Let’s Go Barbera Tasting! 

Join us September 12th & 13th

*Please make reservations at participating wineries BEFORE you purchase your Tasting Vouchers. Only purchase Tasting Vouchers if you already have reservations booked at participating wineries (not all Amador Vintners members are participating). Some facilities have already reached capacity for Saturday Sept 12, but do have availability for Sunday September 13.  Scroll down to see participating wineries and instructions for making reservations at each location. You MUST have a printed ticket for each person at each location.  

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. How does it work?

  1. See what’s happening. Review the offerings from each of the participating wineries below.
  2. Plan your adventure. Make reservations for Sept 12 and/or 13th at the wineries that you would like to visit.
  3. Secure your spot. Purchase your Barbera Festival Tasting Vouchers HERE.
  4. Come to Amador Wine Country. Show up at the wineries where you made reservations at the appropriate reservation time and surrender one tasting ticket for each person participating in the tasting.
  5. Sit back, relax and enjoy a Barbera-centric flight with a delicious food pairing and then take advantage of special offers exclusively for Barbera Festival patrons.
  6. Repeat.

Important things to know…

  • The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority. Please review our #SipSafely guidelines and procedures before your visit.  
  • Each Voucher is good for one (1) tasting experience for one (1) person at one (1) participating winery.
  • Vouchers are redeemable only on Saturday September 12 and Sunday September 13 and only at the participating wineries listed below.
  • Voucher holders are required to make reservations at participating wineries in advance. NOTE: Due to capacity restrictions at many locations reservations will fill up quickly, so make yours early!
  • Vouchers are sold individually, minimum of 2 per purchase, and must be surrendered upon arrival at the winery. So if you are a couple coming to Amador and you are both tasting and you decide to visit three wineries you will need a total of six (6) vouchers.

2020 PARTICIPATING WINERIES

Amador Cellars

Tasting Flight: Vermentino, Sangiovese, Barbera, Montepulciano, Miscela Italiana
Small Bite Pairing: Antipasto Appetizer
Weekend Specials: 15% off the purchase of 6 or more bottles
Reservations required:
*Be sure to select the Barbera Festival option to receive this offering. Reservations booked under other options will not be honored in exchange for Barbera Festival Tasting Vouchers. 

Andis Wines

Tasting Flight: ’16 Est. Barbera, ’17 Barbera D’Amador, ’17 Painted Fields Red Blend (54% Barbera) & ’18 Rose (Estate Barbera & Est Zin)

Small Bite Pairing: Pulled Pork Sliders with Summer Tomato Jam
Weekend Specials: 10% Mix ‘N Match Case Discount
Reservations required: https://www.andiswines.com/Reservations – Please add “Barbera Fest” in the box for notes.

Avio Vineyards

Tasting FlightBarbera, Sangiovese and Maximus – A Super Tuscan
Small Bite Pairing: Handmade Italian sausage served on a bed of lentils
Weekend Specials: 20% off 6 bottles or more
Reservations requiredexploretock.com/aviovineyardswinery

Bella Grace Vineyards

Tasting Flight2017 Barbera, 2017 Montagnaro (Barbera/Zinfandel Blend), 2017 Estate Primitivo, 2017 Reserve Barbera, 2018 Barbera (New Release)
Small Bite Pairing: Caprese salad and cheese ravioli with a pesto sauce made with Bella Grace basil and garlic olive oils. 

Weekend Specials

20% Off 6+ Bottles – Tasting Flight Only

Reservations Required

Please call 510-220-7575 to make reservations.

Cooper Vineyards

Tasting Flight: 2017 Primitivo, 2018 Barbera , 2017 Barbera Riserva, and a sneak peek.
Small Bite Pairing:  TBD
Weekend Specials: 10% discount on bottle purchases and 15% discount on case purchase non club member.
Reservations required: Direct phone 209-245-6181

Di Arie Vineyards

Tasting Flight: 2017 Barbera, 2017 Encontro ( A blend of Barbara, Primitivo, Zin), 2017 “Summer Breeze” A Red Chilled Wine for the Summer (a different blend of: Primitivo, Zinfandel and mainly Barbera).

