Livermore Valley

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. The first international Gold medal awarded to a California wine was a dry 1884 Sauvignon Blanc from Livermore at the 1889 Paris Exposition, and much of the Chardonnay we drink today originated from plantings by Wente Vineyards. Located just about 30 miles east of San Francisco in California’s Tri-Valley region, Livermore Valley is an ideal region to explore.


Featured Wineries

Big White House Winery

Big White House is a Livermore winery, about 40 miles east of San Francisco. They specialize in handcrafted, small-lot, luxury wines of rare quality with an emphasis on Rhone-type varieties.

Cedar Mountain Winery & Port Works

Combining a passion for winemaking with its owners’ creative endeavors in wine, food, and art, Cedar Mountain Winery & Port Works specializes in handcrafted small-lot table wines and ports produced from Livermore Valley grapes.

Cuda Ridge Wines

Cuda Ridge Wines is a family-owned winery that produces handcrafted small-lot Bordeaux-style varietals and blends.

Fenestra Winery

As Livermore Valley’s first boutique winery, Fenestra Winery has produced award-winning wines since 1976.

Garré Vineyard & Winery

In the heart of Livermore Valley, Garré Vineyard & Winery welcomes guests with wonderful wines and genuine family hospitality.

Las Positas Vineyards

Surrounded by its own vineyards and breathtaking views of the Livermore Valley, Las Positas Vineyards produces small-lot estate grown award-winning wines of exceptional character.

McGrail Vineyards

McGrail Vineyards is a boutique winery in the Livermore Valley that specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from estate and other Livermore Valley vineyards.

Murrieta's Well

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 from its estate in the Livermore Valley.

Nottingham Cellars

Founded in 2009, Nottingham Cellars has fast become synonymous with premier quality Livermore Valley wine.

Omega Road Winery

Omega Road Winery crafts unique, small-lot wines to be enjoyed and shared with family and friends. As winemakers at Omega Road Winery, Alexandra and Ken Henkelman strive to maintain varietal characteristics while building complex flavors.

Retzlaff Vineyards and Estate Winery

Retzlaff Vineyards and Estate Winery, established in 1976, is a certified organic vineyard in a spectacular location, off the beaten path yet close to town.

The NC Collection: Vasco Urbano Wine Collection

With the conviction that the Livermore Valley’s unique terroir is ideal for growing Rhône varieties, family-owned Nottingham Cellars launched Vasco Urbano Wine Company in November 2014 to showcase a distinctive portfolio of Rhône-inspired wines.

The Steven Kent Winery

Founded by Steven Kent Mirassou from the fifth-generation of the famed Mirassou winemaking family, The Steven Kent Winery is a standard-bearer for the Livermore Valley wine region.

Wente (Mandarin)


Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards is the oldest continuously operated family-owned winery in the United States. From its earliest years, it has also been a leader in the world of wine, maintaining a global vision for quality and integrity in every aspect of the wine industry.

Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

Wente invites guests to engage in hands-on, interactive, and educational winemaking and grape-growing fun at The Winemakers Studio.

Wood Family Vineyards

Rhonda started making wine in 1996 after they purchased the Merlot vineyard where she and Michael built their home.

Notable Wineries

BoaVentura de Caires Winery

Set on a sunny ridge in the southwest corner of Livermore Valley, BoaVentura de Caires Winery creates delectable, approachable wines. 

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Crooked Vine Winery
The 180-acre estate vineyard is one of the region’s top producers, but what’s more important to the Corbetts is that it yields more than 16 varieties—all of exceptional quality, from Malvasia Bianca to Petite Sirah.
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Darcie Kent Vineyards

Darcie Kent Vineyards is family-owned and -operated by fifth-generation vintner and artist Darcie Kent and her two daughters, Kailyn and Amanda.

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Mitchell Katz Winery

Vintage after vintage, the single vineyard varietals of Mitchell Katz Winery have an uncanny way of purely expressing the essence of the vineyard in which the wine was born. Mitch only uses the finest Livermore Valley grapes and personally selects all of his fruit.

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Page Mill Winery

Winemaker Dane Stark crafted many fine wines before he moved Page Mill Winery to Livermore Valley in 2004. 

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Featured Accommodations

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Livermore

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.

The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa

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. 

Courtyard by Marriott Livermore

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.

Hilton Garden Inn Livermore

Technologically advanced with all the comforts of home, Hilton Garden Inn Livermore offers 97 guest rooms and suites, some with whirlpools and fireplaces.

Hyatt Place Dublin/Pleasanton

Never settle for anything less than Hyatt Place. 

Marriott Pleasanton

Offering luxurious rooms that serve as an oasis after a day of wine touring, Marriott Pleasanton provides an ideal blend of amenities: ultra-comfortable bedding, high-speed Internet, and flat screen TVs.

Featured Businesses

Livermore Wine Trolley

Hopping on the Livermore Wine Trolley is the best way to visit beautiful Livermore Wine Country.

