Don’t miss any bliss. Subscribe!

Subscribe now and get 10% off your first blissful merchandise purchase immediately!

We will send you a brief email whenever there's a new post, so you'll never miss an article. Plus, you will receive periodic special discounts on our blissful merchandise. We promise not to be a pest. Unsubscribe any time you like. And, of course, we won't let ANYONE else use our subscriber list. By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy.


The Livermore Harvest Festival 2018

livermore harvest festival

Labor Day Weekend means just one thing to Livermore wine lovers: the Harvest Festival. With so many wineries offering special tastings, live music, food, and crafts, the only problem is deciding which winery to visit next! Here are some memories from our sampling of the Festival.

K&L Wines Celebrates 2012 Champagnes

k & l wines sign

Dom Pérignon, the monk known as the father of champagne, was said to pronounce when he first tasted champagne, “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” After spending some time in the Champagne region of France this past May, we were excited to further extend our appreciation of champagne through a tasting at K&L Wines that focused exclusively on the product of the 2012 harvest. An amazing tasting ensued!


Favorites from our Shop

Rosenblum Cellars

rosenblum cellars

It was a lovely day strolling Jack London Square, enjoying a bustling Farmers Market on this warm August Sunday. As we reached the end of the waterfront walking path we came upon one of the anchor tenants of the Square, Rosenblum Cellars. It had been several years since our last visit, so we went in to get reacquainted.

Upcoming: Grape Stomp Competition

Have you ever yearned to lend a hand (or a foot) to winemakers as they work through the transformation from grape bunches to delicious wine? What about satisfying that urge in a competitive environment? Your chance is just around the corner, at the Calaveras County 25th Annual Grape Stomp Competition.


Browse by Varietal


Recently on InstaGram

Upcoming Events

Sep 22

Concannon Vineyard in Livermore
Sunset Vineyard Tours
Explore Concannon's picturesque estate vineyards at sunset during this exciting tractor and wagon vineyard tour. While cruising through our secluded vineyards with our Estate Sommelier and Viticulturist, guests will get to pick and sample grapes straight from the vines while tasting wines from these vineyards. Savor this experience with Sommelier-selected food and wine pairings throughout the tour. Members: $65 | Visitors: $75
Click here for more info

Seghesio Winery in Healdsburg
VENOM HARVEST PARTY

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 | 4PM-7PM

Relish in the season of harvest as we unveil our 2015 Venom in this members-only event. You will have exclusive first access to this coveted wine, and will be the first to try the newest release while standing in the vineyard that produces this unique clone. Executive Chef Peter Janiak will be on site to provide a seasonal harvest-inspired meal, Mr. December will be playing Americana tunes, and we will be pouring plenty of Seghesio Zinfandel along with multiple vintages of Venom. Enjoy a walking tour through the vineyard, a peek at the original homestead and a classic competition grape stomp!

$75 Centennial Club Members and guests
Click here for more info
Sep 23

Harney Lane in Lodi
VINEYARD WALKS - Sundays
Sundays, September 9, 16 & 23 at 12pm
As an all-estate winery, we love showing off where our wine begins - out in the vineyard! Get up close and personal with the vines while tasting through your flight. Vineyard Walks are limited to first 25 guests, no RSVP required!

Page Mill in Livermore
Tacos, Tastings and Tunes! Sun. Sept. 23
Who doesn't love Tacos or Wine or Music?? You can get all three at Page Mill Winery on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 12-4:00 p.m. We will be pouring wines, KNR will be playing your favorites (from 1:00-4:00) and Your Taco Guy will be serving up the tacos!

Underground Wine Club Members will get a ticket for a free Taco Plate (1 per membership). Others can get a taco plate for just $13. It includes 3 street tacos with 3 meat choices or veggies, corn tortillas, rice, beans, chips, salsa and all of the condiments! Wine available by the glass or bottle for Patio area, tasting will be available inside the tasting room.

Tenuta Vineyard in Livermore
2ND GRAPE STOMP ADDED
SUNDAY, SEPT 23RD
11:30 - 1:30
email events@tenutawinery.com to secure your
reservation with a credit card.
Space is limited...

COME STOMP GRAPES LIKE LUCY
AND ENJOY A NICE CATERED
LUNCH, WINE & BEER.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
11AM - PICKING GRAPES
11:45 - LUNCH
AFTER LUNCH - STOMPING!!!!

CATERED LUNCH MENU:
1) Domestic & Imported Cheeses with a Variety of Crackers
and Fresh Fruits of the Season.
2) Fall Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta on Toasted Baguettes
with Feta Cheese.
3) Classic Caesar Salad with Homemade Garlic Croutons
and Fresh Shaved Parmesan.
4) Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Cranberries in Fresh
Baked Croissants.
5) Mac & Cheese & Other Surprises for the KIDS...

Dessert: A Selection of Cookies & Brownies.

