Harvest is Upon Us

This is my favorite time of year.  Sure, there’s the craziness of kids going back to school and gearing up for the holidays, but one quick drive through the vineyards and everything seems to just calm down.  I love that the grapes are so ripe you can actually smell them; your own little preview into the wines that they are going to become.

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Livermore Food and Wine Tastes Better All the Time

By WineOh.tv guest blogger, Laura Ness.  This article first appeared on WineOh.tv.

Taste Our Terroir, 2015 edition, paired Livermore wineries and their chosen restaurant partners to create what were some memorable marriages of food and wine. This year, 19 winery and restaurant teams went head to head to win over the palates and hearts of both professional judges and the consumers who came to enjoy this annual competition.

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#Livealittlemore and Win Tickets to Harvest Wine Celebration

Livermore Valley Wine Country is giving away two tickets to Harvest Wine Celebration every week for the month of August!

To enter:

  • Post your pictures of how you live a little more on Instagram
  • Tag @LivermoreValleyWineCountry
  • Include #Livealittlemore  

Winners will be announced every Friday.  Make sure your account is public so that we can see you posts!

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Congratulations to Our Uncorked! Wine Competition Winners

We are proud to announce that the fabulous Livermore Valley wineries won a total of 62 medals at Tri-Valley Conservancy’s Livermore Valley Uncorked! Wine Competition this year!  This is a true testament to the hard work that our winemakers put in and the quality of the wine that they are creating.  Find the complete list below and be sure to come taste at our fabulous Livermore Valley wineries!

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Being Kind with Wine

The other day I was waiting impatiently to get through the tolls on the Bay Bridge, seriously, why have I not invested in a FasTrak yet?  However, when it was FINALLY my turn,  the cashier  said that the person in front of me had paid my toll.  I couldn’t believe it and it got me thinking, why don’t we do more random acts of kindness for other people.  Sure, I open the door for the occasional stranger and I say hi to the elderly couple as I walk by, but I can do so much more.  We all can!  Enter the #RandomActsofWineness!

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Congratulations to Our 2015 SF Chronicle Wine Competition Winners

We are proud to announce that the fabulous Livermore Valley wineries won a total of 152 medals at this year’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!  This is a true testament to the hard work that our winemakers put in and the quality of the wine that they are creating.  Find the complete list below and be sure to come taste what’s in store for Livermore Valley wines at our Barrel Tasting Weekend.

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Living a Little More in 2015

The New Year always brings a great set of intentions: go to the gym regularly, eat better, call friends more often.  Now don’t get me wrong, I would love to have my skinny jeans fit just a little bit better (bye-bye muffin top!), but what I really want for 2015 is to Live A Little More.

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Cheers to You and a Wonderful 2014

What a year it has been!   From drought to flood, it seems that Livermore Valley has seen its fair share of extremes, but one thing has stayed constant: our loyal, fun, wine loving friends coming into the valley week after week to sip, savor and enjoy award winning wines.  To you, we want to express our heartfelt thanks and as the year closes out, we raise a glass to you.

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The Not-So Beaten Path to Wine Making

Livermore Valley winemakers share a deep passion for making quality wines in our historic region, but their paths into the wine industry are as varied as the wines we love to sip.

Scientist John Kinney had a career with Lawrence Livermore Lab and was a bioengineering professor at UC Berkeley before focusing his talents on wine. “My work allowed me to travel, and I found myself in some of the world’s great wine growing regions where I discovered the wines that influenced my approach to terroir winemaking,” says John. “I saw firsthand how the culture and the history of a region, under the hands of an artist, become reflected in the wines.”

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Livermore Valley Wine Legends

Livermore Valley Wine Legends

Welcome to one of California’s oldest wine regions and a wine region that helped shape the California wine industry that we know and love today. The Livermore Valley planted its first wine grapes in the 1760′s and has been making wine history ever since. Livermore Valley won America’s first international gold medal for wine in 1889 at the Paris Exposition and put the California on the world wine map. Livermore Valley wineries were the first to bottle varietal labeled Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Sirah and Nearly 80% of California’s Chardonnay vines trace their genetic roots back to the Livermore Valley.

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