Small Bite Pairing: 2017 Barbera: Fresh local fig, goat cheese, honey

2017 Summer Breeze:
Smoked salmon flatbread bite

2017 Encontro:
Smoked duck blackberry gel, sourdough cracker

Weekend Specials: Purchase: 3 – bottles = 20%, / 6 – bottles = 25% / 12 Bottles = 30%

Reservations required: Monday through Friday call 530 620-6500; Saturday and Sunday 209 245-4700

Helwig Winery

UPDATE: Sunday, Sept 13 – HELWIG WINERY WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO POOR AIR QUALITY.

Barbera Festival voucher holders with current reservations can redeem at a later date. 

Tasting Flight:  2017 Amador Barbera, 2017 Cooper Ranch Barbera and 3 additional wines subject to change. 

Small Bite Pairing: Enjoy two small bites artfully designed to elegantly pair with Helwig Barbera. A Tasting Room Host will guide you through these original wine and food pairings created from our kitchen while discussing the relative components of each which create epicurean harmony!

Weekend Specials: Ticket holders will be a Wine Club Member for the day. They will receive 15% off bottles and 20% on cases.
Reservations required: 209.245.5200 ext. 1 or htr@helwigwinery.com to book your reservation.

Iron Hub Wines

Tasting Flight: Barbera, Sangiovese, Resolute (Aglianico)
Small Bite Pairing: Delicious meatball in special recipe sauce on a bed of creamy mac & cheese
Weekend Specials: 5% off 4 bottles (mix or match) 10% off 12 bottles
Reservations required: Call 209-245-6307 or email info@ironhubwines.com

Prospect Cellars

Tasting Flight: 2017 and 2018 Barbera
Small Bite Pairing: Mushroom and Manchego Panini
Weekend Specials: Complimentary Mini Barbera Ice Cream Cones 

Rombauer Vineyards

Tasting Flight: 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 Chardonnay, 2018 Barbera, 2019 Barrel sample, and 2018 Rombauer Zinfandel
Small Bite Pairing: heirloom tomato salad, basil, arugula, serrano ham
Weekend Specials: 15% off 3 bottles or more for non-members, and 20% off for members. Applies to tasting flight wines only.
Reservations required:  Please call 866.280.2582 and say you’re booking for Barbera Fest

Scott Harvey Wines

Tasting Flight: 2019 Jana Rosé of Barbera, 2017 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera, 2017 Scott Harvey J&S Reserve Barbera

Small Bite Pairing: Smoked Wild Salmon with Lemon Cranberry Coulis, Salame Soppressa and Sundried Tomato & Calamata Olive Concasse, Cave Ripen Italian Taleggio Castel Regio Washed Rind Formaggio with Mission Fig Smear with Sea Salt Almond Cracker (Gluten Free)

Reservations Required:  209.245.3670

 

Terra d'Oro Winery

Tasting Flight2018 Barbera, 2017 Exploration Barbera, 2017 Sangiovese, and 2017 Teroldego.

Small Bite Pairing: Specially selected Cheese bites (from Dedrick’s Cheese Shop) served on a logo cheese board paired with your exclusive wine flight.

Weekend SpecialsWe will be offering a 4 pack “Taste of Italy” special, as well as 25% off Harvest case specials (both are mix-n-match) on our selected Italian varietals. Merchandise and apparel specials too! Not combinable with other discounts.

Reservations Required: For reservations please call our winery direct at 209.245.6942 or email us at info@terradorowinery.com

Terre Rouge/Easton

Tasting Flight:Taste a special flight of Barbera from two different vineyard sites, showing how elevation and soil types shape the wine.

Small Bite PairingEnjoy some Olivado and Sun-dried-tomato Goat Cheese Spread with the tastes.

Weekend Specials: 15% off any wine purchase.

Reservations required: terrerougewines.com/Visit-Us/Tasting-Reservations;  Phone: 209.245.4277

Vino Noceto

Tasting Flight: Library vertical of 2012, 2014 & 2017 Linsteadt Barbera
Small Bite Pairing: Not offered but guests are welcome to bring their own picnic
Weekend Specials: 2017 Linsteadt Barbera will be on special
Reservations required: email info@noceto.com