Celebrate National Barbera Day at Barbera Festival 2024!

Saturday, August 3, 2024 | 4pm – 7pm

The Amador Vintners Association is proud to announce the return of the Barbera Festival, now in its 11th year, to the historic Terra d’Oro winery Saturday, August 3, 2024. Festival goers can taste Barbera wines from over 40 wineries across California in this beautiful indoor barrel room setting nestled in the Sierra foothills. Along with the grand tasting, festival goers can enjoy gourmet food from top chefs, live music, 360 photo booth, LED light show, and much more.

The festival highlights the popular Italian wine grape varietal, Barbera, which is a lesser-known varietal in the U.S., despite its popularity with Gold Country vintners like those in Amador County. Some of the oldest plantings of Barbera are in Amador County at Terra d’Oro winery, making it the perfect backdrop for this year’s event.

Event Beneficiary


Sample Barbera

Visit with each winery to learn how they can create multiple Barbera’s, each with a unique flavor or begin to understand what makes each winery’s Barbera different from each other. Click to view participating wineries. 


Sponsored Wineries

Delicious Barberas hailing from different regions across the world. Visit our sponsor wineries to try additional distinct Italian varietals.


Visit With Local Chefs

Chat with local chefs preparing your perfectly paired meal. See how they choose their ingredients to complement Barbera’s classic characteristics.


Live Music

Featuring live music by Patrick Walsh.

Barbera Festival Sponsors

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Winery Registration

All wines must be registered by July 1,2024. Click here to participate in the event.


Event Sponsors

All Sponsors must be registered by June 15,2024 in order to be included in print. Click here to participate in the event.

Recruiting Volunteers

Volunteers positions range from traffic control, set up, breakdown, and everything in between. Volunteers are asked to work a 4 hour shift and are then free to enjoy the event for the time you are not working.