10th Annual Barbera Festival

With the current event climate in California, we are pivoting to bring you a new style for the 2020 Barbera Festival. We look forward to exploring our palate pleasing, memorable Barberas with you. Join us for Barbera Festival 2020!

Celebrate An Italian Classic

Barbera has been grown for over 200 years and over 100 years in the U.S. Try our Amador County Barberas and taste the terroir difference.

Welcome to the 2020 Barbera Festival!

We are excited to celebrate this, our tenth year, with you, even though we may not all be together. 

This year we are bringing the Barbera Festival to you and having a scaled back celebration here in Amador Wine Country. We’ve assembled some engaging and insightful virtual events in which you can participate, made it super easy to order some of your favorite Amador Barbera and will culminate the festivities with two days of special Barbera-led tastings at select Amador County wineries September 12 and 13.

Partners near and far are offering some delicious dine “in” and take out menus for you to try, all paired with the Amador County Barbera you have come to love. 

While COVID-19, wildfires and other circumstances won’t let us all gather in one place this year, we’ve worked with wineries across Amador to develop some great alternatives and we are already looking forward to seeing everyone back here in Amador County, California’s home for Barbera, in 2021!

From all of us in Amador Wine Country, grazie per aver festeggiato il nostro decimo anniversario con noi! (thank you for celebrating our 10th anniversary with us!)

Purchase Barbera

Can’t make it to Amador County? Let us bring some Amador County to you! We have bundled curated selections of Barbera from Amador County for you to try at home, shipped straight to your door.  Each four pack follows a theme and corresponds to one of our virtual events taking place Sept 9-11. You do not have to participate in the virtual events to purchase wine nor do you have to purchase wine to participate in the events.

Virtual Experiences

We’re bringing the Barbera Festival to your couch! Join us for one or all three of our fun, engaging and informative Barbera Festival virtual events.  We are bringing together some of Amador’s most acclaimed winemakers to talk about (and try) Amador County Barbera. Each virtual event follows a specific theme, allowing participants to delve into Barbera food pairings, the history of Barbera in the Sierra Foothills and Barbera from the iconic Cooper Vineyard.

Get the most out of your virtual experience and purchase the wines to be tasted during each virtual event. You can purchase and attend one event or all three.


Weekend Tastings

We can’t gather all in one place for the Barbera Festival this year, but we have worked with select Amador Vintners’ member wineries to bring you a full weekend with some amazing Barbera and food pairings.

Purchase your tasting vouchers and make your reservations today!

Barbera Near & Far

Find additional happenings near and far from surrounding wineries, accommodations and restaurants.