Why endure the crowds and costs of the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country when you explore the historic Shenandoah Valley Wine area of Amador County where most wineries are small, family-owned and the person conducting your wine tasting experience may well be the owner or wine maker.
From Jackson Rancheria RV Park you are an easy drive to this wonderful wine area.
Some three dozen wineries are nestled along scenic back roads in some of California’s most picturesque rural settings and offer gracious, unpretentious hospitality. You can sip Amador’s award-winning wines, including the famed old-vine zinfandels, while gazing at the beautiful, snow-capped Sierras or picnicking under grand old oak trees surrounded by vines.
Complimentary wine tasting is available year around, but if you’re looking for something extra, plan to attend one of the two big events produced each year by the Amador Vintners Association.
You can take a peek “Behind the Cellar Door” for a weekend of wine, food and fun, featuring tastings of new wines and current releases, along with gourmet food & wine pairings, live music, and entertaining seminars designed to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of wine. This annual event is held rain or shine March 3 & 4.
For an Autumn celebration plan to visit during the “Big Crush Harvest Festival” October 6 & 7. For these two days during the heart of the grape harvest season, aficionados can partake of great wine, food, music and other harvest festivities amidst. In addition to a diverse assortment of fine wines poured from both bottle and barrel, Big Crush attendees are treated to gourmet foods, live music at many wineries, and a big raffle for prizes including Amador wines and wine country dining, lodging, and transportation.
For details on everything wine related in Amador County, visit www.amadorwine.com
And as always, the friendly staff at the Jackson Rancheria RV Park can give you tips, directions and more to make your wine tasting experience memorable.