Why You Should Visit Amador Wine County

Amador Wine County is a wine lover’s paradise, boasting more than 40 wineries and tasting rooms. It’s located in the Sierra Foothills in the heart of “Gold Country”, a region rich in history and known for its outstanding red wines. Amador is an old vine region, and close to 600 acres of the county’s vines are at least 60 years old. Many are even older, dating back to the nineteenth century.

Because of its proximity to the Sierra’s, nights here get pretty cool as temps fall into the 30s. Its daytime climate is warm, so the rapid cooling helps its grapes to retain the acidity essential to a well-balanced wine. Amador Country’s wineries offer award-winning Zinfandels, Barberas, Rhodes, and Syrahs. You’ll drive through rustic views of rolling vineyards and because there are so many choices, you can easily stay for a long weekend or even a week.

Enjoy reasonable rates and comfortable rooms at the Pioneer Inn and Suites located in the heart of Gold Country, along scenic highway 88. Eat at the Element or Teresa’s Place, and enjoy a drink in the evening before you retire for the night at Gallagher’s Pub, onsite at the Pioneer Inn and Suites.

Aside from wine tasting, be sure to take in some of the historic mining towns, Indian Grinding Rock Historical Park and stop in at the Jackson Rancheria Casino for an evening of fun. Enjoy a picnic or a hike. You’ll revel in the warm climate and the beautiful views that abound in this wonderful region. It’s a must for wine lovers and history buffs alike!

To reserve a room at the Pioneer Inn, contact us.