Saturday Morning Activities
Ommm on the Range - Join us on the lawn for a relaxing morning at Shake Ridge Ranch! Surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and untouched nature, you will leave the daily hustle and bustle behind, and step into the tranquil restorative pace of Yoga in the Vineyard. The hour-long session will be followed by a farm-to-fork lunch paired with Yorba Wines. (Bad weather option possible.)
ABC - Break the Stereotype! Amador has long been known for its Zinfandel, Barbera and Rhone varietals, but did you know we also have a large selection of whites grown and produced here? If you're one of those ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) types, this experience is for you! Explore lesser-known white varietals such a s Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, and others.
SOLD OUT - Secrets of the Foothills - Get to know Amador's rich history in this active adventure exploring backroads. Native American grinding rocks and legendary lore will captivate history buffs. Step inside the earth as you explore the Black Chasm, a natural cave with stunning formations. Soak in the rich California history of Volcano, population 103. Lunch with local wines at the Volcano Union Pub + Inn.
SOLD OUT - How To: Food & Wine Pairing - Seafood with White, Beef with Red. Oh, Hell NO! Learn how to create delicious, non-conventional food and wine pairings with some fun guidelines and simple steps. Join Tracey Berkner, Beverage Director of Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar, a Wine Enthusiast 2013 Best Restaurant for Food and Wine and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient since 2008 for a sip and savor seminar.
Italian Turf Wars - If Zin is King in Amador, then there are a host of Italian princes (and princesses) waiting to take over the throne. Leading the charge is the Italian house of Vino Noceto. Join the folks at Noceto for a head-to-head throw down of their Italian stallions against the same varietals produced in Italy.
Saturday Afternoon activities
Vineyard Hike Through Shake Ridge Ranch - A meandering hike through the hills and dales of our vineyard, stopping to taste the fantastic wines the ranch produces along with delectable food pairings. Ann Kraemer of Shake Ridge will discuss wine growing, sustainable farming, and the ranch’s history. (Bad weather option possible.)
Barberians Unite! - Amador County is quickly becoming the Barbera capital of the US. If that capitol has a founding father, it would be Dick Cooper. Learn about the history of Barbera in Amador from The Man himself, while tasting wines not only from Cooper Vineyards, but also from other winemakers who craft their own Barberas from Cooper grapes.
SOLD OUT - Really Old Vineyard Tour & Tasting - Amador County is home to the oldest documented Zinfandel vineyard in North America. Dating back to the 1860's this vineyard produces some of the most layered and complex Zinfandel anywhere. Experience the private vineyard close up, along with tasting various vintages from the three Amador wineries that produce wine from the seven remaining acres.
SOLD OUT - How To: Wine & Cheese Pairing - Wine and cheese go hand in hand. And this is definitely the case for Miller Wine Works, nestled inside the Sutter Creek Cheese Shop. Spend an intimate afternoon with chef and wine maker, Gary Miller, as he discusses the tips, tricks, and rules of thumb to unleash your inner cheese monger.
How To: Food & Wine Pairing - Seafood with White, Beef with Red. Oh, Hell NO! Learn how to create delicious, non-conventional food and wine pairings with some fun guidelines and simple steps. Join Tracey Berkner, Beverage Director of Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar, a Wine Enthusiast 2013 Best Restaurant for Food and Wine and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient since 2008 for a sip and savor seminar.
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.*
- Friday Evening - A Tapas-style Dinner reception
- Saturday Lunch
- Saturday afternoon snack (paired with wine, of course)
- Saturday Evening - 5-Course Chef's Beer vs. Wine Dinner by James Beard recognized Chefs Mark & Tracey Berkner of Restaurant Taste
- Sunday Good-bye Graze Brunch
- 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
*Our host hotels will provide breakfast each morning for their guests, creating an all-inclusive weekend.