Celebrate National Barbera Day at Barbera Festival 2023!

The Amador Vintners Association is proud to announce the return of the Barbera Festival, now in its 10th year, to the historic Terra d’Oro winery September 9, 2023. Festival goers can taste Barbera wines from over 60 wineries across California in this beautiful outdoor setting nestled in the Sierra foothills. Along with the grand tasting, festival goers can enjoy gourmet food from top chefs, live music, local artists, and a new Premier Access area with limo and bus parking.

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

The Amador Community Foundation does a variety of things to help the community. Through their generous donors, they were able to give away over $190,000 in scholarships this year. They also helped raise over $470,000 during their annual Giving Tuesday event for local nonprofits. They have a Disaster Relief Fund which has given out almost $500,000 during local disasters. To date, they have granted over $8 million to Amador County. They do this by connecting local needs to local generosity.  Find Out More

Sample Barbera

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


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.


Craft Vendors

Sip Barbera while you peruse local craft vendors with hand crafted jewelry, creative home decor, classic hats and more.


Cornhole for Charity

Sign up for our Cornhole Charity Competition all proceeds will go directly to this years beneficiary Amador Community Foundation.

Barbera Festival Sponsors

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Winery Registration

All wines must be registered by July 1,2023. Click here to participate in the event.


Caterer Registration

Click here to find our more and participate in the event.


Vendors Registration

Please contact Susie for more information at Vendors@AmadorWine.com or 530-503-7507


Event Sponsors

All Sponsors must be registered by June 15,2023 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.