Editors Picks Wine Tour Destinations – Amador County – Shenandoah Valley
This wonderful selection of wine tour destinations are our top picks for a complete Amador Wine Experience.
The Historic Sobon Estate Winery
The Sobon Estate winery started in 1989 when Leon and Shirley Sobon bought each other a second winery for their 30th wedding anniversary present. They purchased the historic D’Agostini Winery, one of the oldest in the state.
This winery has been designated as California State Historic Landmark #762.
The old vine Zinfandel was retained, and the other vineyards replanted with the best varieties and clones. The Sobon Estate label launched the estate line of wines for the Sobon Family — the best wines from their own grapes. These include Rhone varietals, vineyard designated Zinfandels, and dessert wines.
The beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley of Amador County is one of the oldest non-Spanish farming
communities in California. The easy gold found early during the Gold Rush soon was exhausted and the miners realized that their fortune would more likely be made in a more traditional manner – farming. Grapes were planted as early as the 1850sand the valley’s reputation for “liquid gold” has been growing since.
We invite you to visit Young’s, to taste our award winning wines. Enjoy a picnic and take a stroll around the gorgeous grounds. We are known for our stunning yet unpretentious gardens. It is a place where time stands still.
With over 30 years experience in grape growing, the Borjòn Family knows a thing or two about producing premium wine grapes.
We have a different approach in the world of grape growing than the majority of the grape growers in Amador County. We like to consider ourselves more winegrowers than grape growers in our everyday vineyard operations and look at the grapes from a winemaker’s perspective. With the thought that great wine begins with great grapes, we work to produce a standard of grape that is above the rest.
The tasting room at Borjòn is incredible! Don’t miss this elegant destination.
Villa Toscano Winery and Bistro
Beautiful award-winning Tuscan-style gardens provide the ideal setting to savor a glass of fine Villa Toscano wine and share a meal with family and friends.
Our winemakers, George Bursick and Susan Farrington have added their extensive experience and discerning palates to create wines of intensity with elegance.
At Villa Toscano, we proudly present the traditional head-pruned, dry-farmed Zinfandels alongside the newer, innovative Italian varietals for which the region is becoming so well-known
From the Tuscan-style gardens to the elegant tasting room and gift shop this Shenandoah Valley gem is not to be missed!
And maybe add Terra d Orro, which has excellent wine at reasonable prices and excellent grounds.
With 400 acres of magnificent acres of estate vines, including several historic, old-vine vineyards.
Terra d’Oro now produces delicious Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Chenin Viognier, Barbera, Sangiovese, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and more.
We’re incredibly fortunate to be part of the long history established here more than 150 years ago, and hope that you’ll stop by for a visit.
Zinfandel is our passion, and lucky for us we are blessed with perfect growing conditions for this world-class varietal. Whether enjoying our Amador Zinfandel, or one of our three unique single vineyard offerings, you’ll experience the region’s trademark “Shenandoah spice” that makes our Zins stand above the rest.
We charge an hourly rate per vehicle, not per person.