Occasio Winery

It was a beautiful spring day in Livermore, and we were enjoying some of our favorite Vasco Road wineries. We had time for just one more tasting, and we were excited to learn about the new wines at Occasio Winery.

Nottingham Cellars

Livermore has so many fun and growing wineries! Keeping up with them is a challenging and rewarding activity, requiring focus and stamina. A goal that is well worth the dedication. We recently realized that our last visit to Nottingham Cellars was too far in the past. It was time for another visit!

McKahn Family Cellars

It is great to see a new winery burst onto the wine scene. Even better when the winery gains recognition and respect for the quality of its wine. McKahn Family Cellars is a perfect example, serving great wine in their wonderful new tasting room. We returned to find out what was new!

Dante Robere Vineyards

One of the Livermore wineries successfully making the  move from “rookie” to “established” status is Dante Robere Vineyards. Now fully settled into their beautiful tasting room and building a respected library of award-winning vintages, this winery is showing that they have what it takes to take their place among the premier wineries of Livermore.

Returning to Eckert Estates

Sometimes familiarity breeds neglect. Never was that as evident as our coverage, or lack, of our visits to Eckert Estate Winery. We love everything about Eckert Estates: the wine, the vibe, the people. That means that we visit quite a bit, but have somehow forgotten to write about their new wines for far too long!

Vidovich Vineyards

Wine tasting has its own community of like-minded fans. Over time, connections are made that can lead to even more wine tasting fun. We had a recent example of “six degrees of wine tasting separation” when we received an invitation to attend a party at a new winery called Vidovich Vineyards. That was one great connection!

Why Age Wine in Barrels?

Making wine is a wonderful blend of art and science! The process has been refined over millennia, with each generation building on the advances from before. Each step of the wine making process has a specific and unique contribution to the whole. Ever wonder why most wines are aged in barrels? Here’s what you should know:

Upcoming: Pigs and Pinot

We love wine tasting in the Healdsburg area! The “Pinot on the River” event that we attended a few years ago was a great example of good food, good wine and a good cause. We recently learned that Healdsburg was hosting an event that combines two of our loves: pinot and pork. This charity event […]

Bouchaine Vineyards

Bouchaine Vineyards

With 2017 drawing to a close, it was only appropriate to celebrate the new as well as the familiar in wine tastings once more before the new year. For a new tasting experience, we ventured into the Carneros AVA to visit Bouchaine Vineyards. What a great choice!

Upcoming Events

Apr 25

Page Mill in Livermore
Common Scents Wed. April 25 7:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted the ability to identify "black pepper or spice" or "floral notes" etc. when you see that on the wine menu? Learn to identify different aromas in wine by exploring your sense of smell. You will get to know the different types of aromas through blind sniff tests of essential oils from Do Terra. Later learn more about the health benefits of essential oils while enjoying a glass of wine! This event is free for Underground Wine Club Members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited. Reserve your space today!
Apr 26

3 Steves in Livermore

"SIP SIP HOORAY" WINE, CHEESE & DESSERT SPECIAL EVENT ON APRIL 26TH

We hope you can join us for special evening of wine, cheese, and dessert on Thursday, April 26th from 6pm to 9pm!

We are proud to partner with McGrail Vineyards, The Steven Kent Winery, and Wood Family Vineyards to bring you this memorable evening.

Two of the wineries will have cheese pairings, and two will have desserts paired with their wines. You will start at your host winery where you purchased your tickets, and be transported between the other wineries via the Livermore Wine Trolley.

Tickets are limited for this fun night of pairings and beautiful views, so please Click Here for more information and to purchase your tickets. Tickets are $65 for guests, and $55 for our wine club members.

We hope to see you this weekend at the winery and at this event on April 26th!
Apr 28

Gary Farrell Winery in Russian River
TABLE FOR TEN
April 28, June 16 & Aug 11 | 4:30-6 pm
These unique one night events will be an educational and entertaining experience led by our Estate Sommelier team discussing the terroir that provided the raw materials for winemaker Theresa Heredia to craft exceptional wines. Each wine selection will be paired with a specially curated bite selected by our Estate Sommeliers so guests may savor the wonderful ability of Gary Farrell wines to compliment any table. Hosted at a shared table in our Meadow View Room, you will be treated to an incredible line-up of wines from the 2015 vintage while drinking in stunning views overlooking the Russian River Valley as the sun sets behind forested ridges of Redwood and Oak. This is an experience not to be missed, seating is extremely limited and we encourage you to reserve today.
Limited to 10 Guests, Reservations Required.
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Apr 29

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
SUNDAY WITH THE SOMMELIER @ CHARLES R
With Jorge Tinoco, Sommelier from The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
Sunday, April 29, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Don't miss this opportunity to refine your palate, fine-tune your ability to taste individual qualities in a wine, and learn the tricks of the wine tasting trade from Jorge Tinoco, Sommelier from The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards. Jorge will walk you through a tasting of Charles R wines, exploring the four criteria of deductive wine tasting: appearance, nose, palate and conclusion, where you mentally separate aromas, flavors and tastes to reveal the identity of a wine.
$25 Club Members
$35 General Public

