The 12 Wine Districts of Livermore

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California is home to a wonderful variety of wines, nearly one for every taste. Soil and weather play a major role in the characteristics of the grapes, and the resulting wine. The Wine Institute has divided California into 107 American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs. The Livermore Valley is one these 107 AVAs, and now has been further sub-divided into a dozen districts that capture the unique elements of each area. Let’s explore them!


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Urban Legend

Urban Legend

How do you show Mom the perfect Mothers’ Day experience? At least in our family, the day should include wine tasting. Following a great lunch just off Jack London Square, we walked a few more blocks to Urban Legend. Mom felt the love!

Love, Tilly Devine

Love, Tilly Devine

It is a small world, after all! How else could a chance encounter in a Paris wine bar lead to an amazing experience in a Australian wine bar? That’s exactly what happened with a French recommendation brought us to “Love, Tilly Devine” in Sydney.


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Springtime in the Vineyards

Springtime in the Vineyards

Ah, springtime! The cold, dark days of winter give way to earlier sunrises, warming breezes, and the first signs of life returning to the vineyards. The tantalizing promise of another amazing vintage is everywhere!


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Upcoming Events

Jun 19

Steven Kent in Livermore
Posada on the Patio
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 6:30p.m.
Price: $55 per person + tax

Ticket includes Paella Dinner and one glass of Steven Kent wine.
Additional wine for purchase by the glass or by the bottle.

Join us for a fabulous evening of food and wine on the patio at Steven Kent.
Award Winning Chef Eduardo Posada will be presenting his
delicious Paella to accompany the Steven Kent wines.

Enjoy your meal while listening to the
music of latin guitarist Duarte!
Jun 21

Dante Robere in Livermore
Friday Night Wine Tasting in June ~ Rustic Roadhouse & Live Music
When: Friday June 21, 2019 5 to 8pm
Where: Dante Robere Vineyards
Cost: Wine sold separately, no cover charges and no advance tickets required. Food available for purchase from on site vendor

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, fries & their Rustic Irish Nachos~ then head out to the Main Patio for Music!

Wine sold separately, no cover charges and no advance tickets required.

Bob and Dan will see you there!
Jun 22

Adelaida in Paso Robles
3rd Annual Lobster Fest
Saturday, June 22 | 6:00pm-9:00pm

Roll up your sleeves and join us for our 3rd annual Lobster Fest! Savor delicious Adelaida wines throughout the evening. Once all bibs are tied, Sorensen Catering from Napa, pours steaming pots full of lobsters, prawns, artichokes, potatoes, onions, and corn along the table. Get your groove on as the DJ spins your favorite songs and be sure to capture the memories at the photo booth! The evening will be filled with games, raffle drawings, Adelaida swag and more! Be creative and dress in your best 80's attire - a prize will be awarded! This is the event that you won't want to miss!
$175 Per Person / $150 Per Club Member

Aver Family in Santa Clara
Saturday, June 22
Barbeque and Music
Barbeque is the perfect complement for Mourvèdre. We will have Ricky's Grill and Barbeque here from 12:00 - 3:00 selling their delicious fare.

For the first time we are presenting Mike Osborn. Mike is a talented musician who specializes in Americana - blues, country and rock and he will be performing from 12:30 - 3:30.

Dante Robere in Livermore
Wine It Up! with Dante Robere & Joya Yoga

We are thrilled to partner with Joya Yoga to host "Wine It Up!", a fundraising event for Sunflower Hill, an amazing nonprofit that is creating residential communities for special needs adults in Livermore & Pleasanton.


This will be an EPIC fundraising celebration for a great cause, featuring:

Two all-levels Joya Cycle classes behind the winery
Live music from "Night Harvest" (7 - 9 pm)
Wine tasting (of course!)
Mediterranean food
Ping pong
Cornhole bean bag toss game
Raffle prizes and more!

"Wine it Up!" is open to the public. Please join us for a delightful evening and help support Sunflower Hill!
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R&B Cellars in Richmond
Start your summer here!

Riggers Loft invites you to the Summer Open house for wine tasting, cider sampling, and much more.

The Experience: Spend a day in urban wine county at Riggers Loft, inside the winery and out on the patio, where you'll have the chance to taste an array of exceptional, small-batch, locally made wines and ciders:

R&B Cellars
Carica Wines
Far West Cider Company.

