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Winefest in Sutter creek

Winefest in Sutter creek

Tickets to the 20th annual Winefest in Sutter Creek, the popular walk-about wine-tasting event sponsored by AmadorArts, will go on sale September 1st. The actual event is Saturday, November 11, from 4:30 – 9:00 pm when guests stroll historic Main Street and enter 25 shops to taste a huge selection of fine Amador County wines. There’s a cap on the number of tickets to be sold. Tickets are $40 each in advance, or $45 the day of the event. By using a credit card through www.amadorarts.org , your printed PayPal receipt is your Winefest ticket.  The website also lists the places to buy tickets locally.

 

On November 11, Winefest participants’ first stop is at the Sutter Creek Auditorium starting at 4:00 pm to check-in, pick up wine glasses, wristbands and maps. From 4:30 to 7:00 pm hit the shops and start tasting. Just remember: the law states that no wine can be in your glass when you’re outside the shops. 

 

By 7:00 pm, return to the Auditorium for the Winefest festive Grand Finale, which will feature live music, desserts, sweet wines, the popular Mystery Wine-in-a-Bag Auction and the final call for auction final bids on the sumptuous silent auctions for Art, Wine, and a Table for Premier Gifts and Travel Packages.  

 

Now’s the time to contact your friends, book your dinner or lodging reservations, possibly a limo, and generally prepare for this greatest fundraiser of the year for AmadorArts. Proceeds of the 20th annual Winefest provide much-needed funds for arts in education in local schools and in the community. AmadorArts is a non-profit organization that has been serving the county for 35 years. Visit www.amadorarts.org or phone 209-267-9038.