Celebrate! National Wine & Cheese Day

National Wine and Cheese Day is the perfect occasion to try some of your favorite wine and cheese pairings. The tradition of pairing local wine and cheese is common in wine growing regions and both wine experts and cheesemongers can provide excellent pairing options. To observe National Wine and Cheese Day, try wines and cheeses in combinations you’ve never tried before. Invite friends to join the adventure and make it a celebration! Don’t forget to share photos of your favorite pairings and tag us on social media @livermorevalleywine. Check out these recommendations from our local Livermore wine experts for the best combinations. And shout-out to The Cheese Parlor for being an excellent partner to so many of our fabulous wineries in Livermore!  https://www.thecheeseparlor.com/

Pairing Recommendations

3 Steves Winery – We love our Small Lot Chardonnay paired with OG Kristal Gouda from the Cheese Parlor downtown! https://3steveswinery.com/

Bent Creek- Baked Brie with caramelized onions & figs served with our Red on Red, a delicious fusion of Syrah and Cabernet. https://www.bentcreekwinery.com/

Cuda Ridge Wines – We enjoy Comté with our 2021 Cabernet Franc https://cudaridgewines.com/

Del Valle Winery -2019 Grenache and Vella Dry Jack https://delvallewinery.com/

Garre Vineyard and Winery – 2018 Sangiovese paired with Fourmage w/ Sour Cherry Jam with Dark Chocolate Shavings. https://www.garrewinery.com/

Las Positas Vineyards – Tulip Tree’s ” Snapdragon ” paired with LPV 2018 Estate Patrinus https://www.laspositasvineyards.com/

Longevity Wines – 2021 Phil Long Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Alexander Valley and Midnight Moon is our favorite pairing!  https://www.longevitywines.com/

McGrail Vineyards and Winery – Jasper Cellars clothbound cheddar paired with our 2019 Cabernet Reserve is amazing! The Cheese Parlor has this amazing cheese. https://mcgrailvineyards.com/

Occasio Winery – Rogue River Blue with our Opportunity LBV port or a tray of Gruyere, olives, and charcuterie with our Angelica, a historic sweet fortified wine. https://occasiowinery.com/

Omega Road Winery – Our 2021 Caring On Carignan with a garlic and herb gournay is fantastic. Our 2022 Sangiovese Rosé is especially fantastic when paired with a hibiscus and jalapeño infused creamy goat cheese. https://www.omegaroadwinery.com/

Page Mill Winery – While most of our wines are best accompanied by some type of food or cheese, our flagship GPS (Rhone style blend) must be recognized as pairing exceptionally well with Purple Haze with Crushed Candied Pecans from The Cheese Parlor! https://shop.pagemillwinery.com/

Retzlaff Vineyards – We adore a pairing of Cowgirl Creamery’s Point Reyes Blue with our Cabernet Sauvignon and Port. https://retzlaffvineyards.com/

To learn more about the recommended cheeses visit these sites or ask your local cheesemonger at The Cheese Parlor.

Vella Cheese Company https://www.vellacheese.com/ 

Cowgirl Creamery  – https://cowgirlcreamery.com/

Cypress Grove Cheese –  https://www.cypressgrovecheese.com/

Jasper Hill Farm – https://www.jasperhillfarm.com/

Rogue Creamery – https://roguecreamery.com/rogue-river-blue/

On National Wine and Cheese Day, you don’t have to be an expert to have a great time. Whether you’re a novice or a connoisseur, there is something to be discovered and enjoyed. Gather your friends and family, pick up some of these delicious pairings, and make your own National Wine and Cheese Day celebration. Cheers!