Upcoming: Pigs and Pinot

We love wine tasting in the Healdsburg area! The “Pinot on the River” event that we attended a few years ago was a great example of good food, good wine and a good cause. We recently learned that Healdsburg was hosting an event that combines two of our loves: pinot and pork. This charity event […]

Bouchaine Vineyards

Bouchaine Vineyards

With 2017 drawing to a close, it was only appropriate to celebrate the new as well as the familiar in wine tastings once more before the new year. For a new tasting experience, we ventured into the Carneros AVA to visit Bouchaine Vineyards. What a great choice!

House Family Vineyards

Wine tasting is a lot more than just drinking some wine. The sights, sounds, ambiance and even the other wine tasters elevate the experience far beyond just the flavor of the wine. All of these elements come together beautifully at House Family Vineyards!

Cooper Garrod Vineyards

Combine horseback riding, aerospace frontiers and generations of farming, mix in some artistry and a true respect for nature, and what can you get? Some great wine served in a beautiful and intriguing setting. The setting, in this case, is the Cooper Garrod Vineyards.

Savannah Chanelle Vineyards

There are many ways to spend Thanksgiving weekend. While many people spend their long weekend shopping or ice skating or watching football, we have other preferences. That’s right, we go wine tasting! This particular Thanksgiving, we ventured up the hill from Saratoga, into the Santa Cruz mountains. Our first stop: Savannah Chanelle Vineyards.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The Thanksgiving leftovers have been put away and taken back out again for additional meals and the neighbors already have their icicle lights up and inflatable Minnie and Mickey on the lawn, which means it’s time to stop slacking and get this Christmas shopping started! While on-line shopping has made the shopping experience easier (hello wine and yoga pants), it has not made the chore of picking out just the right gift any easier. If you’re like me, you have quite a few friends and family that enjoy wine so these wine themed gifts might just help check off of few people on your list.

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is a wonderful and terrible thing at once. It is great to be surrounded by family and friends, but the pressure of delivering the ideal Thanksgiving feast can humble anyone. Pairing some great wines with all the wonderful food adds an additional layer of pressure, so we thought that we would suggest some of our “go to” pairings that never let us down.

Upcoming Events

Jan 21

Page Mill in Livermore
BYOB Sun. Jan. 21** Winemaker's Dozen Special!
Bring your empty wine bottles and fill them with a delicious red blend for just $9.99 each! Start the new year off right with our January Winemaker's Dozen Special. When you fill a case (12) of BYOB, we'll include the 13th bottle on us! Can't be here on the 21st? You can pre-order by calling the tasting room at 925-456-7676.

R&B Cellars in Richmond
Oyster Sunday
This Sunday!!!
January, 21st, 1-4pm

Raw on-the-half shell
Grilled with Pesto Parmesan
And, delicious wines & ciders!!
Jan 24

Dante Robere in Livermore
Wine Wednesday January 24, 2018 From 5-8pm

Happy New Year! Join us at Dante Robere for our first of two Wine Wednesdays and enjoy a mid-week break. We'll be pouring our full tasting menu including several medal winning wines from the recent 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Wines by the glass and bottle also available.

We also have several used wine barrels for sale - $50 each, $40 for Wine Club Members.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cheers,
Dan & Bob
Jan 27

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
Join us for our 10th Annual
CABSTRAVAGANZA
with hand-selected Library Wines

Saturday, January 27, 2018
11:30am - 4:30pm

Mark your calendar for this unique opportunity as we experience the aging process and how our Cabernet Sauvignon develops from barrel to bottle to cellar-aged. We start with a 2015 barrel tasting and compare the aromas and flavors with the 2013. As a special treat we'll crack open the 2010 from our cellar (while supplies last). Enjoy cheese and chocolate paired with Cabernet and shop for hand-selected limited library vintages.
Jan 28

Balletto Vineyards in Russian River
Artist's Reception: Deborah Cushman
Balletto Vineyards - Santa Rosa
Sunday, January 28th, 2pm-4pm
COMPLIMENTARY
Feb 03

Page Mill in Livermore
n the Cellar with Dane Sat. Feb. 3
Join Winemaker, Dane Stark for a wine tasting experience you won't forget! Dane will be tasting through verticals of Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays. This event is free for Wine Club Members and $15 for guests. Space is limited!
Feb 10

Rock Wall in Alameda
Viva Amore 2018!

Saturday February 10, 2018
7:00-11:00pm

Viva Amore is a magical evening that is all about feeling the love! The winery will be transformed into a land of romance filled with wine, food, rockin' music and tons of East Bay Love.

Catch Early Bird pricing until January 12 at midnight!

Early Bird General Admission: $30

Early Bird Club Viva Admission: $20

(Club Members you have been emailed a discount code. Limit 2 discounted tickets per membership.)



Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, 3 tastings paired with chocolate and all entertainment. DJ By the Bay will get you on the dance floor with an awesome mix as you sip on delicious wines. Get your silly on in the “photo booth of love", dip some goodies in our chocolate fountain and commemorate your great time with a henna tattoo. Create a personalized Valentine at our DIY Valentine's Card table and get a sketch of you and your sweetie by Big Al Caricature Art.

Wine by the glass, non-alcoholic beverages, and food will be available for an additional charge.

Concannon Vineyard in Livermore through Feb 11
Wine & Chocolate Weekend
February 10th & 11th
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Concannon Vineyard and indulge in the decadent combination of wine and chocolate. We will be featuring a special pairing of our silky 2014 Petite Sirah Port and gourmet dark chocolate.

Cost: $5.00 per person or complimentary for members (up to 2) for wine and chocolate pairing.

Not a ticketed event. Reservations not required for groups 8 or less.
Click here for more info
Feb 14

Murrietas Well in Livermore
Join us on Valentine's Day for a special Wine and Food Experience

All of us at Murrieta's Well are fans of classic pairs: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Sonny & Cher, Batman & Robin… and, of course our favorite pair: Wine & Food. This Valentine's Day, relax in our rustic barrel room and enjoy a special menu prepared by our in-house culinary team paired with three of our estate grown wines. Seating is limited. $65 per person. Two and four person seatings only.
Click here for more info
Feb 17

The Caliza Winery in Paso Robles
The moment you've all been waiting for...the release of tickets for our Winemaker Dinner in February! We've been working diligently with Chef Brian Collins of Ember Arroyo Grande to craft a menu that will surely surpass all others, especially when you see the lineup of wines we will be offering. Read all about it here!

What: Library Wine Dinner

When: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:30pm

Where: Caliza Winery Production Facility: 2929 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Cost: $160 pp/ $140 pp Caliza Club Members & Guests

What better way to kick off a long President's Day weekend than with delicious food and some extremely rare Caliza wines. Make sure to purchase your tickets soon as these dinners tend to sell out well in advance.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Carl and Pam Bowker
Click here for more info

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
VALENTINE CELEBRATION
& WINE CLUB PICKUP
Saturday, February 17, 11:30am to 4:30pm
Everyone's invited to bring their sweetheart, family and friends to our Valentine Celebration to enjoy live music with Steve Kritzer from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Bring a picnic to wine and dine on the patio, and cozy up to the fire pit.

Charles R Wine Club Members can pick up their Winter Wine Club Selection and enjoy a dessert and wine pairing. If you're not a Wine Club Member, join today and receive a 15% discount on bottles of wine and 20% on a case, tasting fee is waived, and there's no charge to join. Click here to save!
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