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Harvest Wine Event

Sunday, September 6, 2015 (12 – 5pm)
Livermore Valley Wine Country

 
On Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, over 40 wineries celebrate the exciting crush season. Each winery hosts activities including wine tasting, arts, crafts and music. Wine lovers have come from all over the Bay Area and beyond for the past 30 years to enjoy this unique event. This exclusive event is open only to ticket holders- don’t miss out on this wine country celebration.

Black Tie has everything covered from beginning to end:
  • Our Reservation Specialists will help choose the best vehicle options to accommodate your needs and can recommend wineries based on your personal preference for a completely customized itinerary
  • We’ll map out your selected wineries beforehand for the most efficient route to make the most of your day
  • Our professional chauffeur will pick you and your guests up at your residence or preferred location
  • Don’t worry about a designated driver and enjoy the festivities
  • No waiting and unlimited stops included in hourly reservation – Your chauffeur is there for you and ready to take you to your next destination when you are
  • Receive complimentary champagne and bar service in all limousine vehicles (complimentary water available in all other vehicles upon request)
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    Black Tie Transportation offers a variety of vehicles and customized packages for the Harvest Wine Celebration event. Couples and small groups can enjoy a luxury experience in our brand new BMW Sedans or Cadillac Escalades, or choose from a variety of Limousine and specialty vehicles stocked with a complimentary beverage bar.
     
     
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    Participating Wineries:

    Pouring at Concannon Vineyard:
    AuburnJames, Bodegas Aguirre, Concannon Vineyard, McGrail Vineyards and Winery

    Pouring at Wente Vineyards:
    Elliston Vineyards, Nella Terra Cellars, Wente Vineyards, The Winemakers Studio

    3 Steves Winery, Bent Creek Winery, Big White House Winery, Boa Ventura De Caires Winery, Caddis Winery, Cedar Mountain Winery & Port Works, Charles R Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery, Cuda Ridge Wines, Dante Robere Vineyards, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyard, Eckert Estate Winery & Artisan Spirits, Ehrenberg Cellars, el Sol Winery, Fenestra Winery, Garré Vineyard and Winery, John Evan Cellars, Las Positas Vineyards, Les Chenes Estate Vineyards, Longevity Wines, Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta’s Well, Nottingham Cellars, Occasio Winery, Page Mill Winery, Pat Paulsen Vineyards, Retzlaff Estate Winery, Rios Lovell Winery, Rodrigue Molyneaux, The Singing Winemaker, The Steven Kent Winery, Stony Ridge Winery, Vasco Urbano Wine Company, Wente Vineyards, Wood Family Vineyards

    Looking for a place to treat your mom this Mother’s Day? Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it’s not too late to make Mom feel special on Mother’s Day. Whether your Mom is a wine connoisseur, adventurer or in need of some major R&R, we’ve got an experience that will suit her!

     

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    DISCOVER LOCAL WINERIES
    Take mom on a luxury limousine wine tour to Livermore, Napa or Sonoma where mom will enjoy award winning wines, beautiful scenery, rich wine making history – AND BEST OF ALL – a comfortable ride and VIP service from a professional chauffeur. A closer drive and less crowded, Livermore Valley is the original wine country–the first to bottle varietal labeled Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Sirah-with over 30 award-winning wineries. If you are looking for unique wine experiences including cave tours, gourmet pairings and tourist attractions, then Napa is the destination for MOM. Black Tie’s staff is knowledgeable of the Napa Valley Area and would be happy to provide winery and lunch/picnic recommendations.

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    HIT THE SPA
    Pamper mom! Start the day off with a relaxing ride to the spa in our Brand New BMW or Audi. She can relax and enjoy complimentary champagne on the way. End with a sweet treat! Take her out for dessert or a chocolate and wine pairing.






     
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    Local Spots:
    The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa Livermore
    Simply Fondue Livermore
    La PanotiQ Livermore



     
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    CHECK OUT THE CITY
    Visit San Francisco and tour the iconic spots! There’s plenty of options: Take mom to check out the famous Golden Gate Bridge or see the magnificent view of San Francisco from Coit Tower, roam Fisherman’s Wharf and pier 39, shop in Union Square/North Beach or stroll though Chinatown, spend the afternoon in Golden Gate Park visiting the California Academy of Sciences, De Young Museum and Japanese Tea Garden, and end the night in charming Little Italy to enjoy the neighborhood’s Italian restaurants, shops and cafes!

