Vinophiles think of the Gold Country as a land of fierce Zinfandels sampled in rustic barns. But the Shenandoah Valley shows the region is changing. Terre Rouge (10801 Dickson Rd., Plymouth; terrerougewines.com) gives Amador County Syrahs Rhône-style panache. At Andis (11000 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth; andiswines.com), you sip supple reds in an industrial-chic tasting room. And Helwig (11555 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth; helwigwinery.com) has a swooping wine cave possibly designed by Batman.

Photo by Jeffery Cross

The Wine Club evolution

Sunset

Dear fellow wine lovers,

After 10 years of our wine club, we are looking to make some changes, with the motivation of evolving it to become an even more compelling program for you. As our development work on our wine club platform continues, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to shutter the current program. It is both our intent and belief that we will be coming back to you in the not-too-distant future with a new membership proposition. Please stay tuned for news of a new and improved Sunset Wine Club!

Sara Schneider, Sunset wine editor 

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