By the numbers

Year End 2020
  • 3
  • ~43
    Physical Wineries
  • 0.78%
    Total Plantings
  • 3,644
    Acreage Under Vine (Acres)
  • 1,474.67 hectares
    Acreage Under Vine (Hectares)
Key Varieties
Zinfandel, Primitivo, Barbera, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Warm Region 3
Key Soil Types
Volcanic Sierra Series—sandy loam and granite


For modern-day sommeliers, Amador County is considered a new and upcoming wine region, fast gaining recognition for its southern French and Italian grape varieties. This is, however, Amador’s second rise to fame, the first dating back to the 1850s, with the county a prime destination for those seeking their fortunes in the California Gold Rush. Amador attracted many settlers, some of whom turned to making wine instead. One of the first significant wine regions in the United States, Amador is once again enjoying a return to the spotlight in the 21st century.