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.
(Not in alphabetical order)
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will have live music for Big Crush.
To celebrate the harvest season, grilled Local Sausages, Sam’s Mustard & Garden Bean Salad will be served alongside a sampling of the many varietals we now produce at Wilderotter Vineyard.
See the “Real Crush”-There’s no stopping 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 a Harvest Menu of Barbequed Pork Loin, Harvest Salads and Gourmet Cheeses. Special Event Pricing on 2018 White Varietals: 25% off single bottles! 50% off cases! Live Music!
Join us at Convergence Vineyards for Jamie’s famous Back Country Elk Chili and Bacon Cheddar Cornbread. All wines poured won 90 – 95 points in competitions. Mix and match a single case and save 25%, 3 or more cases, save 35%. Plus we have ice cream for dessert! Bring your friends.
Festivities on the agenda at Bray Vineyards include Grape to Glass Vineyard Tours, yummy gnaws, a gargantuan wine sale and more…Grape to Glass Tours begin at 12 pm & 2 pm, weather permitting. Walk among the rows & sample ripe grapes off the vine & the finished wines we produce. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Charles Spinetta Winery
Our family emigrated to Amador County in 1852 and opened this winery in 1984. All of our vineyards are sustainably farmed and hand harvested. Taste the difference that comes from experience and a personal touch. Explore our extensive wildlife art gallery while enjoying our fabulous estate bottled wines. Special discount of 25% off all case sales, mix or match. Taste our double gold medal winning muscats and our elegant red wines.
Dobra Zemlja Winery
Join Dobra Zemlja Winery as we celebrate harvest with an array of seasonal mali (‘little’) bites and wine specials in Amador County’s first wine cave. Featuring the surf rock sounds of The Funicellos from 12p to 4p Saturday and Sunday.
At Dillian Wines we will be serving handmade Vinciguerra Ravioli and featuring a sale on our Sauvignon Blanc for $19.99 per bottle and Syrah for $17.99 per bottle.
Here at Cooper, Winemaker, Michael Roser only hosts barrel tastings twice a year, so don’t let the rare opportunity to try Cooper favorites at our most authentic, pass you by during Amador Vintners’ annual Big Crush event! Enjoy estate wines alongside house-made sausages and couscous, thoughtfully crafted by our friends at Motherlode Market, and take in the beautiful autumnal vineyard view from our tasting room crush pad.
Get your crush on at Andis Wines! Turn those feet purple stomping freshly picked grapes from the vineyard. Enjoy live music and our famous pumpkin sausage soup all while sipping award winning Andis wines. Take advantage of “crushing” wine specials all weekend long.
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 bowl! Wine and olive oil specials offered on both days. Start your Big Crush adventure at Bella Grace Vineyards!
Come on down to Historic Amador City to try your luck on the Holgate Hill Prize Wheel and enjoy our new release wines! Purchase any 6 bottles, or join our Wine Club, for a chance to spin the Prize Wheel during the Big Crush. Enjoy our new releases, Syrah and Climax Red, paired with Cassidy’s Famous Dolmades: grape leaves stuffed with zesty rice and seasoned lamb topped with a refreshing tzatziki sauce. We are open 11am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.
Rancho Victoria Vineyard
Take a step back in time, sip and unwind at our spectacular tasting room, or relax outside surrounded by exquisite stone laced patios. The Scale House boasts one of the most striking views in the Amador Wine Country. We will be offering a delicious Wild and Tame Mushroom Soup with truffle crème fraîche, and a stunning Filet Mignon “Carpaccio” Crostini with sun-dried tomato pesto and black garlic aioli. Also, live country music featuring “Big Trouble”.
Iron Hub Winery
It is time to celebrate harvest with three rich food pairings for Iron Hub’s gold medal wines by the new Bistro 49! Enjoy barrel tasting on the patio with lovely Sierra views. Iron Hub’s adventure is about family- come meet the Jones family and find out why! Take time to relax in our new tasting facility and enjoy event specials to take home.
Terre Rouge & Easton Wines
Start your day here! Come taste the reason Terre Rouge was once again named Top 100 Winery in Wine and Spirits Magazine for 2019. Taste our Wine Spectator Top 100 Wine, Easton Amador Zinfandel – #45 as well as a range of Terre Rouge Rhône varietals. We will have live country/bluegrass from Merrygold Band on Saturday and Competition Bowling on Sunday. Jane will serve her New Mexican-style brunch with Sangria on our shaded patio.
