Amador County


California Winemakers Rushing To Vineyards Early As Drought Tightens Harvest Window

Vineyards bustled with workers across Amador County on Friday as many scrambled to harvest grapes that were ready weeks before they should be.



Sacramento Wedding Photographer Stranded On Everest By Earthquake Leans On Faith

Halfway around the world, a family connecting in the midst of tragedy.


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Small Plane Crashes In Amador County, Killing 2

Two people have died in a plane crash in Amador County.



Amador County Winemakers Seeing Earlier, More Flavorful Crop This Year

It’s winemaking time in California. We caught up with grape pickers and vintners in Amador County at the height of this early harvest.


grapes smoke

Sand Fire Brings Smoke Taint Concerns To Amador County Wineries

No wineries in the area reported losing their entire crop, but now that the smoke has cleared, the lingering concern is what to do with smoke taint. That’s when grapes exposed to smoke release volatile chemical compounds during fermentation.


Souza's booking photo. (Credit: Amador County Sheriff's Department)

Sheriff: Man Shoots At Dog, Family and Deputies

A situation out in rural Amador County that started violently ended peacefully Thursday night.


Feds Deny Indian Casino Near Richmond, Approve One In Amador County

Federal officials have rejected a Native American tribe’s plans to build a casino near the Bay Area city of Richmond.


(credit: Amador County Sheriff's Dept.)

Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Amador County Judge, Investigator

A judge’s life was put in jeopardy after a man, who appeared in her courtroom years before, allegedly threatened to kill her.


The accident happened just after a fire broke at a Jack and the Box on the corner of Highway 49 and Industry Drive around 6:30 Tuesday morning. (credit: CBS)

Smoke, Rain, Hail Blamed For Multiple Vehicle Crash On Highway 49

Smoke from a fire at a fast food restaurant combined with rain, hail and fog are being blamed for a multiple vehicle accident on Highway 49 in the town of Martell near Jackson.


Jackson Main Street

Hitting the Road: Best Spots in Jackson

If there’s too much to fit into a day trip from Sacramento, you can stay at one of the many bed and breakfasts in Jackson for a relaxing weekend stay.


Wine ready for tasting at Pilot Point (courtesy of Pilot Peak Vineyard and Winery)

Sierra Foothills’ Winning Winter and Seasonal Wine Events

Wine tasting is a popular pastime many enjoy at individual Sierra Foothills’ wineries.


(credit: The Barbera Festival)

Guide To Best Regional Barbera Wines

Known, as one of the Tuscan wines, the Barberas of the Sierra Nevada and Central Valley are created in landscapes reminiscent of Italian Piedmont region. Travel to these varied wineries for a taste of some of the best Barberas in California.