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San Diego Wedding – Romantic Venues to Choose From

San Diego WeddingPlanning a San Diego wedding? Learn about the best places to get married in this beautiful coastal city. With 70 miles of coastline there are lots of naturally gorgeous places to have a romantic wedding. We’re happy to recommend what we think are the top wedding venues throughout the area. Finding the perfect wedding site is the first step toward planning your dream day wedding. Take a look at these great locations.

Top San Diego Wedding Venues

Admiral Kidd Wedding Admiral Kidd Club Address: 33050 Acoustic Ave., Su. 200, San Diego, CA 92136 Telephone: (619) 524-6287 Capacity: 400 Admiral Kidd Club is on the Navy base in Point Loma. It’s a gorgeous location. for a dream day wedding. Have an outdoor ceremony overlooking the ocean with a fabulous view of the ocean and the San Diego skyline. There is a choice of two indoor ballrooms for the reception.
Bahia Belle WeddingBahia Resort Address: 998 W. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 Telephone: (858) 539-7720 Capacity: 500 You can choose between an outdoor wedding ceremony on the beach or in the garden. Reception choices include two beautiful banquet rooms with views overlooking Mission Bay or two different sternwheelers, Bahia Belle and William D. Evans. You and your guests can cruise the Bay as you celebrate your love at one of the most unique wedding venues.  
Bernardo WineryBernardo Winery Address: 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128 Telephone: (858) 487-1866 Capacity: 225 Get married amongst the olive trees and flowering gardens at Bernardo Winery. This winery in Rancho Bernardo only has one wedding each day. You can relax and enjoy your special day.  
Coronado Community CenterCoronado Community Center Address: 1845 Strand Way, San Diego, CA 92118 Telephone: (619) 522-2457 Capactiy: 250 Coronado Community Center is located on Coronado Island and overlooks Glorietta Bay. You can get married at a nearby park or on the lawn outside the center. The reception would be indoors with a patio outside overlooking the water at this San Diego wedding site.  
Wedding Bowl Cuvier Park San DiegoCuvier Park Location: Intersection of Coast Blvd. and Cuvier Street Telephone: Contact the City of San Diego for permit – (619) 235-1160 Capacity: 40 (although I know someone who had 75 standing)This popular San Diego wedding site is often referred to as “The Wedding Bowl”. Cuvier Park offers a breathtaking view overlooking La Jolla Cove. The grassy bluff is 5 steps below the street providing some privacy. The city issues just one permit per day for a wedding ceremony at this park. No receptions allowed.  
Darlington House San DiegoDarlington House Address: 7441 Olivetas Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92038 Telephone: (858) 454-7625 Capacity: 200 This exquisite villa is located a few blocks from the ocean in La Jolla and features stunning patios and gorgeous gardens.        
Grand Tradition - Beverly MansionThe Grand Tradition – Beverly Mansion Address: 1602 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 Telephone: (760) 728-6466 Capacity: 300 Located north of San Diego in Fallbrook, this is a picturesque location with 30 acres of lavishly landscaped grounds including a pond and a horsedrawn carriage. The elegant Crystal Ballroom would make a perfect setting for a fairytale wedding reception. Many wedding services are included in their wedding packages.  
Hotel Del CoronadoHotel Del Coronado Address: 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 Telephone: (619) 522-8070 Capacity: 500 This historic hotel has elegant facilities for the ultimate in luxurious weddings. You can choose between a beautiful ballroom, outdoor garden, or have your wedding right on the beach.    
Japanese Friendship Gardens Japanese Friendship Garden Address: 2125 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: (619) 232-2721 Capacity: 200 The lush Oriental gardens are beautiful with koi pond, romantic pathways, and waterfall.  
La Jolla Cove Suites La Jolla Cove Suites Rooftop Address: 1155 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037 Telephone: (858) 551-3414 Capacity: 225 This is a unique oceanfront rooftop venue that overlooks La Jolla Cove    
L'auberge Del MarL’Auberge Del Mar Address: 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 Telephone: (858) 259-1515 Capacity: 400 This is a romantic location with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. It’s located in Del Mar.    
Los Willows WeddingLos Willows Address: 530 Stewart Canyon Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 Telephone: (888) 731-9400 Capacity: 250 Los Willows is located north of San Diego in Fallbrook. This is the perfect location if you are looking for a totally private wedding. Enjoy 44 private acres of gorgeous grounds complete with large willow trees, expansive lawns, and a lake. Los Willows specializes in weddings with many services included in the wedding packages.
Orfilia Vineyards Escondido Orfila Vineyards 13455 San Pasqual Rd., Escondido, CA 92025 (800) 868-9463 or (760) 745-3773 This winery near Escondido makes a romantic wedding site. Get married surrounded by romantic vineyards and rolling hills.    
Paradise Point Resort San Diego Paradise Point Resort and Spa Address: 1404 Vacation Rd., San Diego, CA 92109 Telephone: (858)581-5910 Capacity: 1,000 Paradise Point offers various choices of beautiful outdoor tropical settings for your wedding ceremony and reception in addition to indoor facilities. Enjoy picturesque views of Mission Bay.  
PowerHouse Community City Del MarPowerhouse Community Center Address: 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014 Telephone: (858) 755-1524 Capacity: 160 This oceanfront location has both indoor and outdoor facilities. Gorgeous scenery. overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Del Mar.  
Prado WeddingThe Prado at Balboa Park Address: 1549 E. El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: (619) 557-9441 Capacity: 300 In addition to being a restaurant, The Prado at Balboa Park is a romantic wedding setting with multilevel terraces, historic fountains, reflecting pool, wishing well, and beautiful gardens. The Prado is a popular San Diego wedding venue.  
Presidio Park San DiegoPresdido Park Address: 2811 Jackson St., San Diego, CA 92110 Telephone: Contact the City of San Diego for permit – (619) 235-1160 Capacity: 50 There are a number of choices for weddings here. Presidio Park is a beautiful location not far from Mission Bay in Old Town. Have an outdoor ceremony surrounded by lush landscaping, green hills, and views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. A naturally gorgeous San Diego wedding venue for your special day!
Sea grove Park Del Mar, CASeagrove Park Location: West end of 15th Street at Coast Blvd in Del Mar. Address: City of Del Mar, 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 Telephone: (858) 755-1524 Capacity: 199 This is a beautiful park located on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The views are dramatic. Definitely take a look if you are looking for ocean views.  
Thursday Club San Diego Thursday Club Address: 1224 Santa Barbara Street, San Diego, CA 92107 Telephone: (619) 224-5264 Capacity: Garden 100; Clubhouse 175 seated, 350 nonseated This is a beautiful outdoor San Diego wedding site located above Sunset Cliffs with a view of the ocean. It’s the perfect wedding venue. You and your guests would be surrounded by gorgeous gardens. There’s a lovely clubhouse complete with stage, bride’s room, kitchen, and sitting area.

