Amador County wineries are often small and family-owned. You are sure to enjoy a California wine tour to this area of the Sierra Foothills. The owners not only make the wine, but will often greet you in the wine tasting rooms.
The majority of Amador wineries are in the northern part of the county in the Shenandoah Valley near the small town of Plymouth. This is a beautiful area in which to go on a wine tour.
Amador County has a high percentage of old Zinfandel vines. Some of the Zinfandel vineyards in this county are more than 125 years old. These old vines produce intense flavors allowing winemakers to make the outstanding Zinfandels for which this area is famous.
Amador County wineries are renowned for their exceptional Zinfandel, but you will find excellent wines of many other varietals as well. As you experience your California wine tour, you can’t help but appreciate the warmth and friendliness of the people you meet as you visit the Amador County Wineries.
This region is one of our favorite regions to go wine tasting. The wines are superb, the pace is relaxing, and the scenery is spectacular. If you feel like getting away, Amador County is a top choice at any time of the year!
Amador County Wineries
Amador 360 – Winery Collective & Tasting Room
Address: 18590 Hwy. 49, Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-6600
Open daily 11 AM – 6 PM
Sample wines from Amador grapes produced by a variety of different Amador County wineries including Fiddletown Cellars, Uphill Vineyards, and Legendre Cellars.
Address: 11093 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-6150
Open Friday-Sunday Noon – 5 PM
This Amador County winery produces Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Italian and Rhone varietals.
Address: 11000 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, CA
Telephone: (209) 245-6177
Open daily 11-4:30 PM
Andis Wines opened in 2010 with a newly built state-of-the-art winery. This Amador Winery is worth a visit! Stop by for a tasting and enjoy their picnic facilities as well.
Avio Vineyards and Winery
Address: 14520 Ridge Rd., Sutter Creek, CA
Telephone: (209) 267-1515
Open Friday-Sunday Noon – 5 PM
*Accommodations *Picnics *Hiking
This Amador County winery opened its doors in 2005 and produces Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Port.
Bella Grace Vineyards
Address: 73 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA
Telephone: (209) 245-4204
Open Thurs.-Monday noon-5PM
Bella Grace is a small family owned winery located in the gorgeous Shenadoah Valley. They specialize in producing high quality wine. They have a second tasting room located at 22715 Upton Rd., Plymouth which is open on weekends from 11-5 PM.
Bella Piazza Winery
Address: 19900 Shenandoah School Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-4600
Open Daily 10 AM – 5 PM
This Amador County winery produces many varietals including Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Primitivo, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz,Sangiovese/Chianti and Semillon Port. They have a large tasting room that sells high quality home décor and wine related items. Like its sister winery, Villa Toscano, they always have barrel tasting of wines being sold as futures.
Address: 1270 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth
Telephone: (209) 245-3087
Open Thursday through Monday from 11-5 PM
Enjoy wine tasting at this Amador County winery amidst authentic Mexican landscaping and architecture.
Address: 10590 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-6023
Open Wed.-Monday 10 AM – 5 PM
This is one of the Amador County wineries located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. This is a small family-run winery surrounded with vineyards. This winery produces Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Barbera, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Our personal choice is their Syrah.
Charles Spinetta Winery
Address: 12557 Steiner Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-3384
Open Mon./Thurs./Fri. 8 AM – 3:30 PM BR>Open weekends 9 AM – 4:30 PM
This winery produces Barbera, Chenin Blanc, White Zinfandel,and Black Muscat, Orange Muscat. They have a limited amount of a special Frost Wine made from Chenin Blanc grapes only in 1989, 1996, and 2003. While at this Plymouth winery to taste the fine wines, also visit their wildlife art gallery. Admission is free. The gallery contains 3,000 square feet of paintings, prints, sculptures, and ceramics.
Clos du Lac Cellars/Greenstone Winery
Address: 3151 Hwy. 88, Ione, CA 95640
Telephone: (209) 274-2238
Open Wednesday–Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Located among the tall oak trees of Jackson Valley, this Amador County winery has a wide variety of wines for you to taste.
