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

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

The signature varietals, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, have both received 90+ ratings from Wine Enthusiast. Other award winners include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec.

Fenestra Winery

As Livermore Valley’s first boutique winery, Fenestra Winery has celebrated many years of fine wines. 

Garré Vineyard & Winery

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

Las Positas Vineyards

Founded by Lisa and Lothar Maier in 2006, Las Positas Vineyards produces small-lot, estate-grown wines of exceptional character.

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.

Nottingham Cellars

The Cranors source the best fruit from the region’s “best thought-out” vineyards—sites that maximize a variety’s potential. By adhering to this strategy, Nottingham Cellars first built an enviable reputation for its limited-production single vineyard Cabernet and Bordeaux blends and has since expanded its scope to fully demonstrate the region’s diversity. 

The NC Collection: Vasco Urbano Wine Collection

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

The Steven Kent Winery

Winemaker Steven Kent Mirassou’s Lineage is the realization of his personal mission: to create one of the best single Bordeaux-style wines—not just in Livermore Valley—but in the entire world.

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.

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. Passengers will experience award-winning wineries who pride themselves on a tradition of hospitality and Livermore Valley’s rich history while enjoying breathtaking views.

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.

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.


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.



The Concerts at Wente Vineyards

Jan 01, 2017 until Jan 01, 2020 8:00pm

For more than 30 years, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards have showcased world-renowned entertainers in the winery’s picturesque natural amphitheater. Guests enjoy pre-concert sunset dinners outdoors or in The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards. Past artists include James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Harry Connick, Jr., John Fogerty, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick, Train, Colbie Caillat, Third Eye Blind, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Matt Nathanson and many more.

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5050 Arroyo Rd Livermore, CA 94550

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Events at Wente Vineyards

Jan 01, 2017 until Jan 01, 2020

From hosting grand tastings to showcasing nationally touring artists and musicians, it is no wonder why Wente Vineyards is renowned as one of the greatest event venues in all wine country.

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5050 Arroyo Rd Livermore, CA 94550

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Las Positas Evening in the Vineyard Concert Series

May 12, 2017 until Oct 27, 2017 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Las Positas Vineyards on  the second and fourth Friday, May through October, 6-9pm,  for live music, delicious food and plenty of Las Positas Vineyards wine! The musician line-up and tickets will be available soon. Please visit 

Las Positas Vineyards
1828 Wetmore Road Livermore, CA 94550

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Music in the Orchard

Jun 29, 2017 until Jun 29, 2017

Music in the Orchard presented by Nottingham Cellars.

The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa
4549 Cross Road Livermore, CA, 94550

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Taste Our Terrior — Livermore Valley

Jul 20, 2017 until Jul 23, 2017

Livermore Valley's premier food and wine affair spans four delectable days. On Thursday July 20, 2017 is the annual quest for food and wine pairing excellence which has 20 winemakers partnering with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors at Casa Real. Taste pairings and cast your vote for the coveted People's Choice award!

Friday through Sunday wineries across the region host ten food and wine events including cooking classes, wine seminars, vineyard tours and more.

Thursday Night Tickets: VIP $125 | $85 until July 1st VIP Admission at 5:00 pm with entrance to the garden patio for a wine reception at 4:30 pm // General Admission at 6:00 pm 

Weekend Event Tickets available from $35-$125

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Top Stories

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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The Bay Area and Livermore's Rising Stars


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.

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