' Helwig Winery - FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions


Does Helwig Winery now serve food?  YES! We have The Kitchen @ Helwig serving a fantastic lunch menu everyday from 11:00 - 3:00pm.


Can I bring a picnic?  Unfortunately, Helwig Winery no longer allows outside food during regular business hours. We are sorry to have to make this policy change.  Thank you for your understanding.


Does Uber and Lyft service Amador County? Although you can usually find a driver to bring you here, it is EXTREMELY difficult to find a ride back.  Please keep this in mind and make an alternate plan for returning home.


Is Helwig Winery dog friendly?  Dogs are welcome in the tasting room and picnic pavilion during regular business hours as long as they keep their owner on a leash! Please make sure to bring doggy bags with you to clean up after your pets. Keep in mind that dogs are not allowed in any of the other buildings, the cave, or at any of our musical events unless they are a legitimate service dog that is needed for the owner’s safety.


Can I bring my DroneDrones can only be used by making prior arrangements with management and by signing a Liability Waiver. Contact our office, Monday through Friday during regular business hours (209) 245-5200 ext. 0.


Can I bring my kids?  We are a family friendly facility. That being said, ALL children must be supervised at ALL times and never be farther than an arm’s length from adult/parent in outdoor spaces. We have a large facility and there are many places where children can get injured when unattended. No rock or fence climbing allowed (by kids OR adults)!  We do not allow minors to be near the tasting bar. We have multiple benches and seating areas inside the Tasting Room where children can patiently wait for the tasting to be complete. Children under the age of 14 are not allowed at our musical events.


Are those posted rattlesnake signs just to be funny?  NO, rattlesnakes are not a joke!  Please be safe by staying on official paths and walkways where snakes are more visible. Snakes live amongst grass, bushes and rocks, so please, for your safety, keep out of gardens, rock cropping’s, and the vineyard.


Can I bring alcoholic beverages to Helwig?  Because we are a bonded winery, it is a law…NO outside alcohol (this includes other brands of wine, beer, and liquor) can be consumed on our property (including parking lot!) during business hours. This includes all of our evening musical events.


Is marijuana legal to consume on Helwig property?  We are a “drug free” property in accordance with California state law.


Just so you know…. Helwig Winery is not responsible for lost/stolen items. Please be aware that for security purposes our property is under video surveillance.  We are not nosey, we are protective!


Do you have further questions?  You are welcome to call our office, Monday through Friday during regular business hours (209) 245-5200 ext. 0, for more information.

 We hope you enjoy your visit to Helwig Winery!



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Our new CellarPass reservation system is up and running! While we still cannot offer tastings, we ask that you make an appointment to pick up your wine by clicking here. Cheers!



The Kitchen @ Helwig remains OPEN for business

As of 5/15/20, eating is now allowed on premises. Seating is extremely limited.

11 am - 3 pm
7 days a week
CLICK HERE to order and pay online for easy pickup or curbside delivery
Be sure to come hungry!
Please note: Helwig Winery no longer allows outside food.
We are sorry for the policy change.
Thank you for understanding.


 Weekly Kitchen Specials

Wine Club Wednesday
A club perk giving you 20% off your meal

Learn more here: Kitchen@Helwig

Bon appétit!


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