Tickets are on sale to Charles R Vineyards Club Members through April 8th.
Tickets go on sale to the general public April 9th. Call 800-838-3006
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Rosenblum Cellars in Oakland
Edu-Tasting with Greg!
All about Rosenblum!
Sunday, April 29th Exciting news! This month on Sunday April 29th we will be doing a deep dive into our beloved Rosenblum family of Zins, Syrahs and Petite Syrahs. We will cover the history of Rosenblum, its founder Kent and the various vineyards he partnered with to bring us such renowned wines as; Rockpile, Maggie's and many more. The class will cover how we came about to have such a diverse array of Zins, what the difference is between them and why. We will sample the classics we have come to love as well as taste Kent's newly released 2016 vintages. To sign up call the tasting room.


Space is limited make sure to call the tasting room and reserve your place!
May 05

Adelaida in Paso Robles
Spring Hilltop Party
May 5th | 6:00pm–9:00pm

Join us on the highest point in the Paso Robles AVA for our Spring Hilltop Party. Taste a selection of incredible Adelaida wines and enjoy a tantalizing taco bar with accompaniments as you take in the breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Mountains.
$25 Per Club Member | $30 Per Non-Club Guest
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May 09

Occasio Winery in Livermore
Wine Wednesday

Wednesday, May 9, 5-8 PM

Join us for Wine Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM. We will be tasting some of our finest wines with the music of Dave Land.Click here for more info

Page Mill in Livermore
Perfect Pairings Wed. May 9
Do you love finding the perfect pairing of food and wine? Join our Perfect Pairings Club! To learn more about the "secret knock" to get into this club, or if you are already a member and want to attend the May event, contact the winery.
May 11

Page Mill in Livermore
Wine & Roses Fri. May 11 - Flower Arranging
Learn how to create a beautiful flower arrangement to give as a Mother's Day gift or keep for yourself! A rep from Alice's Table will guide you through the process and provide everything you need. Tickets available through Alice's Table and are $65/pp. Underground Wine Club members will get one glass of wine included. Wine will also be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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May 12

Monticello Vineyards in Napa
You are cordially invited to join the Corley family at Monticello Vineyards for our second annual Spring Croquet Classic!

Enjoy a lovely day at our Estate filled with new wine releases, music, croquet, and delicious food. Challenge your friends to an exciting game of croquet while enjoying our wines and have some old fashioned fun! Meadowood Croquet Pro, Mike McDonnell will be here to assist guests with sticky wickets and the ever popular jump shot!



Club Members $70 per person | Non Club $85 per person

Attire: Croquet whites are encouraged. There will be a hat contest so get ready to wow our judges with your style.
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R&B Cellars in Richmond
An unforgettable dance party with GRAMMY Nominated ANDRE THIERRY and his band, celebrating generations, showcasing traditional and enriched NEW sounds of music evolving from French Creole, Zydeco and Accordion Soul.

Saturday, May 12th from 4-10pm

A powerful show...
featuring guest artists performing with Andre Thierry's accordion finesse, breaking genre molds with his homegrown, signature music style.

FOOD PURVEYORS:
Indulge and savor local purveyors featuring a "Taste of Creole" selling traditional delicious Southern French Creole dishes and desserts, mouthwatering BBQ, Seafood, Caribbean and Spanish flavors paired with a variety of wines.

Andre Thierry's Roots, Rhythm & Wine is a Connecting4Cause Charity Event for The Conscious Kitchen Organization, Igniting a Farm to School Movement.

The Mission:
To work to improve the health, well-being, and the life outcomes for youth and communities.

Support Conscious Kitchen East Bay

A portion of event ticket proceeds will be donated to The Conscious Kitchen Organization to help support expansion into the West Contra Costa Unified School District, Northern California.
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May 13

Vino Noceto Winery in Amador
Mother's Day Brunch - Sunday, May 13th

Reservations are now open for Mother's Day Brunch! Bring Mom for Asparagus & Parmesan Frittata, Crispy Potatoes with Rosemary-Garlic Olive Oil, Cheddar-Bacon Biscuits, and more. [check out the menu]

58/person; 35/kid under 12; kids under 6 free
48/person for club

Call 209.245.6557 or email events@noceto.com to make a reservation. Space is limited.
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May 19

Leisure Street in Livermore
Come join us on Saturday May 19 at Leisure Street Winery as we have our First Annual Paella Party. Food by Chef Eduardo Posada of Posada Comtemporary Southwestern Cuisine. Listen to the cool tunes of Kaleo & Akoni as they play music we grow up listening to. Tickets are $36.00 per person., Music starts at 1:00pm and Paella will be served between 4-5:00pm. Non- Fish Paella options are available. Click here for more info
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