With a winemaking history that dates back to the time of Spanish missionaries, Livermore Valley is a living legend. It lies less than an hour east of the city of San Francisco and is home to some of California’s most storied wineries. The first international Gold medal awarded to a California wine was a dry 1884 Sauvignon Blanc from Livermore at the 1889 Paris Exposition, and much of the Chardonnay we drink today originated from plantings by Wente Vineyards. Located just about 30 miles east of San Francisco in California’s Tri-Valley region, Livermore Valley is an ideal region to explore.
Set on a sunny ridge in the southwest corner of Livermore Valley, BoaVentura de Caires Winery creates delectable, approachable wines.
The 180-acre estate vineyard is one of the region’s top producers, but what’s more important to the Corbetts is that it yields more than 16 varieties—all of exceptional quality, from Malvasia Bianca to Petite Sirah.
Darcie Kent Vineyards is family-owned and -operated by fifth-generation vintner and artist Darcie Kent and her two daughters, Kailyn and Amanda
Vintage after vintage, the single vineyard varietals of Mitchell Katz Winery have an uncanny way of purely expressing the essence of the vineyard in which the wine was born. Mitch only uses the finest Livermore Valley grapes and personally selects all of his fruit
Winemaker Dane Stark crafted many fine wines before he moved Page Mill Winery to Livermore Valley in 2004.