     

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    DINING
    Switch it up and celebrate early on Friday or Saturday! If you don’t have a reservation already, it may be hard to get into many of the popular brunch and lunch destinations such as Mother’s Day Brunch and Luncheon at Wente and Concannon are SOLD OUT! Here are a few local options, where it may not be too late on Mother’s Day!
    Las Positas Vineyards
    Wente Golf and Grill
    Poppy Ridge Golf

     

    Receive complimentary Mimosas with any Mother’s Day reservation with Black Tie! You must specify at the time of booking. Call today to reserve Mom’s Black Tie Experience!

     

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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!
    Although Livermore isn’t as well-known as Sonoma and Napa, Livermore Valley is actually one of California’s oldest wine regions. Livermore Valley is a best-kept secret filled with rich history that celebrates wine, music and art. Just outside of San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose and Silicon Valley, there are over 50 wineries residing in the Livermore Valley. Livermore is known for their grapes producing excellent chardonnay and petite sirah, both of which owe a large portion of their California history to Livermore. Here are a few favorites you must try on your visit!

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    Cuda Ridge Wines

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    Visit Cuda Ridge Wines for an enjoyable wine experience. Cuda Ridge is a truly family and friends run winery known for its Bordeaux style wines from premiere vineyards of the Livermore Valley. All the wines are handcrafted, limited production with unique character.





    Nottingham Cellars

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    Livermore’s newest boutique winery dedicated to producing world class Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varieties and blends. By keeping their production small, they are able to have an intimate experience with every barrel in the cellar. An ideal place to enjoy a tasting flight, have a picnic lunch on the patio or enjoy a glass of wine among the barrels in the cellar.





    Art of Wine

    Darcie Kent

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    Darcie Kent Vineyards is dedicated to crafting limited production single vineyard wines using premium grapes from some of the finest vineyards in the Livermore Valley. Much like the art she creates in her studio, each bottle of wine is a vibrant expression of the vineyard where the grapes are grown and the family which grows them. Darcie Kent wines can be found in the most selective restaurants across North America.





    The Singing Winemaker

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    Stop by and Celebrate Truth, Beauty and Goodness through Wine, Music and Art. The Singing Winemaker is committed to the joy of the wine experience. Tesla Vintners, Livermore’s first community tasting room pours great wines while Steve Powell owner/winemaker entertains the guests on any given afternoon. Stop by and enjoy wines from multiple winemakers, sing a song and browse the lovely tasting room.





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    Concannon Vineyards

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    America’s oldest continuously operating winery under the same family label and stewardship. Visit Concannon for a beautiful wine country experience including inspiring tours and tastings of award-winning wines, intriguing global cuisine while relaxing on the patio, and romantic vineyard spaces for savoring delicious wine and conversation. Founded in 1883, Concannon is a Founding Family of the CA wine industry and “America’s First Petite Sirah.”





    Wente Vineyards

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    The country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, they have created an outstanding portfolio of fine wines, which you can enjoy during a sustainable walking tour or private cave tasting. Experience the best of wine country living at Wente’s award-winning restaurant, world class golf and headliner concerts.





    Thinking about visiting Livermore’s Wine Country? Black Tie Transportation offers luxury private limousine and charter wine tours for groups of any size. Get a full tour of Livermore Valley’s wine country and all that it has to offer without having to worry about driving.

    Private Chauffeured Wine Tours to Livermore & Napa Valley

    • Couples, groups & large parties
    • Corporate events & shuttles
    • Holiday parties
    • Recommendation of wineries
    • Complimentary champagne & bar service in all limousine vehicles

    -Fall Limousine Special-

    Book 5 Hours of Limousine Service and get your 6th Hour Free! Includes Complimentary Champagne and Beverage Bar
    Valid Sunday through Thursday. Holidays Excluded. Expires 12/31/14.

    Visit Wine Country Before It’s Too Late!

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    We’re going to take you through a few of our favorite wineries along Highway 29, the main road in Napa Valley and home to some of the area’s most famous wineries and restaurants. Each winery has a story that narrates Napa Valley’s rich winemaking history.

