The Heart of the Gold Country

Agriculture

Agriculture

Amador County is nestled in the foothills between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento and offers a variety of locally grown products available to the local community as well as visitors.

The county is home to over 376 farms that cover about 60 percent of its 363,500 acres. Over 3,800 acres of grapes were harvested in 2005, including Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and many more. Some of these are sold wholesale while others are turned into fine wines at one of the many local wineries in the county.

Livestock such as beef, sheep, pigs, and goats are also raised in Amador County and contribute over 10 million dollars to the local economy.

Fresh fruits and vegetables including peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, celery, peas, beans, quinces, prunes, blackberries, and pumpkins, not to mention numerous other goods including walnuts can be found through Motherlode HarvestAmador Farmers’ Markets or direct from the producer.