Monday, July 30, 2018

Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs Aug 9

Hello, Tourism Supporters-

I hope you are staying as cool as possible, and safe this summer. Please read the details below.

1.       If you didn’t hear, Amador’s County Exhibit at State Fair won Best of Show represented by a Golden Bear, a gold ribbon, and a blue ribbon for best marketing. This recognition brought many State Fair visitors to the booth. Thanks to all of our volunteers who shared their passion for Amador County with those visitors.

2.       Our signature fundraiser, Supper Under the Stars, is sold out and there still is an opportunity to participate by bidding on the silent auction before the event, Sunday, August 5th. Please see the list below and take advantage of the “Buy It Now” option , by emailing your interest to, and I will get in touch with you to work out payment.

3.       Attached (below) you will find an advertising opportunity with Bay Area News Group, offered in partnership with Amador Vintners and El Dorado Tourism. These Sunday inserts have been quite successful bringing visitors to Amador. We are publishing earlier than past years, Sunday, August 19, and deadlines are very soon. Space reservation is August 10 and ad copy is due August 15.

4.       Amador Council of Tourism Board of Directors meets Thursday, August 9, 9am, at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s hotel conference room. All are welcome, member or not. Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort generously provides a light breakfast, plus coffee and hot water for tea. Please arrive a little early so we may start promptly and finish by 10:30.


Auction Items:
Sutter Creek Show & Shopping
Buy it Now! $200
·         $50 Gift Certificate to Element
·         4 Tickets to the Sky Kings at Sutter Creek Theatre on August 24th
·         2 Tickets to the T-Sister at Sutter Creek Theatre on September 21st
·         $25 Gift Certificate to Choc-O-Latte
·         $25 Unique Boutique for U
·         $25 Gift Certificate to Finishing Touches Boutique

Special Edition –
Supper Under the Stars – Silver Amador Necklace
Buy it Now! $150
·         Hand made by Daniel Trassare
of Trassare Jewelers in Jackson

Amador County Wine and Art
Buy it Now! $230
·         2 Tickets to Amador Arts WineFest on November 10th
·         Larry Angier Local Canvas Photo
·         2 Bottles of Amador County Wine

Trashed at Home “Plate”
Buy it Now! $600
·         Gift Certificate to ACES for one year of residential waste service
·         6 tickets to any 2018 Stockton Ports Game
·         Craft Beer and Koozies

Drink and Driver
Buy it Now! $400
·         Gift Certificate for Amador Uncorked - Four hours transportation with local guide
·         Gift Certificate to Iron Hub Winery – Private Tour and a Cheese Plate for four
·         Two tickets to Barbera Festival on
September 15th

Dazzle and Dine
Buy it Now! $300
·         The Clothes Mine Gift Certificate and goodie basket
·         American West Leather Tote
·         $100 Gift Certificate to Lone Wolf

Plasses Cozy Camping
Buy it Now! $450
·         One Week Camping at Plasses
·         Plassses T-shirts
·         Two Bottles of Wine
·         Wine Glasses
·         S’mores Kit
·         Fishing and Outdoor Gear

Roederer Esatate Bubble Box
Buy it Now! $200
·         Three Bottles of Roederer Estate Bubbles

Entertainment Package
Buy it Now! $300
·         Two Tickets to Alice Cooper on August 15th
·         Two Tickets to Joan Jett on August 19th
·         Two Tickets to Jack the Ripper at Baker Street West – Choice of date from October 5th – November 2nd

Tahoe Getaway
Buy it Now! $400
·         Two night stay at Tahoe Vacation Resort in South Lake Tahoe
·         Two bottles of Amador County Wine

Buy it Now! $240
·         Four Tickets to Preston Castle Wine Tasting on August 25th
·         Two VIP Tickets to Preston Castle Haunt – Choice of Date in October 2018
·         Two Tickets to Big Crush Weekend – October 5th

Cool Off – Tee Off
Buy it Now! $700
·         Round of Golf for Four at Castle Oaks including carts
·         Snow Cone Machine Rental for Private Event up to 100 snow cones with a variety of flavors

Drink and Deck Décor
Buy it Now! $250
·         Custom Metal Rooster Décor
2 Bottles of Amador County Wine

Brews and Blues
Buy it Now! $200
·         Provisions Beer Basket
·         2 Tickets to Kyle Rowland Blues Band at Sutter Creek Theatre on August 25th
·         2 Tickets to The Jones Gang at Sutter Creek Theatre on September 8th

Napa Getaway
Buy it Now! $1,400
·         Two Nights with Two Hotel Rooms, Lunch for Four and Aroma Wheel of Fortune Experience at Trinchero Napa Valley

