Day Tripping: Livermore

Getting away for a day, just an hour outside San Francisco


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Winery country visits are not all about eating and drinking right? If you have the time you should spend an hour to two working off some of those calories and in California that is generally easy to do.

Just to the south of Livermore one finds the Del Valle Park. A lovely and fairly pristine expanse of rolling hills surrounds Del Valle lake where you can take off for a leisurely hike, dip in the lake or even rent a boat to explore the placid waters. You can even take in some fishing, the lake is stocked with trout and catfish. What a lovely day you can have in Livermore. Visits a few wineries, take a walk around the lake, dip a pole and hopefully come up with some trout for dinner. Perfect with the local whites, and for capturing the essence of this undiscovered region!

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  • Snooth User: napagirl68
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    You picked the LAST wineries I would visit in my hometown. What should have been on the list is Occasio, Steven Kent, 3 Steves, Nottingham Cellars, Bent Creek, and La Rochelle for starters. I would pass on Wente, and Page Mill makes some of the worst wine I've tasted!

    Jan 29, 2014 at 4:58 PM

  • Snooth User: Zuiko
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    True to their heritage, Wente has produced a long string of late harvest wines. Their long gone hand written label wines from Monterey are still alive in their Late Harvest 2010 Riesling. It is a tremendous wine and the reason I still go back.

    Jan 29, 2014 at 5:27 PM

  • I'm so glad Page Mill made the cut! I have enjoyed their wines since they moved to Livermore.

    Jan 29, 2014 at 5:44 PM

  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
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    Ouch Napagirl! I was trying to show the range of wines available from Livermore. Looks like at least one Snoother likes the page mill wines!

    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:44 PM

  • Snooth User: Mtdiablowines
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    Hey everybody, wine is so subjective what I like you my not.
    That said why not go 20 mile north and check out the wineries in contra costa county.
    Or go thru the tunnel and check out the urban guys.
    Cheers to all

    Jan 29, 2014 at 11:29 PM

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