A wonderful balance of old and new, today’s Sutter Creek maintains its Gold Rush facade while catering to the wants and needs of visitors from around the world. Shop, dine, slumber, stroll, wine taste, and enjoy the quaint atmosphere of Amador County.
News Flash from Amador County wineries and grape growers! This year's harvest is early and well underway. The grapes coming off the vine are exceptional, phenomenally flavorful ... with a strong yield. What that means for visitors to Sutter Creek and the Amador Wine Country is that more great wine is on its way!
Sutter Creek, the jewel of Amador County & the Gold Country, is steeped in history being born of the California Gold Rush and nurtured by the deep rock gold mines of the 19th & 20th centuries.
Sutter Creek is ideally situated in the heart of the Sierra Foothill Wine Country and is Amador County’s most walkable town with B&Bs, restaurants, and shops along the main street.
It is the perfect hub to explore the Sierra Foothill Wine regions including Amador’s own Shenandoah Valley, El Dorado County’s Fairplay region and Calaveras County’s wine region. » Sutter Creek's history.
About Amador County
Located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills about 45 miles southeast of Sacramento, Amador County is quickly becoming an area known for beautiful scenery, excellent wine and its rich historic experience. Amador County bills itself as "The Heart of the Mother Lode" and lies within the Gold Country. There is a substantial wine-growing industry in the county. Along with Napa Valley AVA and Sonoma Valley AVA wine growing regions of California, the Shenandoah Valley has become a thriving and popular wine growing region of California.