Painting while drinking wine: both fun activities, and I’m pretty good at one of them. It seems that I’m not alone, though, because a franchise called Pinot’s Palette is successfully launching locations across the country. A new location is about to open, right in the middle of Livermore wine country!
We have already experienced the fun and creativity of a Pinot’s Palette evening in Alameda. Lots of fun, nice wine, and even I produced a painting that wasn’t too embarrassing. The only way to improve the experience would be to reduce the commute. We were understandably thrilled to learn that a new Pinot’s Palette franchise was opening in downtown Livermore at 153 S L Street.
The Pinot’s Palette in Livermore has two painting rooms. The main studio seats 48 people, while the more intimate “Blending Room” seats 24 and is ideal for private events. Like all Pinot’s Palette locations, prior painting experience is not required, because the instructors can cope with nearly any art background and skill level. I certainly tested that commitment during my first outing in Alameda, and they were successful. I will keep my day job, but my artwork certainly exceeded my expectations by a wide margin! It is proudly displayed on our wine rack, which is something of a focal point.
The grand opening weekend celebration will begin on Friday, July 22, 2016. All seat reservation proceeds from their grand opening night will be donated to the Javier family trust, to assist with the ongoing care of their son Jake Javier, the San Ramon teenager who was paralyzed in a swimming pool accident on June 9th, the day before graduating from San Ramon Valley High School.
We are excited to welcome a Pinot’s Palette franchise to our community. See you there!
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?