Welcome to Amador County Wine Region
The region has two tiny towns, Plymouth and Amador City. Start in Amador and follow Hwy 49 north through the blip known as Drytown, continue on Hwy 49 to Plymouth, and then follow Shenandoah Rd northeast, which takes you past rolling hills of neatly pruned vines. Most hosts are exceedingly welcoming and helpful, offering free tastes and information on their operations. In July, 38 wineries throw an annual 10-day tasting extravaganza.
Maps are available at the wineries, and from the Amador Vintners Association (www.amadorwine.com).