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Looking for ideas for your Holiday Party or Event? Whether you are planning a company party, employee appreciation day or entertaining out-of-town guests, there’s plenty of options to choose from right here in the Bay Area. From Livermore’s gorgeous winery venues to San Francisco’s fun tourist attractions, there’s something for everyone. Check out a few of our recommendations:

Concannon Vineyard

Whether you are planning an elegant corporate dinner, an intimate wine and cheese pairing, historic tour or team-building blending seminar, your guests will experience the best that Livermore Valley Wine Country has to offer! Concannon offers six stunning venues that feature indoor and outdoor locations and can accommodate up to 150 guests. Choose from a variety of private, guided tastings hosted by a Concannon Estate Ambassador. Each tasting offers a variety of incredible wines, in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by the beauty of the historic estate. Corporate Event Transportation

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Campo di Bocce
Campo di Bocce is a great venue in Livermore for private parties and social events. They offer 8 World Class, State-of-the-Art bocce courts, traditional Italian cuisine, a superb wine list and friendly atmosphere of casual elegance. Make your Holiday party a hit by reserving several courts to compete against each other. You can also reserve a semi-private room facing the vineyards or situated next to the bocce courts. Small Groups
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Bay Area Brew Tour
Hop on a brew tour with Black Tie and discover the season’s flavors – The perfect alternative to wine tours if you’re looking to try something New! Reserve a private tasting and tour, sample flights of local brews, learn about food pairings and even speak with brewmasters in a laid-back environment. Here are a few of our favorites: Schubros Brewery in San Ramon, Eight Bridges Brewing in Livermore, Tap 25 in Blacksmith Square Livermore, Altamont Beer Works in Livermore, Caps & Taps in Dublin. Build Your Custom Brew Tour.
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Union Square San Francisco
Looking for a fun activity to do during the holidays? The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square is a San Francisco holiday tradition and will re-open November 4, 2015! It’s the premier location for outdoor ice skating amongst the vibrant lights and popular shopping destinations in San Francisco. Group rates and private parties are available. This is an experience perfect for entertaining out-of-town guests – Make a day of it with dining and shopping in the city. Reserve a Car
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BY SUSAN ROSE

Black Tie Transportation CEO Bill Wheeler is an open book. If you ask him how to succeed in chauffeured ground transportation, he’ll happily tell you: “The secret to anyone’s success is that they care,” he says. “If you care enough, then you can teach your people to care and it becomes an easy business: Show up on time with a clean car and a professional chauffeur. That’s it.”
 
It’s that simple … and that difficult. Nearly three decades of experience have prepared Wheeler for most anything, including the dot-com bust and the explosion of the tech community in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area where the company is located.

 
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Photo Left: Like father, like son: CEO Bill Wheeler (left) with his son William at Concannon Vineyards in Livermore, Calif. (with one of Black Tie’s buses from Grech Motors)

Photo Right: Wheeler stands amongst his latest fleet additions: BMW 740Li sedans

Del Corazon Orphanage
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Wheeler’s Second Act
Running a successful company and putting the right people in place was the impetus for allow-ing Wheeler some time away from the business to focus on other interests. For Wheeler, that meant philanthropy. From 2002-2012, he traveled solo to more than 35 countries via motorcycle. Inspired by a friend who was afflicted with cerebral palsy, he cofounded the charity Del Corazon (“from the heart”), which focuses its efforts on providing mobility assistance to young people throughout North, Central, and South America—19 countries so far with Peru next on the list. The charity also supports the School of Imagination, a preschool for children with speech and developmental issues based in Dublin, Calif., as well as El Oasis Orphanage in Baja California, which Wheeler discovered on a motorcycle trip. Three times a year, the Del Corazon founders do a “Costco haul” worth about $15,000 to help the orphanage with supplies, mattresses, bedding, and electronics.

Read the Full Article on Chauffeur Driven

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It’s that time of year! Don’t miss Holidays in the Vineyards, a Livermore Valley wine country tradition! Saturday, December 6 – Sunday, December 7 (12 – 4:30pm)

Wineries showcase their decorated tasting rooms with special wines, arts & crafts, holiday music, activities and more. Donated toys are given to the local Toys for Tots program. Tasting fees vary by winery.

