Concannon Vineyard

They could speak, the rocks of Concannon Vineyard would tell a tale rich in history. Concannon’s treasured contributions to winemaking have positioned it as landmark winery with an enduring commitment to creating outstanding, award-winning wines. We have a history of proud firsts. We were one of the first wineries to pioneer Bordeaux and Rhone-styled wines in California. We are the home of America's first successful Irish vintner, the world's first Petite Sirah and world-class wines from our fruitful, rocky soil. As a founding family of California wines, Concannon created the hardworking Cabernet Sauvignon Clones 7 and 8, which helped plant much of Napa in the 1970s. Pioneering founder, James Concannon, began making wine in the Livermore Valley in 1883. Now, his passion for family and fine wine is evident in every aspect of Concannon Vineyard and we’re fortunate to share it with you today.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • Concannon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast Selected Vineyards 2009


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • The eighth season of Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope has given me the ... in 1883, Concannon Vineyard, with four generations of familial involvement, and Wente Vineyards, the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery, are the valley’s founding wineries. During prohibition, they both stayed afloat by selling sweet wine for sacrame... Read More

    From the article Top Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers

  • Petite Sirah has the stuffing to hold up to extended oak aging. It can also be made in a lighter, fruit-forward, early drinking style. As a result, a survey of current release Petite Sirah from several producers might easily span four or more vintages. The wines selected for you below, all current releases from Northern California, run from 2009... Read More

    From the article In Praise of Petite Sirah

  • Concannon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Livermore Valley 2011


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    Wine review by 834647Snooth Editorial 834647 Snooth Editorial

  • Concannon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Livermore Valley 2011


    Luscious and elegant aromas are earthy and slightly herbaceous, full of deep dark black fruit, green bell pepper and black cherry. Explosive flavors are ripe, juicy and powerful with black cherry, black licorice, black olive, blackberry preserves, and leather. Clove and cinnamon grace the long finish. Read More

    Wine review by 834647Snooth Editorial 834647 Snooth Editorial

  • Petit Syrah 2010


    2010 petit syrah, deep aroma, full body, great with red meat. Read More

    Wine review by rdmdag

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


    So...trying my best to venture beyond my favorite style (pinot noir). 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 $13! Read More

    Wine review by matthewjk

  • Concannon Estate Bottled Livermore Valley Petite Sirah 1979


    Very nice aromas--smokey, leathery. Interesting fruitiness on the initial taste--something of stone fruits covered with the smokiness. There is a certain lightness in the back of the palate that portends a fairly short finish. This wine does not come with multiple levels of complexity, but it is very enjoyable. $US16.25 at Lawry's California ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Liver what? It’s that great wine region you’ve never heard of. Less than an hour from San Francisco. A growing wine scene based on a century and a half of history. Great climate, friendly people, tasting rooms that are not filled to capacity with people you don’t want to be rubbing shoulders with. You know, one of those regions that is truly up ... Read More

    From the article Looking at Livermore

  • On Tuesday I wrote with great pleasure about a group of Cabernets that were right about $25 a bottle, some less. They represented much of what I look for in Cabernet, and at an affordable price. Today I turn my sights to wines that promise much more. At least they are priced in such a way as to promise much more, not that they always deliver.  T... Read More

    From the article Great Cabernet $50 to $75

  • The Petite Syrah is one of my favorites available in my hometown. I love spicy, big berry, and slightly tanic reds like this. I'd like to try their Pinot Noir, but it isn't carried by my local liquor store. Living in UT, I am limited on the selection available to me, and the worst of it is I cannot have wine shipped to my home!

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