Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wine on 49: Gold Rush Town Celebrates Local Food and Wine Amidst Wildflower Bloom - Sun Apr 7

Sierra Foothills Newest Wine Town Presents a Day full of Wine, Wildflowers and Music

SUTTER CREEK, CA - Sunday, April 7 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wine on 49, a collaboration of the winery tasting rooms in downtown Sutter Creek, will host an afternoon of wine tasting, gourmet bites, live music and local goods from vendors throughout Amador County.

This charming gold rush town is home to twelve tasting rooms and showcases some of the best wine in the Sierra foothills. Celebrating the wildflower season, this event is festive and unique with artists and vendors on the streets offering experiences such as painting demonstrations and flower crown making. There will be several local vendors including Upcountry Farms, an organic vegetable farm, selling their delicious produce and the Amador Flower Co-op will have gorgeous local flowers and botanical crowns. Also present will be the California Native Plant Society, a local goat soap maker and Made in Amador who is the forefront of the artisan maker movement in Amador County.

The Wine on 49 wineries have some of the best culinary talents in Amador’s wine country. Feist Wines has an in-house culinary team and will serve farm to fork wood-fired pizza and chocolate cherry brownies made by Amador County pastry chef Ingrid Fraser. Winemaker Gary Miller of Miller wines is a cutting edge chef who studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He has prepared a menu of dried pear on grapefruit crisps and beef short ribs with loganberry & horseradish. Yorba Wines frequently collaborates with local chef Lucy Spangler Gore who will create street tacos for the day.

The wines paired with these dishes range from Bella Grace’s double gold medal winning Barbera and double gold medal winning Old Vine Zinfandel, Scott Harvey’s 2017 Jana Amador County Vermentino and Uphill Cellars Rosato. Also served will be Cabernet Sauvigon, Tempranillo, red blends and Rhone varietals showcasing the unique terroir of the region and the versatility of the Sierra Foothills.

There will be bands scattered throughout the tasting rooms with varied compositions of blues, jazz, Americana, classical guitar, folk and rock.

Wine on 49 promotes the authenticity of what Amador County is best known for: Great wine, rich history and natural landscapes. Wine Spectator quoted Ann Kramer owner and viticulturist at Yorba Wines: "There's a sense of taking things to the next level’ explains Kraemer, whose precision farming at Shake Ridge Ranch has brought attention to the area.  "This is exactly what Wine on 49 has done, presenting fine wine, ambitious foods, and great music all set to the background of a historically and architecturally dynamic small town.

Tickets are $45, $20 for designated drivers in advance and are available at

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