Our first vintage was harvested thirty years ago. We have only fallen more in love with Sangiovese since then. Come and celebrate crush with some of the best Sangiovese in California. Molto Benny will be here serving up their handmade, wood-fired pizzas. Who doesn’t crave pizza and Sangiovese? We will have music, tank samples of our fresh juice to compare side by side with our finished wines, Double D’s Big Jug Red, plenty of Frivolo, and deals on wine you won’t want to miss!
The End of Nowhere
As Amador County’s one and only natural winery, we will be offering a library flight paired with light appetizers and charcuterie and discussions on natural wines.
Scott Harvey Wines
Tours of our Estate vineyard @ 11:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Taste four varietals, Tempranillo, Muscat, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah. Prizes will be given for identifying correct grapes and leaves. Food: Wood-Fired Garden Ratatouille with heirloom tomato. Early bird and progressive case discounts up to 40% off.
Il Gioiello/Morse Wines
Enjoy a Tuscan themed event at our hilltop winery overlooking estate vineyards, featuring our many Italian varietals with wood fired pizzas. Taste on going fermentations with winemakers and attend a Montepulciano seminar 1 and 4 daily. Special event prices on Barbera, Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Super Tuscan wines for this event. Worth the few minutes’ drive above the valley. Our tasting room at 9383 Main St. in Plymouth will also be open for this event. Food and seminars are only available at the winery.
Le Mulet Rouge Vineyard & Winery
While our vineyard and winery are in Fiddletown, join us to celebrate Big Crush at our historic tasting room in Sutter Creek. We will be serving chilled pumpkin soup with rustic cranberry and walnut flatbread. Estate wine including Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon will be 15% off half cases and 20% off full cases. The winemaker will be on-hand to chat about harvest. Learn about her unique way of making award-winning wines including best Viognier in the Sierra Foothills.
Escape to France with us and savor our award-winning Rhone wines, unparalleled hospitality and views spanning 200 miles! Enjoy live music by Legal Addiction, barrel tasting paired with dark chocolate truffles and sip specially selected wines while sampling grilled lamb kabobs and house made olive tapenade atop a fresh baguette. Food will be served from 11am–3pm. Case discounts on our featured wines. For more details visit www.HelwigWinery.com Cheers!
Jeff Runquist Wines
Visit the Golden State Winery of the Year winner at this years State Fair! Come see why the judges chose Jeff Runquist Wines as this year’s top winner. Tours of the winery will be led by winemaker Jeff himself at 2PM each day. Enjoy world renowned Chili and Andrae’s dynamite brownies. Wine specials each day.
Tapas and Tempranillo – We will be pairing a selection of Tapas with our award winning 2013 and 2014 Estate Grown Tempranillos. We’re holding a progressive sale: from 11-Noon, cases will be 50% off; from 12:01-1:00 o’clock, 40% off, and from 2:01- 4:00 o’clock, 30% off. Wine club members will get an additional 5% off. Come early each day to get the best prices of the year.
Turley Wine Cellars
By focusing on old vine vineyards, Turley Wine Cellars aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture. Join us for Zinfandels, live music by Tone Mosaic from 12 pm – 3 pm, and wood-fired pizza by Gypsies Tavern 11 am – 4 pm! #OldVinesYoungLove
For guests that pick up their glasses at Avio; receive a free buffet plate to take with you. In the spirit of Oktoberfest, we will be serving gourmet bratwurst, with authentic German sauerkraut and potato salad. Help make wine by punching down the grapes. 50% discount on cellar wines. Live Music both days featuring Tamara Godey.
Pick up your glass at Deaver to receive a Flashy Gift! The earlier the better. Come in before 12:30 for breakfast treats and Mimosas. Partake in the legendary Deaver Potato Bar & other munchies while enjoying music by The Bone Shakers and great wines!
At TKC we will be tasting premium red wines – Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Syrah along with some very special blends and a Port. We will be serving assorted sausages and savory Italian appetizers. Discounts on select wines.
