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Sutter Creek - Amador Gold and Wine Country
A wonderful balance of old and new, today’s Sutter Creek maintains its Gold Rush facade while catering to the wants and needs of visitors from around the world.Shop, dine, slumber, stroll, wine taste, and enjoy the quaint atmosphere of Amador County. » Sutter Creek's history.

Sutter Creek, the jewel of Amador County & the Gold Country, is steeped in history being born of the California Gold Rush and nurtured by the deep rock gold mines of the 19th & 20th centuries.

Sutter Creek is ideally situated in the heart of the Sierra Foothill Wine Country and is Amador County’s most walkable town with B&Bs, restaurants, and shops along the main street. 

It is the perfect hub to explore the Sierra Foothill Wine regions including Amador’s own Shenandoah Valley, El Dorado County’s Fairplay region and Calaveras County’s wine region.

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Located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills about 45 miles southeast of Sacramento, Amador County is quickly becoming an area known for beautiful scenery, excellent wine and its rich historic experience. Amador County bills itself as "The Heart of the Mother Lode" and lies within the Gold Country.

There is a substantial wine-growing industry in the county. Along with Napa Valley AVA and Sonoma Valley AVA wine growing regions of California, the Shenandoah Valley has become a thriving and popular wine growing region of California.

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2nd Saturday Guided Tours at Sutter Creek's Historic Knight Foundry

Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek is America's last water-powered foundry and machine shop and a premier relic of Mother Lode gold mining history. Join us for one of our Guided Tours on Saturday, December 9 and the second Saturday of every month. Upcoming tour dates are January 13, February 10, March 10, and April 14. No reservations needed. Tours begin at 10 a.m., 12 noon, and 2 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older, $5 for students age 5-17, free for children under 5. Knight Foundry hats, T-shirts, and aprons, and Pinkerton patterns will also be on sale (great gifts!).

Knight Foundry, 81 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek.

Then stick around in Sutter Creek for the 11th Annual Parade of Lights at 6:30 p.m. and free horse-drawn carriage rides through town from 12 noon till 4 p.m. Happy Holidays!

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