Have you attended a wedding at any of these San Diego wedding venues? If you have, please take a moment to tell us all about it. There’s a comment box below.


How to Plan Sierra Foothill Weddings

Sierra Foothill WeddingsFind the ideal location for Sierra Foothill weddings. The natural beauty of the foothills will create that memorable atmosphere you want for your dream day wedding. There are so many fabulous wedding venues to choose from in the beautiful Sierra Mountains. We want to help you explore the top wine country wedding locations in this scenic area so you can move on to planning all of the other important details of your wedding. Wineries can be ideal venues for romantic weddings. Not all wineries offer weddings, but many do. Take a look at the possibilities as you search for the perfect spot for your wedding.  

Top Wedding Venues in the Sierra Foothills

Click on the name of each winery in red. These links will take you to the winery’s website where you can view photos of actual weddings at the winery.
  Sierra Foothill WeddingsAvio Vineyards and Winery Address: 14520 Ridge Rd., Sutter Creek, CA Telephone: (209) 267-1515 Capacity: 200 Avio Vineyards has a lovely setting for a wedding. The grounds are lushly landscaped and there’s a panoramic view of the hills and vineyards. The natural beauty of this estate creates an ambiance of romance. Owners Stefano and Lisa will help create the Sierra Foothill wedding of your dreams.

Bella Piazza Winery Bella Piazza Winery Address: 19900 Shenandoah School Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669 Telephone: 209 245 4600 Capacity: 300 Bella Piazza Winery lovely venue for a Wine Country Wedding. The Mediterranean ambiance and beautiful landscaped grounds provide a romantic ambiance. Gorgeous views of the surrounding hills and vineyard welcome guests to the majestic and elegant Wine Tasting Room and Event Center. Choose from four possible ceremony sites. The bridal dressing room with spectacular views over the vineyard is waiting for you to step outside through the french doors on the beautiful patio.

Calaveras WeddingIronstone Winery Address: 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247 Telephone: (209) 728-1251 Let Ironstone Vineyards help you create your storybook wedding. The wedding ceremony takes place in a picturesque setting among lovely landscaping, a large pond, and the natural beauty of the Sierra Foothills. There’s even a horse-drawn landau carriage available to whisk you off into the sunset!

Villa Toscano Winery Villa Toscano Winery Address: 10600 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth, CA 95669 Telephone (209) 245-3800 ext. #1010 Capacity: 120 Villa Toscano Winery is a lovely Tuscan style estate that is richly landscaped to create an elegant and beautiful atmosphere for your wine country wedding.  

El Dorado County WeddingWinery By the Creek Address: 8085 Perry Creek Rd., Fair Play, CA 95684 Telephone: (530) 620-2402 Capacity: Winery by the Creek has a beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony surrounded by ferns, trees, and old Indian grinding rocks. After the ceremony, cross the wooden bridge and the Bistro patio is ready for your elegant outside reception. You could also select the Fair Play Wine Cave for a romantic and unique reception venue.
Young Winery PlymouthYoung’s Vineyard Address: 10120 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669 Telephone: (209) 245-3005 Young’s Vineyard has a tranquil setting next to a pond. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with lots of color, a large open lawn area, and tall towering trees.

After exploring Sierra Foothill weddings, take a look at romantic wedding sites in other regions of the California Wine Country:

Napa | Livermore |Lodi |Temecula |Sonoma Central Coast|San Diego

Have you been to any Sierra Foothill Weddings? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience. Please take time to leave a comment below.


Sonoma Weddings

Bride and Groom by a RiverSonoma weddings will be able to take advantage of the gorgeous natural beauty of Sonoma County. This is a beautiful area. There are many romantic settings for a wine country wedding. Choose from romantic vineyard settings, majestic hilltops overlooking the valley, and gorgeous coastal beauty. Sonoma County has a wide variety of wedding venues to choose from.

Wedding Venues in Sonoma County

Chateau St. Jean Winery Chateau St. JeanAddress: 8555 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, CA Telephone: (707) 833-4134 Capacity: 200 Chateau St. Jean Winery is nestled at the foot of Sugarloaf Ridge. It is in the heart of Valley of the Moon. This winery offers a lovely setting for your dream day wedding. Enjoy the beautiful Chateau gardens surrounded by vineyards.

Sonoma WeddingsKunde Family Estate Address: 9825 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, CA 95452 Telephone: (707) 833-5501 Capacity: 250 Kunde has four unique settings to choose from for your Sonoma wedding. Aging Wine Caves, Boot Hill, Dunfillan Ruins, and the Vineyard Terrace. All are spectacular choices! Kunde offers worry-free wedding planning. They have the experience to make sure that your wedding runs smoothly. I’ve attended a wedding at Kunde Family Estate. It was beautiful and flowed smoothly from beginning to end.

Sonoma WineryLandmark Vineyards Address: 101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA 95452 Telephone: (707) 833-0218 The 20-acre estate blends California mission-style architecture with natural beauty. Enjoy panoramic views of mountains, vineyards and delightfully landscaped gardens. Gorgeous setting!

Simi Winery Address: Address: 18275 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA Telephone: (707) 433-6981 Capacity: 130 This is an historic winery nestled among redwoods. The flowing fountain and creek side setting provides a romantic location for a “dream day” wedding. It’s so beautiful at Simi Winery. A wedding here is sure to be full of special memories. Simi is one of the wineries for Sonoma weddings.

Trentadue Winery Address: 19170 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville, CA Telephone: (707) 433-3104 Capacity: 500 Outdoors/250 Indoors This is a delightful setting for a wine country wedding. The vine-covered arbors, splashing fountains, shaded gardens, redwoods, and expansive lawns all create a gorgeous atmosphere. There is a lovely room available for an indoor reception.

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Learn About Wedding Venues in Other Wine Regions of California
California is a beautiful state with such a unique variety of landscapes. Click on the link above to learn about top wedding venues throughout California. You will find romantic venues in Napa, Temecula Valley, the Sierra Foothills, Lodi, Livermore, the Central Valley, San Diego, and along the Central Coast.  

