Event Lineup



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. [$130 VIP, $85 General Admission until July 1st]

Casa Real | 410 Vineyard Avenue | Pleasanton, CA 94566


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]

The Garden Tour will be from 10:30am – 12:00pm. Lunch will be right after. 

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]


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]

SOLD OUT! - 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 [$80]

Paella provided by Ñora Concina Española

Ensalada Verde - organic mixed greens, pickled red onions, seasonal market vegetables with a balsamic vinaigrette. 

Paella Mixta - Spanish bomba rice with chicken, chorizo, shrimp, green peas, roasted garlic and sweet peppers

Paella Huertana - Spanish bomba rice with fresh seasonal vegetables

Sweet Bar - Assorted mini macarons, black & white petit fours, alfajores and florentines


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]


Falconry Fly, and 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] 

SOLD OUT! - Pink Party Rosé Brunch at Retzlaff Vineyards

Sunday, July 28th | 11am - 1pm

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]


Chicken Salad with Sunflower Seeds, Cranberries and Lemon Vinaigrette

Sausage Hash with Potato, Crème Fraîche and BBQ Spices

Crustless Quiche with Caramelized Onion, Fontina Cheese and Arugula 

Strawberry toast with Goat Cheese, Olive Oil and Black Pepper 

Olive Oil Cake with Cherries, Buttermilk and Maple 

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]