Sunday Adventures on Your Own

By Sunday you will have been well fed and well wined, but that doesn't mean your adventures exploring Amador have to come to an end. While we (and all the other locals) will be on hand to offer suggestions and tips, here are a few ideas to help you get a jump on planning your day. Nothing says the you have to go home so feel free to stay another night!

Stay in Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek is full of delightful nooks, crannies, antique shops, and artisans.  Meander through town before heading home and don’t be afraid to make your way off of Main Street. We’ve fallen in love with the adorable homes around town. 

Complimentary Tastings from Wine on 49

Our friends at Wine on 49 have offered to fortify your stroll through Sutter Creek by offering complimentary tastings among their member tasting rooms. Pick up your Wine on 49 glass at Bella Grace in Sutter Creek during the Sunday Graze. The glass entitles you to complimentary tastings at any of the 10 participating tasting rooms in Sutter Creek.

Even More Tasting Options

If you just can't pass up this opportunity to savor all the bounty of Amador vines.

Tasting with the Girls
Karen and Gingerlei at Cedar Creek Ranch and Vineyards have invited a few of us out to the Ranch to get to know the locals. Just a casual afternoon of amazing wines, a beautiful setting, and lots of food (and possibly dancing if the spirits move you). We had the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon at the Ranch recently and can honestly say this is not to be missed. They have limited capacity so ask Kyle or Jack about space and details.

Tasting in Amador City
If Sutter Creek is just too much hustle and bustle for you, head down the road to Amador City. Stop in to see Scott at Legendre Cellars for his great Rhone offerings. 

Tasting in Shenandoah Valley
It's Spring and the Shenandoah Valley is gorgeously green. Take your Round Trip Ticket with you and enjoy complimentary tastings at some of the great wineries who have supported the Come OUT weekend.

  • Andis
  • Cooper
  • Scott Harvey
  • Bella Grace Vineyards & Cave
  • Jeff Runquist
  • Vino Noceto

Explore Amador County

Yes, we do more than just drink wine. We have a brewery, too. But if you are looking for something more on the active side, Amador has plenty of outings for you before you head home.

Black Chasm
If the Secrets of the Foothills activity was full and you still wanted to see Amador’s deepest natural cave with stunning formations.

Indian Grinding Rock
Rich natural history of the Miwok tribe and one of the oldest roundhouses, or hun’ge, in California. Perfect for the history buff.

Kennedy Mine
You may have heard of California’s gold rush. Visit a gold mine to learn about Amador’s place in history.

Take a Hike
Salt flats, natural springs, and peaks. They’re all here. For an insider tip, stop into the Scott Harvey tasting room in Sutter Creek and ask Kesley for suggestions on where to explore.