Livermore Valley’s Top 10 Places to Celebrate Father’s Day

Livermore Valley's Top 10 Places to Celebrate Father's Day

Celebrate Father’s Day in Livermore Valley Wine Country, where you can enjoy wine tastings at renowned wineries and picturesque vineyard picnics. Not sure where to go? Here is our list of the “Top 10 Places to Celebrate Father’s Day” in Livermore Valley to make the most of your day. Read More

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 cheese 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 Valley’s award-winning wines. 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

Wine & Movie Night(s)

We’ve put together a list of some of the best wine-themed movies for you to enjoy with your favorite bottle of Livermore Valley wine. But of course, no movie night is complete without some sweet and salty snacks. A few Livermore Valley wineries are sharing their favorite wine and movie snack pairings for you to munch on during movie night. Read More

Keep Your Resolutions in Livermore Valley Wine Country

New year, new you…right? We all set different resolutions and we all have plans to see those resolutions through. Check out our suggestions on how to take action on some of the most popular resolutions we have heard this year.

Resolution 1: Learn more about wine


Winemaker’s Studio may be just the place for you to put this one to action. They have classes for everyone, from the novice to the expert. You can participate in a Black Glass Tasting, where you will learn about blind tasting in a new way by taking guesses if you are tasting red, white, or something in between.  If you are looking for more of a “winemaker for a day” experience, try out their signature Winemakers Blending Experience, where you will get to taste, evaluate, and blend your very own bottle to take home with you and enjoy while planning your next wine country adventure.


Resolution 2: Give back to your community


Why not do so while also enjoying a night out with friends? Pinot’s Palette Livermore is hosting a special event celebrating local Law Enforcement. Join them on January 9th where they will be painting “We Got Your 6” in honor of Public Safety First Responders. All First Responders in attendance of this class will receive a FREE seat reservation gift card for a future 2-hour paint party (with valid ID).


Resolution 3: See more of the world


Set sail with Nottingham Cellars and Wood Family Vineyards aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaDolce through the Bordeaux region of France in 2018!  This inclusive river cruise from March 29 to April 5, 2018 includes wine tastings with both winemakers, two wine-paired dinners crafted by AmaWaterways’ award-winning culinary team and wine-themed excursions in the heart of Bordeaux.  This is a once in a lifetime event that you won’t want to miss!

  • To register as a guest of Nottingham Cellars, click here
  • To register as a guest of Wood Family Vineyards, click here

This sailing is available exclusively through VinoCruising, and our ship is already 30% full!  Please contact Margaret Miner at 925-399-4269 for more information.


Resolution 4: Try something new

Have we got just the thing for you! Barrels, Bottles, and Brews is a BRAND NEW event for Livermore Valley Wine Country and is highlighting not only our many wineries, but also some of our new neighbors, distilleries and breweries. We welcome amateurs and aficionados alike to discover something new and unexpected at Barrels, Bottles & Brews on March 25- 26, 2017. Whether you’re a beer buff, wine lover or spirits fan, you might gain a new appreciation for the beverage scene across party lines. Tickets available now!


Resolution 5: Laugh more


Wine seems to make us laugh a little easier, so why not check out a comedy show? Concannon Vineyard has one coming up at Underdog Winebar on January 27th. Enjoy a night of laughs, wine, and food with friends in the heart of wine country. Keep an eye on our events calendar for more events like this, we know that at Retzlaff Vineyards & Estate Winery and

Las Positas Vineyards Read More