2018 Restaurants & Caterers…so far


Amador County’s best dining experience is on Main Street, Plymouth, the gateway to the Amador Wine Country.  Taste has been selected as one of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Taste is known to corner the market in vegan, vegetarian and GF options while continuing to impress with their flavorful, seasonal menu. Now in their seventh year at the Barbera Festival, come celebrate with us this local culinary treasure.


Teresa’s Place is an authentic, premier family-owned Italian restaurant. Boasting five generations, the family has been a long-time supporter, and attendee favorite, of the Barbera Festival. Traditional Italian cuisine and Barbera are a natural pairing! Past offerings include Sliced Tuscan Pork Loin or Grilled Chicken Breast with Pesto Pasta, Fresh Garden Salad with Garlic Bread, Straccia Italia Gelato, Lemon Sorbeto, and Blackberry Sorbeto.


Need we say more? Come and pair your Italian favorite and find
out why being “stuffed” is a great feeling.


Off the Vine Catering has been in the restaurant and catering business in the Sacramento and El Dorado areas for over 25 years.  They focus on serving the Sacramento, El Dorado, Amador, Placer Counties, and beyond. They love food, and love helping people serve perfect, delicious food for their special event.  Off the Vine is known for providing high quality food, drink and service.


RC Pizza Wagon is a local Amador County mobile wood fired pizza oven, specializing in catering at wineries, breweries and your private and community events. RC specializes in artisan pizzas, breads, and many other delicious goodies. They use only the freshest local ingredients they can find for their toppings, 00 Caputo flour dough and San Marzano Tomatoes for their sauce, which are both imported from Italy.


Stan Halverson is passionate about paella. Outdoors, overlooking a vineyard, creating the perfect blend of enticing flavors to all the ooohs and ahhs—and yes, yays!—he remembered how he first fell in love with cooking and why. “Paella is undeniably delicious,” Stan says. “But it’s also a celebration, a form of entertainment and a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach—all in one pan (albeit a very, very large pan.) The crowd gathers around and watches while I cook. People ask questions. They want their pictures taken. It’s a lot of fun. And that’s all even before I serve it!”

Niiice riiice. Come taste how beautifully Stan’s creations pair with Barbara!



The dynamo behind this catering business is Carolyn Kumpe, a former restaurant chef and cooking instructor from the Bay Area. Bubbly and energetic, she’s known for her creative, restaurant-caliber food. From her home base in Amador, Kumpe caters weddings and winery events, holding tastings at her picturesque goat farm. She doesn’t offer set menus; everything is custom. While she can do events for up to 2,000 guests, she really loves catering small dinner parties where hosts and guests can participate.

Sites with local dining listings:

Amador Council of Tourism

Amador Wine