• Julie

    I live in the Central Valley area and have never been to Amador.  After seeing your pictures and reading about Story Winery I will need to get my but over there.  🙂

    • It is a beautiful area.  You can download a wine trail map to plan a full adventure. When you go, let me know about your day and say hi to the folks a Story Winery for me.  🙂

  • Cinde Dolphin

    We’re delighted you were able to join us on Sunday. You had some great questions and, of course, we’re thrilled you enjoyed the wine.
    Anyone who’s traveling to the wine country will have a wonderful experience. The scenery is spectacular and there’s more than just wineries – including a lovely nursery and some great fruit and vegetable stands.
    Be sure to stop in and see us at Story – we’re saving you a picnic table! http://www.zin.com

    • Thanks for stopping by. It was a great day and loads of fun. 🙂

  • Great pics of the barrels and casks! My go-to is (was?) Bogle because it’s close and a relaxing drive through the orchards. Good place to take out-of-town company–although now that I know about Amador you can bet I’ll start taking people there too. Gorgeous place. A go-to wine that I like (when I’m ready to splurge for $10 rather than my usual 2-buck-Chuck) is Pomelo, a citrusy, grassy Sauvignon Blanc. They usually have it at Whole Foods.

    • Thanks for visiting…:-) It was a really fun day.

      I am also a fan of Bogle. We are very fortunate to live in an area where there are a plethora of great boutique wineries.

      I will need to go find the wine you mentioned and give it a try. Its sounds really good. 🙂

  • Jnjm62

    It sounds like a wonderful tour I think any wine drinker would like such an adventure.

    • It was a great day for all who participated. I am very fortunate indeed to be living in an area where wine is king. 🙂

  • Shirla Vergara

    Susan, the only time I ever went wine tasting was on a visit to Napa Valley many years ago before actually moving to the Central Valley.  At that time, never knew Amador even existed.  And as with life, we often forget to stop and smell the roses…uh Zinfandel.  Thanks!  Gonna have to check this one out.

    • It was so much fun. If you take a trip out to Story Winery, don’t forget to take your camera and let me know about your experience. 🙂

  • I enjoyed your journey. Not many people know it, but the eastern end of Long Island is noted for its wineries. I took a tour of them a number of years ago. After many tastings we decided it best to go directly home and order in rather than eat at a restaurant with yet more wine!

    • You are right, I did not know that. How fun that must have been.

      I had to laugh, because when you’ve been tasting a lot of wines on a wine trail it can get to be a bit overwhelming. I now limit myself to three wineries per tasting trip now.

      Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  • What a great post, Susan. And pretty pictures, too! I had a great time meeting you and getting to know you!

    • Thank you. It was a fun article to write. I also enjoyed meeting you and look forward to having lunch in the very near future. 🙂

  • Wow! – sounds like a great day out – and how fantastic for local bloggers to get together that way, and  connect in real life. I lived in San Francisco for over 20 yrs, so would go up to Napa Valley fairly regularly, as well as Sonoma. I think finding the smaller wineries is the most fun, and of course the names are escaping me now. Hoping to move back to the Bay area later this year, so maybe I could come on one of the trips! Your photo’s are lovely, and made me very homesick. Living in the Sierra foothills must be a real pleasure. It is such a beautiful part of the world.  Thanks for the post – it brought back a lot of good memories.

    • It was a really fun event and day. Story Winery couldn’t be any more charming. How cool it would be if you were able to move back to this area. It would a hoot to have you come along on one of these outing. 🙂

  • Wow!! i am jealous  of you Susan. You had a great experience. The pictures are great. The place is amazing. And with other bloggers to give you company… 
    Thanks for sharing it. 

    • Anytime you get a group of bloggers together, you can’t help but have a hoot of a time. The fact that Story Winery is such an amazing place, made to whole experience that much better. 🙂

  • Sounds great Susan. Love the names the bloggers you met used:-) 

    And what a good idea the winery had to invite bloggers in the area. Must have been great fun!!

    • I agree, the blogger names a kick.  The bloggers themselves are a great bunch, making the whole experience even that much more fun. 

      The event was so successful that the winery is thinking about having it again in the fall at crush time.  🙂 

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  • Carole Jakucs

    Hi Susan. This was a great article! I have never been to this area or winery, but if I do (or learn of anyone going), this is a good resource for trip planning. Love your photos and info/tips. 

    • Thank you. It is a really beautiful area with great boutique wineries. When you go (or someone else) come back and let me know about your experience 🙂