Sourcing grapes from the best vineyards in the foothills, Feist produces award winning small lot wines. Join us for barrel tasting, live music and farm to fork cassoulet. Live Blues Saturday. Saturday 7 p.m. Farm to Fork Wood Fired Pizza Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. Live Music: Friday 6:30 p.m. Big Band sounds of Blow Daddy and Saturday Saturday 7 p.m. Astrid’s 80s Remix $10 general admission.
Back by popular demand, our “Spicy Low Country Boil” of sausage, shrimp & crawfish, sweet corn, tender potatoes is taking an encore; enjoy Barrel, Vertical & Library handmade gold medal wines perfectly complimenting our food! Special pricing up to 60% off on library & overstock wines to make room for this year’s harvest. Great music on the patio coupled with great food & wine just off Shenandoah & Ostrom. “Best kept Tasting Room secret just minutes off the beaten path!! Go the Distance!!”
Our family invites you to enjoy our award-winning Italian varietals, savor the bold flavors of Pasta Puttanesca, watch winemaking in action, and relax to live music on our patio. The best of harvest in Amador is here! Tastings will feature Barbera, Sangiovese, Aglianico, Montepulciano, Vermentino, Miscela Italiano, and estate Zinfandels. Special pricing on select wines. Music noon to 4pm by 4Thought.
C.G. Di Arie Vineyard & Winery
Seminars, on-going: Vertical tasting of Barbera along with a discussion about “The journey of Barbera from the vineyard into the bottle”. Food: Mediterranean Fair; Deep discounts and case specials.
Paul J Wines
Celebrate harvest with Paul J. Wines! Join us for grilled polenta with marinara sauce paired with the brand new release of our 2017 Petite Sirah! Sample our best selling, buttery Chardonnay as you enjoy live music. Wine sales and specials!
Enjoy award winning wines and barrel sampling while you enjoy pesto pasta and gourmet bread from String’s Italian Cafe in Jackson. Come join us for some fun and practice grape stomping with your family/friends! Special wine discounts!
Enjoy award winning wines and barrel sampling while you enjoy marinara pasta and gourmet bread from String’s Italian Cafe in Jackson. Join us for some fun and practice grape punch downs with your family/friends! Special wine discounts!
Rombauer will celebrate our first Big Crush with traditional Chicken & Chorizo Paella and an assortment of delicious cheeses paired with our delectable wines. Come meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff and kick up your heels to live music from 11am-4pm. We can’t wait to welcome you!
Sera Fina Cellars
Come out to Sera Fina Cellars for BBQ chicken, ‘tater salad, and a good time! We will be pouring whites, reds, and our famous hard apple ciders! 6-pack and case sales both days.
Di Stasio Vineyards
Come experience Amador’s taste of Italy where we’ll be featuring four of our hand-crafted wines. We’ll pair these wines with imported Italian antipasti and hand-made gnocchi with Bolognese and pesto sauces. Our patio amongst vineyards is a great place to relax and regroup. We have 108 acres and ten grape varietals including premium old vine fruit allowing us to showcase the best of what Amador County has to offer. Ask us about our big crush specials.
Terra d'Oro Winery
Please join us for our 49th year of making wine in Amador! Off the Vine Catering will provide a grilled Brats bar, tasty Brownie bites, so you can pair them with our estate grown wines! Tour our beautiful Barrel Room at 12:00 each day for a view of our Big Crush in action! Music on Saturday by Patrick Walsh from 11-3:30 and Sunday is Midtown Jazz from 11-3:30.
Join us for our legendary baked potato bar paired with new releases and fantastic wine specials. Enjoy the soothing tunes of Manny Sosa on Sat and Sun.
We will be participating at the Burke Family Restaurant in Ione and offering a crisp Sauvignon Blanc with beautiful shrimp, TnT Dynamite Red with juicy pork sliders and Petite Sirah with salty proscuitto bites. Come and experience this beautiful food and wine pairing in the charming town of Ione. Experience even more wines at our tasting room just minutes away located at 13120 Willow Creek Rd.
Come taste 10 different varietals along with barrel tasting of our new vintages. Enjoy the view of the vineyards and a cup of hearty soup while listening to the rocking Blues music of Two-Tone Steiny and the Cadillacs.
Come enjoy live music and delicious food with us at Story! Taste new releases and get bottle & case discounts. Relax at the end of the road with great music, stunning views and sipping on award winning wines.