Modern Day Sutter Creek

A charming balance of old and new, today’s Sutter Creek maintains its Gold Rush facade while catering to the wants and needs of visitors from around the world. Shop, dine, slumber, stroll, wine taste, and enjoy the atmosphere of Sutter Creek in California’s Amador County.

Located about 45 miles southeast of Sacramento. Sutter Creek is ideally situated in the heart of the Sierra Foothill Wine Country and is Amador County’s most walkable town with Bed and Breakfast Inns, restaurants, wine tasting rooms and shops on beautiful Main Street.

Sutter Creek is the perfect hub to explore the Sierra Foothill Wine regions including Amador’s own Shenandoah Valley, El Dorado County’s Fairplay region and Calaveras County’s wine region. Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley has become a thriving and popular wine growing region of California and is often quoted as being “like Napa and Sonoma were thirty five years ago.“

Plan to visit Sutter Creek, the Jewel of the Motherlode, and one of California's finest and friendliest small towns.

Visitor Information:

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Sutter Creek Feast of Foundry Event

Feast at the Foundry, September 23rd, 2017

Experience a Gold Rush meal along a row of locally handcrafted farm tables. Sip wine while staring in awe of the historic Knight Foundry. Dance the night away to Americana band Pine Street Ramblers. The dinner helps benefit restoration efforts for the Knight Foundry.

The five course meal is inspired by the cuisine of the Gold Rush days, focusing on the provisions available at that time, and foraged locally now. After appetizers in the ‘saloon’, we’ll sit down outside to three courses served family style. Botanical greens with local chevre and grilled  figs, will be followed by wild salmon and coal roasted veggies, then on to wood oven roasted leg of lamb and open ‘fired’ chickens, served with greens and potatoes.

Each course will be paired to the wines of Wine on 49. Local pies and ice cream will be provided later to keep your dancing shoes tapping.

  • Tickets $129 per person.
  • Dinner will be from 6pm to 10pm.
  • Ticket price includes dinner and dancing, and a Wine on 49 tasting certificate for all nine boutique tasting rooms in charming Sutter Creek on Sunday, September 24th.

The dinner is part of Sutter Creek’s Heritage Days, a weekend celebrating our town’s unique history where you can stroll through our past and enjoy our present.


Knight Foundry is open for PUBLIC TOURS on the second Saturday of each month. Next tour: October 14th.

Guided Tour Hours: 10am; 12pm; 2pm

Fee: Guided tours are $10 for adults 18 and older, $5 for students age 5-17, free for children under 5.


You will be able to purchase these items at the Knight Foundry Tour or Open House.

Knight Foundry Tee Shirt: $25 (Small to Extra Large) & XXL is $30
Knight Foundry Hat: $25
Knight Foundry Aprons: $40

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Click for a set of event photos
 by photographer Eric Brummer

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“We had a great time! What an amazing history we have in our backyard! Loved the docents and all their knowledge.” – Ken Pries