Participating Wineries:
Bent Creek, Big White House Winery, Bodegas Aguirre, Caddis Winery, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery, Cuda Ridge Wines, Dante Robere Vineyards, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyard, Eckert Estate Winery, Ehrenberg Cellars, El Sol Winery, Elliston Vineyards, Fenestra Winery, Garre Vineyards, Las Positas Vineyards, Les Chenes Estate Vineyards, Longevity Wines, McGrail Vineyards, Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta’s Well, Nella Terra Cellars, Nottingham Cellars, Occasio Winery, Page Mill Winery, Retzlaff Estate Winery, Rodrigue Molyneaux,The Singing Winemaker, Steven Kent Winery, Wente Vineyards, Winemaker’s Studio, Wood Family Vineyards

If you are looking for transportation to this fun and festive holiday event, Black Tie Transportation can accommodate any party size. Our staff is knowledgeable of the Livermore Valley Wine Country area and would be happy to make winery and dinner recommendations based on your personal taste.

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Check out our NEW Luxury Town Car – The BMW 740Li Sedan! Call to reserve it today!
Looking to try something new? Hop On Black Tie’s New Brew Tour!

– The Bay Area’s ultimate craft brew tour experience! With New Tri-Valley Beer Trail in Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville and Bay Area Beer Trail in San Leandro, Oakland and Alameda. Choose from our list of recommended breweries and we’ll take care of the rest!

Build Your Custom Tour
1. Choose the breweries you want to visit.
2. We’ll map out the route and reserve your private vehicle and chauffeur for the day.
3. We can setup reservations at the breweries – Just Ask! (Reservations are recommended to ensure an awesome guest experience)
4. Your chauffeur will give you vouchers to redeem at our partnered breweries on the day of your reservation.

Receive vouchers at these select breweries when you book your Brew Tour transportation with Black Tie!

Schubros Brewery – San Ramon

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Purchase a flight or pint and get half off a new (filled) growler or any bottles. Expires 1/31/15. Delivering the ultimate epicurean experience. Try one of their “Core Four” beers with local names: Nico American Wheat. 680 IPA, Las Trampas Pale Ale & Diablo Dark Stout.
Tuesday: (growler fills only) 4 – 7 pm | Thurs – Fri: 5 – 9 pm | Saturday: 12 – 6 pm
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Eight Bridges Brewing – Livermore

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10% off beer purchases & Free Beer Card with purchase. Expires 12/31/14. Brewery Tour can be provided during normal Saturday & Sunday hours if personnel are available. Tour the brewery, meet the brewer and even take beer home for later. They offer single tasters, tasting paddle with 4 tasters, glasses of beer and growlers.
Tasting room closed December 25-28.
Thursday: 4 – 8 pm | Friday: 3 – 8 pm | Saturday: 12 – 7 pm | Sunday: 12 – 6 pm
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Tap 25 – Livermore

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$2 off the first draft beer (excludes flights). Choose from 25 Rotating Handles of American Craft Beer- Outdoor Beer Garden. Sit outside and enjoy your favorite craft beer as you listen to live music in the courtyard or grab a seat inside and create your custom beer sampler. Located in Blacksmith Square in Livermore.
Tue – Sat: 12pm – 10pm | Sun: 12pm – 8pm
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Working Man Brewing – Livermore

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Reserve a free private tour of the brewing facility by one of the brewers themselves. Easygoing taproom offers brewed beers by the pint, tasting set or carry-out growler (64 oz and 32 oz).
Fri: 4 – 7pm | Sat: 12 – 6pm | Sun: 12 – 4pm
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The Growler – Danville

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$5 off purchase of 2 entrees. Expires 12/31/14. Offers premium local, regional, and imported craft beers on 20 rotating taps. Good pub food, try their gourmet burgers & “signature Belgian fries.”
Monday: 5 – 9 pm | Tues – Thurs: 11 am – 11 pm | Fri – Sat: 11 am – 12 am | Sunday: 12 pm – 10 pm – Kitchen closes nightly 9 pm
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Interested in a tour? Ask for our list of recommended breweries and we’ll take care of the rest! Call Black Tie Today and we’ll help build your custom Brew Tour!

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Check out our Mercedes Limo Van. It’s the perfect Brew Tour Vehicle! Comes stocked with a full complimentary bar (liquor, champagne, soda, water, ice and flutes), individual Captains Chair seating, LED lighting, touchscreen panels, premium sound and Flat screen TVs.

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San Francisco 49ers will play the first game on their New Home Turf at Levi’s

Stadium on August 17.

