Durif! durif! Our hearts on fire! (Amador) - february 11 &12
- Rekindle your love of Turley Petite Syrah with our old vines and your young-at-heart love this Valentine’s Day weekend. Our Amador tasting room will feature a rare Petite Syrah tasting menu accompanied by Tess’s treats from the wood oven. $15 per person, no reservations required.
2017 Zinfandel Experience - February 23-25
amador Vintner's behind the cellar door - March 3-5
- Join Turley as we open the Amador Winery to the public for our annual spring educational wine weekend. We welcome you to visit us for seminars, vineyard tours, and delve into the behind-the-scenes aspects of our craft!
Vintage paso Zinfandel weekend - March 17-19
Come discover why Turley is so passionate about Zinfandel. With access to some of the most historic vineyard sites in California including Paso Robles, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lodi & Amador we get a real sense of what terrior actually means and how it translates in wines. From our Juvenile Zinfandel named Best Value to the Ueberroth Vineyard Zinfandel from Paso Robles vines planted in the 1880's which ranked #20 in the Top 100 wine for 2016 in Wine Spectator, we have something for every taste & budget. A seated seminar will be offered Saturday & Sunday at 11am by reservation.We will also host a winemaker dinner at McPhee’s Grill Saturday evening.
- Seminar: $40 // Winemakers Dinner: $125
PASO ROBLES Spring Pick-Up Party - April 1
- AMADOR SPRING PICK-UP PARTY - APRIL 8
Zinfandel Roars Back
“Larry Turley delivers rich, full-bodied reds that reflect his zest for life.”
For the past 20 years, the strongest hand at the Zinfandel wheel has been Larry Turley’s. Turley Wine Cellars, which released its first wines with the 1993 vintage, pioneered a plush, richly fruity style of Zinfandel that helped establish the varietal as a world-class contender. Turley’s Zins appear on America’s best restaurant wine lists, and the waiting time for a spot on his direct mail list rivals that of many cult Cabernet Sauvignon producers. Wine Spectator’s James Laube explains.
Winemakers of the Year
Connecting California’s past & future, our Tegan Passalacqua is named to Winemaker of the Year along with Morgan Twain-Peterson of Bedrock Wine Co.!
Larry Turley on
I'll Drink to That!
Larry Turley tells his story–about the South, medicine, motorcycles, and yes, wine–to Levi Dalton on the I’ll Drink to That! podcast.
A Bold New Chapter for Amador Zinfandel
“In a way, Turley’s arrival in Amador takes California’s recent Zinfandel history full circle.”
Gold Rush Grape
“Think of old vines as experience,” Turley says…and how about old-vine wine? “If you talk to a young person,” Turley explains, “they’re energetic but not full of depth. Older, more thoughtful souls have more layers. They make you pause.
The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste
“A comprehensive guide to the must-know wines and producers of California’s ‘new generation,’ and the story of the iconoclastic young winemakers who have changed the face of California viniculture in recent years.”
Turley, along with winemaker Tegan Passalacqua, is featured prominently in this exciting new work by Jon Bonné.
The Pleasures of America’s Oldest Vines
America may be a young country and our wine industry even younger, but there are old vineyards that produce seriously delicious wine. Seek them out writes sommelier Jordan Salcito.
A Native Son with an Eye for Vineyards
“We’re trying to figure out how to get growers to keep old vines in the ground.”
A Revival for White Zinfandel
Don’t be surprised if you find an unexpected entry on some fancy wine lists this summer. White Zinfandel is headed for a comeback of sorts, due to a very unexpected source: Turley Wine Cellars, one of California’s most elite Zin houses.