The Big Crush Offerings
Winery offerings are updated on this page as they are submitted by individual wineries. Please note: Not all wineries are participating on Friday, October 7th.
(Not in alphabetical order)
= live music
= participating on Friday, October 7th.
Join us at Convergence for Alaskan halibut and roasted corn chowder topped with sourdough croutons. All our estate award winning wines will be poured by our rockstar winemakers! Mix and match any case, save 25%! Mix and match 3 cases and save 35%. Plus we have ice cream!
Dobra Zemlja Winery
Celebrate harvest with Dobra Zemlja Winery (meaning ‘good earth’ in Croatian) with seasonal mali (‘little’) bites paired with our ‘Big Amador Reds, No Lightweights’, barrel tasting, and specials on select wines all in Amador County’s first wine cave. Enjoy the surf rock sounds of The Funicellos both Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm out on our tree-shaded grounds.
POP into Belledor, Amador’s Newest Winery, for a cinematic adventure! Experience the red carpet on our beautiful property with a wine & popcorn pairing, and enjoy scenes from some of our favorite Hollywood movies that helped make Belledor Vineyards a reality. We look forward to meeting you at the intersection of Hollywood & Vine!
See, swirl, sniff, sip, and savor! Please join us for the 5 S’s of barrel tasting at Cooper Vineyards. It’s a great opportunity to taste our wine before it is bottled. Our knowledgeable and hospitable staff will guide you through the process. And, our crush pad is the perfect place to try our acclaimed wines and soak in the sun and scenery. We will also be offering light bites to pair with the new wines.
La Mesa Vineyards
Experience one of Amador’s newest tasting rooms, a modern glass design with stunning views of our estate vineyards and Sierra hills. Enjoy live music and a special selection of our signature wines while seated under the cool shade sails over our entire terrace. Live acoustic music 12-4 – Sat Dylan Vroom , Sun Jason Weeks & Justin Barnes.
Le Mulet Rouge Vineyard + Winery
This is a rare opportunity to join us on our Crush Pad at our vineyard and winery and “Taste the Terroir”. Winemaker and owner Tracy Hart will offer barrel tastings of our Syrah grown in two distinct areas of our estate vineyard which imparts unique characters – buy futures of your favorite! Enjoy smoked meat and seasonal vegetables with a flight of our estate wines. Note: This event is at our winery, not our tasting room.
Di Stasio Vineyards & Wines
We’re offering a flight of four estate wines: Our 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, 2020 Rosato (Sangiovese/Barbera), 2019 Old Vine Zinfandel and 2018 “Sentieri” our Super Tuscan Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese). We’re serving Italian meatball sliders with a side of Orzo salad. We’re also featuring live music both days by Lilian Borunda. For fun we’ll have corn-hole tournaments at noon, 1:30 and 3 pm both days. Winners will receive special gifts!
Savor your Sunday with us! Sample our award-winning wines as you experience unparalleled hospitality and views spanning 200 miles! Sunday Only enjoy live music, barrel tasting, and specially selected wines paired with house made and locally sourced offerings. Food will be available 11-4pm. Case discounts on our featured wines. For more details visit www.HelwigWinery.com
Rubidoux Ridge Vineyard
Come start your day with a refreshing small brunch or afternoon bites including our Sparkling Barbera Pet Nat with Raspberry sorbet and savory quiche bites. We will be showcasing our Gold medal Sangiovese and Silver medal Vermentino and Barbera wines from the Amador Fair, along with our Barbera Rose and Sparkling Barbera. Stroll and sip through our vineyard valley floor wedding venue and enjoy our 2100 feet vineyard elevation in Fiddletown. Get a feel for the crush and bring your bare feet to try a little stomping!
Linsteadt Family Winery
Stop by and see what Linsteadt Family Winery is up to! Visitors who are Barbera fans can choose to enjoy a four-vintage vertical tasting of our estate Barbera. Listen to the musical stylings of Chis Rallens while enjoying our wines. And since we’re using our crush pad as a tasting patio, there’s a good chance you’ll also be watching us crush some of our ‘22 harvest!