If you have attended any Sonoma Weddings, please scroll down and leave us a comment. We’d love to hear your thoughts on wedding venues in Sonoma County


How to Plan Temecula Weddings

Bride and Groom Outdoors Plan Temecula Weddings: The rolling hills, fields of vineyards, and views of Mount Palomar create a gorgeous setting for a dream day wedding. The Temecula Wine Country is located in Southern California off of the Rancho California freeway exit in Temecula, California. Temecula is one hour north of San Diego via I-15 or 80 minutes south of Los Angeles via Hwy. 60 or I-10.

Best Venues for Temecula Weddings

Temecula Weddings, Temecula WeddingFalkner Winery Address: 40620 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591 Telephone: (951) 676-8231 Have your wedding on the park-like grounds with beautiful vineyard views. The lawn area is surrounded by lit trees. The indoor reception site is designed with over 80 feet of circular 10 feet high windows facing the mountains, vineyards and sunsets. The glass walls have doors that open to the outdoor attached balcony for guests to enjoy the outdoors.

Leonesse Winery Temecula Leoness Cellars Address: 28311 De Portola Rd., Temecula, CA 92591 Telephone: (951) 302-7601 Capacity: 200 Leoness Cellars offers a private wedding site that is perched on a hilltop with great views of the vineyards. A wedding here would be a true wine country wedding.

Temecula Winery Wedding Maruice Carrie Winery Address: 34225 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591 Telephone: (951) 676-1711 Capacity: 200 A fine Victorian-style farmhouse will serve as the backdrop for your Temecula wedding with a unique park-like setting and lush grounds. There are a choice of wedding and reception sites at Maruice Carrie depending on the size of your wedding.

Oak Mountain Winery TemeculaOak Mountain Winery Address: 36522 Via Verde, Temecula, CA 92591 Telephone: (951) 699-9102 Oak Mountain is a 10 acre hilltop winery. Their Vista pavilion offers a panoramic view of the valley and mountains for your dream day wedding.

Ponte Winery Temecula Ponte Winery Address: 35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591 Telephone: (951) 694-8855 Capacity: 280 Ponte has two beautiful locations for your ceremony: a charming Vineyard Garden surrounded by lush, vine-covered trellises, or the grassy amphitheater surrounded by the vineyards. Both locations have panoramic views of the vineyards and the mountains.

South Coast , Temecula Winery weddingSouth Coast Resort & Winery Address: 34843 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591 Telephone: (951) 587-9463 or (866) 994-6379 Enjoy vineyard covered hills, colorful gardens, and candle-lit stairways. This is a full service resort with spa services, private villa accommodations, restaurant, and winery.

Thornton Winery TemeculaThornton Winery Address: 32575 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591 Telephone: (951) 699-0099 Dream day wedding can be held in their elegant Vineyard View Room, the romantic Champagne Caves, or al fresco on the Fountain Terrace, overlooking the beautiful Temecula Valley vineyards.

Bride and Groom in Vineyard
California is a beautiful state with many varied settings. Get married in the mountains, overlooking the ocean, beneath a gorgeous tree, a rustic barn, or whatever you dream of!  Learn About Wedding Venues in Other Wine Regions of California

If you have attended any Temecula weddings, please tell us about the venues. We would love to hear about your experiences.


California Wine Country Wedding Venues – Search By Region


California Wine Country Wedding Venues – Search By Region

Start your search for the perfect wedding venue with Cheers-2-Wine. Learn about the best placing to get married at in whatever area of California that interests you. Find California Wine Country Wedding venues throughout California. We’ve got information on wedding sites in the Napa Valley, Sonoma County, the Sierra Foothills, Livermore, Lodi, the Central Coast, San Diego, and Temecula. Just click on the wine region that interests you and begin your search today.   Napa Wedding Napa Valley Napa is known for its elegant estates. Find both small and large venues in this beautiful valley. Many of the wedding and reception venues are outdoors. Outdoor wedding sites include some with panoramic views of the Napa Valley, a venue in the woods or along a creek. Get married in a vineyard or overlooking scenic vineyards or gardens. Indoor sites in the Napa Valley include elegant ballrooms or intimate wine caves. It really depends on what your preferences are. Napa prices tend to be higher than some of the other wine regions of California. It’s probably wise to create a budget before selecting a wedding venue.

Young Winery Plymouth Sierra Foothills Discover fabulous mountain locations in the Sierras. Most wedding venues in this region have panoramic views of surrounding hills and vineyards. Some have lushly landscaped ponds. There’s an elegant Tuscan styled outdoor setting or an intimate wine cave to choose from.  

Livermore Weddings Livermore Wine Country The rolling hills of the Livermore Valley offers a beautiful setting for a wedding. Many wineries offer wedding sites with views of the rolling hills and acres of vineyards. There’s even a rustic barn with lawn and garden area. One winery has a scenic wooded and vineyard area. Another winery venue offers a landscaped garden complete with white gazebo, babbling brook, and waterfall. There are many promising wedding sites to consider in Livermore!

Wedding flowers Lodi Wine Country Explore the incredible winery and other amazing venues of Lodi. Choose from lush outdoor gardens, an elegant ballroom, or an expansive lawn area overlooking a river. There’s a place that is sure to work for you.  

BrideGroomHeart Temecula Valley Temecula has fabulous sites surrounded by scenic vineyards. Get married on a hilltop with gorgeous mountain views or in a colorful garden setting. Some venues have views of Mount Palomar in the distance.  

Kunde Winery WeddingSonoma County Sonoma County has wedding locations both small and large; elegant and casual. Get married in beautifully landscaped gardens, in a wine cave, or on a hilltop with panoramic views of the nearby mountains and vineyards, or among Redwood trees along a creek. There are many fabulous choices.  

Central Coast It’s hard to find a more beautiful place than California’s Central Coast. Ideal for those who want an ocean-view wedding. Get married on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean or up on a hill with a panoramic view of the mountains. Two venues offer creekside weddings and beautifully landscaped grounds. It all depends on what you want!  

beach wedding San Diego San Diego is known for its spectacular sunsets and stunning beaches. There are many amazing places to get married throughout San Diego. Get married on the beach or overlooking the ocean. Get married on a boat, in a lavishly landscaped garden, a lush park, or elegant resort.  

If you know of a fabulous wedding site that we don’t have on our list, let us know and we’ll check it out. We are eager to learn about new and exciting wedding venues.

Have you attended a California Wine Country Wedding at any of these venues? If you have, we would love to hear about it!


California Current Events Wine Happenings

California Current Events - Current Events in CaliforniaThis is your source for the latest California Current Events related to wine. Don’t miss these fabulous activities happening soon. If you love wine, you will have a great time at these activities. Learn about upcoming happenings in the Wine Country including:
  • tastings/wine and food pairings
  • wine festivals/auctions
  • grape stomps/special blending sessions
  • live entertainment
  • fascinating seminars/wine dinners
  • bicycling/running events
Plan to attend these exciting events! Click on the link for more information.

