Amador’s first winery established after Prohibition was founded in 1970 by renowned winemaker Cary Gott, and he released the first wines under the Terra d’Oro label in 1973. In 1981, Jeff Meyers joined the team as enologist, then became winemaker a year later. Terra d’Oro’s early success with Amador Zinfandel and other wines, in particular Italian varietals, were key in helping re-establish the region’s reputation for fine wine.

In 1988, the Trinchero family, which had been purchasing grapes from the Amador region for 20 years, purchased the winery and 240-acre vineyard. Over the years, the family has invested in subsequent vineyards, and in early 2000, completed construction of a new, state-of-the-art winery at the site of the original winery, designed to unlock the potential of each acre of Terra d’Oro’s vineyards.  

In 2017, Emily Haines joined as the winemaker and continues the tradition of producing wines lauded for their elegance and balance. Jeff Meyers serves as general manager and vice president of the winery.

Today, Terra d’Oro farms and produces award-winning wines from its 800+ acres of sustainably farmed vines in Amador County and the Clarksburg AVA.

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