Pedego Livermore

Pedego Livermore is the place for electric bicycles in Livermore-Pleasanton Area and beyond. 

Poppy Ridge Golf Course

The NCGA became the first regional golf association in the United States to own and operate two courses when it opened Poppy Ridge in Livermore in 1996.

Sterling Horse & Carriage Co.

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.

Tri-Valley Conservancy

Tri-Valley Conservancy strives to preserve its legacy.

We Olive Walnut Creek

Dedicated to informing and delighting guests with the benefits and deliciousness of California olive oil, We Olive offers an unforgettable olive oil experience.

Zephyr Grill & Bar

Zephyr Grill & Bar brings a warm upscale American dining experience to downtown Livermore, where Executive Chef Jesus Martinez has been feeding eager diners since 2004.

Featured Destinations


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.

Livermore Valley

Renowned hospitality and easy access make the charming Livermore Valley an idyllic destination to savor California’s great wines and natural beauty. Situated on the sunny side of the San Francisco Bay, this welcoming wine region of 50+ wineries has a colorful history that began with Spanish missionaries in the 1760s. 

Downtown Livermore

Downtown is the heart of the Livermore community.


A Wedding at Las Positas Vineyards

A beautiful wedding at Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore, CA.

Wente Family Estates ‘Legendary Family of Chardonnay’ Award

On Friday, May 13, 2016, Fourth Generation Winegrower Eric Wente and Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl D. Wente accepted the inaugural ‘Legendary Family of Chardonnay’ Award at the International Chardonnay Symposium La Paulée Dinner & Vintner’s Award Ceremony in Pismo Beach, CA.

Wine and Music Parallels by Karl D. Wente

Fifth Generation Winegrower Karl D. Wente draws parallels between wine and music. Take a peek behind the scenes with his band Wolf Hamlin and the Front Porch Drifters, and hear how he approaches his two passions with a similar approach.

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.


Top Stories

Sip Trip: Livermore Valley, CA


Uncork Livermore Valley’s Many Delights

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Gourmet Gifts: Livermore


A trip into the West’s wine country is an excellent opportunity to savor the grape—that’s a given. But it’s also the perfect chance to find one-of-a-kind gifts with a story and a sense of place. Here’s our indispensable guide to where to shop in Livermore.

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Livermore Valley: Blazing Trails


This friendly wine region is finally getting the attention it deserves. Today, Livermore Valley is home to more than 50 wineries that have set the bar high for quality.

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Livermore Valley, CA: Foodie Finds


Follow us and sample, shop, learn about, and savor Livermore Valley's flavors!

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Livermore Valley, CA: Try This


Oh, the places you’ll go if you’re into ethnic cuisine and find yourself in the Livermore Valley! Who would have thought that you could travel the world without leaving the east bay area?

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Wine Country Experiences Livermore Valley


SITUATED ON THE SUNNY SIDE of the Bay, Livermore Valley wine country has a colorful history that began with Spanish missionaries in the 1760s.

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The Drive For Quality In Livermore Valley


After centuries of making significant contributions to America’s wine industry, the Livermore Valley is at last being recognized for its potential as a wine region, producing top-quality wines at very approachable prices.

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Tapping Into San Francisco's Tri-Valley Beer Trail


From Dublin to Livermore to Danville to Pleasanton, it seems like everyone in San Francisco’s Tri-Valley is getting into good craft beer.

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Renaissance in Livermore Valley


There’s a modern day movement underway in Livermore Valley wine country. After centuries upon centuries of making significant contributions to America’s wine industry, this resilient wine region in the heart of San Francisco’s Tri-Valley is getting the respect it deserves— and it’s going for more.

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Trending Now in San Francisco's Tri-Valley


Just 30 miles east of Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco’s Tri-Valley is a milieu for anyone eager to discover and explore. This beautiful confluence of three valleys holds five cities: Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, and the town of Danville.

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The Winner's Circle and Livermore Valley


With a winegrowing history that dates back to the mid- 1760s, Livermore Valley is one of California’s oldest winegrowing regions. 

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Perfect Pairings from Livermore Valley


Drive to the eastern edge of San Francisco’s Bay area and you’ll be greeted by a rolling tapestry of vineyards called Livermore Valley. Here, an intriguing array of wines are produced that naturally complement foods and dishes made from regional ingredients.

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The Noteworthy Wines of Summer/Fall 2014


The noteworthy wines in our Summer/Fall 2014 issue.

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Livermore Valley's Must Visit Tasting Rooms


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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Tri-Valley: A Tour for the Senses


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

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A Signature for Livermore Valley?


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.

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A Perfect Place to Play: Tri-Valley


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.

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Exclusive Interview with Karl D. Wente


Learn more about Wente Vineyards' Winemaker, Karl D. Wente, in Touring & Tasting's exclusive interview!

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Sunset to Sunrise in the Tri-Valley


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.

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Living it Up in Livermore Valley


Relaxed yet refined, Livermore Valley provides an ideal wine country setting for weddings, reunions, corporate events – all kinds of festive events.

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