Written by Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Taste our Terroir 2019 Weekend Events
After joining us for our annual quest for food and wine pairing excellence on Thursday, spend the rest of the weekend with us! With events ranging from Falconry Fly’s to Rosé Brunches in a lush garden setting, there is something for everyone. There is a cap on tickets for each event – so purchase soon as they are likely to sell out! Click here to purchase tickets to any event.
Friday, July 26th
Vineyard Table Garden Tour & Tasting Lunch | 10:30am – 1:00pm at Wente Arroyo Road
Join Master Gardener, Diane Dovholuk, on a tour of the sustainable Wente garden. Guests will partake in a 3 course lunch, paired with Wente Wine in the Veranda Dining Room, at the brand new Vineyard Table! Wine Director, Jorge Tinoco, will be on site to guide you through the pairings. There are only 24 tickets available for this event, get yours soon! [$105]Click here for tickets.
Behind the Bubbles | 5pm-7pm at Page Mill Winery
Meet us at Page Mill Winery, and discover the behind the scenes work that goes into the making of their Blanc de Blanc. Winemakers Dane and Michael will walk you through the process of creating a timeless sparkling wine. End the night with a sabering lesson! Each guest will have the opportunity to learn how to saber a bottle of champagne. You won’t want to miss out on this educational activity at Page Mill Winery. [$55] Click here for tickets.
Saturday, July 27th
Secrets of a Sommelier| 1:30-3:30 at McGrail Vineyards & Winery
Blind taste and learn about Livermore Valley’s best varietals. Train your nose with an aroma bar and learn the Secrets of a Somm! Join Certified Sommelier Jeremy Troupe-Masi for an interactive tasting experience where he makes wine both fun and approachable. Together, you will taste through a few of the Livermore Valley’s heritage white and red varietals including Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Compare and enjoy wines from 3 Steve’s, McGrail Vineyards, Steven Kent, and Wood Family Vineyards. This intimate event is limited to only 50 people so get your tickets soon! [$60] Click here for tickets.
Paella Dinner | 6pm-9pm at Darcie Kent Vineyards
Enjoy an authentic family style Paella dinner at Darcie Kent Vineyards. The night will begin with wine tasting from several Livermore Valley wineries, including Darcie Kent Vineyards, Big White House Winery, Crooked Vine Winery, Longevity Wines, Murrieta’s Well and The Steven Kent Winery. The seated dinner will begin around 6:30, after you select the bottle of wine you would like to enjoy with your dinner! (one bottle per couple) You’ll also get to enjoy a professional Salsa dance performed by Aurther Murray Dance Studio. (Paella provided by Ñora Concina Española) [$80] Click here for tickets.
PORT-a-Palooza | 7pm-9pm at Rios-Lovell Estate Winery
Have you ever wondered how Port is made? Well, winemaker Dan Baldwin is here to answer that question. Sit in on his educational seminar of the History of Port, and how it is made. Once you’ve become a Port master your next step is to sample Ports out of the barrel, from several Livermore Valley wineries, and pair them with several delectable cheeses and chocolates. Participating wineries include Rios-Lovell, Mitchell Katz Winery and Charles R Vineyards! [$35] Click here for tickets.
Sunday, July 28th
Falconry Fly, & Wine! | 10am-12pm at el Sol Winery
Meet and greet with a California State licensed falconer, and Embodied Wines winemaker & owner, Kimmie Orani Spears and her falconry birds. Watch a flight demonstration in the vineyards at El Sol Winery, while you sip on Embodied Wines’ 2016 Corset – Rosé of Pinot Noir and 2017 Chardonnay! There are only 30 tickets available for this event, so purchase yours soon! [$40] Click here for tickets.
Pink Party Rosé Brunch | 11am – 1pm at Retzlaff Estate Vineyards
Rise & Rosé! Head to Retzlaff Vineyards for a fabulous brunch provided by Salt Craft. Sip on Rosé from Embodied Wines, Fenestra Winery, Garré Vineyard, Nella Terra Cellars, Omega Road Winery & Retzlaff Vineyards. We encourage you to dress the theme, and wear pink attire to the event! [$65] Click here for tickets.
Vertical Tasting of Livermore Valley Award Winning Wines| 12:30pm-2:30pm at 3 Steves Winery
Join the Sweepstakes Award Winning Wineries: 3 Steves, Las Positas, and McGrail Vineyards to taste through a 3 year vertical of their signature wine. Enjoy this unique opportunity where you will taste through 9 wines alongside the winemakers and see what it takes to make one of the best wines in the United States. Cast your vote for your favorite vintage and varietal in this fun and educational tasting at 3 Steves Winery. [$60] Click here for tickets.