- ABOUT US
So do you guys have a rattlesnake problem? What's with the signs?
The signs are up as more of a warning to folks with animals and small children to keep an eye out for snakes. While we haven't seen any up around the winery so far, we know they are out in the vineyards and this certainly is rattlesnake country.
Where does the name Andis come from?
Andis is a compilation of the owners' first names, Andy and Janis.
Andy and Janis? What's their story? Have they always been in the wine industry?
Actually they live in Hawaii part of the year and in Sutter Creek the rest of the time. Andy is an astute business professional that's always looking to create new opportunities. Janis is a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley in Hawaii and a visionary leader for the winery here in California. With their combined experience in the business world, Andis Wines has a solid foundation for the future as we look to create new innovations to set ourselves apart in the wine industry.
Who is the Winemaker at Andis?
Mark McKenna is our winemaker. He's been crafting excellent wines for almost 20 years and has been with Andis since the very beginning, assisting in the design of the building and overall direction of the business.
Who designed the winery?
The winery design took over a year to create in conjunction with Sage Architecture. With so many possiblities in mind, Andy and Janis knew they wanted this to be a beautiful and efficient winemaking facility that could create excellent wines with the least environmental impact possible.
What are all those names on the outside of the building?
Our wall of barrel staves on the front of the building host the names of some very important people. To the right side of our entrance are the names of our first 220 wine club members, The Founders Club if you will. On the left is the Winemakers Club, club members at the highest tier of our wine club.
Do you allow Limo groups?
Absolutely, we simply ask that you call and make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards including, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
What if my group would like a more private setting?
Our private tasting room is available for larger groups to rent. Just give us a call to make a reservation in advance and we'll take care of the rest! (209) 245-6177.
Where should we eat?
On occasion during the spring and summer we'll have food trucks at the winery with several lunch options, check out our Events page for details. If you're looking for something more substantial, Taste Restaurant in Plymouth is outstanding, though you may need reservations. Colina De Oro has good Mexican food, the Amador Vintage Market offers delicious gourmet sandwiches and deli items, and Pokerville Market has everything you'd ever need for a picnic. You are always welcome to bring food with you to the winery; we have great picnic areas with views that are second to none.