$50 per person
$40 per person - Wine Club Member
$15 - age 13-20
$8 - under 12
Space is limited...

LADIES, DON'T FORGET TO DRESS UP LIKE LUCY!!!!!

Email events@tenutawinery to secure your reservation with a credit card. Space is limited.

Sep 28

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
FOURTH FRIDAY FREE CONCERT
With Steve Kritzer
Friday, September 28, 6 to 9:00pm

Round up your friends, pack up your picnic basket and head to Charles R for our last Fourth Friday Free Concert of the summer with Steve Kritzer! Kritzer is an internationally recognized singer-songwriter, recording artist, producer, studio musician, band member, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist, including acoustic and electric Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo and of course, Ukulele. 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.
Sep 29

Concannon Vineyard in Livermore
Saturday, September 29th | 6:00-9:00pm

Join as we celebrate our 135th anniversary in style at this speakeasy-inspired soiree in our historic Barrel Room! Enjoy a variety of our Reserve wine selections as well as a toast from Fourth Generation Vintner John Concannon with our new Brut sparkling wine released for this very occasion.
Indulge in passed hors d'ourves and delicious specialty stations!

Menu items include:
Tomato Soup Shooters with Grilled Cheese Cigars
Oysters Rockefeller
Gourmet Cheese Boards
Ham Mousse Canapes
Deviled Eggs
Margarita Flatbreads
Crunchy Shrimp Cakes
Mini Bacon Cheeseburgers
Whiskey-infused Smoked Pork
Martini Mashed Potato Bar
Chocolate Mousse Martinis
Lemon Meringue Pie Shooters
Berry Dessert Parfaits
and more!
Members: $90 (up to 2) | Visitors: $100
Ladies & Gents--don't forget to wear your best, 1920's-inspired garb!
Click here for more info

Harney Lane in Lodi through Sep 30
COMPLIMENTARY GRAPE TO GLASS TOURS
Saturday, Sept. 29 & Sunday, Sept. 30 11am & 1pm
Let us take you for an in-depth journey through the winery. Learn about our history and taste our lineup of award-winning wines as we tour the vineyards and farm! See why our Grape to Glass Tour has been nominated as the Best Winery Tour by USAToday! Tours are complimentary and space is limited. RSVP soon!
Sep 30

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
LET THERE BE PAINT!
Art through Expression for Students 50+
Sponsored by Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
Sunday, September 30 from 5:00 to 7:00pm

Always wanted to pick up a brush and paint, or curious about getting back into art? This is the Art Class for you if you've wanted to play around with paint but felt intimidated by art lessons or didn't know where to start. Let There Be Paint takes place on the Charles R Vineyards patio and is an art class that stresses creating art through expression, creativity and play.
Join winery owner and artist Bonnie Bartlett on the patio, art materials, supplies, a 16" x 20" canvas and munchies are provided - you just come ready to have fun! Wine is available for purchase, ambience and inspiration abound!
This art class is relaxing, fun, completely non-judgmental and no painting experience is necessary. Here, the purpose of the class is the journey of creation, you will be guided through the creative process to reveal and express insight, empathy and group support. Spend a couple of relaxing hours painting to your heart's content.
Instructor: Decorative artist Anne Giancola, manager of the Bothwell Arts Center, will lead this insightful journey with brush and paint. Anne lives in Pleasanton and has painted murals and artwork for more than 20 years.
View some of Anne's work at www.annegiancola.com.

Register today with LARPD
Call 925.373.5700 or drop by the Robert Livermore Center
at 4444 East Avenue. Registration ends September 27.
Or register online: 50+ Livermore Resident $38, Non-resident $42
www.larpd.org
Under 50, Livermore Resident $48, Non-resident $53
www.larpd.org
Oct 06

R&B Cellars in Richmond
Saturday, October 6th
1-5pm

Join us for a festive afternoon pig roast
with live bluegrass music
(Rusty String Express),
premium wines & ciders
by the Riggers Loft purveyors
and an unobstructed view of the
Blue Angels
from our brand new waterside patio!

Your ticket includes a choice of
BBQ roast pig or BBQ chicken,
Porchetta rolls, cole slaw, marinated red onions,
Italian salsa verde, oven baked polenta,
focaccia bread, roasted vegetables,
and for dessert, apple cake made from
Far West Cider Company apples.
Prepared & served by
Cera Una Volta caterers.
~ Enjoy live music by bluegrass greats, The Rusty String Express
~ The most amazing, waterside view of the SF Bay
~ Flyovers by the Blue Angels (Yes! It's Fleet Week!)
~ Award-winning wines by R&B Cellars and Carica Wines, and ciders by Far West Cider Company, available for purchase by-the-glass
So come spend a relaxing day by the water.
Great food & wine, toe-tapping bluegrass,
the air show by U.S. Navy Blue Angels,
and our million-dollar view from our
brand new patio, right on the Bay
at the historic Port of Richmond.
Tickets:
$30.00: Adults*
$15.00: 6-12
Free: Children under 6
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the West Contra Costa Education Fund.
*$25: Wine Club members & R&B Cellars shareholders
Email info@rbcellars.com or call 510-234-2065 for the discount code.
Click here for more info

