Events: Sutter Creek – Annual Winefest2018-10-03T02:49:11+00:00

Sutter Creek Events

Sutter Creek Winefest
Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The 21st annual Winefest is the popular walk-about wine-tasting that will take place in Sutter Creek on Main Street on Saturday, November 10th. Over 25 Amador County wineries will each be pouring in one of the unique shops.

Check-in starts at 4:00 pm in the Sutter Creek Auditorium, 18 Main St. where guests will receive an event glass, map, and wrist band and may start bidding on the Silent Auctions of Art, Wines, and Premier Offerings of Gifts and Event Packages.

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Main Street shops will be ready for the wine-tasting at 4:30 pm until 7 pm. Then, the auditorium will feature live music, tastings of desserts and after-dinner wines, and final auction bidding. Pre-sale tickets of $40 may be ordered now using PayPal at Local locations are listed on the website. 209-267-9038.

For comfort and safety, the number of tickets to be sold is limited to this event, a fundraiser for AmadorArts, a non-profit established 36 years ago to embed the arts in schools and the community.

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Sales of tickets are limited this year, so now’s the time to contact your friends, book your dinner or lodging reservations, possibly a limo, and generally prepare for this greatest fundraiser of the year for AmadorArts. Proceeds of the annual Winefest provide much-needed funds for arts in education in local schools and in the community. AmadorArts is a non-profit organization that has been serving the county for over 30 years.

Visit or phone 209-267-9038.

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“Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.”  – New York Times 36 Hours

Yesterday & Today

The town derives it’s name Sutter Creek after John Sutter. Sutter as early as 1844, had in pursuit of timber, established whipsawing pits and an outdoor manufacturing business named Pine Woods. It was this area near the creek, which runs behind City Hall, that became the site of new and permanent settlement. It is told the settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when Gold quartz was discovered in 1851 and the became a major supply center.

Among other notable historic landmarks like Knight Foundry and the nearby Kennedy Mine, visitors should take some time to enjoy the historic wine country surrounding Sutter Creek. Wine production in the area dates back one hundred fifty years, when pioneers seeking their fortunes in gold found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes. Today Amador County boasts over 25 wineries and is famous for its red Zinfandels.