Taste Our Terroir 2019

taste our terroir 2019

The Taste Our Terroir weekend is regarded by many to be the highlight of the Livermore Valley wine season. The food and wine pairing competition is an event worth rearranging a vacation schedule to attend. The 2019 edition lived up to all of those lofty expectations.

The 12 Wine Districts of Livermore

Livermore map

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!

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!

Almost Valentines Day Champagne Tasting

K&L Valentines Champagne tasting

The pressure slowly grows as the calendar winds inexorably toward the highest stakes holiday of the year: Valentine’s Day. K&L Wines provided the perfect pressure relief: their “Almost Valentine’s Day” champagne tasting. Just add some flowers and chocolate and consider the holiday handled!