California Current Events – January

Red and White Wine Toast January 16: Bubbles for Every Occasion – CIA at Copia in Napa January 17-19: Zinfandel Experience – San Francisco January 17-20 Big Sur Foragers Festival – Carmel January 18-21: Napa Truffle Festival January 18-27: Crab Feast – Mendocino January 19-20: Winter Wineland – Healdsburg January 19: Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Passport January 19: Art & Wine With Something More – Placerville January 25: Cambria Art and Wine Festival January 26: Uncorked: LA Wine Festival January 28-29: Annual Barrel Tasting – Temecula Valley

California Current Events – February Wine Events

Artistic Heart February 2: Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest – Santa Rosa February 3: Crab Feed in the Vineyards – Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood February 9: Valentine Wine Walk – San Francisco February 9-10: Port, Wine & Chocolate Lovers Weekend – Old Sugar Mill, Clarksburg February 10-19: San Francisco Beer Week – SF Bay Area February 11-12: Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend February 11-12: Wine & Chocolate Weekend – Madera February 16: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Tasting – San Francisco February 18: Winter Brew Fest – San Diego February 19: Wine 101: Sensory Analysis – Clarksburg February 23-25: Zinfandel Experience – San Francisco February 25: Alsace Festival – Anderson Valley

California Current Events – March

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March 2-3: World of Pinot Noir – Santa Barbara March 1-3 and 8-10: Barrel Tasting – Sonoma County March 2-31: Spring Passport 2018 – Morgan Hill March 9-10: Pechanga Chocolate Decadence & Wine Festival – Temecula Mar. 10- Apr. 16 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival March 10: Riedel Education in the Vineyards – Hannah Nicole Winery Brentwood March 10: Hop ‘N Vine Festival – Santa Clara March 23-24: Barrels, Tasting Weekend – Livermore March 14-18: Taste of Solvang March 16-18: Vintage Paso Zinfandel Weekend – Paso Robles March 8: Palm Desert Food & Wine March 31: Champagne on Main Street – Ventura

California Current Events – April Wine Events

Couple exploring a vineyard - Winery Pass April 1: Lodi Wine & Food Festival April 8: VinDiego Wine & Food Festival – San Diego April 9: California Jazz & Wine Fest – Westlake Village April 9: Columbia Wine Tasting April 15: Passport Day – Santa Cruz April 20-23: Pebble Beach Food & Wine April 20-23: Spring Weekend – Santa Barbara April 21-22: California Wine Festival – Orange County April 22-23: Passport 2017 Wine Adventures – El Dorado County April 22-23: North Sierra Wine Trail Bring Out the Barrels – Oroville April 26: Stars of California 2017 – Beverly Hills April 27-29: Passport to Dry Creek April 29-30: Passport 2017 Wine Adventures – El Dorado County April 29-30:: Clayton Art & Wine Festival April 30: Taste of Huntington Beach

California Current Events – May

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Truett Hurst Winery – near Healdsburg

May 2-4: Adult Wine Camp – Murphys May 6: Junior League of San Diego’s Food & Wine Festival – La Jolla May 6-7: Hopland Passport Weekend May 6-7: Downtown Livermore Street Fest May 7: Valley Public Radio’s Annual Wine Tasting – Fresno May 13: Uncorked! Wine Festival – San Francisco May 13-14: Spring Wine Trail Adventure – Madera May 13-14: El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affaire May 18-21: Paso Robles Wine Festival May 19-21: Zinfest – Lodi May 19-21: Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival May 26-28: BottleRock Music & Food Festival – Napa Valley May 27: Art & Wine Festival – Mariposa

California Current Events – June Wine Events

Women Wine Tasting in Vineyard June 2-4: Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival June 3-12: Healdsburg Jazz Festival June 3-4: Artichoke Festival – Castroville June 3-5: Monterey Wine Festival – Monterey June 4: 13th Annual Olive Festival – Paso Robles June 4-5: Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival June 5: Paso Pinot & Paella Festival – Templeton June 9-10: Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival June 10-11: San Francisco Weekend Celebration of American Rhone Wines 2016 June 11: Barbera Festival – Plymouth, California June 11: Toast of the Coast Wine Festival – San Diego June 11: Ojai Wine Festival June 11: Wine in the Pines – Pine Mountain Club June 11-12: Creston Wine Trail Passport Weekend – Paso Robles June 18: Art and Wine Celebration – Carmel Valley June 22-24: San Luis Obispo Roll Out the Barrels June 24: Santa Barbara Food & Wine Festival June 25: The Blind Barrel – Placerville June 25-26: LA Wine Fest – Los Angeles

California Current Events – July Wine Events

Uncle Sam Hat July1: Red, White, & Blues Extravaganza – Clear Lake July 4: Independence Day on the Napa Wine Train July 8: 6th Annual Oyster Festival – Avila Beach July 14-15: Mammoth Food & Wine Experience – Mammoth Lakes July 15: Niles Canyon Railway Wine Tasting Special – Livermore Valley July 20-23: Taste Our Terroir – Livermore July 22-23: Barrel Tasting Weekend – Anderson Valley July 30: Taste of Camarillo Wine, Brew & Food Festival

California Current Events – August

summer sun August 4-5: Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition August 4-7: 18th Annual V Wine Celebration – Napa Valley August 5: Preston Castle Wine Tasting & Tour – Ione August 5: Sip of Julian – San Diego August 12: Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival August 12: Gala Wine Festival – Ukiah August 12-13: Gravenstein Apple Fair – Sebastapol August 18-19: Main Street Reunion – Downtown Napa August 18-20: Sta. Rita Hills Wine & Fire – Lompoc August 19: 11th Annual Taste of Petaluma August 19-20: Pacific Wine And Food Festival – Newport Beach August 20: Family Winemakers Tasting – San Francisco August 24-27 Eat Drink SF – San Francisco August 26-27: Bodega Bay Seafood, Art, and Wine Festival August 25-27: Brentwood Art, Wine & Jazz Festival August 25-27: Central Coast Wine Classic – San Luis Obispo August 27-30: Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

