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What better way to welcome spring than a country escape? Start your thaw 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 Story continues...

If you visited the Come OUT site last year, you know we moved to Amador almost 3 years ago when Jack recovered from a career in lobbying by working for a small winery here in the foothills. You also might know we did so with a bit of trepidation for the country life; long drives just to get to the store, rattlesnake warnings, and sidewalks rolled up by 6pm on a Sunday initiated us into our life in the country. 

And while our story has included more than one rattlesnake on our back porch, it's also included some wonderful lessons; long drives mean a chance to enjoy the quiet, rolling countryside with some of the most beautiful views in the state; keeping an eye out for snakes means taking in the natural beauty and wildlife; and Sundays are best enjoyed with friends watching the sunset with an delicious glass of wine. 

Our story has also grown to include an amazing group of people. Last year was our first opportunity to share this wonderful place with our community at the inaugural Come OUT to Amador. We got to introduce new friends from all over the state to our local chefs, winemakers, cheesemongers, farmers, and history. It was more than we ever expected -- and took us about a week to recover from all the food and wine. The weekend also showed us we want to invite more of our community up to be part of Amador's story. So, we're doing it again. And just like last year, we promise you won't leave hungry.


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 would like 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, tasting cheeses along with a cheesemonger, 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.

We've just gotten started on reaching out to our friends and neighbors to brainstorm new experiences to offer in 2018 (don't worry, a few favorites from last year will be back).

If you're curious about the types of activities and adventures from 2017, have a look here. 

We'll be detailing our 2018 schedule in the coming months. To stay up to date, follow us on Facebook. You can see last year's schedule here.




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. 

With your Ticket to Come OUT to Amador, we promise:

  • You won't leave thirsty. 
    • We'll provide all the wine throughout the weekend 
  • You won't leave hungry.* 
    • Meals included in your ticket include Friday Evening reception, lunch Saturday, Saturday afternoon snack, tasting menu for Saturday dinner, and brunch on Sunday, all prepared by local chefs.
  • You won't leave bored.
    • Friday night entertainment
    • Saturday Morning & Afternoon Activities
    • Plenty of locals on hand to make sure you have fun
  • You can relax.
    • We'll provide all transportation between host hotels and all activities

Pricing coming soon.  For now, save the date and consider making a hotel reservation.



Host Hotels

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


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. Please call the hotel for reservations on discounted rooms: 209.267.0747

REST - a boutique hotel

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 "OUT18" for special weekend rates.

We will be adding more hotels in the coming week. Stay tuned.

If you have any questions or need suggestions, drop us a line.