Amador Vintners’ Behind the Cellar Door - Photo by Melissa Welliver for Submerge Photo by Melissa Welliver

Amador County is home to dozens of beautiful and distinctive wineries. The first weekend of March, Amador Vintners will be presenting Behind the Cellar Door, an exciting and educational event made up of three days of flavorful food pairings, demonstrations, themed seminars and wine tastings. The weekend will be kicking off with the Winemaker Reception on March 2, an evening of rare vintage wines, live music, and special food pairings prepared by the chefs-in-training from American River College’s acclaimed culinary program. There will also be a live auction (which will benefit the American River College culinary program), and the opportunity to talk one-on-one with some of Amador County’s best winemakers. Tickets for the Winemaker Reception (which can be purchased for $65 per person), as well as the full weekend of winery events, are available online. Passes are $45 per day, or $65 for both Saturday and Sunday. Each guest will be gifted with a commemorative wine glass to use throughout the weekend. This is a 21-and-over event. Visit to find tickets and to see which food pairings and educational programs each winery has to offer.

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 14 of issue #260 (Feb. 26 – Mar. 12, 2018)**

    Haley Teichert

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    Haley is a musician who plays in local bands Toy Traps and Chat Room. She also hosts a radio show called "Garlic Party" on KVMRx. She has been contributing to Submerge since 2016.