Chile Trip

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Each month, Livermore Valley Wine Country highlights a varietal in our region.

VISIT, LEARN, TASTE and PAIR from one of our 50+ wineries!

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"Memories with Merlot"


3 Steves Winery, Caddis Winery, Concannon Vineyard, Cuda Ridge Wines, Darcie Kent Vineyards, el Sol Winery, Fenestra Winery, Garre Vineyard & Winery, Las Positas Vineyards, Longevity Wines, McGrail Vineyards and Winery, Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta's Well, Nottingham Cellars, Occasio Winery, Page Mill Winery, Retzlaff Vineyards and Estate Winery, Rios-Lovell Reserve Estate, Rodrigue Molyneaux, Stony Ridge Winery, The Singing Winemaker, The Steven Kent Winery, The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room, Wood Family Vineyards


A dark blue colored grape, Merlot's name originates from France where it is translated to “young blackbird." This translation is said to be used to identify the color of the grape itself. This grape is predicted to be the third most widely planted variety in the world.


Luscious and approachable, this classic varietal is known for its fruity aromas and hints of herbs. But don’t assume it's all soft; the right Livermore Valley Merlot can go glass-to- glass with the biggest, boldest Cabernet Sauvignon.


Visit our Pinterest page for fabulous recipes to pair with Merlot.

To learn more, visit or © Wine Institute