Taste Our Terroir


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Joe Becerra

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Taste our terrior Livermore
Taste our terrior Livermore
Page Mill Winery pours Chardonnay paired with  sea scallop, prepared by Handles Gastropub

About Livermore Valley’s Taste Our Terroir

Taste Our Terroir is Livermore Valley wine country’s signature event, this year taking place from July 24 to July 27. The event began on Thursday evening with a festive food and wine pairing extravaganza at Casa Real, the event center at Ruby Hill Winery. Eighteen Livermore wineries each partnered with a  Bay Area restaurant  to pair one of their wines with a chef’s creative appetizer.  We as participants were able to compare and contrast each wine with and without the appetizer. The chefs were at the top of their game, as the appetizers were being judged by Sunset Magazine.  In the photo above the Page Mill Winery’s Chardonnay paired wonderfully with the sea scallop prepared by Handles Gastropub. It was our favorite pairing of the evening. In the red wine department there were several excellent choices.  Our favorite wine and food match was the Occasio Petite Sirah paired with a stuffed mushroom from Springs Italian Cafe.  The wines and food we tasted were all delicious and the event was thoroughly enjoyable.

From Friday through Sunday, events will take place throughout the Livermore Valley wine country at various wineries. The events include a cooking demonstration at Page Mill Winery, comparing single vineyard Cabernet at the Steven Kent Winery,  and a wine blending session at the new Wente Vineyards Winemakers Studio. This event is very popular and is sold out every year. Most of the folks we met were residents of the Livermore area and very proud of the wines produced in this region.

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  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.