Livermore Wine

The Livermore Valley AVA is located within Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay region of California’s Central Coast. It’s one of the oldest regions, with a grape-growing history that dates back to the 1700s, beginning with missionaries planting grapes for ceremonial wines and expanding with the pioneer settlements into the 19th century. The region is named for Robert Livermore, who founded the first commercial vineyard in the 1840s. The successful vineyard started by James Concannon in 1883 has been named a historical landmark. By 1889, wines from Livermore Valley were winning gold at the Paris Exposition. It’s also the region that is credited with the first varietal labellings of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Syrah and it is thought that a large percentage of Chardonnay vines grown today are descendants of Livermore Valley vines.

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Varietals Produced in Livermore View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Popular Wineries in Livermore View all

  • Murrieta's Well

    With a deeply rooted history, unsurpassed terroir and rich winemaking heritage, Murrieta’s Well i...

  • Tamás Estates

    At TAMÁS Estates we craft wines for adventurous consumers who are passionate about experiencing n...

  • Retzlaff Estate Wines

    30 years ago Bob and Gloria Retzlaff Taylor planted, on their 14 acre parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon,...

  • Fenestra Winery

    We produce a wide range of wines, 7 or 8 white wines and about 12 red wines including some less w...

  • Rios-Lovell Estate Winery

    Rios-Lovell Estate Winery sits on top of a knoll and has an amazing panoramic view of hundreds of...

  • Bent Creek Winery

    Bent Creek Winery is nestled in the rolling hills southeast of Livermore. With the backdrop of an...

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Livermore on Snooth

  • Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Creamy tones emerge on the nose followed by subtly sweet layers of fresh herbs, grapefruit, cactus leaves, hints of figs, and pithy citrus notes. elegant on entry and seamless with some riverstones early on the palate followed by a rich, slightly creamy midpalate filled with nuanced herbal accents over a core of slightly candied pink grapefruit ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Charles Wetmore 2011

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    Black olive vegetal nose. A very cool, calm and collected Cab that embraces you with its tannins and red fruit. Easy drinking cab that embodies all the best elements of the grape variety. Read More

    Wine review by cma238


  • Darcie Kent Madden Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Darcie Kent Vineyards Merlot Livermore Valley 2011

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    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Darcie Kent Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley 2011

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    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Mcgrail Vineyards and Winery Chardonnay 2012

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    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Concannon Vineyard Red Blend Livermore Valley Conservancy Crimson & Clover 2009

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    So...trying my best to venture beyond my favorite style (pinot noir). This ... This petite sirah from the Livermore Valley reminds me of pinot noir. Almost too silky and smooth, but difficult to ignore the beautiful black berry, spice, and apple pie notes. Very good at $1 Read More

    Wine review by matthewjk


  • Ok, so here are my reasons for not being enthralled:Hate Livermore and Amador syrah (which you guys would hate too, but more available to me)Even many Paso Syrahs are "hot"... too much fruit, too much ETOH.Even my fave Santa Barbara Syrah did not bowl me over after I sourced it (after tasting at Rhone rangers)I went to Paul Marcus (bout 2yrs ago... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is it time for the Tasting of...


  • It’s easier to get rid of a case of syphilis than it is to get rid of a ... were from warmer areas like Livermore and Amador cty.  But I have had a few cooler syrahs.. Carlisle, Balletto.  I just find them a flash in the pan, so to speak.  Maybe you get that pepper, then the fruit and then done.   too anticlimatic for me.  Even with Zins, whic... Read More

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  • Three Wishes Merlot Livermore Valley NV

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    I was pretty impressed with the smoothness of this wine for the price. Brought a bottle of Cab Sauvignon home from Three Wishes. Looking forward to trying it. Read More

    Wine review by Scooby


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