If you’re planning a wine tasting jaunt in lovely Amador County, consider capping the day off with a romantic meal on the patio at Susan’s Place Wine Bar & Eatery in Sutter Creek. This friendly, intimate little spot, tucked back on a side street of the historic gold country town, has one of the most charming outdoor dining areas in the area. Festooned with teeny lights and fresh flowers and plants, Susan’s patio is a great place to cool your heels after a day of traipsing through wineries. Start your meal with the kitchen’s warm, yummy champignon brie and oven-roasted garlic appetizer – it’s marvelous; and don’t miss the housemade meatballs, tossed in a fragrant basil and pine nut pesto. Other entrees include a grilled wild Alaskan salmon (try it with the lemon-dill-caper sauce) and a lusty portion of Greek-style short ribs. Susan’s Place has a wonderful selection of local wines available for sale; and there’s also an impressive lineup of wines by the glass (just in case you didn’t get quite enough during the day).