September 15, 2018 • 11am – 4pm

What is the Barbera Festival?

• An outdoor wine and food festival focusing on Barbera wines
• Among vineyards and rolling hills
• More than 70 wineries from all over California
• Top area restaurants and chefs offering gourmet food
• Live music by renown musicians
• Local artists and vendors
• Craft beer and white wine available for purchase
• A portion of the proceeds from the event go to the Amador Community Foundation to be distributed to local charitable causes.

Why a Barbera Festival?

Barbera is becoming more and more popular in California. We see more people excited about it, and asking about it, every day. Many California producers offer a varietal Barbera. Barbera is a great food wine yet quite enjoyable on its own. Still, Barbera remains fairly obscure. We want to bring Barbera to the attention of the general wine buying public.

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Picture Time!

Grab your friends, fix your hair, pick a prop and make your way into the Candid Ham vintage photo booth trailer. You can walk away with a print and download the image strip from the custom gallery to share on social media or send to your friends to show them all the fun they missed!

Owls!

As you drive through scenic California vineyards, you can often spot large “owl boxes” sitting on tall poles in the vineyards. Thanks to their nocturnal appetite, owls have become a key resource in sustainable vineyard practices and a chemical-free rodent control program.

Meet local owl species rescued by Tri-County Wildlife Care at our Family Friendly area.

Local Craft Beer 

The popular Amador Brewing Company is once again offering refreshing beers by the glass.

Sip ‘n’ Stroll Trail

Your festival experience starts the moment you enter the General Admission gate. Stroll down the tree-lined path and enjoy the vineyard self-tour, take a selfie (post your Barbera Festival pic!), and get your palate set at the hydration station.

Made in the Shade

Enjoy over 4,000 sq ft of wine tasting and ample seating under majestic oak trees. Wander through our art and crafts tents or relax under umbrellas and soak in the smooth sound of live music.

• Ticket includes admittance, wine tasting, and commemorative wine glass. Food sold separately.
• Free parking is available.
• No outside food, beverages, or coolers allowed. Reusable water bottles ok; must be emptied prior to entry.
• Pets okay on leash; owners fully responsible.
• This is a No-Smoking event. Due to fire concerns, there is no designated smoking area on site.
• Attendees must be 21 or older to taste or purchase wine, and will be required to show photo I.D. as proof of age.
• Wines by the glass and/or beer will not be sold to designated drivers. 

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Terra d’Oro/Montevina Winery

Amador County, the epicenter of the Mother Lode, has witnessed its fair share of fortunes over the years. It was here during the Gold Rush that pioneers discovered treasures buried in the rich earth; it was also here that miners planted vineyards to quench their thirst. Little did they know that they’d be sowing the seeds of our eventual good fortune.

Today it is our privilege—and pleasure—to make world-class wines here in the Amador foothills. Terra d’Oro wines were first released in 1973 under the Montevina label, the first Amador County winery to produce wine since Prohibition ended. We quickly earned a reputation for crafting robust, full-flavored red wines, Zinfandel and Barbera in particular. Word spread, and a short time later, Amador’s historic wine industry was revived. 

With 400 acres of magnificent acres of estate vines—including several historic, old-vine vineyards—Terra d’Oro Winery now produces uncommonly delicious Zinfandel, Barbera, Sangiovese, Syrah, Pinot Grigio and Moscato. We’re incredibly fortunate to be part of the long history established here more than 150 years ago.

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Directions

From U.S. 50 take Watt Avenue south.

Once on Watt Avenue south, go through about three traffic signals (1 _ miles) to Jackson Road/Highway 16. Take a left on Jackson Road.

Stay on Jackson Road/Highway 16 for 31 miles until you reach Plymouth.

In Plymouth, take the last right turn in town which is Fiddletown/Shenandoah Road. Before the intersection, there is a sign to Fiddletown/River Pines. At this intersection you’ll see the El Dorado Savings Plaza on the southeast corner. If you leave Plymouth and find yourself crossing the Cosumnes River, you’ve gone too far.

Proceed a quarter mile on Fiddletown/Shenandoah Road to where the road splits. Bear to the left at the split and continue out towards the Shenandoah Valley. Less than two miles from the split, turn right on Shenandoah School Road. At that corner (Shenandoah Road and Shenandoah School Road) on the left, you’ll see a Terra d’Oro sign and Rinehart’s Ironworks.

Terra d’Oro is two miles up Shenandoah School Road on the right side.

A Green Event

The Barbera Festival is a Green Event and has taken measures to minimize the environmental impact of the festivities, including waste and transportation. All food is served on biodegradable and compostable ware and we recycle all glass, cans and pretty much everything we can.

Please help us reduce emissions; carpool with your friends!

Transportation

Amador Uncorked is a locally operated transportation service for wine enthusiasts visiting Amador County, Fairplay, and Somerset. Justin, your personal Wine Tour Conductor will share his recommendations to provide you with the best wine tasting experience. Justin can be reached by phone, text, or email.

Justin Lewis 209-625-5511

www.amadoruncorked.com

API Global Transportation offers an array of transportation options from mini coaches, limousines, party buses and executive car transportation. Their fleet and staff is always pristine, professional and courteous.

916-852-5466

800-422-5546

www.APIlimos.com

Family owned and operated since 1975. Located in the heart of Amador County. We provide a hassle free wine charter  for your afternoon of wine tasting for up to 14 guests.

209-223-5300

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Enjoy your wine tour with Sacramento’s Premier Limousine Service, a family-owned company with a strong reputation for outstanding customer service and knowledge of all area wineries. Our chauffeurs go above and beyond when it comes to catering to your needs. We have been affiliated with the Amador Vintners Association longer than any other limousine company. Enjoy your wine tour in a beautiful, high-class limousine. We also do special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, office parties, etc. Call Today!

877-784-LIMO (5466)

916-858-1775

www.capitolcitylimo.net

Enjoy the full experience wine tasting has to offer a designated driver.  At Amador Wine Driver, we give you the opportunity to enjoy yourself and have a fun experience without having to worry about who is driving. Take a tour throughout the wineries and enjoy all that Shenandoah Valley Wineries have in store for you.

209-256-9953

www.amadorwinedriver.com

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