Wine Happenings – September

grapesautumn September 2-5: US Sand Sculpting Challenge – San Diego September 3-4: The Last Blast of Summer – Millbrae September 4-6: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend – Sonoma County September 8-9: Winesong Weekend – Mendocino September 9: Calistoga Wine Experience September 10: Taste of Downtown Livermore September 10-11: Capitola Art & Wine Festival September 10-11: Russian River Jazz Festival September 10-11: Mountain View Art & Wine Festival September 11: Taste of the Town – Santa Barbara September 14-17: Lodi Grape Festival September 16-18: Sonoma Valley Crush – Sonoma September 16-18: Monterey Jazz Festival September 17-18: Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival September 17-18: Lafayette Art & Wine Festival September 23-25: Los Alamos Old Days – North of Santa Barbara September 24-27: Savor the Central Coast September 29-October 2: Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

California Current Events – October Wine Events

Halloween Jack o'lantern October 1-2: Big Crush Harvest Festival – Amador County October 7-9: Los Angeles Greek Fest October 7-10: Celebration of Harvest – Santa Barbara October 8-9: La Jolla Art and Wine Festival – San Diego Area October 8-9: West Covina Food and Wine Festival October 14-17: Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival – Woodland Hills October 15: Art & Wine Festival – Placerville October 20: Harvest Wine Weekend – Paso Robles

California Current Events – November

turkey-23435__340 November 2-4: Big Sur Food& Wine Festival November 3: Russiam River Valley Single Vineyard Night at Fort Mason – San Francisco November 3-5: Big Sur Food and Wine Festival Nov.5-Dec.1: The Grand Grape Celebration – Yosemite National Park November 14-20: San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival November 18: Trade Tasting at Somm Con – San Diego November 25: Alexander Valley Holiday Open House – Hwy. 128 near Healdsburg

California Current Events – December

Christmas wine December 1-2: Balboa Park December Nights – San Diego December 1-3: Holiday Festival of Wines – Murphys Fridays in December: Cornish Christmas – downtown Grass Valley December 2: 22nd Annual Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade December 2: Taste of the Santa Cruz Mountains – Menlo Park December 2: Breakfast With Santa – Ironstone Vineyards Calaveras County December 2-5: Holidays in the Vineyards – Livermore December 3-4: Wine Country Winter Festival – Santa Rosa December 9: Lighted Boat Parade – Petaluma (Sonoma County) December 9-10: Solvang Julefest Holiday Wine & Beer Walk December 12-25: The Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite National Park Throughout December: Santa Trains – Napa Wine Train Throughout December: Julian Country Christmas (San Diego County)

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Basic Wine Information You Need to Know

Basic Wine Information This basic wine information covers what everybody ought to know about wine. Some of the topics are meant for those who are new to the world of wine. However, experienced drinkers may be able to learn a few things as well.  
If you are interested in learning more on a topic below, click on the title.

Types of Wine

basic wine information Learn about different types of red and white wine. Great basic wine information for beginning wine drinkers. Find descriptions for each wine, suggested wine and food pairings, and more!

Guide to Tasting Wine

How to Taste Wine Have you ever wondered exactly what you are suppose to do when you taste wine? Learn the 5 basic steps to tasting wine. This guide will walk you through each step and you’ll soon be tasting wine like the pros!

Save Money With a Winery Pass

winery pass The winery pass is a small card the size of a credit card. It entitles you and one other guest to discounts on wine tasting and purchases at participating wineries. There are many other benefits including help planning your wine tasting itinerary and discounts on at restaurants and hotels. Check it out!

How to Throw a Wine Tasting Party

wine tasting party
Everyone loves a fun party. A wine tasting party can be easy and fun. Check out simple tips for hosting a party where everyone has a great time! Find advice on selecting a theme, things you will need, and ideas on ice breakers to get the fun started.              

Health Benefits of Wine

Health Benefits of Wine Is wine actually good for you? The answer is, “Yes!” There’s lots of research providing proof that there really are health benefits from drinking red wine. Some red wines are better for you than others. Discover which wines are actually better for you and why.

Wine Labels

Wine Label When shopping for a bottle of wine, pay close attention to the wine label. There are lots of things you can learn about the wine by reading the label. Much of the information printed on wine labels are regulated by laws. Find out more about labels by clicking on this link.

Food and Wine Pairing

Wine Event Have you ever wondered which wine you should serve with a particular meal? This guide will help you select the perfect wine and add to your wine knowledge. The perfect guide for someone just getting started drinking wine.

Wine Clubs

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Red Wine Vs. White Wine

red wine or white wine Some people have a definite preference for either red wine or white wine. Other people enjoy both wines. Find out how red wine and white are the same and how they are different.

Recipes Using Wine

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Wine Events

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Alameda County Wineries – Go Urban Wine Tasting Now!

Alameda County WineriesAlameda County wineries are producing some fabulous wines in what is called the East Bay region near San Francisco. These urban wineries have made a name for themselves with their award winning vinos. Some of these wineries have tasting rooms that are regularly open for tasting. Others are only open by appointment and special events. Now is the time to discover these very special urban wineries!
Tip: Call in advance to verify their hours and make an appointment if necessary.

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List of Alameda County Wineries

