Livermore wine country on the move

Livermore wine country on the move with Bordeaux and Rhones Despite the fact that the Livermore wine country has made historic contributions to the California wine scene, it has remained a small and little recognized wine and food destination. Some recent developments in the Livermore Valley indicate that Livermore as a wine region is on … Read more

Wente Vineyards: A tour de force in Livermore

A steady stream of wine country tourists was so large that we had to wait to get up to the tasting bar. The tastings are very reasonable, including a $5 tasting and a more elaborate $10 tasting.

Steven Kent Mirassou Talks Cabernet

His mission as a winemaker at Steven Kent is to make “the best Cabernet Sauvignon wine and Bordeaux Blend in the world.” He is not slightly hesitant about his commitment to accomplish this lofty goal.

Wine Adventures in Livermore – A little bit of everything

There are 50 wineries in the Livermore Valley and they offer a little bit of everything for the wine country traveler. Outside of the two big and historic wineries of Wente and Concannon, these Livermore wineries are mostly small and family-run wineries, running the gamut of boutique to outright funky and bizarre in some cases. We spent a few days in the Livermore wine country this past weekend. This is our third trip to Livermore in recent times, visiting the majority of wineries to create a Livermore wine trail for our Wine Country Getaways website. We have been anxious to add the Livermore wine country to the nine California wine regions we have detailed on Wine Country Getaways.

Here are a few of the wineries we visited on this last trip that offer some impressive experiences with good wines and hospitality.

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