Introducing some new vintages too!
Find your new favorites and buy them to take home with you. You'll definitely enjoy the super special day-of-only discounts!

Your $35 ticket includes:

Tasting over 16 award-winning, critically acclaimed fine wines, all made on site at Riggers Loft

Sampling 4 hand-crafted hard ciders, also made on site

Delicious food by local artisanal food purveyor The Eating (Chef John Hemping)

Live music by talented Bob Rodin Quintet

Day-of-event-only Special Pricing on bottles and cases of wine / cider. Stock up on all your favorites!

Extra added attraction: Reserve Room Tasting ($65 ticket): In addition to all of the above, a limited number of guests can experience more, including:

Tastes of rare Library and Reserve wines from R&B and Carica

Sample a special strawberry-infused cider made just for the summer solstice event

Exclusive gourmet charcuterie plate including Rivier steak slices by Golden Gate Meat Company

Souvenir Riggers Loft logo wine glass

Special seating area

Reserve Room Limited to 50 people.

We hope you will join us in ushering in the summer season with gastronomic and tastebud happiness!!

Retzlaff Vineyards in Livermore
Comedy Uncorked at Retzlaff Vineyards with headliner Irish Dave

June 22, 2019 (Sat) 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Get your laughs on with Dave Nihill, winner of this year's SF International Comedy Competition. Dave is joined by Phil Griffiths, Nicole Tran and hilarious Sandy Stec. Summer nights in Livermore are the perfect time and place to enjoy great wine & big laughs under the stars, with the Bay's funniest comedians at Comedy Uncorked.
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Jun 26

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
WINE WEDNESDAY & WINERY OF THE WEEK
Wednesday June 26, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Music with Lucas Sanchez

Come wine-down Wednesday evening and meet our new Winemaker Lisa Lee, we'll be releasing her first wine, 2018 Rose of Sangiovese, along with our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Barbera. Enjoy live music on the patio with Lucas Sanchez playing a mix of his original music, a fusion of blues, jazz, funk, rock and Latin music. Round up your friends and make a night of it!
Jun 27

Dante Robere in Livermore
Tempranillo & Taco Thursday with Live Music
When: Thursday June 27, 2019 5:30 to 8:30pm
Where: Dante Robere Vineyards
Cost: Taco tickets $13 each, wine by the glass or bottle sold separately.

Back by popular demand, it's Wine & Taco Time!

Join us for the first Tempranillo & Taco night of the season! Each month we select wines that pair beautifully with grilled tacos. Relax, sip and fill up on a selection of Tacos prepared by Your Taco Guy, and live music on the Patio.

Wine specials by the glass and bottle are announced the week of the event.

No reservations required. Taco tickets and wine purchases can be made the day of the event. Taco Tickets are $13 each. There is no cover charge, wines by the glass and bottle sold separately. No advance tickets necessary.
Jun 28

Aver Family in Santa Clara through Jun 30
White Wine Weekend
June 28 - 30
Summer time is the ideal time to enjoy a chilled glass of white wine. We have a great portfolio of white wines available right now so we are offering a white only slate for white wine fanciers. The menu will include Family Album Grenache Blanc, Benevolent Viognier, Inspiration Chardonnay, Reverence Chardonnay and Family Album Rose.

Red wine lovers - don't panic. We will have a tasting menu to accommodate you as well.

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
FOURTH FRIDAY FREE CONCERT
Friday, June 28, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Live Music with
Jack Quigley Souled Out!
Wine-down for the weekend with a glass or bottle of your favorite Charles R wine to pair with your picnic on our garden patio at our Fourth Friday Free Concert with Jack Quigley Souled Out! The band features Jack, Ed Feifert and Biff Schaefer serving up a gumbo pot of acoustic musical styles including blues, folk, country, rock and bluegrass.
Jun 29

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
UKULELE JAM & OPEN MIC
With Steve Kritzer
Saturday, June 29, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
We be jammin! Come join Steve Kritzer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and popular ukulele teacher for our Ukulele Jam & Open Mic. Music sheets will be provided, or email Steve at steveonstrings@gmail.com for a PDF of the songs in advance. Bring a picnic, kids are welcome, and wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle. An Open Mic session will give those with more expertise a chance to strut their stuff!

