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!
Cuda Ridge Wines
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.
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 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
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.
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.”
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.