Murrieta's Well

Murrieta's Well
3005 Mines Rd
Livermore, CA  94550

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Check website for hours, by appointment only

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What to Buy

’16 Dry Rosé
Strawberries, watermelon, hibiscus, berries, melon $30

'15 Malbec
Dominant red fruit, baked vanilla and cinnamon aromatics lend way to graham cracker crumbles and toasted oak $40

'16 Sauvignon Blanc
Aromas of citrus blossoms, ruby red grapefruit, and ripe blood orange $35

Special Notes

Guests should check website for hours, by appt only.

Story

Named to honor Joaquin Murrieta, who first discovered the historic estate in the 1800s, Murrieta’s Well specializes in terroir-driven, limited production wine blends. The estate was purchased in 1884 by Louis Mel, who built a gravity flow winery into the hillside and planted a vineyard with cuttings from the famed Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Margaux. In 1930, Mel sold the estate to Ernest Wente and the property has been part of the Wente family’s estate ever since.

Guided by a firm belief in the art of blending and a small-lot approach to growing and crafting its wines, Murrieta’s Well named Robbie Meyer its winemaker in 2015. “I believe in creating wines that are exceptionally pleasing and intriguing at the same time,” Robbie says. “The wines we create inspire people to think about where the grapes are grown. As a winemaker, patience is critical in allowing the vineyards, grapes, and wines to mature and evolve at their own pace.”

Murrieta’s Well’s current portfolio of limited production wines includes a vibrant peach color Dry Rosé composed of estate-grown Grenache and Counoise. Each varietal was cold-fermented separately to retain its distinct flavors. The Small Lot Merlot, a blend of estate-grown Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot, was also fermented and aged separately. It’s a well-balanced wine with gripping tannins and a soft, supple mouthfeel.

Hidden down a winding country lane, Murrieta’s Well is an enchanting setting for wine tasting, private parties, and other private events. The winery has a full kitchen that offers a complete menu of small plates designed for guests to share and pair with the estate wines. Visits require an appointment. Tastings are conducted for small groups at the beautiful tasting bar overlooking the estate, in the club lounge, in the historic barrel room, and on the outdoor patio.


Amenities

Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: Yes

Tours: Yes

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: Yes

VIP & Educational Experiences: Yes

Exceptional Views: Yes

Club Member Lounge: Yes

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: Yes

Gift Shop: Yes

Wedding Facilities: Yes

Event Facilities: Yes

Corp. Meetings: Yes

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

Family Owned and Operated: Yes

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: Yes

Sustainable Practices: Yes

Events

Videos

Murrieta’s Well Dry Rosé 2016

Taste Murrieta's Well Dry Rosé 2016 with winemaker, Robbie Meyer.

Murrieta’s Well The Spur 2014

Taste Murrieta's Well The Spur 2013 red wine blend with winemaker, Robbie Meyer.

Murrieta’s Well The Whip 2015

Taste Murrieta's Well The Whip 2015 white wine blend with winemaker, Robbie Meyer.

Murrieta's Well's Butternut Squash Risotto

Pair this hearty yet healthy dish with Murrieta's Well's crisp Chardonnay and enjoy any time of the year!

Murrieta's Well's Baked Mac & Cheese

This classic baked macaroni and cheese recipe is an easy and rich casserole.

Murrieta's Well's Spicy Shrimp & White Cheddar Grits

An easy to prepare and hearty dish with little bit of spice