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  1. Amador Vintners Event: Behind the Cellar Door

    Saturday & Sunday,
    March 3 & 4
    11:00 am to 4:00 pm

    If you’re looking for adventure this weekend, visit Drytown Cellars […]

  2. “Wet Ones” Spring Pickup Party

    Saturday & Sunday,
    April 28 & 29
    11:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Remember, each membership counts as two people. Bring some more […]

  3. Celebrate Spring Saturday May 19th, 2018

    Saturday, May 19
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Put the date on your calendar for our 17th annual […]

  4. Futures Release Party

    Saturday & Sunday,
    September 8 & 9
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm

    New addition to our Wine Club, intimate wine maker dinner […]

  5. Amador Vintners’ Annual “Big Crush”

    Saturday & Sunday,
    October 6 & 7
    11:00 am to 4:00 pm

    It’s harvest time in the Sierra Foothills, and the Big […]

  6. “Wet Ones” Fall Pickup Party

    Saturday & Sunday,
    November 17 & 18
    11:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Join us for some fabulous food, wine, and music and […]

  7. Holiday Open House

    Saturday & Sunday,
    December 8 & 9
    12:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Wine, Food and Festivities at Drytown Cellars.  Happy Holidays!

  8. “Wet Ones” Winter Pickup Party

    Saturday & Sunday,
    January 19 & 20
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm

    We’re having our mid-winter pickup party, so join your fellow […]

Wines

Allen was drawn to Amador County because of its high quality fruit. Amador County grapes have a distinctive and intense flavor, and produce exceptional wines. Known for big, tannic Zinfandel, and increasingly for Barbera, the area enjoys a world class reputation in the wine business, and is increasingly popular among consumers.

Amador Wine

Whites

Grand Cuvée Brut

This California Grand Cuvée Brut will freshen your palate. Pear and pineapple notes are followed by flavors of crisp green apple and a toasty nut finish. A fine accompaniment to a Triple Cream Brie on a Cheese Platter with Fresh or Dried Fruits. Make today a special occasion and enjoy this wine right away!

$15

NV Sierra Foothills Gold

This well-balanced white wine ison the dry side. Crisp, fruity and bright, it turns any lighter fair into a treasured dining experience. Try it with Lemon Chicken or Crab Cakes.

$10

2017 Amador County Sauvignon Blanc

Classic warm weather Sauvignon Blanc, with just hints of bell pepper and tomatillo, and more fruit-forward flavors of peach and kiwi.  Delicious with Pesto and Pine nuts over Angel Hair Pasta; or try with Avocado & Arugula Salad with Chile Pepper Vinaigrette.

$17

2017 Sierra Foothills Pinot Grigio

Light bodied with crisp refreshing tastes of pepper and arugula notes.  Enjoy with Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta or Pesto Chicken.

$17

2017 Sierra Foothills Viognier

Taste the creamy peach fruit flavors highlighted with an herbal aroma.  Enjoy with Mango Salsa or Thai Prawns with Lemon.

$17

 2017 Sierra Foothills Estate California Riesling

Aromatic, with flavors of apricot and pear, it expresses the verve of the foothills. The combination of sweet and tart makes it go well with bold foods now, or age it for a more complex experience. Try it with Thai Spicy or Sweet Dishes, Spicy Noodle Dishes, Salty Cheeses, or Mildly Sweet Desserts.  It will go well with Christmas Turkey and Cranberry Sauce

$17

2017 Sierra Foothills Estate Chardonnay

This chardonnay is big and bold—an in-your-face wine.    Evidence of toasted oak, with hints of vanilla and popcorn.  The perfect accompaniment to a Cheese Course that includes a buttery Aged Triple Cream Soft Cheese and an Acidic Sharp Cheddar with a buttery tang finish.

$17

DeeDee Bubblegum, A California Pink Wine

A little bit sweet, lots of fruit and lots of fun.  A zinfandel rosé, cut with muscat and a little roussanne to spice it up.  Perfect for poolside or picnic.