     

    Robert Mondavi

    Its stunning mission-style architecture, with beautiful archways and bell tower designed by Cliff May, has become an iconic landmark that evokes California’s winemaking history. Stroll through the picturesque landscapes and enjoy spectacular views of the vineyards, mountains and art along the way. The Winery offers a variety of comprehensive tour programs for the novice and advanced enthusiast including wine tasting basics, reserve tastings, wine and food pairings, curated experiences and other specialty tours. Whichever experience you choose, you’re bound to appreciate Robert Mondavi’s unique opportunities for wine education and enjoyment.

    Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
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    Beaulieu Vineyards

    In 1885, when Frenchman Georges de Latour’s wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it “beau lieu” or “beautiful place”, and Beaulieu Vineyard was born. It is one of the longest continually operating wineries in Napa Valley with over 100 years of rich history that speaks of a “beautiful place” and extraordinary people who shaped winemaking in America. Beaulieu Vineyard offers over 30 different wines with three different tasting rooms that allow you to choose the experience that is right for you: Main Tasting Room, Reserve Rom or Club Room.

    Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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    Beringer Vineyards

    Established in 1876, this place has history. Beringer is the oldest continuously operated winery in Napa Valley and the first to offer public tours. Guests can sample an unequaled selection of fine wines and learn about wine making from several seminars and wine tours that run daily. Explore the Old Winery and wine-aging tunnels built by Chinese workers who were employed to hand-chisel rock tunnels that were to be used for the storage and aging of wines. These fantastic tunnels built years ago are still used today. Don’t forget to check out The Rhine House, exhibiting the fine, detailed craftsmanship of the Victorian era with beautiful exterior stonework, stained-glass windows and interior wood paneling.

    June – October 20th: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | October 20th – May: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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    Castello di Amorosa

    Visit the “Castle of Love”, the only authentic medieval (13th century) Italian Tuscan castle and winery built in America, complete with high walls, five defensive towers and over 30 acres of estate vineyards. This unique winery offers a variety of tour options including Reserve wine tours, food and wine pairing tours and vineyard education tours. Castello di Amorosa makes a variety of award winning wines from its location on the hillside above Calistoga.

    Open seven days a week from 9:30am-6:00pm March-October and 9:30am-5:00pm November-February.
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    Reserve your tour vehicle with Black Tie today! We have over 100 luxury vehicles of all sizes and options available perfect for couples, groups, small or large parties.

    • Corporate Parties and Shuttles
    • Weddings & Special Events
    • Recommendation of Wineries
    • Complimentary Bar & Champagne Service in all Limousine Vehicles

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    Sunday August 31 – 1 DAY ONLY

    For the last 32 years the Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration has welcomed people from all
    over the world on Labor Day Weekend to enjoy the fruit of the vines in one of California’s oldest
    wine regions. Come celebrate the exciting crush season and enjoy wine tasting, music, arts and craft
    vendors, local foods, and festivities at over 40 wineries. You don’t want to miss out on this unique
    wine country experience!


    Important Information:

    ONE DAY: Harvest Wine Celebration will take place on Sunday, August 31, 2014.
    NO BUSES: This year, the event will not provide free bus service between wineries.

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    Black Tie is offering special transportation pricing just for the Harvest Wine Celebration!
    Receive $60 off any vehicle with your 6 hour reservation

    *6 hour minimum, availability permitting. Expires August 31, 2014.

    Avoid the hassle of driving, parking and finding a designated driver, leave the driving to us! Book your ride with Black Tie today! Hurry, our vehicles are going fast for this event!

    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
    Posada Restaurant
    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.

     

     

    TerraMiaTerra Mia
    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.

     

     

    swirlSwirl on the Square
    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).

     

     

     

    simply fondueSimply Fondue
    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.

     

     

     

    With the scenic beauty of spring awakening, it’s a great time to discover the jewel in your backyard, Livermore!
    While it’s distant cousin Napa gets a lot of the culinary love and wine connoisseurs from all over the globe, Livermore is actually the oldest wine region in the area. Coupled with new fabulous shopping and nightlife, Livermore is the new “go-to” destination as the weather warms up.

