Cheese, Please! The Ultimate Wine and Cheese Pairings for Your Next Picnic

Cheese, Please! The Ultimate Wine and Cheese Pairings for Your Next Picnic

Attention wine and cheese lovers! In the scenic Livermore Valley Wine Region, renowned for its diverse terroir and exceptional wines, discovering the ideal combinations of local wines and cheeses is a sensory journey worth embarking on. We have partnered with The Cheese Parlor’s own cheesemonger extraordinaire, Brandon Wood, to put together the perfect wine and cheese pairings for the ideal Spring picnic. Join us as we explore these perfectly crafted pairings that will elevate your picnic experience and introduce you to some of Livermore’s best. Picture yourself surrounded by sweeping vineyards and majestic hills, indulging in a curated selection of Livermore Valley Wine and artisanal cheeses. Let’s explore four exceptional pairings that will elevate your picnic and leave you wanting more.  Read More

Sip, Savor, and Soak in the View at McGrail Vineyards

Beautiful view at McGrail Vineyards

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Livermore Valley wine country, McGrail Vineyards beckons you to escape the ordinary and experience a taste of the good life. Our family-owned winery boasts not only award-winning wines, but breathtaking views, inviting bocce courts, and the kind of warm hospitality that makes you feel right at home.

Savoring Earth Day: Livermore’s Sustainable Wineries

Rezlaff Vineyards during Sauvignon Blanc Harvest

As Earth Day approaches, it’s a wonderful time to reflect on our planet’s beauty and the ways we can protect it. One way to celebrate this occasion is by enjoying wines from Livermore Valley, California, where several wineries are committed to sustainable practices that not only produce exceptional wines but also protect our environment for generations to come. When choosing sustainable winery options for Earth Day celebrations, consider renowned vineyards like Concannon, Murrieta’s Well, Retzlaff, and Wente, each committed to eco-friendly practices that protect our planet while producing exceptional wines. Read More

Passing the Torch: The Next Generation of Women in Wine in the Livermore Valley

Women in Wine, in Livermore Valley

The Livermore Valley, nestled in the heart of California’s wine country, has long been renowned for its picturesque vineyards and world-class wineries. In recent years, a remarkable transition has been taking place within the wine industry, with the torch being passed from the seasoned veterans to the dynamic and passionate next generation of women in wine. Read More

A Conversation with Phil Long, Winemaker and Owner of Longevity Wines

Phil Long of Longevity Wines

Longevity Wines is a family-owned, urban winery and certified minority-owned business based in the Livermore Valley wine region of Northern California. Founders Debra and Phil Long opened Longevity in 2008 when their winemaking hobby outgrew their garage. By that time, they had spent years visiting tasting rooms and saw a need for inclusive wine experiences. Their love of warm, welcoming spaces is evident in the cozy, barn-themed tasting room they designed together. Read More

Wine 101 – Put Your Best Sip Forward with Jeremy Troupe-Masi

Wine 101 - Put Your Best Sip Forward with Jeremy Troupe-Masi


Learning about wine can initially seem intimidating, especially if you are new to the wine scene. Yet, tasting wine in the Livermore Valley is a far cry from daunting; it’s a welcoming, enlightening, and exciting experience. The valley is renowned for its friendly atmosphere, often surprising visitors with winemakers themselves guiding you through the tasting rooms. This is one of the main reasons we offer a Livermore Valley Wine Passport, as it is the perfect way to get to know, understand, and love the art of wine tasting. So, let’s start 2024 off right with a little Wine 101 that will help you ‘Put Your Best Sip Forward’! Read More

Passport To Livermore Valley

Get to know Livermore Valley Wine with our Passport offer!

It’s almost a new year and time for new adventures. It is the perfect time to treat yourself or someone else to the gift of adventure with a 2024 Livermore Valley Wine Passport!

The Livermore Valley Wine Passport is our personal invitation for you to come explore this wine region that has historical roots dating back to the 1800’s and has now hosted 6 generations of winemakers and growers. Read More

Livermore Valley Leans In with ‘Holidays in the Vineyards’

Holidays in The Vineyards - Join Us!

Join us for a Livermore Valley Wine Country tradition as we celebrate with ‘Holidays in the Vineyards’ and Toys for Tots!

This festive two-day event features wine tasting, live music, and shopping. ‘Holidays in the Vineyards’ kicks off on Saturday, December 2, through Sunday, December 3. It will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read More

Discover Nottingham Cellars

 

Welcome to Nottingham Cellars, our family-owned and operated winery now located in downtown Livermore at Blacksmith Square! Our winery is dedicated to producing exceptional wines from a handful of amazing vineyards, making us a top choice for wine enthusiasts looking to taste the best of what California wine country has to offer. Read More