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!


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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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An Eagle Ridge Release Party to Remember

An Eagle Ridge Release Party to Remember

A highlight of any wine club membership is the associated wine release parties. In fact, we typically choose our memberships based primarily on the fun factor of these parties. The wine matters too, of course, but the parties are a real benefit of club membership. A recent proof point was the fun (and delicious) wine club release party at Eagle Ridge Vineyard.

Jason Stephens Winery

Jason Stephens Winery

When visiting the Santa Clara Valley AVA, there are quite a few wineries to visit. Ranging from tiny to substantial; grandiose to humble. One of our first choices was well worth the challenge of finding it: the Jason Stephens Winery.


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May 23

Steven Kent in Livermore
It's #NationalChardonnayDay!!

Come to The Steven Kent Winery on May 23rd from 12-4:30pm
for a special flight featuring the newly released
2016 Merrillie Chardonnay!

This flight will be $15.00 per person
(complimentary for club members).
May 24

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
FOURTH FRIDAY FREE CONCERT SERIES
Friday, May 24, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Live Music with
Robbie Wilson!
Round up your friends, pack up your picnic basket and head to Charles R Friday, May 24 to kick off our annual Fourth Friday Free Concert Series with Robbie Wilson! Playing outlaw country, folk and a little bit of Rick, the likes of Tyler Childers, Sturgill Simpson and Whiskey Myers, he's ready for a silly goose time! Check out a video on www.facebook.com.


Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore
Evening in the Vineyards Concert with Tammy Byerly

May 24, 2019 (Fri) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Enjoy great music wine and food at Las Positas Vineyards!
May 25

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
UKULELE JAM & OPEN MIC
With Steve Kritzer
Saturday, May 25, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
We be jammin! Come join Steve Kritzer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and popular ukulele teacher on the Charles R patio, nestled among oak trees in the Livermore hills. All you need is a ukulele and knowledge of a few basic chords, or just come to listen and sing along. Music sheets will be provided, everything from Tin Pan Alley to Classic Rock, favorite pop songs, Hawaiian and more.

Concannon Vineyard in Livermore
Breakfast in the Vineyards Saturday, May 25th
9:00am-1:00pm

Visitors: $60
Members: $55 (up to 2)

Imagine being embraced by the morning dew in the gorgeous vineyards of Concannon estate, located in the heart of Livermore Valley. Discover Concannon's history and beauty while touring the vineyards on foot. Conclude this experience with a vintner's lifestyle breakfast in the vineyards.
Click here for more info

Steven Kent in Livermore
Party on The Patio
May 25th
Delicious Southwestern Cuisine from Posada on Wheels to purchase https://posadarestaurant.com/posada-on-wheels

Live music from Blind Reason

Our wines will be available for purchase
by glass and/or bottle!
May 26

Wente in Livermore
47th Annual Art in the Vineyards
May 26, 2019 (Sun) 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Wente Estate Tasting Room

Cost: Free to attend, $25 Wine Tasting

Art in the Vineyard 2019 will feature inspired art demonstrations, works of art from Livermore Valley's most talented artists, fantastic food from The Wood Fire Kitchen and VinX to enjoy with our award winning wines!

Admission is complimentary. Wine tasting: $25 / $15 for Club Members - All tastings include a commemorative glass!

Enjoy amazing wine and support talented local artists while listening to live music by Vintage Noise. The four-piece combo has become synonymous with lush vocals and gentle strings, blending timeless jazz and exotic sounds of bossa nova.
May 27

Dante Robere in Livermore
Open for Tasting on Memorial Day
When: Monday May 27, 2019 12pm to 5pm
Where: Dante Robere Vineyards
Cost: $15 Tasting Fee, waived with wine purchase

Dante Robere will be open on Memorial Day. Come out and taste our new releases! Grab some picnic supplies, a bottle of wine and enjoy the views from our Patio.