    Here are a couple of spots to discover in the Heart of Livermore Valley:

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    Paragon Outlets – This new addition to the Livermore landscape allows you to get the luxury brands you love at lower prices. Brands range from DKNY, Nordstrom’s, Bloomingdales, UnderArmour and Nike.
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    Concannon Winery – One of California’s oldest wine making families has some of the most breathtaking grounds in wine country. A one-stop shop if you want to do a wine tasting, play a game of bocce or enjoy their highly acclaimed bites at their Underdog Wine Bistro.
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    Nottingham Cellars – Enjoy their new intimate and rustic tasting room that gives you a unique wine tasting experience with their wines on tap.
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    Downtown Livermore –Downtown Livermore’s eclectic shops and scenery are so good they’re award winning. Our personal favorite thing to do? Lunch around Lizzie Fountain.
    Discover all of these attractions and more, and let Black Tie do the driving for you. Mention this blog post and get special pricing when you call in for a quote.
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    What is there to do in the Bay Area? If you have to ask yourself this question, chances are you haven’t visited the area much before. There are hiking trails, wineries, museums and cityscapes to explore. There is so much to do in the Bay Area that you are more likely to find yourself asking “where’s the time!?” than “what can I do now?”

    When you visit the Bay Area, try to prioritize based on the length of your stay. Consider what events you are really looking forward to, and what excursions you wouldn’t be too heartbroken if you missed. Then, figure out how you are going to fit all of those destinations into your short stay.

    Here are the top five things you can’t miss in the Bay Area:

    1. San Francisco: Spend the day exploring this great city that more than 800,000 people call home. San Francisco is especially known for its high hills and winding roads, so walking tours are often difficult.

    2. Livermore wineries: Though they don’t get as much attention as other wineries in the Northern California area, Livermore wineries are close by the Bay Area and offer exquisite views with fine tasting wines.

    3. Festivals: It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit the Bay Area, San Francisco is home to some of the best festivals in the country. From January to December, thousands of people pour into the streets to celebrate different causes and events. Festivals are held in honor of everything from a great brew to healthy sea animals.

    4. Napa Wineries: These world-renown wineries are within short distance of the Bay Area and are not worth missing out on. You can take a wine tour that includes tastings and views of the massive vineyards—often complete with caves.

    5. Hiking: When in the Bay Area you’ll have some of the best food and drink in the world. Take advantage of the plush surroundings to work it off a bit and stretch your legs. There are many trails that will take you within eyesight of the famous golden gate bridge, too.

    If you are only staying in the Bay Area for a few short days, you may want to consider taking advantage of transportation services. This can help you avoid Bay Area traffic, skip the hassle of getting lost and enjoy yourself from one destination to the next without dealing with a stressful commute.

    Great for those who aren’t from the area, luxury transportation services can help those staying in town have a bit of a staycation. Even if you call the Bay Area your home, you can take advantage of the many things there are to do in the area without having to worry about driving yourself around town.

    Black Tie Transportation Worldwide offers incredible luxury shuttle services that allow you to keep the fun and relaxation going, even as you travel from one destination to the next.

    Andretti WineryIf you have never had the pleasure of enjoying a wine tour, then you should wait no longer. Black Tie is offering a great shuttle service that tours some of the greatest wineries around. However, we know that you may want to shop around for the best company to take you on your first wine tour. But first, to prove that Black Tie is the company that you should be using, here are the top 5 reasons to for choosing them:

    1. The driving is done for you. Let’s face it: driving is not always something that you want to do on your vacation. It is much nicer to be driven around by a company that knows exactly where to go, because quite frankly getting lost really stinks. Also, gas prices are just insane nowadays. With Black Tie’s shuttle service, you don’t have to worry about filling your tank and you get to feel secure riding with a company that knows what they are doing.
    2. Driver’s gratuity is included. We all know that tipping is the proper thing to do, but sometimes it gets confusing just how much you should tip or you dread that increased expense. Black Tie understands this and made sure to include it into your entire price, so you don’t have to worry about it.
    3. No need to pack a lunch. Black Tie is awesome in the way that they stop at the great V. Sattui for a gourmet luncheon. You will be sure to feel as if you hit food heaven. It’s always nice to know that your food is included in your tour, because you don’t have to fret over what to bring on your trip.
    4. The wine tour is great for any occasion. On Black Tie’s shuttle service, you can bring a significant other for a great date, some co-workers for a day out, or even just some friends to spend the day with. Black Tie is sure to accommodate whatever the party may consist of.
    5. Meet new people. Black Tie’s shuttle service is a great way to meet and socialize with some new people. It never hurts to meet some new people. After schooling, it tends to be more difficult to make new friends and this would be a great way to meet some.