Mother’s Day in Livermore Valley Wine Country

Mother’s Day at Wente Estate
May 12 | 11am – 5pm

Spend Mother’s Day with Wente! For this special event bring your blanket and low chairs to enjoy Mother’s Day on the Wente Estate property lawn. Our Wood Fired Kitchen, O My Crepes & VinX will be satisfying all your brunch-lunch needs starting at 11AM, Please no outside food. Live music by The Peppermints from 12-5PM. Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Purchase tickets here. Read More

Painted Barrel Trail

Barrel Tasting Weekend in Livermore Valley Wine Country is almost here, and that means our local artists are hard at work creating our Painted Barrel Trail. Follow the trail throughout the Valley starting February 1st until Barrel Tasting Weekend, March 23rd-24th, and purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win a beautiful hand-painted barrel, and a case of wine! Read More

Pairings: Wine Glass + Wine

 

It’s an age old conversation, how much does the glass you drink from really affect your wine? You will find a handful of websites that touch on the topic, but today we are here to bring you a simplified version of what really matters in a glass to compliment your favorite wine.

Red Wine

The most important thing to remember when picking out the perfect glass for your favorite red wine, is to choose a glass that has a large bowl, allowing the wine to breathe properly.

White Wine

The length of the stem is of utmost importance when choosing a glass for white wine. A tall stem keeps the temperature of the wine chilled and unaffected by the warmth of your hand.

All these glasses and more can be found through Riedel.

The Perfect Wines to Pair on Thanksgiving

While it feels like we were just basking in the summer sun, Thanksgiving is here! Check out our recommendations on how to pair your Thanksgiving wines with the correct food, and social setting!

1. The “Welcome” Wine

Sparkling wine is the perfect ice breaker to your Thanksgiving get together. Welcoming guests in with a sparkling wine helps the holiday feel festive and celebratory. Recommendations for your sparkling wine from the Livermore Valley are…

3 Steves Winery Brut Sparkling Wine
Crooked Vine Winery 2013 Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé
El Sol Winery Grand Cuvee Champagne
Page Mill Winery 2012 Blanc de Blanc

Rios-Lovell Estate Winery NV California Champagne Read More

The 13 Most Instagrammable Places in the Livermore Valley Wine Country

If you’ve been to the Livermore Valley, you know that the entire region is Instagram worthy! Here are 13 spots that are begging to be captured by your camera, and posted for all of your followers to see.

What are your favorite spots in the Valley? Don’t forget to use #LiveaLittleMore in all your social posts! 

 

1. Ellen Rowe Concannon Victorian House at Concannon Vineyard

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2. Barrel Wall at Crooked Vine Winery

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3. Purple Barn at Darcie Kent VineyardsImage by: brigmix

 

4. Mansion at Elliston Vineyards

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5. Painted Wings at Embodied Wines

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6. Wood Door at Las Positas Vineyards

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7. Barn at

Mitchell Katz Winery Read More

Not Your Average National Dessert Day

This Sunday, October 14th is National Dessert Day. Here in the Livermore Valley, we believe the best way to celebrate National Dessert Day is with a perfectly paired wine. Below are a handful of creative and decadent ideas to get you thinking about how to spend your weekend celebrating! Read More

Fall Activities in the Livermore Valley!

October is here & Fall is upon us! We thought we would list some of our favorite fall festivities here in the Livermore Valley.

 

Downtown Livermore’s Tree Sweaters

Image by Doug Jorgensen via The Independent

Grab your coffee or tea from your favorite downtown cafe and take a stroll through Downtown Livermore to see this years’ beautiful “Tree Sweaters”. These handmade sweaters that are knit to every tree will be up until Friday, November 18th, before being donated to the Valley Humane Society of Pleasanton as comforting blankets.  You can find these cozy trees along First Street between Maple and L Street. Bothwell Arts Center sponsors the Tree Sweaters each Fall. Read More