Adams Point Winery Address: 210 Perkins St., Oakland, CA 94610 Telephone: (510) 384-0384 Adams Point specializes in tropical fruit and dessert wines made from all fruit. Wines include Mango, Papaya and Persimmon wines. A Donkey and a Goat Address: 2323B 4th St Berkeley CA 94710 Telephone: (510) 868-9174 Open for special events and by appointment. This Berkeley winery was established in 2002 when husband and wife team, Jarey and Tracey left their day jobs and decided to create their own winery. Aubin Cellars Address: 6050 Colton Blvd., Oakland, CA 94611 Telephone: (510) 339-0170 Aubin Cellars specializes in Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, French Colombard, and Gewurtraminer. Dashe Cellars Address: 55 4th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 Telephone: (510) 452-1800 Open Thursday – Sunday noon – 5 PM. In addition to the winery and tasting room in Oakland, Dashe Cellars shares a tasting room in the heart of Zinfandel country, at the Family Wineries Tasting Room outside of Healdsburg. Dashe Cellars is known for their single vineyard Zinfandel and also produce Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Eno Wines Address: 446 60th, Oakland, CA Telephone: (415) 515-7227 Open by appointment only. Eno Wines is a small boutique winery that specializes in limited productions of Pinot Noir, Old Vine Zinfandel, Grenach, and Syrah. Harrington Wine Address: 805 Camelia, Berkeley, CA (br)Telephone: (510) 527-1305 Open by appointment only. Harrington Wines produces great Pinot Noir from five different California appellations including Monterey, Carneros, and Sonoma. Irish Monkey Address: 1017 22nd Ave., Su. 300, Oakland, CA Telephone: (510) 915-5463 JC Cellars Address: 55 4th St., Oakland, CA Telephone: (510) 465-5900 Open by appointment only. This Oakland winery specializes in Syrah, Petite Syrah, Viognier, and Zinfandel. Lost Canyon Address: 2107 Dennison St. Ste. A, Oakland, CA Telephone: (510) 534-9314 Open Fri. – Sun. Noon – 6 PM. Lost Canyon Winery produces Pinot Noir and Syrah from vineyards located in the Russian River, Los Carneros, and Sonoma Coast wine appellations. Periscope Cellars Address: 1410 62nd St., Emeryville, CA 94608 Telephone: (510) 655-7827 Periscope Cellars operates out of a WWII submarine repair facility. Their focus is on unique blends, which you can sample in their tasting room, wine lounge, and art gallery. R&B Cellars Address: 1325 Canval Blvd. Point Richmond, CA Telephone: (510) 749-8477 Kevin and Barbara Brown have combined their love for wine and music to create a winery with outstanding wine and people feel welcomed. They have a variety of award-winning wines for you to taste. Call for their hours as they have been in transition from one location to another. Rock Wall Wine Company Address: 2301 Monarch St., Su. 300, Alameda, CA Telephone: (510) 522-5700 Open daily 11:30AM – 6PM/Open until 8 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Happy Hour: Weekdays 4-6PM. Opened in 2008 by the father/daughter team of Kent & Shauna Rosenblum. They are producing great wines that include Viognier, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenach, a Late Harvest Semillion, a variety of red blends, and a Sparkling Zinfandel. While wine tasting at Alameda County wineries, plan to stop at Rock Wall Wine Company! Rosenblum Cellars Address: 2900 Main St., Alameda, CA Telephone: (510) 865-7007 Open daily 11 AM – 6 PM. Rosenblum is known for their single vineyard Zinfandel, but produce many other award winning and fabulous tasting wines. This is a must stop when touring Alameda County wineries. Urban Legend Address: 621 4th St., Oakland, CA Telephone: (510) 545-4356 Urban Legend is located at Jack London Square. Urbano Cellars Address: 1410 62nd St., Su. B, Emeryville, CA Telephone: (510) 806-7155 Handcrafted wines produced in small lots including Grenache, Tempranillo, and Barbera. Vineyard rows of grapesIf you travel further east on Hwy. 580, it’s a short drive from Alameda County to the Livermore Wine Country where you will find over 70 wineries in a scenic rural area around Livermore. It’s worth a drive to check it out!

Have you toured any of the Alameda County wineries? If so, please tell us about these Alameda wineries.


Livermore Wineries That You Really Must Visit

Plan a Wine Tasting Trip to the Livermore Wine Country

Livermore Wineries It’s time to plan your own wine tasting tour to Livermore Wineries. The Livermore Valley is one of the oldest wine regions in California. The first commercial grapes were planted in the 1840s by Robert Livermore. The Livermore Valley Wine Country is located in San Francisco’s East Bay Area. It’s approximately 30 miles east of San Francisco. It includes wineries in Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol, and Castro Valley. This is a wonderful area for a California Wine Tour.
Rows of Vineyards Livermore If you have not experienced wine tasting in Livermore Valley, it’s time. This area has a delightful mixture of large and small wineries. Treat yourself to world class, top quality wines combined with beautiful scenery, a charming downtown area, and friendly people. In addition to wine tasting, the area also offers great restaurants, challenging golf courses, unique accommodations, hiking, and shopping.


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List of Livermore Wineries

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Bent Creek Winery - Livermore WineryBent Creek Winery Address: 5455 Greenville Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 455-6320 Open Fri.-Sun 12–4:30 PM This Livermore winery produces Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Port. Our favorites are Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel.  
Big White House Winery Livermore Big White House Address: 6800 Greenville Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: 925)449-1976 Open Weekends Noon – 4:30 PM Big White House was established by a group of friends. They produce a variety of wines including reds, whites, and Port.

Boa Ventura WineryBoaVentura de Caires Winery Address: 9309 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925)606-9672 Open the first weekend of each month from Noon – 4 PM. Call to see if hours have been expanded. *Weddings Boa Ventura specializes in producing handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon. While wine tasting at Livermore wineries, it’s worth it to stop at Boa Ventura.

Bodegas Aguirre WineryBodegas Aguirre Winery Address: 8580 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 251-9419 Open weekends Noon – 4 PM Bodegas Aguirre Winery is a family owned Livermore winery that was established in 1995. The family produce estate grown premium red wines. As you go sample wine at Livermore wineries, this is a winery you really should visit.  
Cedar Mountain Winery LivermoreCedar Mountain Winery Address: 10843 Reuss Rd. Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 373-6636 Open Weekends Noon – 4 PM Cedar Mountain Winery produces some wonderful wines. Our favorites are the Cabernet Sauvignon and Ports.

Charles R VineyardsCharles R Vineyard Address: 8195 Crane Ridge Road, Livermore, California 94550 Telephone: (925) 454-3040 Open Fri.-Sun. noon-4:30 PM Charles R Vineyards is a small boutique winery offering fine wine. They also sell unique items and pieces from local artists. Enjoy a glass of wine at the tasting room. Enjoy viewing the wildlife and the beautiful scenery. The tasting room is located on an old mining trail.

ChouinardChouinard Vineyards Address: 33853 Palomares Rd., Castro Valley, CA Telephone: (510) 582-9000 Open Weekends Noon – 5 PM *Weddings *Summer Music Chouinard Vineyards has a wide variety of wines to sample in a beautiful wooded setting. Throughout the summer Chouinard conducts a series of live concerts. It’s lots of fun and you pay by the car load. A fun stop on a California Wine Tour visiting Livermore wineries.

ConcannonConcannon Vineyard Address: 4590 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 456-2505 Open daily 11 AM – 4:30 PM *Picnics *Restaurant Concannon Vineyard was established in 1883. There are picnic facilities outside the wine tasting room. Our favorite wine here is their acclaimed, Petite Sirah. Concannon has opened a wine bar/restaurant, The Underdog Wine Bar, where you can enjoy dining and wine.
Crooked Vine, Livermore WineryCrooked Vine & Stony Ridge Winery Address: 4948 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 371-8156 Open Thurs.-Sun. 11 AM – 4:30 PM *Weddings *Picnics Taste both Crooked Vine and Stony Ridge wines at one location. There are a variety of wines to sample. Bring food and enjoy a picnic on the grounds. Live music on weekends.
Cuda Ridge Winery Cuda Ridge Wines Address: 5385 East Ave., Livermore Telephone: (510) 304-0914 Open Fri.-Sun. noon-4:30 PM Cuda Ridge Wines focuses on producing handcrafted bordeaux style wines.

