This spring and summer, we invite you to enjoy nearby #SigHomesAdventures and share your photos + tips with our community @SigHomes on Instagram or Facebook! We’ll be featuring fun events and destinations close to home. Whether you are looking for a daytrip or a date idea, we have you covered. First up, Livermore Valley Wine Country. Bring those smart phones, snap some selfies and share tips with our team. We’ll be selecting our favorites to feature!
Located just 35 miles east of San Francisco, the Livermore Valley is one of California’s premier wine regions. 2015 will mark the first time since Prohibition the Livermore Valley wine country is once again home to at least 50 wineries. With each winery offering a unique and friendly charm, wine connoisseurs consider the region one of California’s hidden gems. Step out your front door and start your own #SigHomesAdventure and experience the beautiful wine region for a day or weekend.
“Livermore Valley wineries are still family-owned and -operated, providing a glimpse of what Napa Valley was like forty years ago. With more than fifty wineries” to choose from, “visitors have a chance to experience fifty unique styles of wine. Also, the traffic is lighter” in the Livermore Valley than in the Napa Valley, “giving visitors a chance to linger over their wines, often while speaking directly with the owner or winemaker.”- Fifteenth-generation farmer and UC Davis alum John Kinney, founder of and winemaker at Livermore’s Occasio Winery told Feast Bay.
This region offers a plethora of activities for wine enthusiasts and adventurers. We’ve listed just a few of the many options you’ll be welcomed with in the Livermore Valley. You can also plan your trip to the Livermore Valley wine country here, dive into a brief 3 minute history of the valley wine making, check out a few suggested itineraries or poke around in the interactive map. Cheers!
The Vasco Road Stroll itinerary gives you the opportunity to explore a different part of Livermore Valley wine country for a great afternoon of wine tasting with a minimum of driving. Start at Longevity Wines, not far from where Vasco Road meets Tesla. Just a few steps down Vasco Road is Occasio Winery. Right next door is Nottingham Cellars, a boutique winery dedicated to bringing guests the best of Livermore Valley at an exceptional value. A 5-minute walk away, you will find Eckert Estate Winery, a small family-owned winery that specializes in lesser-known Italian, Portuguese and French grape varieties.
Wine Wednesdays. Each Wednesday through November, one Livermore Valley winery will be open from 5-8pm to help guests wine-down from a hefty work week or just grab a taste of wine before heading out to a fabulous dinner.
Livermore Wine Trolley offers all inclusive guided wine tours, private charter, and special tour events throughout the year in the Livermore Valley.
Campo di Bocce of Livermore has become a fixture among locals looking to enjoy a fine glass of wine. The comfortable bar area offers fresh made cocktails specialty beers and an extensive wine list featuring many local Livermore Valley and California wines alongside excellent imports from Italy and beyond.
Olive Oil Pantry has the very best Olive oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegars for you to sample and taste. There are 26 Extra Virgin Olive Oils and 34 regular and flavored Balsamic Vinegars.
The Course at Wente Vineyards is San Francisco Bay Area’s premier golf course. Designed by golfing great Greg Norman the 18 hole championship course is a picturesque with three distinct topographies native woodlands, mature vineyards and rolling hills of natural grasslands.