Paw Play Party
Buy it Now! $100
·         Gold Country Pet Resort Two Night Boarding or One Hour Private Pool Rental
·         Dog Goodies
·         Dickies and Jamba Juice Package

Baking and Tasting
Buy it Now! $300
·         “Bakers Delight” Martha’s Baking Mixes
·         Dished from The Biggest Little Kitchen Store
·         Helwig Private Tasting for Ten People

Wine and Wildflowers
Buy it Now! $300
·         Farrell Photography Wildflower Photo
·         Two Bottles of Amador County Wine

Sonoma County Getaway
Buy it Now! $800
·         Two Night Stay at Casa Contenta at Sea Ranch, Sonoma County.  Two Bedroom House, can fit up to four people

Stocked Full of Flavor
Buy it Now! $550
  • Dinner for 2 at Market Tavern
    (farm-to-fork modern American cuisine)
  • One-night stay in a one-bedroom suite
    at the Residence Inn by Marriott,
    includes breakfast
  • Wine tasting for two at Sorelle Winery
  • Two passes to the Haggin Museum
  • Two tickets to a live performance or sporting event during your stay
  • A gift certificate to the shops at Lincoln Center

Interactive Infusion
Buy it Now! $1,500
·         Six-person Interactive Experience
·         Behind the Scenes Barrel Tasting and Tour with the Winemaker at Terra d’Oro
·         Private Cooking Tip and Tricks with Mark Berkner of Taste Restaurant
·         Seasonal Multi-Course Meal Paired with
Terra d’Oro Wines

Vineyard Stay and Play
Buy it Now! $500
·         Two Night Stay at Amador Harvest Inn in Shenandoah Valley
·         Two VIP Tickets to Behind the Cellar Door

Sacred Rock Escape
Buy it Now! $600
·         Two Night Stay in a Quant Ocean View Cottage
·         Dining at Greenwood Pier Restaurant in Elk, CA

Buy it Now! $350
·         Four Tickets to the Farm-To-Fork Legends of Wine Event on September 20th on the Lawn of the State Capitol
·         Farm-To-Fork Goodies

Chefs at Home
Buy it Now! $800
·         Multi-Course Dinner for Ten People in Your Home with Chef Micah and the Argonaut Culinary Arts Chef
·         Two Bottles of Amador County Wine

Jackson Rancheria Meeting Package
Buy it Now! $400
·         Meeting Space for up to Twenty-Five People
·         Seasoned Event Coordinator
·         Notebook for each attendee
·         Granola Bars
·         Donuts

All of Amador Vintners
Buy it Now! $400
·         Two Tickets to Each Amador Vintners Events
·         Barbera Festival
·         Big Crush
·         Behind the Cellar Door
Amador Four Fire

Amador Council of Tourism
PO Box 40/460 Sutter Hill Road, Ste. D
Sutter Creek CA 95685
Phone: 209-267-9249

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Amador Council of Tourism: No meeting in July, see you August 9

Hello Tourism Supporters-
Summer is in full swing and I hope you are hearing the cash register ring, so to speak.
No Board meeting in July  and I want to keep you informed of all our activities.
1.       To repeat, we do not meet in July. See you on Thursday, August 9th at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.
2.       Yelp: Many thanks to those who attended our Yelp Business Strategies last week. We heard great feedback from you. Big thanks to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort for the room, décor, appetizers and no-host bar.
We have extended the deadline for Yelp activities to Thursday, July 12, next week. Our nighttime activities are set, and we want to provide some great experiences for the Yelp Elite Squad attending the Gold Country Getaway starting, Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16. Please send an outline of your activity, day, date, time, number of people you will host, cost. If you want to host an event and don’t know what to do, please contact me on my cell, 209-969-5065, and let’s put our heads together. Otherwise, email your plan to or We expect to include all opportunities for the Yelpers and hope you will add your business to their experience.
3.       State Fair, July 13-29: if you want your business brochures in the booth, please contact us immediately. Phone is best to arrange a time for pick-up or drop-off. The last day we can get items onto the grounds before opening day is Tuesday, July 10th.
4.       Supper Under the Stars: tickets are still available and shuttles are available for overnight stays in the following hotels: Best Western Amador Inn, Hotel Sutter, Imperial Hotel and Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. Big thank you to sponsors. This fundraiser is our signature event and pays to continue our marketing efforts for Amador County.

Any questions? Please contact me at 209-969-5065. I am in and out of the office and can be reached by cell most of the time.
Thank you for your support,

Amador Council of Tourism
Phone: 209-267-9249