Dante Robere Vineyards Address: 1200 Wetmore Rd., Livermore Telephone: (408) 806-0613 Open Fridays 1-5; Weekends Noon-5. Dante Robere produces a small lot of handcrafted wines. White wines include Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Red wines include Syrah, Zinfandel, and Barbera. They also produce Rhone Blends.
Darcie Kent Winery Darcie Kent Vineyards Address: 7000 Tesla Rd., Livermore Telephone: (925)583-1581 Open daily noon-4:30 PM Darcie Kent’s wines are featured at the Underdog Wine Bar located at Concannon Vineyards. Wines are produced in extremely small lots.  
Eagle Ridge VineyardEagle Ridge Vineyard Address: 10017 Tesla Rd., Livermore Telephone: (925) 447-4328 Open weekends noon-4:30 PM This Livermore winery has a spectacular view of the Livermore Valley. Enjoy fine wine produced in small lots. Don’t miss the fabulous Petite Sirah.

Eckert WineryEckert Estate Winery Address: 5963 Graham Ct, Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 371-8606 Open weekends Noon – 5 PM

El Sol VineyardEl Sol Vineyard Address: 8626 Lupin Way, Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 606-1827 Open Friday-Sundays noon – 5:00 and available for tastings on other days as well. El Sol Vineyards produces small lots of a variety of different wines. This Livermore winery was established in 2002.

Elliston WineryElliston Vineyards Address: 463 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA Telephone: (925) 862-2377 Open weekends 11 AM – 5 PM *Restaurant *Weddings Elliston Vineyards has a picturesque atmosphere. The Livermore winery is set among oak trees, lush grounds, and Chardonnay vineyards. The wine tasting room and banquet facilities are located in an historic stone mansion. A lovely stop on a California Wine Tour.
Fenestra WineryFenestra Winery Address: 83 Vallecitos Rd.,Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) Open weekends Noon – 5 PM Fenestra Winery is a family owned Livermore winery. It was founded in 1976. They produce many award winning wines including both red and white.

GarreGarre Vineyard and Winery Address: 7986 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925)371-9006 Open for wine tasting weekends 11 AM – 5 PM Café open Mon-Fri. 11 AM – 2:30 PM and weekends 11:30 – 3:30 PM. *Restaurant *Bocce *Weddings The Cafe at Garre Vineyard and Winery has fabulous food. We recommend this charming winery restaurant. It’sa great place to enjoy a meal while wine tasting in the area. Wines are produced almost exclusively from grapes grown on their own 20 acres of vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petite Verdot are all grown. Grapes are blended to produce the various wines at this Livermore winery. 

John Evan Winery John Evan Cellars Address: 6800 Greenville Rd., Livermore Telephone: (925) 449-1976 Open weekends noon-4:30 PM

Longevity Wine Livermore Longevity Wines Address: 35 Rickenbacker Cir., Livermore Telephone: (888) 325-9463 Longevity Wines is an urban-style winery. Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, a Bordeaux blend, and a Rhone blend.

McGrail Vineyards & WineryMcGrail Vineyards & Winery Address: 5600 Greenville Rd., Livermore Telephone: (925) 215-0717 *Picnics *Weddings This Livermore winery specializes in premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy the views, the wine, and take time for a picnic on the grounds.

Mitchell Katz Winery at Ruby Hill Address:2481 Buena Vista Ave Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 931-0744 Open Weekends Noon – 5 PM Mitchell Katz is a Livermore winery that produces a wide range of varietals. Wines include Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Port, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Muriettas WellMurrieta’s Well Address: 3005 Mines Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 456-2390 Open Wed.-Sun. 11 AM – 4:30 PM *Weddings Murieta’s Well produces award winning wines. Some of the wines are only available at the winery or through their wine club. Wines include a variety of both red and white wines.
Nottingham Winery Livermore Nottingham Cellars Address: 2245 S. Vasco Rd., Livermore Telephone: (925) 294-8647 Open Fri.-Sun.. noon-4:30 PM This boutique winery specializes in producing small lots of quality wines.

Occassio Winery Livermore Occasio Winery Address: 2245 S. Vasco Rd., Livermore Telephone: (925) 371-1987 Open Fri.-Sun. noon-5 PM Come taste the award winning wines at Occasio Winery.

Page Mill Winery - LivermorePage Mill Winery Address: 1960 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore Telephone: (925) 456-7676 Open Thurs.-Sun. noon-4:30 PM Page Mill Winery was founded in 1976 in the Santa Cruz Mountains. They moved to Livermore in 2004. They produce quality wines. Our favorite is the Petite Sirah.

Retzlaff VineyardsRetzlaff Vineyards Address: 1356 S. Livermore Ave.,Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 447-8941 Open Weekends Noon – 4:30/Tues.-Fri. Noon – 2 PM *Weddings *Picnics Retzlaff Winery produces wine using only organically grown grapes. They grown their own grapes. Enjoy a picnic on their grounds.
Rios-Lovell Estate WineryRios-Lovell Estate Winery Address: 6500 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 443-0434 Open Weekends 11 AM – 5 PM/Wed.-Fri. 11 AM – 3 PM *Weddings Rios-Lovell Estate Winery has a variety of wines to sample. They also have lovely grounds and a gift shop. This Livermore winery is a popular place for wine country weddings.
Rodrigue-Molyneaux Winery Address: 3053 Marina Ave., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925)447-4280 Wine tasting by appointment only at this Livermore winery. Website is coming soon.
Ruby Hill WineryRuby Hill Winery Address: 400 Vineyard Ave., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 931-9463 Open daily 11-5:30 *Tours by Appointment Ruby Hill produces hand crafted wines in small lots. They produce a variety of wines. Experience Ruby Hill’s unique Vineyard Tour. This tour takes you around the vineyards, through the winery, and includes wine tasting. Reservations are required.
RubinoWinery Rubino Estates Winery Address: 1188 Vineyard, Pleasanton, CA Telephone: (925) 484-1699 Open daily 11-5:30 *Picnic Area *Picnic Supplies *Gift Shop *Tours Rubino Estates specializes in Italian wines. This includes Sangiovese, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Trebbiano. They have a lovely gift shop. Picnic facilities are available.
Steven Kent Winery, wine tourSteven Kent Winery Address: 5443 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 456-2357 Open daily Noon – 4:30 PM Steven Kent produces quality wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Cabernet Port. While visiting Livermore wineries, plan to stop at Steven Kent.
Tamas Estates Address: 5443 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 456-2380 Open daily Noon – 4:30 PM Tamas Estates is part of the Wente Family Estates. This Livermore winery specializes in Italian varietals.
Tenuta VineyardsTenuta Vineyards Address: 633 Kalthoff Commons, Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 960-1006 Open weekends Noon – 5 PM Website coming soon.

