Archive for the ‘Livermore Valley’ Category

Winery of the Week: Nottingham Cellars – Livermore Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Nottingham Cellars – Livermore Valley, Ca

Good California Cabernet does NOT have to come from the Napa. One underrated region is the Livermore Valley (located just southeast of the Napa Valley), and the...

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Winery of the Week: McGrail Vineyards – Livermore Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: McGrail Vineyards – Livermore Valley, Ca

If you’re a fan of great views and great wine, (and really, who isn’t?) then McGrail Vineyards is a must visit. Located on an idyllic hillside in the...

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Winery of the Week: Steven Kent – Livermore Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Steven Kent – Livermore Valley, Ca

In 1996, Steven Kent Mirassou set out to establish a new winery in the Livermore Valley, located just southeast of the San Francisco Bay. There were only a handful...

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Winery of the Week: Vasco Urbano – Livermore Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Vasco Urbano – Livermore Valley, Ca

Just in case you hadn’t heard, California Rhone is awesome. Yeah, the varieties don’t get the same fanfare as Cabernet, but that doesn’t mean,...

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Winery of the Week: Wente Family Vineyards

Winery of the Week: Wente Family Vineyards

The Wente Family has been making wine for five generations, starting in 1883 when C. H. Wente purchased 47 acres in the Livermore Valley, Ca. They’ve come...

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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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