The Big Crush OfferingsView each winery's unique offerings to decide where to start and plan your weekend.
Winery offerings are updated on this page as they are submitted by individual wineries. Please note: Not all wineries will are participating on Friday, October 1st.
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Enjoy authentic Georgian cuisine while overlooking the Consumnes River Valley. Delight in family-style servings brought to your table with delicious cheesy bread called Khachapuri (Hach-a-pure-ee), marinated BBQ skewers and refreshing salads all served with your favorite Story wines. We will have live music along with wine specials and discounts.
Surrounded & shaded by majestic oak trees, your visit will be a transformative experience. Join Chaim conducting his all-time favorite game “Identify the mystery wine & win a prize”. Pouring flagship wines & eclectic small production blends. Bites prepared by “Taste Restaurant” with our eclectic cheese board. Live music at our Amphitheatre, where we host seasonal cultural events. Great discounts on all featured products!
Sera Fina Cellars
We will pair our crisp Viognier with a Caprese salad skewer. Then, our award-winning Barbera with green olive, salami, Asiago, and pepperoncini. Finally, your choice of our Mango Hard Apple Cider or Sweet Chocolate Kiss paired with Parmesan and local honey.
We will serve individual packets of Carr’s water crackers, Tillamook cheddar cheese, and Aidell’s chicken & apple-smoked sausages. Take advantage of a 20% discount off case purchases – mix and match okay.
La Mesa Vineyards
Experience Amador’s newest tasting room, a modern glass design with stunning views of our estate vineyards and Sierra hills. Try a special selection of our extremely limited production handcrafted wines paired with bite sized appetizers under the cool shade sail canopy over our entire patio. Stroll down to our lower vineyards and taste the grapes we are patiently waiting to pick at the perfect moment. Live acoustic music 12-4 – Friday Jason Weeks, Sat/Sun Albertson Duo.
Live entertainment, special hand selected tasting flight with barrel sample, and amazing food by Nora’s Kitchen!
Come celebrate Big Crush with Rombauer Vineyards! We will be offering an Italian-style flatbread and an assortment of cheeses to go with our delicious wines. Kick your heels up to the upbeat sound of Apple Z Band and enjoy special pricing on our featured wines. We cant wait to host you!
We are serving up Harvest Carnitas Street Tacos paired with new wine releases and jamming out to Rock and Roll music! Purchase 6 bottles and try your luck with a spin of our awesome prize wheel! Vegetarian tacos also are available upon request.
Dobra Zemlja Winery
Celebrate the harvest at Dobra Zemlja Winery (‘good earth’ in Croatian) with seasonal food pairings that complement our ‘Big Amador Reds, No Lightweights’, an educational barrel tasting, and fantastic case wine specials in Amador County’s first wine cave. Enjoy the surf rock sounds of the Funicellos both Saturday and Sunday.
Terre Rouge and Easton
Choose us as one of your stops, where you will get a seated tasting just like on regular days. We will have some fun new wines to share with you as well as live music and lunch by Chef/Owner Jane. Taste 6 new releases. Live music on both days from 11 to 3: Saturday – Manzanita. Sunday – Jazz Gitan Lunch: Grilled Chicken with green mole sauce, Santa Fe Chopped Salad, and Sangria. 20% off on purchase of 3 or more bottles of wine Maybe some live action on the Crush Pad to watch!
Enjoy Big Crush with your Sangiovese Specialists, Doggy D style! Spend your day learning about a harvest as well as tasting straight from the barrel! Featuring locally crafted soul food on Friday & Saturday, artisanal pizzas on Sunday, accompanied by local musical sensations The Boxhorns & Stealing the Covers. Good food & great music made even grander with killer deals!
In classic Wilderotter style, we’re firing up the grill with marinated chicken & artisan sausages accompanied by seasonal salads. At the tasting bar, we’re pouring a sampler from our extensive portfolio of wines, and offering wines by the glass or bottle to share on our vineyard-flanked back patio.
Join us at Convergence Vineyards for some delicious Back Country Elk Chili and bacon cheddar corn bread. We will be pouring our top medal-winning estate-bottled wines. Our winemaker/owners will be on hand to answer all your winemaking questions. Mix and match a case for 25% off, two cases will get you a 30% discount!
How well do you know your varietals? We’ll put you to the test with a blind tasting of 4 of our wines. Guess all four correctly and choose a prize from our prize table! We’ll have our wine educators there to give you clues and answer questions.
Cleanse your pallet with Spanish meatballs sprinkled with fresh herbs in a roasted red pepper sauce.
Wine Pairings for the Real World. Thoughtful pairings of Cooper wines with your favorite grab and go goodies.
