Change is hard. If you have ever visited the Thomas Coyne Winery, you have marvelled at the views and rustic charm of their tasting room. We have enjoyed quite a few lovely glasses of wine while we drink in the beauty that is the Livermore valley. Sadly, this is about to change. The Thomas Coyne Winery is moving.
The change was not something that the Coynes sought. Unfortunately, the land upon which the tasting room resides was sold, and the new owner did not extend their lease. Goodbye vistas, goodbye llamas. Yes, there are llamas, visible even to designated drivers.
The tasting room is moving closer to downtown Livermore. It will be on Research Drive, near some of our other favorite tasting rooms (Eckert, Nottingham, Occasio, Longevity). The new tasting room is scheduled to be open by the end of October. It will be larger, easier to find, and be noticeably lacking in those culverts turned speed bumps.
I’m sure that the new tasting room will be lovely, but we will certainly miss the views and charm of their ridge-top roost.
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About the Author: John grills a mean steak and is always in the market for another wine fridge. Believes that if a winery has more than 10 employees, it's probably too big. Buys wine faster than he drinks it, but who cares?