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Sep 11, 2017 348

BY: Tom Bender

Attention Barbera fans; just in case you haven’t heard and you thought you missed it, the popular foothill Barbera Festival has moved to September and is coming up on Sept. 16. One of Amador County’s premier events, the event is held at Terra d’Oro Winery at 20680 Shenandoah School Road outside Plymouth, right in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

It seems fitting to pay homage to this wine that was first grown and planted at this winery in the early 1970s by original founder and winemaker Cary Gott. The grape has its origin in the Piedmont district of Northern Italy, and usually displays a solid core of dried fruit along with a distinctive brightness that’s the result of its higher acidity. It has become a terrific companion for a number of foods, including traditional Italian fare and summer grilling favorites.

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