C.G. Di Arie Winery
Address: 19919 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth
Telephone: (209) 255-4700
Open Fri. – Mon. 11-4:30 PM
This is a small family owned winery dedicated to producing wines that balanced. They use oak to enhance the varietal identity of the wine and not mask it.
Address: 83 Main St., Sutter Creek
Telephone: (209) 267-0900
Open Th.-Mon. 11-5:30 PM
This small, family owned and operated winery has a tasting room on the north end of historic Sutter Creek. In addition to wines, the tasting room also carries an array of locally produced olive oils and vinegars, and a unique assortment of wine barrel furniture and gifts.
Address: 14650 Hwy. 124, Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-3600
Open Fri.-Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Opened in 2005 this California winery currently produces Syrah, Zinfandel, and Barbera.
Address: 21365 Shenandoah School Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (916) 278-6264
Open Thurs.-Sun. 11 AM – 4:45 PM
This Amador winery produces Barbera, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Primitivo, Roussane, Viognier, and Sangiovese.
Address: 12455 Steiner Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-4099
Open Daily 10:30 AM – 5 PM
*Accommodations *Picnics *View
While visiting Amador County wineries, this is one of the best stops for a picnic. There are picnic tables overlooking a lake with large trees and an expansive lawn area. Next door to the winery is a bed and breakfast, Amador Harvest Inn, operated by the same owners as the winery. We cannot go to Amador County without stopping at Deaver Vineyards to buy some of their wonderful Ports. Taste the Ports and you won’t be able to resist either!
Address: 12138 Steiner Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-3444
Open Friday-Sunday 11 AM – 4:30 PM
Tom Dillian has been growing grapes in Amador County for more than 30 years. This small family winery in Plymouth specializes in Zinfandel, Barbera, and Syrah.
DiStasio Vineyards and Wines
Address: 10788 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth, CA 95669
Open Thursday-Sunday 11:00 AM- 4:30 PM
DiStasio produces a variety of wines. These include Barbera, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosat, and some great blends as well.
Address: 12505 Steiner Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-3183
Open daily 10 AM – 5 PM
This small California winery produces Zinfandel, Syrah, Sangiovese, Viognier, and a blend called Mason Ruiz. The white-haired owner from Croatia is pictured on the jugs of Milan Ruz. This winery is secluded…with tall trees, a pond, and nice picnic area. Our favorite wines at this winery are the Milan Ruz and the Zinfandel.
Domaine de la Terre Rouge & Easton Wines
Address: 10801 Dickson Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-3117
Open Friday-Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM
The Terre Rouge label specializes in Rhone varietals. The Easton label specializes in traditional California wine varietals. Our favorite wine here is the Terre Rouge, their flag ship wine. A great stop on your Amador County wineries trip!
Address: 12595 Steiner Rd., Plymouth
Telephone: (209) 245-54545
Open daily 11AM – 5PM
Driven Cellars produces Viognier, Old Vine Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, Tempranillo, and Primitivo.
Address: 16030 Highway 49, Drytown, CA 95699
Telephone: (209) 245-3500
Open Friday-Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM
This small Amador County winery produces many varietals of wine at very reasonable prices. Our favorite wine here was their Vino de Mocca, a very interesting dessert wine with definite chocolate and coffee flavors and just a hint of orange.
Frenz Vineyard & Winery
Address: 21390 Ostrom Rd., Fiddletown, CA 95629
Telephone: (209) 245-4800
Open weekends 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
This is a small Amador winery specializing in Zinfandel, Barbera, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah.
Address: 14173 Old Hwy. 49, Plymouth
Telephone: (209) 267-8020
Open Thurs.-Sun. 11-5
Sample their artisan wines at their wine tasting room near Plymouth.
Helwig Vineyards & Winery
Address: 11555 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth
Telephone: (209) 245-5200
Open daily 10:30-4:30
*Summer Concerts *Weddings *Cave Tours
Helwig Vineyards produces a larger variety of wines including a rare, red Spanish grape called Graciano.
Il Gioiello Winery/Morse Wines
Address: 22355 Lawrence Rd., Fiddletown, CA 95629
Telephone: (209) 245-3395
Open weekends 11 AM – 5 PM
This is a small family-owned winery in Amador County that produces Zinfandel, Italian, and Rhone varietal wines.
