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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the event take place?

The 2020 Behind the Cellar Door experience takes place at EACH of our 42 member winery locations throughout Amador Wine Country.

What should I wear?

Dress comfortably (but picture ready) in appropriate shoes for walking. We always advise layers. For Behind the Cellar Door, some wineries will utilize their cellar or warehouse which are temperature specific to house wine. We advise having a jacket available.

Is the event ADA accessible?

Yes, each winery venue offers ADA parking accessibility.

What does my ticket purchase include?

Full Weekend General Admission (Sat, 3/6-Sun, 3/7)

Sunday ONLY General Admission (3/7)

11 a.m.- 4 p.m each day
  • specially selected wine tasting flights
  • custom food pairings
  • seminars, barrel tastings
  • live music (at select locations)
  • commemorative wine glass
  • a passport full of offers from Amador Wine Country wineries and other businesses to bring back to use thru 06/30/20
Full Weekend Designated Driver (Sat, 3/6-Sun, 3/7)
11 a.m.- 4 p.m each day
  • custom food pairings
  • seminars (no alcohol served for DD)
  • live music (at select locations)
  • complimentary NA beverages
  • a passport full of offers from Amador Wine Country wineries and other businesses to bring back to use thru 12/18/20

What do I do if I lose my wine glass or wristband?

If you lose or break your glass or wristband, visit or call the Amador Vintners office  (9310 Pacific St, Plymouth). They will have your information on file. 209.245.6992.

What was NEW for BCD 2020?

This year we introduced a passport that not only serves as your event program, but also includes return visit offers from participating wineries and local businesses. Offers are good for one-time use, in person visits with passport in hand. All offers will be good through 12/18/20.

Can I bring my two-legged or four-legged baby?

We love children and pets, but we ask that you please do not bring them to this event. This is a 21 and over event. Due to the California Health Code, pets/fur babies (except service animals) are not allowed where food is being served. We also strive to consider the experience of others. A dog allergy can encumber a taster’s senses. We appreciate your consideration. 

What if I purchased a ticket and can no longer attend?

We understand that emergencies happen. All purchases are final and while we do not offer refunds, you can transfer your tickets to another party (21 or over). Contact the Amador Vintners Office via phone 209.245.6992 to modify the ticket holder. Please notify the recipient of your tickets that they will be required to show ID at pick up. 

What is the expectation of me at this event?

All attendees must have a ticket. Participants must be 21 or older to consumer alcohol. Be prepared to show your photo ID at all wineries you visit. Tasting room representatives will not serve wine to anyone who appears intoxicated. Refunds will not be issued to those no longer served. You clearly got your money’s worth.

Designated drivers may be under 21 but will not be served any alcohol. 

Please consider limiting cologne and perfume as to not interfere with the tasting experience. Just come camera ready and freshly showered. ;0)

Release of Likeness

By purchasing a ticket, the attendee hereby irrevocably consents to and authorizes the use by Amador County Vintners Association, its officers and employees, (“Vintners”) of the attendee’s image, voice and/or likeness as follows: The Vintners shall have the right to photograph, publish, re-publish, adapt, exhibit, perform, reproduce, edit, modify, make derivative works, distribute, display or otherwise use or reuse the attendees’s image, voice and/or likeness in connection with any product or service in all markets, media or technology now known or hereafter developed in Vintner’s products or services, as long as there is no intent to use the image, voice and/or likeness in a disparaging manner. Vintners may exercise any of these rights itself or through any successors, transferees, licensees, distributors or other parties, commercial or nonprofit. The attendee acknowledges receipt of good and valuable consideration in exchange for this Release, which may simply be the opportunity to represent the Vintners in its promotional and advertising materials as described above.

Mailing Address

Amador Vintners Association

P.O. Box 667

Plymouth, CA 95669

Office Address

Amador Vintners Association

9310 Pacific Street

Plymouth, CA 95669

Ph: 209.245.6992; 888.655.8614

Fax: 209.245.6997