Event Lineup

THURSDAY | JULY 20

THURSDAY NIGHT TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

Check out our weekend events, you won't want to miss them!

Livermore Valley’s annual quest for food and wine pairing excellence features winemakers partnered with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors. Meet winemakers and chefs while sampling creations highlighting the valley’s terroir. Wine and food judges participate in a blind tasting and present awards to the winning teams. Be sure to cast your vote for the People’s Choice White and Red pairing awards! A limited number of VIP tickets grant you access to the event an hour early. [$125 VIP, $85 General Admission until July 1st]

Casa Real | 410 Vineyard Avenue | Pleasanton, CA 94566

FRIDAY | JULY 21

THE ART OF PICKLING AND PAIRING

12-2pm at Mitchell Katz Winery

Join Chef Chad Welch and Chef Andrew Schwartz as they walk you through two different pickling processes for local seasonal fruit and vegetables. These techniques are a great way to prolong the life of your produce and add an acidic punch to your dishes. Enjoy a ploughman's lunch and sample wines with the winemaker as you learn. Leave with the skills to get you out of almost any pickle. [$50]

THE ART OF FLAMBÉ WINE PAIRED DINNER

7-9pm at Page Mill Winery

SOLD OUT-Come learn the art and history of flambé cooking from one of Nashville's finest chefs to the stars! Nashville was known for it's premiere dining experience with flambé cooking drawing big crowds. Chef Darnell will bring his artistic taste and light your fire for a fabulous dinner paired with Page Mill Winery's award winning wines. [$75]

 

SATURDAY | JULY 22

SAVOR OUR TERROIR | A GARDEN LUNCH AT WENTE VINEYARDS

10:30am- 1pm at Wente on Arroyo Road

SOLD OUT- Join Wente Vineyards Winemakers and Master Gardener Diane Dovholuk as they take you through an experience like none other. Sip on wines created from the very vines you are standing among as you are guided you through the vineyards. Afterward, rest your feet and feast on a delectable meal made with fresh ingredients from Wente Vineyards' on-site organic herb and vegetable garden. [$110]

IT'S ALL COMING UP ROSÉ

1:30-3:30pm at Dante Robere Vineyards

For most, the mention of Rosé brings to mind the warm summer months and long afternoons with friends. Spend the afternoon sipping on five Rosés with Livermore Valley winemakers. Discover their different styles, techniques and philosophies to achieve their perfect summertime Rosé. Which one defines summer for you? [$55]

Participating Wineries: Cedar Mountain Winery, Dante Robere, Longevity Wines, Nottingham Cellars, The Steven Kent Winery

A JOURNEY TO THE DARK SIDE | A SPIRITS TASTING

4-6pm at Occasio Winery

SOLD OUT- Before prohibition, Livermore Valley was renowned for the quality of its spirits. Begin your journey with a tour of the still room, then relax in the Sidewinder Member’s Lounge, created in the spirit of Livermore Valley in the 1920s. Learn how brandies and whiskies are crafted and aged, and taste through some of the newest offerings while the resident mixologists demonstrate how to make historic cocktails.[$50]

A WINE COUNTRY PROGRESSIVE DINNER

6:30-9:30pm at The Steven Kent Winery, Garre Winery & Cafe, Charles R Vineyards

SOLD OUT-An evening tour through the Livermore Valley vineyards under the stars in one of Black Tie Transportation's luxurious coaches promises to be an evening you will not soon forget. First stop at The Steven Kent Winery’s Barrel Room for light bites and a refreshing glass of wine. Once finished, experience dinner at Garré Café with farm to table cuisine prepared by Chef Abe. Finish the evening on the relaxing patio of Charles R Vineyards and indulge in dessert paired with dessert wine. [$125]

Transportation provided. Pick up and drop off at Garre Winery before and after event.

SUNSET LOBSTER BOIL

6:30-9:30pm at McGrail Family Vineyards

Start your evening by sampling Livermore Valley award-winning wines while watching the preparation for an authentic East Coast Lobster Boil. Put on your lobster bib and dig in! The table will be filled with fresh Maine lobster, prawns, sausage, corn on the cob, garlic, artichokes, potatoes, bread, and lots of butter! After this family-style dinner, you are invited to dance the night away under the stars to live music. [$125]

Ticket includes: Wine Tasting, Lobster Dinner and 1 bottle of wine per 2 tickets

SUNDAY | JULY 23

BRUNCH IN THE VINEYARDS

10am-12pm at Retzlaff Vineyards and Estate Winery

Have you ever had a bad day that starts with brunch? Neither have we! Discover a wonderful spread prepared by Chef Matt Greco of Salt Craft among the vines at Retzlaff Vineyards. Enjoy wine pairings as members of the Taylor family describe their winemaking process and the history of Retzlaff Vineyards & Estate Winery in Livermore Valley. Toast to Sunday! [$95]

BOOTS ON THE GROUND, WINE IN YOUR GLASS

10am-12pm at Murrieta's Well

Guests will experience true "boots on the ground" hiking through the vineyards at Murrieta's Well. Wear your hiking boots and get ready to see some amazing views of the Livermore Valley. After the hike, guests will taste through estate-grown wines and sample some small bites from the Murrieta's Well culinary team. [$60]    

AN AFTERNOON WITH JOHN CONCANNON

12:30-2:30pm at Concannon Vineyard

Join Concannon Vineyard for an exclusive opportunity to hear Fourth Generation Vintner John Concannon share stories of his family’s history as a founding family of California Cabernet Sauvignon and the legacy of the Concannon Cabernet Clones. This intimate experience will take place in the historic wine library and includes light bites and a private wine tasting. [$75]

AN EXPLORATION OF PORT: FROM PORTUGAL TO LIVERMORE VALLEY

3-5pm at Cedar Mountain Winery

Join us at Cedar Mountain Winery for a Port seminar and tasting. Cedar Mountain’s winemaker, Earl Ault, will guide you through the history of Port and how it is made. Taste a variety of award-winning Cedar Mountain Winery Ports alongside other California and Portuguese Ports. Which will you prefer? [$35]