New winery and country French inspired venue surrounded by oaks and vineyards offering award winning Cabernet Sauvignon and other Rhône varietals. Live jazz music playing in our courtyard Saturday and Sunday!
Enjoy an intimate and wine focused Friday featuring our Best of Class wines from the 2022 competition season. Saturday and Sunday will feature interactive winemaking activities, our famous Harvest Corn Chowder and live music. We will be pouring a selection of our Mediterranean wines, chosen specifically for the fall season! Come snag some great specials on 6 bottles and case purchases!
Come experience our unique, limited production varietals including Pinotage, Alicante Bouschet, Mission, Cabernet Franc, and a scrumptiously silky sipping Late Harvest Syrah. Enjoy savory and sweet bites with wine pairings. Bring your curiosity and interact with winemaker Andrew Tanis as you enjoy TANIS Blanc de Blancs true méthode champenoise style Sparkling Wine paired with a crisp, crunchy taste of European Raspberry Almond Champagne Wafer.
Stop by for the upcoming Big Crush and try our Zinfandel Estate, Zinfandel Sparkling, and newly released Zinfandel Port! Back again, The Deaver Baked Potato Bar. Take you hot baked potato through our line of toppings (butter, sour cream, chives, bacon bits, etc.) and enjoy relaxing on one of our many picnic tables. Hope to see you here soon!! Deaver Winery Staffing
Rancho Victoria Vineyard
The famous Lobster “Corn Dog” makes its return! Also, a delicious soup. Live Music from 12-4 on Saturday and Sunday. We will also have deep discounts on wine purchases. Cheers!
Join us for the Real Crush: crushing and pressing demonstrations and “must” tastings. Enjoy delicious seasonal pairings with our award-winning wines, event specials all weekend, and live music both days!
Sip on a curated selection of Andis wines while playing bocce ball and other lawn games. Grab one of our Harvest Sliders (a hearty selection for carnivores and vegetarians alike) to nibble on while you explore our wine tasting stations.
Lusso Della Terra
Come and indulge the senses with a food and wine pairing. Four wines paired with four bites. Sparkling with piave cheese, Rousanne with arugula salad, Mr. Smokey’s red blend with stuffed mushroom, Petit Verdot with puff pastry bite.
Nothing beats award winning wines, views of the vineyard from our crush pad and lively LIVE music, all right here at Bray. Come and enjoy samples from the barrels, yummy small bites and weekend wine specials. Great time to restock your cellar!
Join us for a farm to fork food and wine pairing, live music 1-4 pm and a flight of six award winning wines.
We will be pairing six estate wines with handcrafted artisanal cheeses.
Iron Hub Winery
Begin your Iron Hub visit with a guided barrel tasting with our wine making team. You will enjoy sampling the wines from different aging regimes in the French oak barrels. Afterwards, enjoy wine tasting while relaxing on our spectacular patio while sipping a cup of hearty harvest soup and ciabatta bread.
Spend your Big Crush weekend vine-side sippin’ wine with your Sangiovese Specialists. Forecast for Vino Noceto is sunny with a side of Sangiovese. We are celebrating all things harvest with live music, curated small bites, barrel taps, and wine deals galore. Live music will be on from 11:30 am – 3: 30 pm, so stop by and snap a picture next to Doggy D, play a round of bocce, or try your hand at cornhole. See y’all here!
Turley Wine Cellars
By focusing on old vine vineyards in particular, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture. Join us for a featured tasting of our Zinfandels and live music as we celebrate our 30th harvest!
Bella Grace Vineyards
Take in the sights and sounds of harvest at the Bella Grace vineyard and wine cave. Get a close-up look at harvest, dance to live music, and play pumpkin bowling for prizes. Enjoy panoramic vineyard vistas, taste award-winning white wines, red wines and olive oils, and savor our Cincinnati chili.
