Warm, breezy Livermore Valley has outstanding, but lesser-known wineries, plus a burgeoning music and food scene. All this awaits within easy reach of San Jose and San Francisco.
Livermore Road Map
5 Livermore Destinations
Pro football legend and video game magnate John Madden has always liked this combination bocce grounds and Italian restaurant. He points out that bocce players only use one hand, so the other can hold a wine glass.
Sit in the outdoor lounge or grab an indoor barstool at this popular drinking and eating destination at Concannon Vineyards, which was established 1883. Some 50 wines from Livermore Valley and around the world are available.
The elegant Restaurant at Wente merits a visit, especially during the vineyard’s summer outdoor concert series. At the main winery, which is a few miles away, the Wente Winemakers Studio offers a fun, interactive wine-blending experience.
Outstanding Bordeaux-style reds from young winemaker Collin Cranor provide the main draw. You can stroll next door for a Hella Hoppy double IPA at craft brewer Altamont Beer Works.
Instead of driving yourself, hop aboard this jaunty conveyance for the Taste of Livermore tour. Cruising through scenic hills and canyons, the six-hour outing visits four wineries and includes lunch.
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