celebrate barbera

Sept 1-13, 2020

Near & Far

 Dining with Barbera

 Chefs love Barbera too! The Italian classic is incredibly food friendly and makes a great compliment to a carefully crafted meal. Restaurants both in Amador and outside the region are celebrating Barbera with us offering special meals perfectly paired with Amador County Barbera. See below for menus and details. Please contact restaurants directly with questions and to make reservations or order take out.

The Gate at The Murieta Inn & Spa – Enjoy a potato gnocchi with roasted wild mushrooms, baby arugula, crisp sage and Cambozola creme paired with guest’s choice of glass of Sobon Estate Barbera or glass of Scott Harvey Barbera Mountain Selection – $30. Valid Sept 1-13, 2020. Call for a reservation: 916.354.3900.

Imperial Hotel –  We have prepared two special Pre Fixe meals to enjoy with a glass of Amador County Barbera from Bella Grace Vineyards or Di Stasio Vineyards: Start with a Caprese Salad of heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil, then choose either Beef Bolognese on organic fettuccine or vegetarian Tomato/Basil Risotto. Finish the evening with marinated fresh peaches served over vanilla ice cream. $49/person, includes glass of wine, gratuity and tax. You can also order a la carte from our full menu, bring your own bottle of Amador County Barbera and we’ll waive the corkage. Available for dine-in on our garden patio or take-out. Call 209-267-9172 for reservations.

Hotel Sutter – Receive 15 % off two entrees, complimentary corkage when you mentioned Barbera Festival. 

Jackson Rancheria Lone Wolf Retaurant and Lounge – Dine with us at Lone Wolf Restaurant and Lounge on Barbera Festival weekends and enjoy a scrumptious, approachable food and wine pairing. To complement Barbera’s natural acidity and humble roots, Culinary Director Matthew Broucaret, in the spirit of Amador County, has created the perfect “Hunter Burger”.  House ground venison and beef ribeye patty, seared in cast iron, basted with brown butter and garlic confit, and then topped with Crimini mushrooms and Swiss cheese.  Served with crispy onion rings and a glass of Helwig Barbera for $23.  Call 209-223-9653 or visit jacksoncasino.com or opentable.com for recommended reservations. Currently, only outdoor dining is available on our beautiful sunset view terrace. Offer valid 9/4-9/6 and 9/11-9/13.


Sleep with Barbera


If you’re coming to Amador to taste some Barbera, why not stay the night and take in all of Amador County? Our accommodations partners have put together some great packages for Amador Wine Country visitors.

Best Western Amador Inn – Reserve from Sept 1-13, 2020 for 15% discount on ANY room type. Call for reservations today: 209.223.0211. Ask for Barbera Festival discount rate. 

The Murieta Inn & Spa – Staycation package includes overnight stay with a bottle of either Sobon or Scott Harvey Barbera and late check out! Reserve from Sept 1-13, 2020. Call for reservations today: 916.354.3900

Kiota Inn, Sutter Creek – Mention Promo Code “Barbera 2020” to get special discount 10% off regular rates. One discount offer per stay. Valid Sept 4-12, 2020. Call for reservations today: 209.267.9177

Imperial Hotel – Enjoy a night’s rest in our historic hotel after dinner and a delicious hot breakfast in the morning for $100 plus tax. Discounted room rate available only in combination with dinner for two. Valid Sept 1- 13 (Wed-Sun only). Call for reservations today: 209.267.9172

Hotel Sutter – 15% off hotel rooms when you mentioned Barbera Festival.


Barbera Near and Far

Yorba Wines/Shake Ridge Vineyards – We will have a 3 part video series with chef and sommelier Justin Lewis. Each week we will pair one vintage of our Barbera (12, 13, 14) with an Italian dish that Justin will make (noodles, sauce and sausage). Videos will be posted on our YouTube channel and the Barbera Vertical will be available for purchase on our website www.yorbawines.com.

Yorba Wines and Shake Ridge Vineyards are sustainably farmed and estate grown grapes.

Gold Hill Vineyard  We will offer 20% off on 2015 Barbera and 2018 Barbera Rosato. You can come in to purchase or call the tasting room for shipping orders at 530-626-6522. GoldHillVineyard.com

Crystal Basin Cellars – We are having a Barbera Special for all of September – $200 per case for our 2017 Barbera and $300 a case for our 2017 B3 Vinters Choice. Both are 44% off! CrystalBasin.com