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Rios-Lovell Estate Winery

With Livermore home to so many great wineries, it is easy to fall into a rut, visiting the same few wineries over and over. Recently we decided to revisit some of the wineries that we have not visited for a year or more. To our surprise, this list included the beautiful Rios-Lovell Estate Winery.

Las Positas Vineyards

Another sunny afternoon in Livermore and it was time for some wine tasting! With so many fine wineries to choose from, how to create a tour list? We decided to visit some wineries that we had not visited for too long. First stop: the good folks at Las Positas Vineyards.


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Upcoming Events

Aug 17

Dante Robere in Livermore
Friday Night Wine Tasting ~ Rustic Roadhouse & Live Music
When: FRIDAY August 17, 2018 5 to 8pm
Where: Dante Robere Vineyards
Cost: $15 Tasting Fee, waived with wine purchase, food available from Rustic Roadhouse $12-$18
Join us at Dante Robere for selected Friday Nights and start the weekend off right (or recover from the commute)! We will be pouring selected wines for tasting. Wines by the glass and bottle available for purchase. Grab dinner from Rustic Roadhouse~ they'll have a selection of wood fired pizzas and additional options like sliders, tri-tip sandwiches & fries and then head out to the patio for Live Music by Greg Lamboy.

Wine sold separately, no cover charges.

Bob and Dan will see you there!

Aug 18

Joseph Jewell in Russian River
Introducing The Jewell Box
This fully integrated experience will highlight a special theme that we will explore on a monthly basis through an in-depth blog post, a featured wine flight in our tasting room, and a ticketed event showcasing the corresponding wines. It is our hope that our fans and followers will enjoy good reads, great wines, and incredible events with us month after month in The Jewell Box.

For the month of August, we are taking a deep dive into the 2011 vintage--one that was earmarked for disaster upon arrival. You will find, as we have, that patience has paid off well for the wines we crafted seven years ago.

Join us on Saturday, August 18th at 5:30 pm for a special seated tasting of the entire 2011 Vintage as we enjoy the beauty of the vintage, paired with small bites from one of our local restaurants.
Click here for more info
Aug 19

Page Mill in Livermore
BYOB Sun. Aug. 19
Bring your empty bottles and fill them with a delicious red blend for just $9.99 each! Bring as many as you want, just rinse well with hot water, NO soap, and dry upside down. Don't have any empties? We can sell you one of ours for just 50 cents more. To pre-order BYOB, call 925-456-7676.
Aug 22

Vino Noceto Winery in Amador
Wednesday Night Trivia
with Trivia Poet Rhys Tappero

Waiting for the doors to open.
Getting ready for Trivia to begin.
Everybody hoping to win.
The Trivia Master takes your ballot in.
The numbers say you should study more disciplines.
Drowning the loss with a glass of OGP Zin.
Aug 24

Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore
Evening in the Vineyards Music Series - Frankie Bones -Rock, Folk & Country
August 24, 2018 (Fri) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We'll have live musicians, plenty of Las Positas Vineyards wine and delicious gourmet pizzas and flatbreads.
$5 admission fee RAIN OR SHINE

21+ | No outside food or beverages

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
Fourth Friday Free Concert @ Charles R with Greg Lamboy
August 24, 2018 (Fri) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Round up your friends, pack up your picnic basket and head to Charles R for our Fourth Friday Free Concert with Greg Lamboy! An accomplished guitarist and talented vocalist, the San Francisco singer songwriter's performances are intimate and inspiring; delivering them in a strong clear voice and commanding guitar style. Wine-down with a glass or bottle of your favorite Charles R wine to pair with your picnic on our garden patio.

TRAFFIC ALERT: To avoid commuter traffic on Tesla Road, take Patterson Pass or Las Positas Road to Greenville Road, continue south to Crane Ridge Road.
Aug 25

Vino Noceto Winery in Amador
Mediterranean Madness Sale
Saturday, August 25, 11am - 4pm

Don't miss out on the 14th annual Mediterranean Madness Cellar Blowout Sale at Vino Noceto and Terre Rouge wineries! Get here early for the best deals - for the last two years, the Noceto mystery cases were all gone by 2pm!

This year, we will be featuring:

Mystery Cases - back due to popular demand!

Plus, special discounts on select wines, including some rarely discounted current vintage selections!

Supplies are limited for all discounted items. Arrive early to get your favorites at the best price!

Club members get first access to mystery cases at 11am. General public will have access to the tasting room at 11am and mystery cases at 11:30am.

Omega Cellars in Lodi
GREEK NIGHT IS BACK!!!
Join us on Saturday, August 25th for a fun-filled night of great music, dancing, food, and wine (of course). Tickets are now available, and you can purchase them by emailing omegacellars@gmail.com or calling (209) 367-1910.