Escape with Helwig and savor our award-winning wines, unparalleled hospitality, and views spanning 200 miles! Enjoy live music by Manny Sosa, sip specially selected wines as you visit our tasting stations, paired with fall harvest-inspired fare. Check-in and tag us in a photo and receive 15% off bottle purchases and 20% off cases. Experience what it is like to be a wine club member for the day! Voted Winery of the Year.
Enjoy savory food pairings with our award winning wines and taste future vintages from the barrel. Take in the view of our vineyards and listen to live music on our patio Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm. Receive discounts on purchases of 6 bottles or more.
Bella Grace Vineyards
In celebration of harvest, we are excited to participate in Amador County’s Big Crush! Wine lovers are invited to Bella Grace Vineyards & Wine Cave for vineyard vistas, award-winning wines and artisan olive oils, and food pairing with our Cincinnati chili. Get a close-up look at the sights, sounds and smells of harvest, sing Karaoke with coaching from champion Kim Annand, and pumpkin bowling! Wine and olive oil specials offered on both days. Start your Big Crush adventure at Bella Grace Vineyards!
Le Mulet Rouge Vineyard
Your tasting will include roasted garlicky pork with seasonal vegetables paired with two new releases: Bad Jack Red and our Amador County Best of Class, Reserve Syrah. A rare opportunity, we are hosting in our vineyard at 16915 Red Mule Road, Fiddletown. Play winemaker and guess the Brix (sugar content) of our Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and confirm by refractometer. Wines sold at 20% off the 6-pack, 30% off a full case (5% additional savings for wine club members).
Scott Harvey Wines
Join us for a fun day of wine & food, educational seminars with Winemaker Mollie Haycock and Chef Brian Overhauser. Our wine & food will be a festival of flavors featuring our 2020 Jana Vermentino with a bright and refreshing Thai Chicken Salad served in its own Chinese To-Go container, chopsticks included.
We will be serving sausages and mustards, bruschetta, tapenade, fig spread and aioli to compliment our Mourvedre, Zinfandel, Cabernet and several blends. Enjoy discounts on select wines.
Come enjoy wine and chocolate parings at Tanis including our Late Harvest Zinfandel paired with Tanis Late Harvest Zinfandel dark chocolate. Several other wines will be paired with custom-made chocolate designed by the Chocolate Architect! Meet the winemaker and enjoy conversation and connection.
Rancho Victoria Vineyards
Rockin’ live music, food and wine pairings, deep discounts and more! Back by popular demand, our famous Maine lobster “corn dog” returns to the menu, as well as other delicious wine-centric bites. Join us on your Crush adventure, your taste buds will thank you.
All the harvest fun will ensue at Prospect Cellars during Big Crush. Celebrate with us and enjoy a harvest-inspired Italian menu, wine ice cream sundaes, live music each day, and discounts on your favorite wines. Make us your first stop, you won’t be disappointed.
Iron Hub Winery
Celebrate harvest with our delectable wines and hearty meat and vegetarian food pairings specially crafted to provide a rewarding experience. Taste Iron Hub’s estate wines in the barrels with our friendly production crew, including our Father-Son winemakers. We are offering a relaxed seated wine tasting with the food pairings on our lovely patio with Sierra view.
Terra d' Oro Winery
Celebrating 51 years of diversity with Zinfandel! Our 4 different bottlings of Zinfandel from our 300 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards. Taste the terroir and the magic of what makes this old school varietal so versatile. We will be pairing this with the always popular Crush BBQ faire, as well as music on the patio each day from 10:30A-3:30P. Crush specials for ticketholders all weekend!
Di Stasio Vineyards
We will have live music October 2nd performed by Lilian Borunda from 12-4pm and October 3rd from 12-3pm a live performance by Dave And The Box. We’ll offer two Italian pastas, one meat and one vegetarian, perfect for fall weather — Rigatoni alla Bolognese and Tagliatelle Fungi Porcini. They’ll be served with a slice of rustic focaccia bread.
Bray wines = good times! Listen to the cool jazz/blues sounds of Ken Teel (1 – 4 Sat & Sun) and enjoy gourmet savory soup (splashed with our award-winning Barbera) and garlic bread. Sip a 5 wine flight, plus taste from two barrels of Petite Sirah, an older seasoned vintage next to our newest vintage, experiencing first hand the expression of the wine over the years. Special Big Crush pricing on cases and 1/2 cases. Great time to stock your cellar!
Paul J. Wines
Big Crush is back and we are excited to welcome you to our beautiful tasting room here in the heart of Shenandoah! Paul J. Wines will be featuring a full flight of both red and white wines along with delicious bite-size appetizers that include Italian meatballs and eggplant fritters prepared by Justin’s Pantry! We will also be offering 10% off 6 bottle purchases, 15% off of case purchases, and additional bottle discounts.
