Every year, as part of the annual celebration of the grape harvest, Amador county invites friends to become part of their member wineries and experience the most exciting time of the year.
Visit their wineries, where the entire wine community will welcome you to the picturesque foothills of Amador Wine Valley.
There is no better time than BIG CRUSH to observe the harvest in action.
Experience a special wine flight with a tasty snack, live music, or a fun harvest activity, all provided by welcoming and friendly family vineyards.
How it Works
1. Purchase Your Passport!
Purchase your passport online before the event and choose your “Experience”.
2. Choose Your Passport Experience
Walk-in Experience: During the check out process select one (1) winery labeled “ Walk-in Check-in” as your starting location for each passport day.
Choose your wineries the day of the event, as you go, take advantage of recommendations, and your own spontaneity.
You will receive a wrist band with pull tabs. When you arrive at a winery to check in, the winery will ask you to remove one of the six tabs from your wrist band. Once all of your tabs have been removed, you can no longer visit any other wineries for the remainder of the day.
Reservation Experience: During the check out process select six (6) wineries that are labeled “Reservation Experience”.
Elevated reservation experience, where each winery stop is scheduled with plenty of time to enjoy your tasting experience. Reservation times – 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm.
Andis Wines | Avio Vineyards & Winery | Bella Grace Vineyards| Bray Vineyards| Convergence Vineyards| Cooper Vineyards | D’Agostini Wines | Di Arie Winery| Di Stasio Vineyards | Dianda Vineyards | Dobra Zemlja Winery | Driven Cellars | Drytown Cellars| Helwig Winery & Vineyard | Il Gioiello & Morse Wines | Iron Hub Winery | Jeff Runquist Wines| La Mesa Vineyards| Le Mulet Rouge | Linsteadt Family Winery | Lusso Della Terra | PleinAir Vineyards | Rancho Victoria Vineyard | Rombauer Vineyards | Rubidoux Ridge Vineyard | Scott Harvey Wines | Sera Fina Cellars | Story Winery | Tanis Vineyards | Terra d’Oro Winery | Terre Rouge & Easton| TKC Vineyards | Turley Wine Cellars| Wilderotter Vineyard
3. Day of the Event
You will pick up your wine glass, wristband, program, and additional materials at the winery you chose as your starting location during the ticket buying process.