Iron Hub Winery & Vineyards
Address: 12500 Steiner Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-6307
Open Friday- Monday 11 AM to 5 PM
Iron Hub Winery was formerly the Amador Foothill Winery. There’s a beautiful view of the Sierra foothills. It’s worth a visit to the gorgeous Shenadoah Valley to meet the new owners and taste their wines.
Jeff Runquist Wines
Address: 10776 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth
Telephone: (209) 245-6282
Open Fri.-Sun. 11-5PM
Runquist Wines focuses on producing balanced wines. The winery produces 22 different red varietals from 9 appellations.
Karmere Vineyards and Winery
Address: 11970 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-5000
Open Thursday – Monday 11 AM – 5 PM
This California winery has an expansive tasting room that overlooks the vineyards and the valley. It’s a beautiful view! They specialize in Barbera, Syrah, Zinfandel, and Nebbiolo. We especially enjoy their Barbera and Syrahs.
Nine Gables Vineyard & Winery
Address: 10778 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-3949
Open Thursday – Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM and Mon.-Wed. 11-3:30.
This small family-owned winery near Plymouth prides itself on producing handcrafted Amador wines. They specialize in Sauvignon Blanc, Mission, Zinfandel, Barbera, and Syrah.
Address: 13825 Willow Creek Rd., Ione, CA 95640
Telephone: (209) 245-5567
Open Sat. and Sun. 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM and other times by appointment.
This California winery produces Sauvignon Blanc, Barbera, Syrah, and Zinfandel.
Address: 9506 Main St, Plymouth, CA
Telephone: (209) 680-9003
Open Friday – Monday 10-6
Prospect Cellars is located in downtown Plymouth in the heart of Amador County. Wines include Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Barbera, and Viognier. Sample wine before or after enjoying a meal next door at Taste Restaurant”.
Address: 12225 Steiner Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-6979
Open daily 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
This is one of the Amador County Wineries held in high regard for their outstanding Zinfandels. If you are a Zin lover, don’t miss a chance to taste their selection. We love all of their wines.
Scott Harvey Wines
Address: 79 Main St., Sutter Creek
Telephone: (209) 267-0122
Open Thurs.-Mon. 11-5PM
Plenty of world-class wines to sample. Of all the Amador County wineries producing Barbera, this is the one you don’t want to miss tasting. It is outstanding. One of our personal favorites. Scott Harvey has opened a second tasting room near Plymouth in the scenic Shenandoah Valley: 10861 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth.
Sera Fina Cellars
Address: 17000 Latrobe Road, Plymouth
Telephone: (209) 245-4300
Open Friday-Sunday 10:30AM – 5:30PM
Sera Fina Cellars produces Italian ands Rhone style wines. These wines include Barbera, Zinfandel, Syrah, Malvasia Blanca, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Rose, Pinot Grigio, and Primitivo.
Address: 21339 Dickson Way, Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-5304×19
Open weekends 11 AM – 5 PM
This is a small Amador County winery that specializes in estate grown and bottled vintages. Their fine wines include Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Address: 12300 Steiner Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-4455
Open daily 10 AM – 5 PM
This Amador County winery was established in 1977 by the Sobon family. Their wines are all produced from organically grown grapes. The barrel room boasts an art gallery featuring contemporary art, photography, and ceramics.
Sierra Ridge Winery
Address: 14110 Ridge Rd., Sutter Creek
Telephone: (209) 267-1316
Open Fri.-Sun 11-5 PM
Sierra Ridge has a second tasting room in downtown Sutter Creek at 54 Main Street. Twenty three different varieties of grapes are produced in the their vineyards. The winery’s flagship wine, Pinotage, is a variety typically grown in Africa. Italian varieties include Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Aglianico, Freisa & Barbera. Classic Bordeaux varieties produced are Merlot, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. All are estate grown.
Address: 14430 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-6554
Open daily 9:30 – 5 PM.
This is the oldest producing winery in California. Be sure to visit the Shenandoah Valley Museum, which is a free self-guided tour. This is a nicely landscaped winery with shady picnic areas. Our favorite wines here are the Zinfandels.