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
Ukulele Jam & Open Mic with Steve Kritzer
August 25, 2018 (Sat) 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We be jammin'! Join us on the Charles R patio in an informal friendly setting, nestled among oak trees in the Livermore hills, the only requirement is a ukulele and knowledge of a few basic chords. Or just come to listen and sing along. Music sheets will be provided by Steve Kritzer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and popular ukulele teacher, everything from Tin Pan Alley to Classic Rock, to favorite pop songs, Hawaiian and more. An Open Mic session will give those with more expertise a chance to strut their stuff! Bring a picnic, kids are welcome, and wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.
Aug 26

Balletto Vineyards in Russian River
National Dog Day - Dog Walk in the Vineyards
Sunday, August 26th
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Join us for a Paw-some 1 mile walk in the vineyards for National Dog Day.
Leashes Required.
Click here for more info

Wine Guerrilla in Russian River
ZIN FAN DONUT
Sunday, August 26th 10:30am to Noon
Wine and Donuts? Why Not?
This is the best reason to get out of bed on a Sunday. We'll be serving an assortment of donuts freshly baked next door at Canetti Roadhouse Italiana that will make this a brunch to remember!
We're pairing our jammy Zins with donut chips, cherry filled, chocolate filled, sugar donuts... you get the idea. We're even going to have a giant donut for everyone to dig into!
$20 per person / $16 club member
Purchase tickets here or at the door
The event will go from 10:30am to 12pm on Sunday, August 26th. Ticket price includes a full flight of tasting and donuts until they run out at noon! Wines by the glass available.
We hope to see you all there!
Click here for more info

Page Mill in Livermore
Music on the Patio Sun. Aug. 26 - Featuring KNR Band
Bring a picnic or purchase one of our cheese boards and enjoy a bottle of wine on the patio! KNR will play your favorites for a perfect afternoon at Page Mill Winery. The music is from 1-4 p.m.
Aug 29

Nottingham in Livermore
WINE WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, August 29th
Local favorite Meredith McHenry will be playing at Nottingham Cellars for Wine Wednesday, August 29th from 5pm - 8pm. Wine will be available by the glass, or by the bottle, along with small bites available for purchase!

Come enjoy a summer night with Meredith's unique stylistic blend of jazz, rock, folk, country & pop.

Check out Meredith McHenry on her website: MeredithMcHenry.com

Date: Wednesday, August 29th / Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM / No Fee

Location: Nottingham Cellars, 2245 S. Vasco Rd. Unit C, Livermore, CA 94550

See you there!
Aug 30

Dante Robere in Livermore
August's Wine & Taco Thursday with Live Music
When: THURSDAY August 30, 2018 6 to 9pm
Where: Dante Robere Vineyards
Cost: Taco tickets $13 each, wine by the glass or bottle sold separately.
Back by popular demand, it's Taco and Wine Time! Each month we select wines that pair beautifully with grilled taco's. Join us for great wine, great food and live music! Relax, sip and fill up on a selection of Tacos prepared by Your Taco Guy, and Live Music on the Patio by ChaZ n' Ed.

No reservations, no cover or advance purchase required. Taco tickets and wine purchases can be made the day of the event. Taco Tickets are $13 each.
Aug 31

Concannon Vineyard in Livermore
I Scream, You Scream
Pairing Wine with Ice Cream
Friday, August 31st | 6-8pm | Visitors: $65 | Members: $55
First there was wine, then there was ice cream. Explore these two summer favorites in this amazing tasting featuring unique ice cream flavors from Humprhy Slocombe. It's an ice cream social for adults!

Seghesio Winery in Healdsburg
CHEF'S DINNER
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 | 5:30PM-9PM

In 2018, this unrivaled, intimate dinner will showcase Executive Chef Peter Janiak's New England roots. Begin the evening with a reception in our beautiful outdoor Grove featuring seasonal hors d'oeuvres paired with our 2017 white wine releases. Once escorted to your seat on our Tuscan Terrace, you will get to indulge in a multi-course meal focused on balancing delicate seafood with the region's seasonal bounty, all paired with multiple vintages of Seghesio Zinfandels and Italian varietals.

Seating is limited to 34 guests.

$150 General | $125 Club
Click here for more info

Tenuta Vineyard in Livermore through Sep 03
LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT TENUTA...
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31ST - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD

NO WRIST BANDS NEEDED. TENUAPALOOZA!!!!!

NANCY TENUTA'S 16 YEAR ANNIVERSARY.
BUTTER'S IS TURNING 14.

NANCY HAS BEEN MAKING WINE FOR 18 YEARS. OUR TASTING ROOM OPENED LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2002.
COME CELEBRATE 18 YEARS OF TENUTA WINE!!!!