Bruschetteria! Seasoned and toasted baguettes drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive oil with traditional Italian and tantalizing toppings. Our bruschetta is a small bite medley and perfectly paired with each of our wines. Delizioso!
We will have live music on Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 pm
Experience our new winery tour and fun facts.
Post and tag us on Facebook while visiting our property and receive a 10% discount.
Linsteadt Family Winery
Come hang out with the Linsteadt family at our very first Big Crush event. Be some of the first in town to try our wines including a special barrel tasting with our winemaker. We’ll be serving savory sausage with fresh pineapple, and offering an array of games including a ‘Spin to Win – Wine Wheel’ as you get to know the newest winery in the area and enjoy some upbeat music and atmosphere.
See the “Real Crush”—There’s no stopping the harvest, so we could be crushing and pressing, and certainly pumping, all weekend. Taste the new harvest before it’s wine—sweet, fermenting grape juice, or “must,” and guess the varietal!
Enjoy delicious seasonal pairings with our award-winning wines.
Special Event Pricing all weekend on single bottle and case purchases!
Live music Sat/Sun!
Lusso Della Terra
Friday, Saturday & Sunday enjoy our Shrimp Boil with corn bread. 11:30am,1:45pm,3pm Learn how to make Sparkling Wine using the traditional Méthode Champenoise. Each attendee will have the opportunity to process a bottle of sparkling through discorgement and dosage. For an additional fee, take home a commemorative bottle with a customized wine label. Vino Banditos acoustic guitar from 12:30pm- 3:30pm. 15% off and 30% All Wines. Winemaker Dinner with Dining Escapades Friday, Oct 1st from 6pm-9pm
Featuring our award-winning Mediterranean varietals! Join us Friday for Fall appetizers. Saturday and Sunday we will have live music from 4Thought from 11:30-3:30 and our Famous Amador Cellars Harvest Corn Chowder. We will be offering special discounts on select wines all weekend!
Jeff Runquist Wines
Come and enjoy seasonal wine and food pairings as we celebrate Big Crush! We will be pairing a Harvest Salad with Viognier, Arancini with Barbera & Petite Sirah with something sweet and delicious from Elegant Cakes.
Charles Spinetta Winery & Wildlife Art Gallery
We will be tasting at our Tasting Bar No “sit-down” tastings conducted Therefore “no” reservation needed Will be tasting several sweet & dry wines With wine discounts up to 30% Art discounts of 25% Most Important: Please Do Not Enter Our Building If You Are Not Vaccinated.
Back again, we will be serving Mother Lode Deli’s “Over the Top” Baked Potato Bar. We will also be offering a 10% discount on any purchase of 3 or more bottles of wine. Saturday and Sunday we will have live music from 11:30-3:30. Saturday’s band will be Route 88. On Sunday, we’ll have The Bone Shakers.
Avio Vineyards & Winery
It’s a “Punch-Down” Party at Avio! Harvest is in full swing, so it’s time to punch the grapes! We will be giving winemaking demos and tasting wine in the early stages of fermentation – right out of the punching bins – while sharing the punch-down duties with our guests. Plenty of opportunities to get pictures of you making wine! Additionally, enjoy Italian sausage with sautéed onions, homemade marinara and potato salad.
The End of Nowhere
We will showcase 4 unique expressions of Sierra Foothills terroir with a mix of new releases and spectacular aged wines. Paired with delicious fare from a guest chef, The End of Nowhere tasting experience will highlight the diversity of foothills terroir with a spotlight on organic farming and natural wines. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how natural wine can showcase Amador’s unique place in California’s wine industry.
*Pouring at Amador Vintage Market* 9393 Main St Plymouth, CA*
Enjoy a selection of appetizers from Beth Sogaard’s Amador Vintage Market accompanied by boutique wines from Feist Wines.
Live music on Saturday from 2-5 with Elvis Cantu and Jazz Gitan and Sunday
We are your spot for Grape Stomping! Join the fun and get your feet sticky. Enjoy Barrel samples, new releases, specials and your favorite award winning wines. Zinfandels, Tannat, Cabernet, Petite Sirah, Viognier, Zinfandel Port and more! Grab a bite to eat and sample many 90+ point wines. View the Shenandoah Valley museum.
Give “Punching Down” a try and be part of the winemaking process. Enjoy Barrel samples, wine specials, grab a bite to eat and taste your favorite award winning wines. From a sweet blush Moscato, Best of Class Carignane, BBQ favorite Zingiovese, big Cabernet Franc, popular Pinot Noir, rich Rezerve Chardonnay, sweet dessert wines and more, your are sure to find several you love!