Winery of the Week – Nottingham Cellars

Each Wednesday, one Livermore Valley Winery is selected to represent our “Winery of the Week” by hosting a Wine Wednesday celebration. The selected winery is open on Wednesday from 5-8pm to help guests wine-down from a hefty work week, or just grab a taste of wine before heading out to a fabulous dinner! The fun continues throughout the weekend as various activities are planned by the highlighted winery.   This weeks featured Livermore winery is Nottingham Cellars, a winery focused on and dedicated to the pursuit of capturing Cabernet Sauvignon and its accompanying Bordeaux red varieties. Read More

Spring Super Bloom and Spectacular Gardens

The California Super Bloom is an awe-inspiring event that occurs when a large amount of rain falls in an area that is usually dry and arid. Super blooms are much more intense than regular blooms due to the abundance of water and nutrients available for the flowers. The extra water helps fertilize the soil, allowing the plants to take full advantage of any sunlight they receive. In addition, this abundance of moisture helps create favorable conditions for pollinators such as bees and butterflies which further contribute to the growth and spread of these colorful displays. Super blooms typically last anywhere from several weeks up to several months. Read More

Perfect Pairings for Easter Brunch

Easter brunch is a great opportunity to bring family and friends together for some delicious food, conversation, and of course, wine. Pairing the right wine can elevate the experience even further.  A good selection of Easter wines should include something light and bright to pair with the morning pastries or eggs; something fruity yet dry for the main courses; and perhaps a dessert wine. You can also set up a DIY mimosa station so everyone can customize their own drinks. Read More

True Meaning of Membership

Wine club membership is a great way to stay connected with your favorite winery. Not only do you get access to exclusive wines, special events, and discounts; but you also have the opportunity to build relationships with the people behind the scenes who are passionate about what they do. Being part of a wine club can be an incredibly rewarding experience, as it allows members to become part of something bigger than themselves and contribute their support for all that goes into making each bottle of wine unique and special. Benefits can include access to limited release wines which tend to be small lot and passion projects of the winemakers, attending private tastings in the winery cellar or touring vineyards on a winemaker-led tour. Being a member opens doors that would otherwise remain closed.  Read More

Red Blends of Livermore Valley to Drink Now

Wine blending is the art of combining different grape varieties to create a particular flavor profile. It’s an important step during winemaking to produce a unique and complex wine, as each variety brings its own set of characteristics to the blend. Winemakers strive for balance, using their knowledge of how certain grapes interact with one another to craft a harmonious final product. Red blends are known for their exciting and intricate flavor profiles. A combination of flavors can be much more diverse than any single variety could offer, allowing for greater complexity and depth in the resulting taste. For example, a red blend may include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel or Petite Sirah which all bring their own unique flavors to the mix such as berry notes from Cabernet Sauvignon or spice from Syrah. This allows for endless possibilities when creating distinct and delicious red blends.  We have had the pleasure of tasting many great Red Blends from our wineries in the valley, and we recommend you try them too.  Here are our picks of current releases that are sourced right here  in Livermore Valley! Read More

International Syrah Day

International Syrah day celebrates the bold, full bodied varietal with a unique and complex blend of flavors. Syrah explodes with notes of cracked black pepper, smoky bacon, dark blackberries, and cassis. The tannins are typically structured yet soft on the finish. Livermore Valley’s warm climate and rocky soil produces intensely flavored wines that are perfect for aging.   Syrah is best enjoyed with hearty grilled meats, such as steak or lamb, as well as bold cheeses like camembert and blue cheese. Its robust flavor makes it ideal for sipping solo or pairing with food.  Read More

Livermore Valley Wine Community Wins 174 Awards

The Livermore Valley Wine Community Wins 174 Awards in the 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Plus, eight Livermore Valley Wines Were Awarded the Best of Class Distinction

We are thrilled to announce that Livermore Valley wineries were awarded 174 medals in the 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest wine competition in North America. Eight were awarded Best of Class with another 20 winning Double Gold.  Read More

The Coziest Tasting Rooms in Livermore Valley

Looking for a great way to unwind? A place to gather and be with friends and community? There is nothing cozier on a drizzly winter afternoon than curling up with a glass of wine. And while a glass of wine at home is nice, it’s a real treat to get to settle back–maybe even around a firepit–and talk directly to winemakers, hearing from them about the wine they produce and getting to taste the perfect flight. This winter, the rain has been tapping–well, pounding–on our windows and we have been finding so much joy in the warm and welcoming tasting rooms of Livermore Valley Wine Community. Here are our top cozy spots this season. Read More

Toys for Tots Donations

Livermore Valley Wine Community and Pacific States Petroleum Partner to Donate Over 1,150 Toys to Local Children this Holiday Season

Donations were collected for Toys for Tots during Livermore Valley Wine Community’s Holidays in the Vineyards Event Read More

Introducing Livermore Valley Wine Community

We are so thrilled to finally share with you that the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association has gone through a major update in our name and brand. 

The Association is dedicated to advance, protect and promote the region’s quality wines, vineyards and experiences. Our collective decision for a new name and look was made to better reflect the community of growers and vintners in Livermore Valley and their dedication to being a destination that intersects incredible wines with family-style hospitality. Read More