Celebrate National Barbera Day at Barbera Festival 2024!

Saturday, August 3, 2024 | 4pm – 7pm

The Amador Vintners Association is thrilled to host the highly anticipated return of the 11th Annual Barbera Festival to the historic Terra d’Oro Barrel Room on Saturday, August 3, 2024.

The Barbera Festival promises an evening filled with unparalleled wine experiences, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Sierra foothills. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in a grand tasting featuring Barbera wines from over 40 renowned wineries across California.

Nestled in the heart of the Gold Country, Amador County boasts some of the oldest Barbera plantings, with Terra d’Oro Winery standing as a testament to this rich heritage. Festival-goers will have the chance to taste these exceptional wines in the charming indoor barrel room, adding to the allure of this year’s event.

In addition to the grand tasting, guests can expect a culinary journey with gourmet food offerings, delectable appetizers, and live music to set the mood. The festivities will also include a 360 photo booth for capturing cherished memories and an immersive in Sacred Fire Dance light show to add to the ambiance.

The Barbera Festival celebrates the enduring popularity of the Italian wine grape varietal, Barbera, which has found a home and thriving community of enthusiasts in the Gold Country. This year’s event promises to showcase the best of Barbera, highlighting its unique flavors and character.

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.