Wente Vineyards Estate WineryWente Vineyards Estate Winery Two tasting rooms: Address: 5565 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Address: 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, CA 94550Telephone: (925) 456-2305 or (925) 456-2405 Both tasting rooms are open daily. The Tesla address is open 11 AM – 4:30 PM. The Arroyo Rd. address is next to their restaurant and is open 11 AM – 6 PM. *Restaurant *Weddings *Summer Concerts *Golf The Restaurant at Wente has world class dining facilities. They are open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. While visiting Livermore wineries, this restaurant is highly recommended. Enjoy friendly tasting room and a challenging golf course as well.
Westover Winery Address: 34329 Palomares Rd., Castro Valley, CA 94550 Telephone: (510) 537-3932 Open weekends Noon – 5 PM/Tues-Fri. 1 PM – 4 PM Westover Vineyards, Winery and Event Center is located in the historic Palomares Canyon. It is nestled in the breathtaking hills between Castro Valley and Fremont. This Castro Valley winery has a large selection of Ports and other wines.
White Crane WineryWhite Crane Address: 4505 Greenville Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 455-8085 Open Fri.-Sun. Noon – 4:30 PM White Crane also has a wine tasting room located in downtown Capitola at 110 Capitola Avenue. This was chosen by Barry Manilow to produce winesnunder the Manilow label. These wines will be available at the Las Vegas Hilton Barry Manilow gift shop.
new livermore tasting room Wood Family Vineyards Address: 2408 Research Dr., Livermore, Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 606-7411 Open weekends. This is a small family owned Livermore winery. Woods Family produces high quality wines. Stop by their newly opened tasting room to enjoy a taste soon.

If you have toured any of the Livermore wineries, we would love to hear about your experiences below.


San Benito County Wineries

San Benito County WineriesPlan a visit to San Benito County Wineries and discover one of the hidden treasures of California’s Wine Country. The wineries of San Benito County are located near the city of Hollister just 25 miles from Monterey Bay. Wine grapes were first planted in San Benito County during the 1850’s by a French immigrant named Theophile Vache’. Using vine clippings he brought from France, he planted his new vineyards in the beautiful hills of the Cienega Valley. Plan a visit to San Benito County soon. In addition to touring the wineries and sampling the wines, visitors might also want to explore the nearby Mission San Juan Bautista.

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San Benito County Wineries

Map of San Benito Wineries    
Before heading out to taste wine at San Benito County Wineries, give each winery a call to verify their hours.
Alicats Winery Address: 10 Nash Rd., Hollister, CA 95023 Telephone: (831) 636-7311 Open for wine tasting during special events only. This Hollister winery specializes in Syrah, Dry Muscat, and Chardonnay.  

Calera WineryCalera Winery Address: 11300 Cienega Rd., Hollister, CA 95023 Telephone: (831) 637-9170 Open daily 11 – 5 PM Calera Winery was established in 1975. They produce Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Viognier. Their Late Harvest Viognier is excellent as well. The tasting room is located on the top of a mountain. You can picnic outside and enjoy panoramic views of the hills below.

Casa De Fruta Address: 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Hollister Telephone: (800) 543-1702 Open weekends 8AM -7:30PM; weekdays 9AM -5PM *Restaurant *Accommodations *Fruit Stand Casa De Fruta is a popular stop for travelers driving the Pacheco Pass Highway. There’s an RV park, motel, and restaurant. Kids love the carousel and train ride. Many non-wine drinkers enjoy their fruit wines.

DeRose Vineyard, HollisterDeRose Vineyard Address: 9970 Cienega Rd., Hollister, CA 95023 Telephone: (831) 636-9143 Open Weekends 11 – 4 PM This family owned San Benito County winery was established in 1988. Some of the oldest vines in the state are located on this property. The winery sits directly above the San Andreas Fault. It is one of the few wineries to have a major fault line dissecting its main building. More than 25 antique cars are on display in the old fermentation room. DeRose produces award winning Zinfandel, Negrette, Cabernet Franc, and Viognier. As you visit San Benito County Wineries, be sure to stop at DeRose.

Enz WineryEnz Winery Address: 1781 Limekiln Rd., Hollister, CA 95023 Telephone: (831) 637-6443 Open weekends 1 – 4 PM Enz Winery was founded in 1972 on a 1,500 acre ranch. Some of the vines were first planted in 1895. Sample wines and enjoy a picnic surrounded by the lush vineyards. Wines include Zinfandel, St. George, and Mourvedre. They have a wine called Wild Zin. This is similar to White Zinfandel but dryer and heartier.

Flint Wine Cellars, San Benito County WineryFlint Wine Cellars Address: 13160 Cienega Rd., Hollister, CA 95023 Telephone: (831) 636-8986 Open by appointment only This is a family owned winery that specializes in Vin Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Zinfandel.

Guerra Cellars Address: 500 John Smith Rd., Hollister Telephone: (831) 902-9106 Open weekends July through September.

Leal Winery Address: 300 Maranatha Dr., Hollister, CA Telephone: (831) 636-1023 Open daily 11 AM – 5 PM This winery produces Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.

Pessagno WineryPessagno Winery Address: 1645 River Rd., Salinas, CA 93908 Telephone: (831) 675-9463 Open Fridays – Sundays 11 – 5 PM Pessagno Winery is owned by Stephen Passagno. This winery specializes in limited productions of single vineyard premium wines. Grapes are from Monterey and San Benito counties. Stop by and enjoy their wonderful Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Pietra Santa Winery Address: 10034 Cienega Rd., Hollister, CA 95023 Telephone: (831) 636-1991 Open daily 11 AM – 5 PM This San Benito County winery has a spectacular setting in the beautiful Cienega Valley. Pietra Santa means “Sacred Stone”. The winery was named this due to the unique granite and limestone soils found on the estate. Sample fine wines and olive oils from Pietra Santa Winery. Wine is produced under three labels. The entry level red blend called Sacred Stone. Pietra Santa is the flagship label. The limited production wines carry the Vache label.

Summerayne VineyardSummerayne Vineyard Address: 1781 Limekiln Rd., Hollister, CA 95023 Telephone: (831) 902-5638 Open weekends 1 – 4 PM You may sample Summerayne wines at this address, which is the tasting room for Enz Winery as well. Enjoy a picnic in their beautiful setting.

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