In the eastern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, the rolling terrain of Amador, San Ramon, and Livermore Valleys offers visitors an array of ways to getaway.
In its brief history, Cuda Ridge Wines has certainly kept its pedal to the metal.
Springing from a tale as old as California itself, Murrieta's Well is defined by its distinctive blended wines, stunning location, and a rich heritage that began during California's Gold Rush era.
Founded in 2009 by the industrious father and son team of Jeff and Collin Cranor, Nottingham Cellars is dedicated to producing exceptional wines from their beloved Livermore Valley.
This year marks the 130th anniversary of Wente Vineyards, and the 101st anniversary of the Wente family bringing Chardonnay cuttings from Montpellier, France and planting them in the Livermore Valley.
Locally owned and operated since the Livermore hotel was built in 1999, Courtyard by Marriott Livermore features 121 guest rooms and suites, several with large, in-room whirlpool spas.
The gracious extended-stay hotel is located in a prime spot just a mile north of downtown Livermore, with easy proximity to Livermore Valley wine country.
Technologically advanced with all the comforts of home, Hilton Garden Inn Livermore offers 97 guest rooms and suites, some with whirlpools and fireplaces.
More Inns, hotels, B&Bs, and accommodations located in the Livermore Valley wine region.
Set in the hillsides of Livermore Valley, the Purple Orchid Resort and Spa offers ten beautifully appointed guest suites, each with a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub.
Tri-Valley Conservancy strives to preserve its legacy.
Spark some romance or make a special memory with friends and family as a horse-drawn carriage takes you on an enchanting tour in Livermore wine country.
Dedicated to informing and delighting guests with the benefits and deliciousness of California olive oil, We Olive offers an unforgettable olive oil experience.
Haps Original Steaks & Seafood
McNamara’s Steak and Chop House
Oasis Grille & Wine Lounge
The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
Zephyr Grill & Bar
Swirl on the Square
The Vine at Bridges
Underdog Wine Bar
Courtyard by Marriott Livermore
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Livermore
Hilton Garden Inn Livermore
The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa
The Rose Hotel
Charles R Vineyards
Las Positas Vineyards
McGrail Vineyards and Winery
Rios-Lovell Estate Winery
Ruby Hill Winery
Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery
The Steven Kent Winery
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Bent Creek Winery
Crooked Vine & Stony Ridge Wineries
Garré Vineyard & Winery
Martinelli Event Center
Wente Vineyards Event Center
Nestled an hour east of San Francisco, the Livermore Valley is one of California’s oldest wine growing regions. Surrounded by lush vineyards, picturesque hills and quaint suburbs, the Livermore Valley has a rich history of wine making. Fifth generation winemakers, new winemakers and vineyardists all work in unison to usher the Livermore wine region into a new era of wine renaissance.
The region’s earliest history of winemaking began in the late 18th century, as Spanish missionaries planted and tended to the first Livermore Valley vineyards. Now, over 200 years later, the region has 40 functioning wineries, with over 5,000 acres of vineyards. These wineries range in size, from small, intimate 100-case wine growers, to the large, bustling 400,000-case heavyweights.
In addition to the welcoming and award-winning tasting rooms, the Livermore Valley has a wide array of activities for wine lovers and tourists of all kinds. There is an assortment of restaurants, ranging from fresh-seafood at Scott’s Restaurant to authentic Italian food at Terra Mia Cucina Italiana. Specialty wine shops, upscale retail outlets and beautiful country clubs guarantee that there will always be something to do in the Livermore Valley.
For more information, please visit lvwine.org.
For more information on Tri-Valley. visit visittrivalley.com.
Just 35 miles east of San Francisco, Livermore Valley wine country is very easy to get to, and when you arrive, the wineries are easy to find. We’ve scouted around and assembled this list of ten great Livermore Valley tasting rooms to visit.
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The picturesque Tri-Valley region of California wine country cradles the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon, the town of Danville, and the vineyards of Livermore Valley wine country.
With a winemaking history that dates back to the time of Spanish missionaries, Livermore Valley is a living legend. It lies less than an hour east of the city of San Francisco and is home to some of California’s most storied wineries.
Drive 33 miles east from San Francisco, 18 miles southeast from Oakland, or 26 miles northeast from San Jose, and you’ll find yourself (happily) in California’s Tri-Valley—home to Livermore Valley wine country, and many other splendid things.
Learn more about Wente Vineyards' Winemaker, Karl D. Wente, in Touring & Tasting's exclusive interview!
California’s Tri-Valley, home to Livermore Valley wine country, is an easy drive from San Francisco, but you’ll find yourself in a world apart—a world you won’t want to leave at day’s end.
Relaxed yet refined, Livermore Valley provides an ideal wine country setting for weddings, reunions, corporate events – all kinds of festive events.
Although the San Francisco Bay area actually enjoys a long heritage of winemaking, its wines—crafted in the city proper as well as Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, and a short drive east in Livermore Valley—have just begun to receive the international recognition they deserve.
Click here to see the full list of events for Crooked Vine Winery.
Click here to see the full list of events for Murrieta's Well.
Click here to see the full list of events for Wente Vineyards.
Click here to see the full list of events for the Tri-Valley Conservancy.
Tri-Valley is located on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay Hills and is home to the beautiful town of Danville and cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon.
Click here to see the full list of events for the Tri-Valley Region.
Click here to see the full list of events for the Livermore Valley Region.
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Join Wente as they combine art, food and wine together in this special event.
Join the All American Get-Together for over 3,500 American Made or Powered Hot Rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks of all years, indoor custom car show, autocross, vendor and manufacturer exhibits, model & pedal car show, arts & crafts gallery as well as free kids entertainment!
Taste wines right out of the barrel, meet winemakers, and more. Each winery will host a unique experience during barrel tasting weekend including at least 1 barrel sample for each ticket holder. This is your chance to pre-purchase wines before they have even bottled (aka "futures")!
Join Livermore Valley LIVE to preview Livermore Valley's Barrel Tasting Weekend coming up March 29 & 30. They will will taste wine still in development and answer common questions about barrel tasting.
Get "INSPIRED" in 2014. Don't miss the fabulous San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Visit sfgardenshow.com for more details.
Tour organically farmed vineyards, learn how wineries practice energy conservation (some use solar power) and discover sustainable methods for pest, soil and plant management. Each earth-friendly celebration will conclude with a guided wine tasting. Visit lvwine.org for more info.
The Quest for Excellence series was introduced in July of 2005. Since Quest’s inception, topics have included sensory evaluation, cooperage, wine analysis, powdery mildew, vineyard pest management, nitrogen nutrition, oxygen in winemaking, grape physiology, canopy management and more. Tri-Valley Conservancy invites you to attend and learn more!
It will be a beautiful evening full of great food, acclaimed local wines, fabulous auction lots and top-notch live music. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit local children’s charities in the areas of nutrition, healthcare, and education. Tickets & details here: lvwf.org.
Livermore Valley's premier food and wine affair spans four delectable days. On Thursday night, the annual quest for food and wine pairing excellence has 20 winemakers partnering with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors. Taste pairings and cast your vote for the coveted People's Choice award! Friday through Sunday wineries across the region host cooking classes, barrel seminars, vineyard tours and more. Saturday night, guests join winemakers for a varietal dinner in an elegant wine country setting.