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  1. Futures Release Party

    Saturday & Sunday,
    August 26 & 27
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm

    We’re releasing the 2016s!  If you purchased the 2016 Barbera, […]

  2. Amador Vintners’ Annual “Big Crush”

    Saturday & Sunday,
    October 7 & 8
    11:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

  3. “Wet Ones” Fall Pickup Party

    Saturday & Sunday,
    November 18 & 19
    11:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

  4. Holiday Open House

    Saturday & Sunday,
    December 9 & 10
    12:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

  5. “Wet Ones” Winter Pickup Party

    Saturday & Sunday,
    January 13 & 14
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm

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

  6. Valentine’s Day Celebration

    Saturday & Sunday,
    February 10 & 11
    12:00 to 4:00 pm

    Valentine’s Day is becoming a tradition at Drytown Cellars.  Join […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. “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 […]

  9. Celebrate Spring Saturday May 20th, 2017

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

    Put the date on your calendar for our 16th annual […]

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

2014 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

2013 Sierra Foothills Barrel Fermented Viognier

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

$17

2014 Amador County Verdelho

This grape of Madeira heritage likes our warm foothill weather. The vines produce wine that is fresh and fruity, but with a solid structure. Serve chilled by itself or with fresh Shucked Oysters, Roasted Vegetables or Asian Chicken Salad.

$18

 2014 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

2014 Sierra Foothills Estate Rose of Malbec

This Argentinean rosé is made from the country’s famous Malbec grapes. It’s very dry and full of berry flavor.  Pair with grilled salmon with lime butter sauce or tandoori chicken with basmati rice.

$15

 

Reds

2014 El Dorado Pinot Noir

The 2014, just as the 2013, shows its varietal and terroir-driven character—a little cherry and spice, a little earth and mineral.  Supple, with a delicate finish.  Try with Roast Ahi Tuna Steaks with Ginger-Mango Salsa or Herbed Roasted Chicken.

$19

2013 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

2013 Amador County 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.

$19

2014 Sierra Foothills Barbera

This Shenandoah Valley 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

2013 Sierra Foothills 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. Use flavorful winter vegetables to bring out its fruitiness, such as Butternut Squash roasted with Cranberries. Or juxtapose the fruity flavors with a mild-but-rich Beef Bhuna Curry.

$19

2013 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

2014 Sierra Foothills Estate Cabernet Franc

We didn’t want to hide this wine’s delicious varietal characteristics by blending, so here it is in its entire splendor: smooth chalky and cherry flavors, with a hint of chocolate and a dash of spice, and enough acid to stand up to braised meat or game.

$18

2014 El Dorado County Tempranillo

Classic Spanish varietal grown primarily in the Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions of Spain. This wine shows loads of fruit with a rich, wild berry character and velvety tannin. Consider pairing with Spanish favorites – Empanadillas stuffed with Sardines, Tomato, Onion and Garlic; or Tapas, such as some spicy Patatas Bravas.

$19

2013 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

2013 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