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Winery of the Week: Vasco Urbano – Livermore Valley

Winery of the Week: Vasco Urbano – Livermore Valley

Vasco Urbano Wine Company was created by the folks at Nottingham Cellars (which focuses on Bordeaux-style wines) because they wanted to showcase the exceptional...

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Wines of the Week: Rosy Rhone Rosés from the Livermore Valley

Wines of the Week: Rosy Rhone Rosés from the Livermore Valley

Summertime and rosé go together brilliantly, and the Rhone varieties are great for producing them. Here are three Rhone rosés from the Livermore Valley, in California, that...

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Wines of the Week: Inviting Rhone Reds from the Livermore Valley

Wines of the Week: Inviting Rhone Reds from the Livermore Valley

The Livermore Valley, located just southeast of San Francisco, is an ideal area for growing Rhone grape varieties. Yet, it seems to slip under most people’s...

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Exploring the Wines of the Livermore Valley Part 5

Exploring the Wines of the Livermore Valley Part 5

We complete our survey of the Livermore Valley, located just southeast of San Francisco, with a look at a few different brands. (Check out the other wineries we...

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Exploring the Wines of the Livermore Valley Part 4 – Occasio Winery

Exploring the Wines of the Livermore Valley Part 4 – Occasio Winery

At Occasio Winery, winemaker John Kinney lives by the old Latin phrase Occasio aegre offertur, facile amittitur – know that the right moment comes along rarely...

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Exploring the Wines of the Livermore Valley Part 3 – The Steven Kent Winery & La Rochelle

Exploring the Wines of the Livermore Valley Part 3 – The Steven Kent Winery & La Rochelle

In 1996, alongside his father, Steven Kent Mirassou set out to establish a new Livermore Valley winery.   There were only a handful of other producers at the time,...

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Exploring the Wines of the Livermore Valley Part 2 – Fenestra

Exploring the Wines of the Livermore Valley Part 2 – Fenestra

Fenestra has a long history in the Livermore Valley, as it has been in operation for over thirty years. Their recently promoted  head-winemaker, Meredith Miles,...

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Exploring the Wines of the Livermore Valley Part 1 – Mitchell Katz Winery

Exploring the Wines of the Livermore Valley Part 1 – Mitchell Katz Winery

At Mitchell Katz Winery, the focus is on producing single vineyard wines.  Owner and winemaker Mitch Katz has formed relationships with growers throughout the Livermore...

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Our Favorite (Under the Radar) Wineries & Winemakers – Part 7 – Nottingham Cellars

Our Favorite (Under the Radar) Wineries & Winemakers – Part 7 – Nottingham Cellars

Nottingham Cellars winemaker Collin Cranor is one of the youngest in the Livermore Valley.  In fact, he looks like most 20-something guys these days in his flat...

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The Wines of Mark Clarin: McGrail Family Vineyards & Picazo Vineyards

The Wines of Mark Clarin: McGrail Family Vineyards & Picazo Vineyards

Mark started out working for Wente in 1979. Thus, over the years, he’s come to know the Livermore Valley quite intimately. That knowledge base has served him...

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