|Amigoni Urban Winery|
I love finding new wineries because that means wine tasting which equals finding new wines and that process is so much fun! Amigoni was started in 1995 by the Amigoni family. Their About Me page has a very nice history of the beginnings of the winery.
If you like dry wines then Amigoni is definitely the place for you to go. While I'm not a fan of dry wines, I always like to try as many wines as I can when I go to a wine tasting. Even if I end up not liking the wine I still want to try it, just in case, because you never know what you're going to end up liking.
So I visited Amigoni during my bachelorette party because a friend of mine, V, (insert shameless plug here) who makes fantastic beads was showcasing her beads at a show being held on Amigoni's grounds. It was a winery I hadn't been to yet so the girls said what the heck and made it our first stop of the day. Again, I'm not a fan of dry wines anyway but the crew in the tasting room was fun, perusing the wares at the show was a nice diversion and getting to see V was a bonus. Little did I realize that the winery was actually housed in a historic location!
By now, no doubt, you've figured out I love history and all things historic. The highlight of this winery visit for me was the building itself. Amigoni is housed in the historic Daily Drover Telegram Building. Constructed in 1909 the building was home to a livestock industry newspaper for 50 years. Amigoni has obviously put a great deal of effort into returning the Daily Drover back to it's original glory. The architecture, woodwork and tile are gorgeous. It's definitely worth your time to go down to the West Bottoms to visit Amigoni. Several of the girls at my bachelorette party enjoyed the wines there and the view isn't too bad either.