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.
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.
Mission and Zinfandel
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).