 

AVOID THE MAYHEM

Have you been to Levi’s Stadium yet? Gameday traffic and public transit can be

a nightmare. Avoid the hassle of navigating through traffic, planning your route

and the crowded public transit. Black Tie will take care of it for you!

 

Sit back and relax in one of our luxury vehicles. Black Tie has the largest fleet in

Northern California, perfect for small groups or large corporate events.

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PARKING

Black Tie’s chauffeurs have designated pick up and drop off locations and will

coordinate with you for the best escape route.

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Transportation as low as $25 per person*

Includes gratuity, taxes and fees.

*Based on 5 hour charter in  a 31 or 40 passenger Coach with full occupancy.

 

Book your 49er Gameday Ride Today with Black Tie for the Best Gameday Experience!

Livermore Valley is starting to make a name for itself as the premier destination for wining and DINING! The beautifully remodeled downtown has opened a variety of new restaurants, adding to the culinary flavors of Livermore with a variety of tastes from authentic Old World to bold and innovative cuisine, and since we’re in the heart of wine country, carefully selected local wines to create the perfect wine and food pairings. Here is our list of the best restaurants to eat at in Livermore:

 

POSADA SOUTHWESTERN CUISINE
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Located just a few minutes from the Livermore Wineries, Posada is the place to be! Extremely good Southwestern flavors with a fresh twist in a festive atmosphere – They use ingredients from local farmers and pair with hand-picked selections of Livermore Valley wines.

 

 

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A true authentic Italian restaurant where you can sit down, relax, and enjoy your food. Featuring carefully prepared dishes using only the freshest ingredients, you won’t find “precooked” meals here.

 

 

 

saucedSauced BBQ & Spirits
A mix of Texas and Carolina style BBQ – THE BEST BBQ in the area: Saucy ribs, smoked wings and deep fried Oreos are a special treat that no other BBQ joint can compete with. Four unique sauces include: Pig Candy, Hot Tin Roof, Georgia Gold and Tin Roof.

 

 

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At Swirl you will get an authentic Livermore Wine Country experience with a casual atmosphere and outstanding local wines paired with tantalizing small plates (tapas).

 

 

 

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Great for a special occasion or date night! Simply Fondue has a wide assortment fondue items from lobster and beef to world imported cheese and chocolate fondues. Relaxed and casual dining atmosphere great for the whole family.

 

 

 

PaxtisPatxi’s Pizza
Taste the best Chicago style deep dish pizza! Much more than just another pizza joint, Patxi’s embodies what your favorite neighborhood restaurant should be—a warm, welcoming place where you can share a delicious meal with friends and family and feel like you’ve belonged all along.

 

 

 

It might seem like only yesterday spring was just getting underway, but in just the blink of an eye fall has begun. Before you know it, the holidays will be here, and that means it is time to start planning your end of the year celebration.

The holiday songs may sing of hay rides and sleigh rides, but that is no way to travel. Trade in the seasonal rides across town for a truly classy way to travel. That is what Black Tie Transportation Service has to offer you.

Travel Safe this Holiday Season

Sometimes, the best holiday trips are the ones just across town. Holiday parties, theater events and light displays attract attention from all around. Keep yourself, your family members and your friends safe on the road by hiring professional transport services to shuttle you across town.

Black Tie Transportation Worldwide is not a taxi service. As a luxury transportation provider, Black Tie Transportation offers a collection of vehicles that feature state of the art décor and amenities, allowing your celebration to start as soon as you step foot into the bus or van.

You can use these luxury transport services to check out the holiday lights around the Bay area, to attend some of the most talked about parties within driving distance or to get from one event to another without letting the party stop.

Corporate Parties Need Transportation, Too

For many corporations, the start of the fall season means it is time to plan those end of the year celebrations—not to mention balancing out the final budget and appropriating funds as needed.

Training events, holiday parties and employee appreciation events are incredibly common this time of year. In fact, events like this are something that employees will look forward to. A reputation of offering grand end of the year celebrations can encourage top worker’s to take a position with your company while boosting moral and positivity amongst corporate staff.

You can use the transport services offered by Black Tie Transportation Worldwide to ensure that employees arrive at their destination safe, and that your workers feel they are well taken care of as they are granted the opportunity to cut loose and enjoy the end of the year.

Whatever holiday or end of the year event you are contemplating, think about taking it on in style. Black Tie Transportation can ensure that you are arriving at every one of your destinations safely and in good spirits.