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

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

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

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

Touchdown for Livermore Valley: How wine tasting is like playing football

Rumor has it that beer and football are the perfect pair, but have you ever thought about how football and wine tasting are similar?  I know, it sounds ludicrous!  One features pads, balls, and wrestling on a field while the other is the essence of class and sophistication, but hear me out.

Everything takes place on the field, which you could argue is similar to your wine country map.  With the streets and wineries on the map it looks like an incredibly complicated play.  You’ll need your game plan of which wineries you want to visit and don’t forget to notify the Quarterback!  He or she is your trusted designated driver who will literally drive (see what I did there) you from place to place.

Alright, let’s head out to wine country (singing of the National Anthem optional).  Grab your group of friends, or team, and don’t forget to include any rookies!  Not sure what to wear?  Your wine country casual uniform, of course!

At each winery you are greeted by the Referee, or the person behind the bar.  They will walk you through your wines and make sure you don’t commit any fouls.  Just as in football, there are wine tasting fouls that can be called on you.  Be sure not to commit any of the following:

False start: wine tasting on an empty stomach

Personal foul: chewing gum while wine tasting

Roughing the passer: spilling wine on a teammate or someone on another team

Like football, the highlight is the touchdown: finding that amazing bottle of wine to take home with you.  Feel free to drop to one knee right in the winery and pull a Tim Tebow.

Livermore Valley wineries, just 30 miles from Levi Stadium, have exciting events in the weeks before, during and after the Superbowl!  If you’re flying into one of the Bay Area airports, stay right here in Livermore Valley.  You can make sure you don’t get called for a false start by trying any of our amazing restaurants and if you need a ride around wine country or to the Super Bowl our transportation partners are here to help!

So with that, let’s adhere to Peyton Manning’s play call and “hurry hurry!” out to Livermore Valley to taste some delicious wines.  Ready, set, HIKE!