Steven Kent in Livermore
Memorial Day
May 27th!
Our Barrel Room will be open
for tasting 12:00-4:30 pm!!

We will be honoring all active Military and Vets with complimentary tastings as a Thank You for your service!!

Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore
We are OPEN on Memorial Day (5/27) from 12 - 4:30pm! Bring your friends, bring your family and your out of town guests to Wood Family for a good time.
May 31

Concannon Vineyard in Livermore
Magic Unplugged Friday, May 31st
Show Times: 6:00pm & 8:30pm

Tickets: $37 per person
Pricing includes the show and 1 glass of wine per person.

Enjoy Magic Unplugged with Illusionist, Alvin Lui! Concannon Vineyard will be hosting 2 intimate shows in Club 1883. 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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Dante Robere in Livermore
Friday Night Wine Tasting in May ~ Rustic Roadhouse & Live Music by Chaz n' Ed
When:
Friday May 31, 2019 5 to 8pm
Where: Dante Robere Vineyards
Cost: Wine sold separately, no cover charges and no advance tickets required. Food available for purchase from on site vendor

Join us at Dante Robere for selected Friday Nights and start the weekend off right (or recover from the commute)! Wines by the glass and bottle available for purchase. Grab dinner from Rustic Roadhouse~ they'll have a selection of wood fired pizzas and additional options like sliders, fries & their Rustic Irish Nachos~ then head out to the Main Patio for Music by Chaz N' Ed.

Wine sold separately, no cover charges and no advance tickets required.

Bob and Dan will see you there!
Jun 01

Concannon Vineyard in Livermore
Food Trucks at the Vineyard Saturday, June 1st
11:00am-4:30pm

Not a ticketed event.

Experience a fun-filled day of wine tasting and delicious street food! Relax on our beautiful grounds and enjoy a variety of food trucks featuring southwestern cuisine, barbecue, Mexican food, and Italian ice!

Our Lawn Pavilion will be open for you to enjoy wines by the glass or bottle. The main Tasting Room and member spaces will be open and pouring our Reserve wines.
Jun 02

Adelaida in Paso Robles
Hilltop Party
Sunday, June 2
Session #1: 11:00am-1:00pm
Session #2: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Come join us for our annual Hilltop Party! The Adelaida Hilltop offers magnificent views of our estate ranch and the Santa Lucia Mountains. Enjoy live music by power-folk duo Bear Market Riot as you taste through a flight of outstanding Adelaida wines paired with award winning paella from Chef Alex Martin of Crush Catering. Two tasting sessions will be offered; each session is limited so book early.
$50 Per Person / $40 Per Club Member

Dante Robere in Livermore
Wine & Wags
When: Sunday June 02, 201912 to 5pm
Where: Dante Robere Vineyards
Cost: $30/person advance purchase @ LVwine.org ~ Tasting Room open to public during event, $15/ person wine tasting fees apply

Join us for the second annual Wine & Wags event! Livermore Valley's dog friendly wineries host a day of fun for dogs and their owners across the region. Bring your friendly four-legged friends (on a leash, of course!), and enjoy a day in beautiful Wine Country. Come with your dogs, stay for the wine, and possibly leave with a new best friend! Advance Tickets can be purchased on LVwine.org $30. Tasting room will be open to the public for wine tasting during the Wine & Wags event.

Participating Livermore Wineries in Livermore
Wine & Wags

Sunday, June 2nd | 12:00-4:30 PM
Join us for the 2nd annual Wine & Wags event! Livermore Valley's dog friendly wineries host a day of fun for dogs and their owners across the region. Bring your friendly four legged friends (on a leash, of course!), and enjoy a day in beautiful wine country. Local animal rescues will be partnered with our wineries, promoting adoptions of their furry friends that need a home. Come with your dogs, stay for the wine, and possibly leave with a new best friend!
Click here for more info
Jun 07

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

$35

Showmentum presents 3 Steves Comedy Series at the Vineyard. Enjoy an evening of comedy with vino, vines, and views.
Click here for more info

Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore
Evening in the Vineyards with Lisa Marie Johnston

June 7, 2019 (Fri) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Enjoy great music wine and food at Las Positas Vineyards!
21+ | No outside food or beverages
Jun 08

Harney Lane in Lodi
Zinfandel 5 Ways

It is our pleasure to introduce our own Zinfandel wines by way of an exceptional pairing experience - Zinfandel 5 Ways. Complemented by the culinary creations of Chef Warren Ito, we will embark upon an interactive tasting journey, leading us through the unique spaces of our Home Ranch property. See our story unfold alongside the flavors of each perfectly paired Zinfandel as we meander through forest and vineyard. Join us for an evening of Zin-tastic origins, sensory adventure and delicious wines!

2018 Dry Rose
Cambozola on Focaccia with fresh apricot compote, basil & pistachios

NV Primitivo- pre release!
Stuffed Primitivo Grape Leaf with chèvre, dried fruit, prosciutto & pine nuts

2016 Zinfandel
Grilled Sausage Skewer topped with caramelized onion zinfandel glaze

2016 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lizzy James Vineyard
Kettle-Roasted Prime NY Loin, forest mushrooms & roasted garlic confit

Lizzy James Port Dessert Wine
Harney Lane Estate Bing Cherry Tartufo

Saturday, June 8 at 6pm
$85 Per Person

Wente in Livermore
White Party in the Vineyards

June 8, 2019 (Sat) 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wente Vineyards invites you to join their annual White Party in the Vineyards for memorable wines, delicious bites, and great company on Saturday, June 8th. In all white, tables and decorations will be set for a fun-filled afternoon in beautiful Livermore Valley Wine Country. Guests are kindly asked to follow the dress code and come dressed in chic all white clothing.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through this link. General admission tickets are available for $95 and include three Wente Chardonnay tastings, buffet-style dinner, dancing and more. Restaurant Dining tickets are available for $175 and feature appetizers and a toast with 5th Generation Winegrower Karl D. Wente, a seated 3-course wine and dinner pairing at Wente's Vineyard table followed by access to the White Party.
Jun 16

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
Grillin' and Chillin' with Dad at Charles R Vineyards

June 16, 2019 (Sun) 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This Father's Day, we'll be hosting a BYO-BBQ on our patio at Charles R. Pack up your Pop, a picnic and some meat for the grill, we'll provide the fire! Play some darts, corn hole, or board games, enjoy live music, and Dad can pick his favorite wine to pair with the menu, and we'll provide some port for dessert.

Dante Robere in Livermore
Fathers' Day Wine & Barbeque
When: Sunday June 16, 2019 12 to 5pm
Where: Dante Robere Vineyards
Cost: $15 Tasting Fee, waived with wine purchase, BBQ purchased from QSquared BBQ Truck

For Father's Day, we are teaming up with our Westside Wine Trail partners, Fenestra, Las Positas and Cuda Ridge to offer special tasting events at each of the four wineries. At Dante Robere, join us for BBQ by QueSquared & Live Music on the Patio. Celebrate all Dads with good food, great wine & gorgeous views on our Main Patio!
Jun 21

Dante Robere in Livermore
Friday Night Wine Tasting in June ~ Rustic Roadhouse & Live Music
When: Friday June 21, 2019 5 to 8pm
Where: Dante Robere Vineyards
Cost: Wine sold separately, no cover charges and no advance tickets required. Food available for purchase from on site vendor

Join us at Dante Robere for selected Friday Nights and start the weekend off right (or recover from the commute)! We will be pouring selected wines for tasting. Wines by the glass and bottle available for purchase. Grab dinner from Rustic Roadhouse~ they'll have a selection of wood fired pizzas and additional options like sliders, fries & their Rustic Irish Nachos~ then head out to the Main Patio for Music!

Wine sold separately, no cover charges and no advance tickets required.

Bob and Dan will see you there!
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