LIVE MUSIC SEPT 1ST

RAFFLE PRIZES/CARTOON MOVIES FOR THE KIDS
FUN FUN FUN!!!!

DID WE SAY, NO WRIST BANDS NEEDED AT TENUTA
LABOR DAY WEEKEND...
Sep 02

Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore through Sep 03
Harvest Wine Celebration and Labor Day Festival
September 2nd & 3rd = Sunday and Monday - Noon - 4:30pm.
Tasting room open till 6pm on Sunday and 5pm on Monday.

Stay cool At the Warehouse. Live music "Big Sticky Mess" on Saturday and "The Mundaze" on Monday!

Livermore Area Wineries in Livermore
September 2, 2018 | 12-5pm
On Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, Livermore Valley wineries celebrate the exciting crush season and 37 years of the Harvest Wine Celebration. Each winery hosts activities including wine tasting, arts, crafts and music. Don't forget to come back on Monday for additional tastings at participating wineries.

Wine lovers have come from all over the Bay Area and beyond for the past 35+ years to enjoy this unique event. Don't miss out on this wine country celebration!
Click here for more info

R&B Cellars in Richmond
R&B Cellars is celebrating the release of all their new whites!

Sunday, September 2nd from 2-5pm
What to wear? What to drink?
White, of course!

Special Day-Of Discounts:
10% off 3 or more bottles
15% off a mixed case

2017 Roulade en Rose
Not your blushing bride... think Gramma's Strawberry Preserves. A red wine drinker's rose, the color is rich, just like the taste. Retail: $38

2017 Serenade in Blanc Sauvignon Blanc
A crowd favorite! This new release of the R&B Cellars Sauvignon Blanc will make you think of blood oranges, Meyer lemons, and crème patisserie. Retail: $26

2012 Sarabande Chardonnay
Kevin has re-mastered this 2012 favorite, revealing bright, luscious mineral tones and reflective of crisp fall apples. Retail: $35

NV White Improviser
A 2.0 version of this white blend, White Improvisor is crisp and bright with notes of blood oranges, Meyer lemons, white peaches and young apricots. Retail: $22

NV Whimsical White
Also a 2.0 version, this white blend, Whimsical White, performs brightly with subtle herbal and light floral overtones. Retail: $30

2016 Reprise Roussanne and 2016 Vivace Viognier
Typically used as base for blended wines, R&B's Roussanne and Viognier wines can solo as well. The Roussanne plays an exotic symphony of tropical fruit, bright and crisp. The Viognier harmonizes with the lush flavors of stone fruits. Retail: $35

Far West Cider
Adam will be highlighting some of his special ciders, as well!
Flights of White - your choice of 5 wines/cider for $15
Of course, all of the other great Riggers Loft wines and ciders will be available for regular purchase.

No reservation required.
Sep 03

Dante Robere in Livermore
Labor Day Wine Tasting
When: MONDAY September 03, 2018 12 to 5pm
Where: Dante Robere Vineyards
Cost: $15 wine tasting fee per person. Waived with bottle purchase.
Spend your Labor Day enjoying our award winning wines and views from our patio! Bring a picnic or pick up picnic supplies in our Tasting Room.
Sep 08

Seghesio Winery in Healdsburg
HOME RANCH VINEYARD HIKE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 | 10AM-1PM

Join Seghesio family members Jim and Ned Neumiller, our 4th & 5th generation vineyard managers, as they lead you on an adventure through the 120 year old vines at our Home Ranch estate, where it all began in 1895. Explore the Zinfandel and Italian varietals on this historic property as you make your way to the top of Rattlesnake Hill. There will be plenty of hydration stops along the way, and your hard work will be rewarded with a delicious lunch featuring wines exclusively from our Home Ranch estate.

$75 General | $60 Club
Centennial wine club member tickets are $60 each for up to two guests. Additional guests will be invoiced at the $75 general ticket. Please indicate that you are a club member in the guest notes and the savings will be applied when we process your order. Not a member? Click here to join our wine club.

We are unable to accommodate minors (under age 21) and pets for this experience.
Click here for more info

Seghesio Winery in Healdsburg
HOME RANCH VINEYARD HIKE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 | 10AM-1PM

Join Seghesio family members Jim and Ned Neumiller, our 4th & 5th generation vineyard managers, as they lead you on an adventure through the 120 year old vines at our Home Ranch estate, where it all began in 1895. Explore the Zinfandel and Italian varietals on this historic property as you make your way to the top of Rattlesnake Hill. There will be plenty of hydration stops along the way, and your hard work will be rewarded with a delicious lunch featuring wines exclusively from our Home Ranch estate.

$75 General | $60 Club
Click here for more info
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