Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed Estate vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf.
Although the original settler may have been Joaquin Murrieta, the bandit who favored the water at the property’s artesian well, it was a French native whom recognized the land’s potential for amazing wine quality. Louis Mel bought the 92-acre property in 1883 and built a winery into the hillside adjacent to the well. The old stone winery building is a gorgeous example of early California architecture. Local timber and rustic concrete made from gravel gathered from the nearby Arroyo Mocho Creek were used in the construction.
In 2012, two families decided to officially start a winery. Wanting to own a vineyard and build a winery facility from the ground up, they purchased a 6-acre Syrah vineyard and adjoining lot on Wetmore Road in South Livermore. Their winery, Dante Robere Vineyards is named after Dan and Bob. They currently make and pour their wine on Tesla Road in east Livermore while they await completion of construction of their new facility on Wetmore Road scheduled to open in 2015.
Their goal is to make wine from Livermore Valley grapes when possible but also to procure quality grapes from other wine growing regions that are well suited to certain unique varietals. Their estate-grown Syrah, blended wines featuring the estate Syrah, and other Rhone varietals such as Grenache and Mourvedre are their signature wines. But they also produce the stalwart varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Chardonnay, as well as more unique wines such as Tempranillo, Touriga and Barbera.
Perched atop Crane Ridge overlooking the beautiful Livermore Valley wine country is where you will discover White Crane Winery. As a guest you can enjoy a wide variety of small lot - limited production ultra premium wines.
Retzlaff Vineyards to experience the best of the Livermore Valley. The Taylor Family and our friendly staff look forward to offering you the pleasure of tasting our award winning, finely handcrafted, organically grown estate wines.
Canine Wines was founded on the inspiration of combining two passions; enjoying really good wines, and caring for and the love of our rescued animals.
We handcraft ultra premium California wine from quality grapes from the finest vineyard in the state. We use the best grapes and the best techniques to create outstanding wines.
And then we give our wine a purpose. We give $5 per each bottle we sell to assist in animal rescue efforts.
Vasco Urbano Wine Company was created to showcase the exceptional Rhone style wines that are being grown and produced here in the Livermore Valley. Their mission is simple, produce exceptional Rhone style wines that best express finest vineyards in the Livermore Valley.
Daniel and Sarah Montes recently started the Iron Palm Winery to remember and honor their family lineage. They currently reside in the Livermore Valley of California with their son Colton, daughter Paisley and their dog Kegger. Iron palm winery is a boutique winery located in the heart of the Livermore Valley wine region. The Montes family lineage extends to many different wine-growing countries including Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal. Private tastings are by appointment and will include a tapas style pizza pairing with each wine in 2015. Intimate and exclusive pouring’s by the winemaker and a special gift for each tasting guest. Enjoy Petit Verdot, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon along with some blends and a late harvest Tempranillo. -
Aa boutique, family owned winery located in the heart of the Livermore Valley wine region. Cuda Ridge produce Bordeaux style wines from the premiere vineyards of Livermore Valley.
Specializing in Estate grown premium red wines, proud to present the fruit of the labors their family that started in 1995. We spared no effort or expense for our vines to produce low yields of the highest quality grapes that our Valley can grow. They were meticulously crafted into complex wines sure to please the most discriminating wine aficionados.