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!


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Almost Valentines Day Champagne Tasting

Almost Valentines Day 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!


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Pinot Noir: Battle of the Clones

Pinot Noir: Battle of the Clones

Gertrude Stein said that “A rose is a rose is a rose.” It turns out, though, that a Pinot Noir is not exactly a Pinot Noir or a Pinot Noir. We spent an evening learning about some of the many clones of Pinot Noir. Let the battle begin!

Las Positas Vineyards Cheesecake and Wine Pairing

Las Positas Vineyards Cheesecake and Wine Pairing

Wineries throughout Livermore put together intriguing and innovative experiences for their guests during the annual Holidays in the Vineyards weekend. Every year we struggle to select from the long list of wonderful opportunities. With a few hours to tour and so much fun to be had, hard choices were made. We were thrilled to have […]

Holidays in the Vineyards 2018

Holidays in the Vineyards 2018

As the harvest season come to an end across wine country, the best way to maintain our happy glow is to focus on the coming holidays. That brings us to our favorite way to welcome the coming season: Livermore’s Holidays in the Vineyards.

Visiting Nottingham Cellars

Visiting Nottingham Cellars

With so many wonderful wineries in Livermore, it is a worthy challenge to check with even half of them on an annual basis. Only through rigorous planning and focus (yeah, right) that we are able to keep up with even a fraction of the new things happening with Livermore wine. We discovered that we were overdue visiting a perennial favorite: Nottingham Cellars!


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Upcoming Events

Jul 25

Concannon Vineyard in Livermore
Twilight Tunes Thursday, July 25th 5-8pm

Spend a relaxing summer evening on our lawn area listening to live acoustic music while enjoying stunning vineyard views! Local singer and songwriter, Lou Evans, will be performing for our first Twilight Tunes event. Our outdoor pavilion will be open for glass and bottle sales. Enjoy food from our deli section as well as the Crazy Empanada Food Truck, serving up homemade Columbian street food.

Participating Wineries in Livermore through Jul 28
Livermore Valley's Premier Food and Wine Affair Spans Four Delectable Days.

On Thursday July 25, 2019 Livermore Valley's premier food and wine affair will take place, which has winemakers partnering with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors at Casa Real Event Center from 6-9 PM. Taste pairings and cast your vote for the coveted People's Choice award! Friday through Sunday, wineries across the region host ten food and wine events including the popular food and wine pairing competition, sparkling wine and rose events, a falconry demonstration, sustainable garden tours and a blind tasting seminar.
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Jul 26

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
FOURTH FRIDAY FREE CONCERT
Friday, July 26, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
with Chris Ahlman
Wine-down for the weekend with a glass or bottle of your favorite Charles R wine to pair with your picnic on our garden patio at our Fourth Friday Free Concert with Chris Ahlman, singer songwriter playing acoustic pop, folk and rock. His lyrics are positive and uplifting, his guitar work is mellow, and his vocals are strong and soothing.
Jul 27

Cedar Mountain in Livermore
Grill and Chill

Saturday 5:00 - 8:00
Chris Ahlman
The San Francisco Bay Area resident grew up with music and spent much of his childhood behind a piano and, later, a saxophone. At fifteen, he switched over to guitar and vocal work, and since 2007, has been entertaining audiences with his original music.

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
UKULELE JAM & OPEN MIC With Steve Kritzer
Saturday, July 27, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
We be jammin! Come join Steve Kritzer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and popular ukulele teacher for our Ukulele Jam & Open Mic. Music sheets will be provided, or email Steve at steveonstrings@gmail.com for a PDF of the songs in advance. Bring a picnic, kids are welcome, and wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle. An Open Mic session will give those with more expertise a chance to strut their stuff!
Aug 02

Adelaida in Paso Robles
Summer Winemaker Dinner
Friday, August 2 | 6:00pm-9:00pm

Join us for an intimate reception and three course dinner paired with Adelaida's estate wines. Our winemaker, Jeremy Weintraub, will guide guests through each wine poured and Chef Nicola Allegretta of Mistura Restaurant will prepare an amazing menu incorporating his creative passion and use of fresh and local ingredients. Detailed menu to follow.
$165 Per Person / $145 Per Club Member
Aug 03

Concannon Vineyard in Livermore
If you are looking to discover your inner vintner, then this is your tour of duty. So roll up your sleeves, get ready to get dirty and plunge into the world of winegrowing. At each Sommelier Boot Camp class, you will learn how to round out your knowledge and expand your palate. This Boot Camp is the most fun you can have while learning all about the journey from grape to glass.

Since this sold out so quickly last year, we've added 2 different group options!

Boot Camp #4
Advanced Training: Veraison & Irrigation
Group 1: August 3rd | Group 2: August 10th
Aug 16

3 Steves in Livermore
Laughs in a Glass, 3 Steves Comedy Series in the Vineyard
August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Showmentum presents 3 Steves Comedy Series at the Vineyard. Enjoy an evening of comedy with vino, vines, and views.
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Concannon Vineyard in Livermore
Magic Unplugged Friday, August 16th
Show times: 6:30pm & 8pm

Tickets: $37 per person

Pricing includes the show and 1 glass of wine .

Enjoy Magic Unplugged with Illusionist, Alvin Lui! Concannon Vineyard will be hosting 2 intimate shows on our beautiful grounds. Magic Unplugged combines the polish of a stage performance with the intimacy of a close-up experience. Come join us for a unique, interactive, and entertaining experience by taking part in your own astonishment.
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