Since 1980, Amador Foothill Winery has produced wines with great balance, finesse, and value. The secret of their success is from learning to read what’s going on in each specific vineyard as the fruit matures.

“There is no substitution for walking the vineyards, observing the conditions and, most importantly, tasting the ripening grapes to determine when they are literally bursting with flavor” says owner Ben Zeitman.

Katie Quinn’s job as winemaker is to transform what nature provides: “I want to make wines with an Amador sense of place, unique wines that reflect their origin: the red granitic soils of our Shenandoah Valley Appellation.” Katie’s winemaking vision is that wines should be varietally true, tasting of their grape origins with a discrete use of oak for texture and complexity. The vivid fruit flavors of her white wines are balanced by crisp acidity, while the reds have concentrated fruit flavors backed with refined tannins. Stylistically, these are food-friendly wines that are inspired by her love for cooking.