Amador Four Fires Winery Registration

The event takes place on May 4th, 11am to 4pm, at the Amador County Fairgrounds. This event presents the best of Amador to consumers and influential people in the wine industry. The wines poured are intended to be the best Amador has to offer.

Projected attendance is around 2,000, which includes all attendees, winery personnel, volunteers, media, and special guests.

At the event site, the grounds are divided into four zones, with each zone representing a wine region: Rhône, Italy, Iberia, and “Heritage California” (Zinfandel and Mission). Only wines originating from that region are poured in that zone. Within each zone, chefs prepare open fire dishes reminiscent of that region.

Pouring at the Event

Each winery will be provided with:
• One event wine glass and wristband for one winery representative for each zone in which you are pouring PLUS one additional winery representatives to provide breaks to your pourers.
• A shaded 8’ table; black table drape provided. Two wineries will share an 8’ table. Per table 1 dump bucket, and 1 chair per table.
• Ice will be provided as needed. Ice buckets are not provided.
• If you need special accommodation, please contact us in advance. We will do our best to accommodate all reasonable requests. We will be unable to make changes the day of the event.

0.5 oz. metered pourers are recommended.

Event Schedule

This year the event will take place from 11 a.m – 4 p.m to allow time for VIPs and trade/media to have private access to the event before the crowds.
•11 a.m – 11 a.m: VIP, trade/media access to the entire event (approx. 300 guests)
•12 p.m – 4 p.m: Gates open for ticket holder access (1800-2000 guests total)

Winery Zone Selection

The Amador Four Fires unique layout provides an opportunity to present wines based on varietal. Only wines made from varietals with ties to the region may be poured in that zone, see Accepted Varieties and Synonyms below. This means that Zinfandels are poured in the Heritage California zone, Syrah in the Southern France zone, and so forth.

The following guidelines are to be used to determine which wines to pour in each zone:

  • Wines must be sourced from within Amador County.
  • In any single zone, a winery may pour up to four wines.
  • To qualify for pouring in a zone, the variety or varieties must be stated on the label using synonym(s) of that region. If a blend, all components must qualify for that zone and be stated on the label. The label is the determining factor when questions arise. 

Space is allotted on a first submit, first get basis.

Heritage California
Mission and Zinfandel

Southern France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault, Counoise, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir, Marsanne, Mourvèdre, Muscat (Blanc or Rouge, White or Black), Petite Sirah/Durif, Petit Verdot, Roussanne, Syrah, and Viognier.

Aglianico, Barbera, Canaiolo, Chenin Blanc, Dolcetto, Malvasia, Montepulciano, Moscato, Nebbiolo, Pinot Grigio, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Teroldego, Trebbiano, and Vermentino.

Albarino, Carinena/Mazuelo, Garnacha, Graciano, Monastrell, Souzao, Tempranillo, Verdelho, and Touriga (and other port wine grapes).

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Zone Selection
*Total number of zones plus relief pourer, if needed. If you need more than one relief pourer, please contact us in advance. Please keep in mind that this is a food-inclusive event (with associated costs) and a portion of the net proceeds go to the Amador County Fair Foundation and their projects to improve and maintain the Amador County Fairgrounds.
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Liability Agreement 1. Compliance with Laws; Manner of Conduct . At a ll times in connection with any of the aforementioned events (the "Event"), Sponsors, Vendors and their assistants, Caterers and assistants and employees and agents (“Participant”), wil l abide by all applicable laws, rules , regulations and ordinances, includi ng travel to and from the Event. This includes, but is not limited to, payment of all government fees and taxes associated with doing business as a vendor or caterer. The Event is no t liable for any taxes or fees. 2. Use of Premises . Participant agrees to abide by all rules and deadlines detailed in the set - up instructions established by the event management and that any items left on premises is done so at the Participant’s risk . Eve nt and Sponsor are not responsible for any lost or stolen equipment. 3. Acknowledgement of Risk . Participant understands that there are certain dangers and risks, including serious injury or death, inherent in the activities associated with the Event, whi ch may arise before, during and/or following the Event, including but not limited to alcohol consumption, auto travel; Participant 's own actions, inactions and/or negligence; the actions, inactions and or negligence of Participant 's employees and agents, ( iv) the actions, inactions and/or negligence of the Sponsor, (v) the actions, inactions and/or negligence of others, and/or (vi) automobile travel. 4. Waiver of Claims . In exchange for the goodwill and publicity Participant shall receive from the Event, P articipant hereby voluntarily and willingly assumes any and all responsibility for all risks and dangers associated with Participant 's participation in the event, or the participation of Participant 's employees or agents. For the benefit of Sponsor, and Sponsor's volunteers, employees, members, managers, successors and assigns ("Released Parties"), Participant waives any right to recover from, shall refrain from and shall not assert against Released Parties, and forever releases Released Parties, from any claim or cause of action of any kind or nature whatsoever. Participant also acknowledges that Sponsor does not provide personal accident/health insurance for Participant s, and Participant assumes per sonal financial responsibility for any medical care or treatment Participant , or Participant 's employees or agents, may require as the result of participation in the Event. 5. General Release . Participant intends through this agreement to release fully, f inally and forever, in the manner described herein, all claims as described in this agreement. 6. Indemnification . Participant shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor, and Sponsor's volunteers, employees, successors and assigns from all liabili ty, claims, damages and expenses (including attorney’s fees, expert witness fees and expenses) arising from or related to any acts by Participant or Participant 's employees and agents related to the event. 7. Insurance . Participant wineries and caterers s hall procure and maintain in full force and effect at all times relevant to this agreement the following policies of insurance: (1) Certificate of Liability Insurance with minimum limits of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence, (2) Automobile Liability Insur ance as required by the State of California , and (3) Workers’ Compensation Insurance, as required by the State of California. 8. Additional Insured Endorsement . Sponsor shall be added to Participant’s Certificate of Liability Insurance, as an additional insured with regard to liability and defense of suits or claims arising out of the Event, or transportation to or from the Facilities. An Additional Insured Endorsement, consistent with the terms of this agreement, shall be provided to Event management , in a form reasonably satisfactory to Sponsor. 9. Emergency Services . Participant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor will not provide medical personnel at the location of the Event. Participant further acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor is granted permission to authorize emergency medical treatment for Participant or Participant 's employees or agents, if necessary, and that such action by Sponsor is subject to the terms of this agreement. 10. Miscellaneous . This agreement shall be governed by, interpreted under, and construed and enforceable in accordance with the laws of the State of California. In the event that any phrase, clause, sentence, section, article or other portion o f this agreemen t shall be held invalid or unenforceable, for any reason, by any court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not invalidate or render unenforceable any other provision hereo