Concannon Vineyard in Livermore
Breakfast in the Vineyards Saturday, June 29th
9-11am

Visitors: $60
Members: $55 (up to 2)

Don't miss out on our last Breakfast in the Vineyards! Imagine being embraced by the morning dew in the gorgeous vineyards of Concannon estate, located in the heart of Livermore Valley. Discover Concannon's history and beauty while touring the vineyards on foot with Fourth Generation Vintner, John Concannon. Conclude this experience with a vintner's lifestyle breakfast in the vineyards.
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Darcie Kent in Livermore
The Novelists- June 29th

(Special guest opener Meredith McHenry)

Equally comfortable acoustic or electric, The Novelists showcase cliffhanger storytelling, multiple lead singers, and their signature four-part harmonies. They've shared the stage with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, John Prine, and Daryl Stuermer (Genesis). The band frequently plays in San Francisco and Berkeley and are playing festivals and venues throughout Texas, Tennessee, Colorado, Nevada and California. They first played at Darcie Kent Vineyards in 2016 and were so popular they were invited back for the 2017 season.
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Rock Wall in Alameda
Rock Wall Wine Company: Urban Sip 2019!

June 29, 2019 (Sat) 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost: Admission is $45 per person. All food, wine tasting and entertainment is included.
VIP Preview (Investors, Club Viva and Press): 12:00-1:00pm
General Admission: 1:00-4:00pm

General Admission: $45
Club Viva Member Admission: $35 (Limit 2)
Ticketing fees will be applied to the total.

Join us for an afternoon of epicurean delight as we celebrate the summer and the epic wine and food culture of the Bay Area! The Rock Wall Wine Company portfolio (30+ wines) will be paired with delectable bites from some of the best restaurants in the Bay. We will also be releasing 8 new wines at this event. Revisit some old favs, try something different and discover a new must have.

While away an afternoon as you enjoy unlimited tastings of award winning wines, nibble on delicious eats and groove to live music by local group Spill the Wine.

Enjoy bites from local eateries, do a chocolate tasting with CocoTutti Chocolates, nosh on gourmet cheese spreads, and play some corn hole while you take in amazing views of the SF skyline. Get silly in the Rock Wall photo booth, do a bit of shopping with local vendors, experience a cellar tour with our winemaker Shauna Rosenblum, and take home a beautiful souvenir wine glass!
Jul 01

Dutton Estate in Russian River through Jul 07
Rose, White & Blue

A flight of summer's finest wines - Rose of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Each wine paired with seasonal cheese pairing. $30 per flight and includes wine and cheese pairing.

Daily from Monday, July 1st to Sunday, July 7th
Dutton Estate Winery Tasting Room
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Jul 06

Russian River Vineyards in Russian River through Jul 07
Russian River Vineyards Summer Celebration

It's the heart of Summer and the grapes will begin turning soon. Join our winemaker and our growers for a very special event as we toast the harvest to come and celebrate the season. Come by Russian River Vineyards on July 6th or July 7th for our Summer Celebration event with lots of great wine, food, music, and fun.

When: Saturday, July 6th and Sunday, July 7th, 2019.
Where: Russian River Vineyards Estate

Join us for an evening of exceptional wine, fantastic food, great music, and fun with our RRV family and friends. Tickets avaliable now!
Click here for more info
Jul 13

Cedar Mountain in Livermore
Grill and Chill

Saturday 5:00 - 8:00
Jack Quigley Souled Out!
Jack Quigley Souled Out! features the talents of Jack Quigley on vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica; Brian Skinner on bass guitar; Ed Feifert on electric guitar and Biff Schaefer on percussion. Their music draws from the songs of 70's and 80's Soul and Classic Rock that will guarantee to have you singing along and moving your feet.

Concannon Vineyard in Livermore
If you are looking to discover your inner vintner, then this is your tour of duty. So roll up your sleeves, get ready to get dirty and plunge into the world of winegrowing. At each Sommelier Boot Camp class, you will learn how to round out your knowledge and expand your palate. This Boot Camp is the most fun you can have while learning all about the journey from grape to glass.

Since this sold out so quickly last year, we've added 2 different group options!

Boot Camp #3
Let's Get Dirty: Leaf & Cluster Thinning
Group 1: July 13th | Group 2: July 20th
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