We are blessed to have some great wineries within a short distance from Elk Grove. There are some fun place to go in Clarksburg, just West of Elk Grove on the Delta. There is the Lodi area and, of course, there is the world famous Napa area less than two hours away. We recently visited the Amador Wine Region. With over 40 wineries to choose from in the area, there is a lot of variety. We visited Jeff Renquist Wines, Rombauer and Villa Toscano.
Jeff Renquist Wines
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The gentleman that poured us our wine was very friendly and made sure to explain each wine that we tried and there were several that I thought were outstanding. I ended up purchasing the 2021 Viognier, the 2021 Chardonnay, the 2020 Barbara and the 2020 Estate Zinfandel.
This one is a favorite to visit. I love the outside seating and our host here also explained each of the wines to us expertly. You can taste Rombauer wines made from several different areas at the Amador winery. They are all very tasty. I ended up buying a 2021 Carneros Chardonnay and a 2020 Zinfandel. There is also a Rombauer in the Napa area with a spectacular view. Also look for a copy of the cookbook, The Joy of Cooking, by Irma Rombauer. Good taste runs in the family!
This is a very beautiful location and a wonderful choice for lunch. They have delicious hamburgers and I had a great pastrami sandwich with a side of one of the best coleslaw's ever. They also had some desserts that looked incredible. After we had lunch, we tried their wines. They were good, but we did not make any purchases. The one I came closest to purchasing was the 2018 VT Montepulciano. I think I need to go back again. We were at the end of our tasting day and getting a little worn out, but oh, what a lunch.
We only have about 37 more wineries to explore, but someone has to do it!
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