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Many of the 50 wineries in the Livermore Valley region are now open for outdoor wine tasting, just in time to celebrate September as California Wine Month.

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Inspired by the Livermore Schools Lunch Program serving more than 162,000 meals to children since March, the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation said their fundraising event will now benefit the school district’s meal distribution program.

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The Livermore Valley is known for producing excellent wine, both white and red. Tasting rooms abound in the region and would normally be bustling with activity at this time of year. The COVID-19 pandemic has closed them all, but that does not mean wine enthusiasts can’t enjoy a bottle with t…

Many may associate Concannon with petite sirah, and well they should since third-generation vintner Jim Concannon was the first to varietally bottle one in 1961. However, the more enduring claim to fame for the brand comes from its role in helping propagate the next generation of cabernet sa…

A champagne cork pops, launching our spirits into space. If we can’t see the bottle, we may imagine the bubbly’s bright path into our glasses and be drawn to the pour.

Life in the Fast Lane brilliantly re-creates the harmonic sounds of the legendary Eagles. This production is truly the most authentic, spot on Eagles tribute yet. Fri., March 13 at 8 p.m. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Contact www.livermorearts.org or 925.373.6800.

Single professionals are invited to meet new friends who appreciate fine wine and care about others at the Pat Paulsen Vineyards, 5143 Tesla Rd. in Livermore, from 4-6 p.m., on Sunday, March 15.

Las Positas Vineyards will offer a Girl Scout Cookie and wine tasting on Sunday, March 1. Local Livermore Girl Scouts will also be selling cookies at the winery. Tasting room hours are 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, email curt@laspositasvineyards.com

Although no local wineries took top honors, Livermore wineries garnered an impressive nine Best of Class awards at the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition featuring North American wines. Several others Livermore wines received Double Gold from the judges. T…

December 15th at Las Positas Vineyards is Sunday Funday. A new elevated Tasting & Tour Experience has been launched, which includes a guided tour by a Wine Ambassador of the vineyards and winery, finishing in the Winemaker Cottage – with a private sit-down food and wine pairing experienc…

Las Positas Vineyards will feature a new chocolate truffle and wine pairing, and will also be offering their Reserve Flight on the weekend of Dec. 13-15. Tasting room hours are open 11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact curt@laspositasvineyards.com.

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Do you know the difference between sparkling wine and Champagne? Brut and Demi Sec? Cava and Prosecco? Do you want to find out while discovering some great values for your holiday parties? Test your blind tasting skills while learning about the most fun wine there is: sparkling, at the Spark…

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Holidays in the Vineyards, Sat. & Sun., Dec. 7-8, noon to 4:30 p.m. 40+ wineries showcase their decorated tasting rooms with special wines, arts, crafts, holiday music, activities and more. Admission is free; tasting fees may apply.

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More than 300 area residents attended the local non-profit organization’s 25th Anniversary Celebration at Jeans & Jewels fundraiser on Friday, November 8. Guests “Rocked the Ranch” with delicious food, drinks, live music and a DF, and line dancing. The generous and dedicated supporters r…

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If you would like your organization to be considered as a 2020 beneficiary of the Livermore Valley Wine Auction, please complete the documents: Beneficiary Letter, Beneficiary Application, Beneficiary Information Request, and Memorandum of Understanding. Then submit to the Livermore Valley W…

On the weekend of Nov. 8-10, Las Positas Vineyards will feature their Cheesecake Cupcake & Wine Pairing flight, and will also be offering a Reserve Flight. Tasting Room hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, email curt@laspositasvineyards.com.

Don't miss Pleasanton Adult and Career Education's Fall Wine Series of classes. All classes are from 6:30 TO 8:30 p.m. at Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery in Livermore. $49 per class; for more information or to register visit: bit.ly/PACE-Classes.

Stop by Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery, 3053 Marina Ave., Livermore, to grab a taste of their newest French Bordeaux-style wines. The 2016 Cabernet Franc, double gold winner at the 2019 California State Fair, and 2016 Malbec are sure to be hits for the upcoming holiday season. Visit www.rmwinery.com.

On the weekend of Nov. 1-3, Las Positas Vineyards features their Cheesecake Cupcake & Wine Pairing flight, and also a Reserve Flight. Tasting Room hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Las Positas Vineyards, Cuda Ridge, Fenestra and Dante Robere have partnered for unique Halloween "Trick or Taste" event. On Saturday, Oct. 26, all guests who come in a Halloween costume will receive a special flight offering and discount on bottle purchases. Las Positas Vineyards will be fea…

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It was a sold out, semi-formal party that filled the barrel room of The Palm Event center with fans, friends and family in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Lineage, the flagship wine brand first released in 2009 by fifth generation vintner, Steven Mirassou.

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A potential rise in the price of untreated water for agriculture next year could hurt small vineyards in the South Livermore Valley Specific Plan, and in turn affect the area’s wine tourism, said Sandy Figuers, Zone 7 Water Agency’s board president.

The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation and the Wente Foundation for Arts Education are pleased to announce that together they raised nearly $500,000 for under-served East Bay children at the 25th annual Livermore Valley Wine Auction on September 21.

Sip by Harvest Moon at Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 12:30 to 7 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music from 4 to 7 p.m., and winemaker Meredith Sarboraria will give harvest update talks at 2 and 5 p.m. There will be a harvest sale on RM Cabernet Sauvignon and…

Sipping with the Symphony returns on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m., as part of Page Mill Winery’s Twilight Tastings, benefiting valley nonprofits.

Wine-down for the weekend with a glass or bottle of Charles R wine on the garden patio at the Fourth Friday Free Concert with Spencer James on Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m.

On Thursday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., the Friends of the Vineyards (FOV) are hosting the 5th annual Twilight Tasting at Page Mill Winery, 1960 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore.

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On the weekend of Sept. 28-29, Las Positas Vineyards will feature their new Cheesecake Cupcake Truffle & Wine Pairing Flight, along with offering a Reserve Flight. Tasting Room hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact curt@laspositasvineyards.com.

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The annual Livermore Valley Wine Auction, a black tie affair to benefit underprivileged local youth, is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. It will be held at the event center at Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road. Tickets cost $275 a person, or $2,500 for a table of 10.

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This year’s annual blessing of the grapes — a Tri-Valley tradition that marks the start of the harvest season madness — came after a summer of favorable weather for growing grapes. Relatively cool temperatures without prolonged heat spikes encourages slow ripening.

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On Friday, Sept. 13, Las Positas Vineyards’ Evening in the Vineyards is featuring the Meredith McHenry Band with Meshach Jackson. This concert will be on the patio overlooking the vineyards, with wine and artisan pizzas available for purchase. To purchase tickets, visit www.laspositasvineyar…

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Today is International Cabernet Day, an event that could not go unnoticed at Concannon Vineyards in the Livermore Valley. The winery hangs its proverbial hat on the varietal that has been crowned king of all grapes, an entire month’s worth of activities are planned in commemoration. After al…