One of our favorite annual events was upon us once again. The Taste of Route 116 represented a great reason to drive up to the Russian River Valley and we couldn’t wait to check in with our “home” winery, Balletto Vineyards.
Springtime in Livermore is host to a wide range of weather conditions. On this particular Saturday, the cool air from the bay was swooping through Livermore toward the central valley. That meant cloudless skies and moderate temperatures. It also meant random, gusty bursts of wind. We decided to take advantage of the lovely day and checked in with Omega Road Winery to catch up on their latest wines.
With Covid restrictions finally loosening, we excitedly restarted our “normal” life as expected: visiting some local wineries! Our first day out included a number of favorites, including a gem, Ruby Hill Winery.
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Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore Friday Night Concert Series
Doors open at 5:30pm, Music begins at 6pm
$20 per table cover charge
Flatbreads, Charcuterie plates, and Dessert plates available for purchase
Gather up your friends and family and head to Charles R Vineyards’ Spring Fling and Member Release Party! Relax on the garden patio where Spring flowers are in bloom and enjoy live music with guitarist Eric Eckstein from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Marty’s Joint Food Truck will be rolling in with comfort food for the soul.
Wine Club Members will be picking up their Spring Releases, including our first 2018 Coyote Red, 2019 Reserve Chardonnay and the 2018 Barbera available for Club Members only. If you’re not a Wine Club Member, check out all of the Member Benefits on our website and join today!
Dashe Cellars in Alameda May 21st | SoCo Kitchen & Live Music
Authentic New Orleans Cajun Cuisine! Can you imagine a glass of Dry Riesling paired with a crawfish etouffee? It sounds perfect to me! Plus will have Alameda's own band Spill the Wine playing their booty shaking music on the SF City View Patio.
Eberle Winery in Paso Robles Saturday, May 21st, 2022 | 6:30pm
Dine al fresco on our vineyard deck with an Italian-inspired menu curated by Chef Monson of Oak & Vine Catering. Listen to music by singer/songwriter Rolf Gehrung while enjoying appetizers and dinner paired with our award-winning Eberle wines.
$160 Guests | $128 Club Members
Experience the whole of Livermore Valley from a totally different perspective, the top of the hill at Charles R. The view from the top never disappoints – no matter the weather, the temperature, the steepness or the wind factor – this special place is simply beautiful.
Dick and Bonnie have been generous enough to share this little-known part of the property with us, and we are excited to share the space with those willing to make the trek. Mileage: 1 mile (round trip), Elevation: 300ft, Difficulty: Intermediate
Join Bruce each 4th Friday for a morning hike up the hill. We will share a taste of wine at the top to quench our thirst, then finish up with a full flight once we’re back to the garden patio.
Reservation Only, Limited Space:
$15 Club Members, $30 Public
Omega Road Winery in Livermore IT’S OUR ANNIVERSARY!
Time flies, Friends, and we can’t believe that it’s been 5 years since we opened the doors of Omega Road Winery to the public. We’ve loved crafting beautiful wine and, more, sharing it with each of you. Join in the celebration by making your reservation for Sunday, May 29. We’re excited to be hosting the Mego Kitchen who will be preparing amazing treats for all.
We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Eberle Winery in Paso Robles Friday, June 10th, 2022 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join Gary Eberle on our vineyard deck for our sunset supper with a delightful seafood menu prepared by Cahoots Catering Co. Enjoy the soulful, feel-good music of Emily Smith. First glass of Eberle wine included. Additional wine is available for purchase by glass or bottle.
Eberle Winery in Paso Robles Saturday, July 16th, 2022 | 6:30 pm
Join Gary Eberle for a magical evening in the vineyard with a four-course meal paired with Eberle's award-winning wine prepared by Chef Monson of Oak & Vine Catering. Enjoy live music by singer/songwriter Rolf Gehrung.