Scott Harvey Wines
Join Scott Harvey Wines for an afternoon of wine, music and cheese. Sample the newest Tickle Me Pink, Zinfandel, Barbera and Syrah paired with wine infused cheeses and live music on Saturday and Sunday.
Terre Rouge and Easton Wines
Everybody Must Get Rhôned with new release wines. Live music Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 3, lunch by Chef/Owner Jane and complimentary sunglasses. Friday we will be open for tasting and snacks from 11 to 4.
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 homemade marinara and polenta. Live music Saturday and Sunday.
Come celebrate Big Crush with Rombauer Vineyards! We will be offering up delicious food from Taste to pair with four of our delectable wines. Come meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff from 11am-4pm. We can’t wait to welcome you!
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, Double Gold Winning Sparkling wine, BBQ favorite Zingiovese(R), big Cabernet Franc, popular Pinot Noir, rich Rezerve Chardonnay, sweet dessert wines and hoping for a couple new releases, your are sure to find several you love!
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/Gold Medal winning wines. View the Shenandoah Valley museum.
Di Arie Vineyard & Winery
Enjoy Live Music with Small bites. Sample eclectic blends and their components., experience small production wines and limited collections from our cellar.
Karmere Vineyards and Winery
Get educated with Mark “the barrel guy” while tasting four different varietals of our future vintages from the barrel. Enjoy Karmere’s famous soup and live music on the patio Saturday and Sunday from 12-3.
Paul J. Wines
Join us to celebrate harvest at Paul J. Wines! Enjoy our wide variety of delicious wines paired with The County BBQ’s famous hearty smoked chili. We hope to see you!
Jeff Runquist Wines
Visit us at Jeff Runquist Wines and enjoy a tasting of our award-winning wines thoughtfully paired with light local bites.
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.
Il Gioiello Winery
It’s all about good friends, food and wine. Enjoy 3 wood fired pizzas & classic Italian wine pairings then pick from French Rhone, American Zins and Italian Super Tuscans wine flights and foods. Explore higher elevation terroir of our region, discovering what makes Il Gioiello the hidden gem of the Sierra from our winery patio while sampling wines from our 16 estate varietals. Taste ongoing fermentations and take advantage of our event specials.
Adventure over to Dianda Vineyards in Fiddletown! Come Celebrate the Big Crush with us. Live 🎶 Music with Neon Moon, the Ultimate 90’s Tribute Band will play on 10/8 from 12 to 4pm. Special Guest: Paul Hayward, Smooth Country Rock, time/date TBD. Enjoy conversation with the owners and winemakers who will be pouring your flight: Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah and Zinato paired with BBQ Wings. In the winery, a barrel tasting, grape stomp and demo of our Basket Press/ Crush process. Come on over and celebrate The Big Crush – Dance, Sing, Taste, and Relax! Cheers!
24 Brix Winery
At 24 Brix we are going all out to celebrate the Big Crush! On Saturday, we are offering our annual & very popular complimentary “Lucy” Style Grape Stomp. We will also have live music on our patio with one of our favorite 24 Brix bands, AND we will also be serving delicious charcuterie for you to enjoy! Most importantly, we will be tasting our highly awarded fine white and 90+ point red wines. Our awards are from the prestigious SF International & SF Chronicle Wine Competitions, and you will be tasting our Double Gold 98 Point Petite Sirah, don’t miss out!
Come taste-6 local and Georgian wines, Georgian food, live music, tour our clay pot Qvevri wine production site where 8,000 years of wine making traditions come together.
We are offering an “evolution” tasting from the grape to the wine, by showcasing and sampling freshly pressed Zin juice, a barrel sample o’ Zin, and a comparative tasting of 2 vintages of our SHR Zinfandel Field Blend. Check out our Zin sensory station, and smell some of Zinfandel’s alluring profile flavors. We’ll be serving up our famous pulled pork slider with gourmet chips, as well as Crushin’ mix or match wine specials all weekend long! Doin’ Zin since 1970- Taste our history!