Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is a wonderful and terrible thing at once. It is great to be surrounded by family and friends, but the pressure of delivering the ideal Thanksgiving feast can humble anyone. Pairing some great wines with all the wonderful food adds an additional layer of pressure, so we thought that we would suggest some of our “go to” pairings that never let us down.

The Napa Fires

The recent fires that swept the Napa wine region were devastating beyond comparison. The impact on people, animals and property are only now being tallied. What are the long-term consequences of this disaster?

The Vines Prepare for Winter

Once the grape harvest is over, the wondrous grape vine has given its best. Now the vineyard deserves some recovery time to prepare for next year’s vintage. Have you ever wondered how vineyard managers prepare for winter?

Wine Tasting at the Livermore Airport Open House

Livermore Airport’s annual open house, held the first weekend in October, is always a popular destination, and it’s no wonder why. This year’s event marked 21 years, and featured high-flying acrobatics performances by renowned air show pilots, dozens of classic, military, and aerobatic aircraft on display, parachute jumps, fly-bys, vintage automobiles, food trucks and … WINE TASTING!

Upcoming: Harvest Celebration at the Press Club

The Press Club, a popular wine bar and lounge in San Francisco, is hosting their sixth annual Harvest Celebration. This wine tasting event will feature over 50 varietals of wine from Caraccioli Cellars, Lacuna Wines, Porter Creek Vineyards, Bedrock Wine Co., Hendry Ranch Wines, Kunin Wines, Paradigm Winery, Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery, Turnbull Wines, and […]

Wine Lees Explained

The world of wine and wine making is full of fun, and not so fun, terms of art. Making wine is admittedly complicated, and deserving of a lot of descriptive terms, but sometimes it can seem overwhelming. For example, what does “sur lie” or “on the lees” mean, really?

Harvest Wine Celebration Cancelled Due to Heat

Excessive Heat Warning Forces Cancellation of 36th Annual Harvest Wine Celebration in Livermore Valley Livermore Valley, Calif. (August 31, 2017)— Out of care and concern for our guests, volunteers and winery staff, the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association has made the difficult decision to cancel the 36th annual Harvest Wine Celebration scheduled for Sunday, September 3 at Las Positas College […]

Upcoming: Harvest Wine Celebration!

Nothing captures the excitement of wine making quite like harvest time! A year of labor in the vineyards finally comes to fruition, and the focus shifts from the fields to the crushing floor. The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association harnesses this excitement with a celebration of local wines with their Harvest Wine Celebration. Make your plans now, this landmark event is just around the corner!