Tanis Vineyards


TANIS Vineyards is more than the number of bottles we can produce in a given year, and discovering us is more about sharing a state of heart and mind than simply finding your way to our little tasting room in the Amador Foothills. We are passionate about our winemaking, but equally important we are passionate about people, love, and life. Come enjoy the intimacy of our tasting room and what is to me our ‘Tolkien’s Shire’ corner of the world.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Ione, California.


  • Amador County Boutique Winery… Big red wines and even bigger heart!

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Being a wine producer with a minimal production allows winemaker Andrew to lovingly tend his vines and wine to ensure optimum quality.

For Andrew, winemaking is much more than a science; it is also an art. There is just something magical about the way Andrew crafts his wine that allows him to draw out every bit of color, flavor, and tannin the harvest has to offer... he would say it's supernatural blessing.

It’s also quality fruit and the winemaker's passion... Andrew’s winemaking techniques emphasize intensity, concentration, and balance to express the authentic qualities of each varietal. His personality and heart are communicated straight through his wines from start to lingering finish.


The very early story is one that can only be told by friends and neighbors who know and our young children who wondered what on earth the benefit could possibly be of turning closets into wine cellars and why we weren’t parking the cars in the garage anymore. I’ll start somewhere in the middle of the story with...

After some incredible experiences with winemaking and the encouragement of those around us, we began commercial production with our 2005 vintage. What an extraordinary year! Since 2005 we have maintained an 800+ case per year production. We work very hard, but strive to keep our relationships and family a distinct priority.

We are blessed to have relationships with select Amador growers that allow us access to some of the best quality Amador fruit around. The love and care the vines experience is something I’d call extraordinary. Biodynamic farming, limited irrigation, well-drained soils, small berry size, later season harvesting, and meticulous vineyard care result in special grapes that we are truly grateful to receive.

Andrew is a passionate wineartist who creates delicious limited production wine from these fine grapes, not merely delicious wine...fun, eccentric, unusual, intelligent, interesting, authentic wine.

Although I do not understand all the facets and functions of his winemaking style, I’ll say that I am very proud of the wine Andrew is making and feel his techniques may be culturally significant to the wine industry. His style definitely expresses something that the public enjoys that is in my opinion somewhat rare and maybe even cutting-edge.

Our story continues to unfold and it is always exciting for us to share what we produce with you.

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Fri - Sun: 10:30 am - 5:30 am


13120 Willow Creek Rd
Ione, California
United States

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