If you guessed Amador County, you're correct. This California Wine Tourism  postcard-perfect view is of Young's Vineyard. Home to over forty wineries, Amador County also has the oldest zinfandel vines in the country, located directly north of Renwood Winery and Deaver Vineyards. Gold was discovered in nearby El Dorado County, which sparked a boom in wine making for Amador. Extremely hot during the day, the region is cooled at night by winds blowing down from the Sierra Mountains, which hold snow well into the summer. Heat-loving grapes dominate the region, and many Amador County wineries specialize in Italian varietals such as barbera, sangiovese and, of course, zinfandel (the American name for the primativo grape). While the number of wineries in Amador County continues to rise, the region possessively guards its rural aesthetic and mindset, making this the "un-Napa" of California's wine regions.
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