$10

2017 Sierra Foothills Rose

The blush colored hue in this varietal comes from the blending of our Mourvedre and Zinfandel grapes. Crisp and dry and full of berry flavor.  A very versatile wine complimenting a variety of dishes from grilled seafood to richer Italian dishes such as Tortellini Pasta Carbonara.

$17

 

Reds

2016 Sierra Foothills Pinot Noir

The high elevation means cooler days throughout the growing season at our Georgetown Vineyard, so this Pinot Noir ripens slowly, developing and retaining its varietal and terroir driven characteristics.  Pair with Roast Duck with Cherry Sauce, or Salmon with Mustard and Brown Sugar Glaze.

$19

2016 Sierra Foothills Merlot

From our Georgetown Vineyard, at more than 2500 foot altitude and more than 30 years old.  A rustic and rich wine, tannic and bigger than most Merlots, with a deep, almost burnt color, and a roasted flavor highlighted with tobacco notes.  Pair with Grilled Steak and Charred Corn & Pepper Salad or Beef Bourguignon.

$18

2016 Sierra Foothills Sangiovese

The basis of Italy’s famous Chiantis, this Sangiovese tastes like a classic one. Earthy aromas and tasting of sour red cherries with a little spiciness, it’ll clean your palate when paired with rich foods. Try with Baked Shells Stuffed with Ricotta, Mozzarella and Parmesan, topped with Rich Red Sauce.

$18

2016 Amador County Barbera

This Amador County barbera is a fairly light one, with classic varietal cherry and strawberry flavors.  Its plenteous acidity gives it a crisp tartness that will pair well with rich foods.  Try dishes made with braised roasting chicken, such as Rich and Creamy Chicken Tetrazzini or Chicken Cacciatore.  Or pair its fruity flavors with Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Dried Fruit Sauce.

$19

Vaira Ranch Red, a Barbera Blend

Created in homage to the Vaira Family, whose patriarch, Giuseppe Vaira, settled and ranched in Drytown. This soft wine, with
balanced acidity and flavors of black cherry, blackberry and chocolate, make it a most quaffable food accompaniment.  A blending masterpiece.

$15

 Red-on-Red, Amador Red Wine 

The art is in the blending—this red table wine has a taste profile enhanced by the contributions of each varietal. A tannic and spicy zinfandel base marries with the fruity characteristics of syrah and the herbal notes of merlot to make a very smooth blend. Its meaty mouth feel is balanced with a plummy nose and raspberry finish. Very special; it goes with just about any meal.

$10

2016 Amador County Zinfandel

Here’s our latest of Amador’s Best, from a combination of Shenandoah Valley and Fiddletown grapes.  Dependably full-bodied.  Tastes of pepper, chocolate and fruity raspberry, with a dry, chalky finish.  Pair with a generously peppered Grilled New York Steak, or juxtapose the fruity flavors with a mild-but-rich Beef Bhuna Curry.

$19

2015 Amador County Primitivo

Like Amador Zinfandels, this Primitivo is a rich mouthful. Luscious fruit, with hints of chocolate and smoke. Enjoy with rich foods. Try with Moroccan style lamb or pizza with anchovies.

$18

2015 Estate Sierra Foothills Syrah

This Syrah is a full-bodied mouthful. Lots of soft tannins brace the fruitier flavors of tart blackberry, finishing with the tastes of sweet tobacco and anise. Pair with a rare grilled steak with gorgonzola sauce.

$19

2015 Estate Sierra Foothills Petite Sirah

This Petite Sirah is round and full, with clear notes of pepper and spice that balance its deep flavors of blackberry and blueberry. Its bracing structure will go well with Lamb Shoulder with Polenta and Runner Cannellini Beans.

$19

Kirigin Cellars Vino de Mocca

A delicious wine liqueur, this dessert wine is infused with natural flavors: “two beans and a fruit”. Can you name them? This wine is sure to make you say “Wow!”

$18