Address: 10525 Bell Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-6208
Open Mon.-Fri. Noon – 4 PM and weekends 11 AM – 5 PM
*Picnics *River View
This is a family-owned winery established in 1973. You don’t want to miss the beautiful view of the Consumnes River Canyon. Of all the Amador County wineries, this one has my favorite view. There are picnic tables overlooking the scenic view. This winery produces Zinfandel, Mission, Chenin Blan, Barbera, and Sangiovese. A great setting in for wine tasting!
Sutter Creek Wine Tasting
85 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Open daily 11 AM – 6 PM
Three Amador County wineries joined together to open this wine tasting room in downtown Sutter Creek: Le Mulet Rouge, Gold Hill Vineyards, and Sierra Ridge. Stop by taste 3 wineries in one location. Their wines include Syrah, Barbera, Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel, Port, Chardonnay, Muscat, Sparkling Wines, Mourvedre, and Viognier.
Sutter Ridge Vineyards
Address: 14110 Ridge Rd., Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Telephone: (209) 267-1316
Open Friday – Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM
This is a family winery that produces Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Port, Zinfandel, Syrah, Sangiovese, and Orange Muscat. They also produce the only Pinotage in the county, which is a red wine from South Africa. A nice stop for your Amador County wine tasting trip!
Address: 113120 Willow Creek Rd., Ione
Telephone: (209) 274-4807
Open Friday-Sun. 10-5:30
This small winery produces small lots of quality red and white wines. They are open other days by appointment.
Address: 11001 Valley Drive, Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-6428
Open weekends 1-5 PM
This family-owned Amador winery specializes in Zinfandel, Mourvedre, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Terra d’Oro (Montevina Winery)
Address: 20680 Shenandoah School Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-6942
Open Daily 10 AM – 4:30 PM
*Picnics *Tours by Appointment
This Amador County winery produces wonderful, robust Zinfandels and Barberas. They have some great wines at good prices.
Address: 10851 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth, CA 95669
Turley Winery has recently opened a tasting room in Amador County. Famous for their outstanding Zinfandel, you can still visit them at their tasting room in Paso Robles as well. The new facility will focus on wines produced in Amador. The staff is excited about their new location and ready to welcome visitors. Definitely one of the Amador County wineries you will want to visit!
Villa Toscano Winery
Address: 10600 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-3800
Open daily 10 AM – 5 PM
*Weddings *Restaurant *Tours *Barrel Tasting
This is one of our favorite Amador County wineries. It’s a lovely Tuscan style tasting room, nicely landscaped with tables for outdoor dining scattered around two ponds with fountains. There’s an excellent bistro to enjoy a tasty lunch of sandwiches, pasta, soups, and salads. The gift shop has some high quality items to purchase for your home. They have many varietals to taste and always have barrel tasting of the futures they are selling by the case. We love the Barbera and Jake’s Old Vine Zinfandel.
Address: 11011 Dickson Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-6556
Open weekdays 11 AM – 4 PM; Weekends 11 AM – 5 PM (No wine tasting fee.)
This is a small, family-owned winery noted for its Sangiovese wines. They also produce Zinfandel, Barbera, Grappa, and a Moscato called Frivolo. We especially enjoy their Reserva Sangiovese. The Frivolo is a lovely Moscato, light and sweet. A “must stop” on your Amador County wineries tour!
Address: 19890 Shenandoah School Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-6016
Open Thurs.–Mon. 10:30 AM – 5 PM
This Amador County winery produces Zinfandel, Viognier, Syrah, Roussane, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Wine Tree Farm
Address: 4467 California 49, Amador City, CA 95601
Telephone: (209) 783-5049
Open Fri.-Sun. 11AM – 5PM
Wine Tree Farm is an all solar powered winery. They specialize in Rhone varietals and blends.
Address: 10120 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669
Telephone: (209) 245-3005
Open daily 10:30 AM – 5 PM
This winery specializes in handcrafted red wines. It has a beautiful setting near Plymouth. This is one of the Amador County wineres that you want to include this winery on your California Wine Tour.