Taste Exquisite Amador County Wines & Commune with Nature
Story Winery is a family-operated winery located in the charming Shenandoah Valley, enjoying the magnificent views of Sierra foothills, a renowned wine region in the United States. Enclosed by three centuries-old oak trees and estate-owned rows of vines, some of which are around 120 years old, the winery produces an array of award-winning wines. Nestled above the middle fork of the Consumnes River Valley, the estate offers top-class tasting and picnic spots for tourists.
The New Era of the Story Winery
In 1973, a beautiful story was started by Eugene and Ann Story, giving birth to the Story Winery. Later in 1992, the Story couple sold the estate to Jan and Bruce Tichenor. However, since 2019, David and Natalie control the winery. They came to the Shenandoah Valley in 1992, and after 28 years, they decided to go back to Georgia, leaving all the winery functions to Rob Campbell. Rob is a dedicated winemaker and also a son-in-law of Jan and Bruce. David will soon introduce 8000-year-old winemaking techniques to the winery. Today, the estate produces around 5000 cases of wines and store the production line in huge clay vessels, known as Qvevri.
Discover the Magical Amador County Terroirs Producing Head-Pruned Vines
The Story Winery owns about 44 acres of vineyards scattered around the Sierra Foothills wine region. Most of the plots are planted with Zinfandel. Some other grape varieties include rare Mission grapes, combined with Chardonnay, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Barbera, and Syrah. The Bailey Vineyard has 12 acres, planted in 2000 on volcanic soil sitting at 3000 feet.