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.
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
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.
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.
Featuring live music by Patrick Walsh.
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
Please contact Susie for more information at Vendors@AmadorWine.com or 530-503-7507