weekend for the LGBT community, among friends, historic towns, and rolling vineyards. Hike, sip, cook, and eat your way through Amador County alongside our favorite chefs, artisans, and wine makers in their kitchens, vineyards, and barrel rooms. We're keeping the weekend close-knit with just 75 people so you get the chance to connect. If you've never enjoyed Amador, know you'll be well taken care of, well fed, and leaving with more friends than you came in with. 


OUr invitation to you

When I started working for a small winery here in Amador three years ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect. So much of Amador feels like a step back in time. I probably made assumptions about what that meant about the population and culture. Then I met the people of Amador County. Colleagues turned into friends, acquaintances turned into confidants, and, without exception, my husband and I were welcomed with open arms.

If the locals weren’t enough to make this area a great place to live, then the myriad of things to experience put it over the top. Getting to taste fantastic wines with the people who made it while they tell their stories. Sharing amazing food with the farmers who grow it and the chefs who prepare it. And the scenery... grasslands that turn into rolling hills dotted with Manzanita and mighty Oaks, green and lush in the winter and spring, gold and majestic in the summer and fall.

This past May I got to marry my husband in the middle of a vineyard, surrounded by the people Amador. It helped me realize, "I want to share this wonderful place with more of my community." So I brought together friends and colleagues I both admire and trust to create the kind of weekend I would want to experience. Something more than a glimpse but rather an immersion into life with the locals. But most of all, I wanted people to come, have fun and, of course, drink lots of wine!


Looking forward to seeing you in March,

Jack Gorman (and Kyle Peppers)





How do you feel about active relaxation?
The best word to capture the weekend is 'immersion.' We wanted everyone to leave the weekend knowing Amador. And the best way to know anywhere is to know its people. Whether you choose hiking a vineyard with a world-renowned grape grower, getting dirty with a farmer, blending wine with a wine maker, or learning how to pair food and wine from an acclaimed restauranteur and sommelier, you will leave with new experiences and a personal connection with Amador.


7:00pm - Welcome Reception and tapas-style dinner (with wine, naturally).

8:30pm - Amazing Entertainment

10:30 - Cocktails in the Cellar (don't worry, it's a real thing)


10:30am to 1:30
(each morning option includes wine tasting and lunch -- we take our food seriously in the country)

Your Choices - Look here for full activity descriptions

  • Wine Tasting 101
  • How To: Food & Wine Pairing
  • Italian Turf Wars
  • Ommm on the Range
  • ABC - Anything but Chardonnay
  • Secrets of the Foothills


2:30pm to 4:30pm

Your Choices - Look here for full activity descriptions

  • How To: Blend Wine
  • How To: Food & Wine Pairing
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Vineyard Hike through Shake Ridge Ranch
  • Barberians Unite!
  • Really Old Vineyard Tour & Tasting

all day

The following activities begin in the morning and run through morning and afternoon.

Your Choices - Look here for full activity descriptions

  • Inside Amador Wine Making: A Vine to Glass Experience
  • Farms of Amador


7:30pm to ??

Beer vs Wine Dinner - Amador Brewing vs. Everyone


10:00am to 12:30pm

Progressive Brunch through Sutter Creek

12:30pm +

Self-guided activities throughout Amador as you prepare for your return home (and your next trip to the foothills).




As we've mentioned, this really is a close-knit weekend. With just 75 spaces, we are creating a weekend for everyone involved to really connect -- with each other, services, activities, and the people of Amador. 

Your Ticket to Come OUT to Amador Includes:

  • Friday Welcome Reception with Tapas-style Dinner & Evening Entertainment
  • Saturday Morning & Afternoon Activities
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Beer vs. Wine Dinner
  • Sunday Progressive Brunch
  • Transportation between host hotels and all activities



Host Hotels


Hanford House Inn

Savor a special bed and breakfast experience in historic Sutter Creek, the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Dine from Element restaurant's global inspired breakfast menu. Stay at the Hanford House Inn for the quintessential luxury B&B vacation. Use code "Out in Amador" to receive special rates when you complete your booking.

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Hotel Sutter

The Hotel Sutter is one of the host hotels for the Coming Out weekend and will be hosting the opening reception at the Hotel Sutter on Friday January 20, 2017.  Call to reserve your room today to get a discounted rate for the first 5 bookings. Mention “Come Out 17” when you make your reservation.



Opened in February 2016, this sixteen room, boutique hotel is a restoration of two dilapidated buildings on Main Street Plymouth into contemporary lodging with a nod to the heritage of the region. Each room, with its own charm and comfort, are simply decorated and thoughtfully filled with numerous amenities. Use code "AmadorOUT" for special weekend rates.

Note: Transportation will be provided between our host hotels and all programs throughout the weekend. All you'll have to worry about it arriving on Friday and enjoying yourself all weekend.