Winemaker Larry Dino of Cuda Ridge has been dedicated to Bordeaux varieties from the outset. Wine Enthusiast (WE) recently affirmed his efforts, awarding 93 points to the 2017 Cuda Ridge Reserve Malbec, 91 points for the 2017 Cabernet Franc, 90 points for Melange des Amis and 91 points for t…
LIVERMORE — The Alameda County Board of Supervisors last week voted to allow South Livermore Valley winery operators to erect larger agricultural buildings on their land, a decision supporters hope will help the local industry prosper and keep open space as farmland.
Artwork by four photography and graphic-design students at Las Positas College -- Alexa Faulkner, Buffy Davis, Jay Sarkis Kelly, and Susan Lewis -- is now on display at Cuda Ridge Wines in Livermore.
Ralph Mele of Pleasanton picks up some favorite wines at Darcie Kent Vineyards’ Barn Sale in their renovated, purple barn, on Saturday, Dec. 12. For more information about the vineyard, visit darciekentvineyards.com. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)
Chris Chandler, who has led the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association as executive director since 2007, is retiring at the end of the year.
The Lineage Collection will host an “End of Harvest” celebration from 1-4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 21, to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society and Culinary Angels.
The fall is showing her colors in the changing of the leaves in vineyards all around the state. This time of year, help yourself to autumn favorite wines like a shiraz, merlot or cabernet Franc. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)
The City of Livermore recently directed staff to move forward with work needed to obtain a sewer line extension south on Livermore Avenue, and along Tesla Road through Wine Country.
The University of California’s Agricultural Issues Center, in partnership with Livermore’s Tri-Valley Conservancy, is investigating current and future agricultural production in the Livermore Valley.
As conversations about diversity and social justice continue across the country, several members of Livermore’s winemaking community have done more than just talk.
Well-known wine critic, Steve Heimoff, who wrote for many years for both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, recently reviewed three Steven Kent Winery wines. Seen here, Steven and Aidan Mirassou, the father-son winemaking team at Steven Kent Winery, were thrilled to receive the news that tw…
The 2016 Ruby Hill Petite Sirah, Reserve Collection was awarded Best in Show at the Tri-Valley Conservancy’s 11th annual Livermore Valley Uncorked Wine Competition.
A drone photo of Wente Vineyards, between Sycamore Grove Park and Wetmore Road, reveals manicured grapevines, oak trees and the golden hills that surround the Livermore Valley. (Photo - Barry Zupan)
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.
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…
In the wake of shelter-in-place orders, Alameda County wineries have taken creative measures to stay in business until the coronavirus pandemic subsides.
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.
The 11th annual Livermore Valley Uncorked on Thursday, April 16, will offer winetasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to meet local winemakers and growers, all while helping the Tri-Valley Conservancy save more land.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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…
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.
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Getting the news that you have breast cancer can be devastating, particularly if you are underinsured or have high medical deductibles and co-pays. ValleyCare Charitable Foundation’s Women in Need fund continues to bridge financial gaps for local patients coping with breast cancer. This mont…
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…
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.
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.