Seghesio Winery in Healdsburg
HOME RANCH VINEYARD HIKE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 | 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
Oct 13

Nottingham in Livermore
YOU'RE INVITED!
~ ~ ~
Join us, for the first ever "Vine & Dine"
Dinner In The Vineyard event at Fraser Howard Vineyard

On Saturday, October 13th Nottingham Cellars will be hosting a Release Event for the 2017 Fraser-Howard Chardonnay at Fraser Howard Vineyard. Guests will enjoy a welcome reception with passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by an elegant three course sit down dinner served amongst the vines.

On The Vine Catering will pair each dish with our incredible lineup of New Release wines, the likes of which you have never tasted before.
Our winemakers will be showcasing the newly bottled 2017 Fraser Howard Chardonnay, something brand new from the wine-making crew, and new release 2015 Vineyard Designate Cabernet Sauvignon from Sachau Vineyard.

Date: Saturday, October 13th
Time: Welcome Reception Starts at 5:00pm
Price: Members $120 / Public $135

Space is limited, tickets are on sale through October 1st
For Tickets E-mail: Info@NottinghamCellars.com
Click here for more info

Seghesio Winery in Healdsburg
ITALIAN HERITAGE DINNER

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 | 6PM-9PM

October is a special time at Seghesio Family Vineyards. Not only does it usher in the waning days of harvest, but it is also Italian Heritage Month. Join the Seghesio team and celebrate our past and present by sharing wine, food and stories among friends both new and old. Executive Chef Peter Janiak will present a family-style menu of traditional Italian fare, with revamped classics and Seghesio staples that will pair perfectly with our Italian varietal wines (and okay, we'd be remiss not to include at least one Zin)

$125 General | $95 Club
Click here for more info
Oct 17

Page Mill in Livermore
Paint Night Wed. Oct. 17

Create this masterpiece while sipping some wine! Join us on Wed. Oct. 17th at 6:30 p.m. You will get instruction and all of the supplies to make this beautiful painting to take home! Space is limited, so reserve your space today! $40 for Underground Wine Club Members, $45 for non-members. Includes one glass of wine. More wine available for purchase.
Oct 20

Adelaida in Paso Robles
Harvest Dinner
October 20th | 6:00pm-9:00pm

Join us for a reception and four course dinner, catered by Chef Jeffery Scott, paired with Adelaida wines. Our winemaker, Jeremy Weintraub, will guide guests through each wine poured.
$125 Per Club Member | $150 Per Non-Club Guest
Click here for more info

Murrietas Well in Livermore
Fall Winemaker's Dinner
October 20, 2018

Join us for an evening of exceptional wine, food and music.

6:30 pm - Reception
7:00 - 9:00 pm - Dinner in the Barrel Room
Cost - $125.00 per person

Reception
Local Artisan & Imported Cheese Display
Seasonal Fruit, Carrs Crackers, Sourdough Baguettes, The Whip 2016

Balsamic Pulled Pork Flatbread
Grated Fontina, Crispy Onion, Micro Arugula
The Spur 2016

First Course
Roasted Golden Beet Salad
Brûleed Humboldt Fog, Toasted Almonds, Frisee, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Dry Orange Muscat 2017

Second Course
Yukon Potato & Smoked Chicken Hash
Wild Mushrooms, Poached Egg, Thyme
Merlot 2016

Main Course
Cabernet Sauvignon Braised Beef Cheeks
Truffle Polenta, Spiced Petite Carrots, Brussels Sprout Gremolata
Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Click here for more info

The Caliza Winery in Paso Robles
Reserve your ticket to the most happening event this fall! Chef Jacob Lovejoy will be serving up a southern style pig roast, complete with a medley of Jack Creek Farms roasted squash, slow cooked molasses beans, organic kale salad and buttermilk cornbread with whipped cinnamon honey butter. A selection of Caliza wines will complement the fare, and the music of Bear Market Riot will set the stage for a beautiful evening under the stars.

What: Harvest Party Pig Roast
When: Saturday, October 20th 6-9pm
Where: Caliza Winery, 2570 Anderson Rd, Paso Robles, 93446
Cost: $90 Members/$100 Public
Click here for more info
Oct 21

Local wineries in Russian River
Sunday, October 21, 2018
11am - 3pm on the Healdsburg Plaza

The must-attend wine event of Northern California, features a full program of exclusive Pinot Noir tastings, artisanal food vendors, silent auction, and raffle. The event is attended by over one thousand guests and directly benefits the efforts of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County.
Click here for more info
Do you have a winery event that you would like publicized? Drop us an email at editorial@winetastingbliss.com and we will make it happen!