Taste our terroir in the Livermore Valley wine region July 14-17, 2022

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With four exciting days of wine and food

Livermore Valley, CA (May 5, 2022) – Taste Our Terroir, Livermore Valley’s premier wine and food event, returns for four delicious days as the historic region celebrates and educates wine lovers about its unique ‘taste of the earth’. From July 14-17, Livermore Valley Wineries will be offering 13 events, including a Vintner’s Dinner at an Olive Orchid, an Electric Bike Tour, a Wine and Food Pairing Contest, and more!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.LVwine.org.

Thursday July 14

  • VIP ticket 5 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. General Admission
  • Ends at 9 p.m.
  • Wine and Food Pairing Competition

Kicking off the festivities is the region’s food and wine pairing competition. Eleven Livermore Valley wineries partner with local restaurant chefs to create signature bites to accompany the wines. They will compete for prizes in a blind tasting overseen by judges from the Bay Area’s food and wine media. Guests will have the opportunity to be part of the competition by voting in the People’s Choice category for the top team. They will meet the winemakers and chefs while tasting mouth-watering creations and an extravagant dessert buffet. A silent auction will feature a plethora of coveted items available for auction.

Teams include: Big White House Winery with Charming Fig Catering; Fenestra Winery with Oyo; Garre Vineyard and Winery with Garre Café; the vineyards of Las Positas with the Locanda wine bar; McGrail Vineyards and Winery with BottleTaps; Well of Murrieta with Well of Murrieta; Occasio Winery with Sabio on Main; Page Mill Winery with a lot of pizza buzz; Rosa Fierro Cellars with Norm’s Place; Wente Vineyards with Wente Tasting Room and Lounge; and Wood Family Vineyards with First Street Alehouse. Garre Vineyard and Winery, 7986 Tesla Rd.

friday july 15

This educational journey through the vineyards of Murrieta’s Well takes wine lovers on a hike with stunning views of the Livermore Valley while learning about the winery’s ‘small batch’ approach to viticulture. After the hike, handcrafted wines and small bites from the winery’s culinary team will be served. Well of Murrieta, 3005 Mines Rd.

Cheesemaker Brandon Wood of The Cheese Parlor will guide a pairing of artisan cheeses and local wines, sharing behind-the-scenes insights into the cheese-making and aging process. The wines presented come from Fenestra Winery, Garre Vineyard and winery, and Del Valle winery. Fenestra Cellar, 83 Vallecitos Rd.

Join Steven Kent Mirassou and the Lineage Wine Collection winemaking team as they discuss all things Cabernet Franc and how this varietal could be the future of world-class winemaking in the Livermore Valley. Learn about the history of this grape variety while tasting samples from native France as well as Cabernet Franc wines from the Livermore Valley. The Lineage Wine Collection cellar, 5443 Tesla Road.

Located in an olive grove at the Purple Orchid Inn, this four-course farm-to-table dinner from On the Vine Catering will be paired with 2019 vintage wines from the Livermore Valley Vintners’ Collective. This group of winemakers created guidelines for a red blend designed to showcase the Livermore Valley growing region, as well as their own flair. Hosted by Fenestra Winery, John Evan Cellars, Las Positas Vineyards, Page Mill Winery and Wood Family Vineyards. Purple Orchid Inn, 4549 Cross Road.

Saturday July 16

Certified yoga instructor Lisa Stanford will guide participants through a relaxing yoga experience. Fenestra Cellar, 83 Vallecitos Rd.

Guests will enjoy a day of biking at four wineries and receive snacks, lunch, tastings and educational tours. Stops include Page Mill Winery, Charles R Vineyards, Big White House, and Wood Family Vineyards. Start at Pedego, 1911 Second Street.

Taste and learn all about rosé wine from four renowned Livermore Valley winemakers. Join Rosa Fierro of Rosa Fierro Cellars, Alexandra Henkelman of Omega Road Winery, Beth Refsnider of The Lineage Collection and Samantha Bunegin of Las Positas Vineyards for a tasting and discussion of each of their wines. Light bites provided by Charming Fig Catering. Rosa Fiero Cellars, 2245 S. Vasco Rd., Suite A.

Join the winegrowers of Cellar 13, Cuda Ridge Winery, Darcie Kent Estate Winery, McGrail Vineyards and Winery, Wente Vineyards and The Lineage Collection for a collective tasting of wines based on Livermore Valley 2017 Cabernet, considered one of the best vintages. Patrons will enjoy the comfort of the McGrail’s barrel room while tasting and chatting with the minds behind the wines. McGrail Vineyards and Winery, 5600 Greenville Rd.

Sommelier LeeAnn Kaufman reveals the secrets of all things wine, where guests will learn how to get the most from every bottle, including the right serving temperature, how to find the perfect glass and more. Enjoy a cheese pairing with cheese master, Eagle Harper. Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Rd.

Sunday July 17

Certified yoga instructor Lisa Stanford will lead a class on the lawn outside the beautiful Victorian home in Concannon Vineyard. Yoga will be followed by a glass of rosé enjoyed on breathtaking grounds. Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Rd.

Join sommelier Jeremy Troupe-Masi in a 16-foot sensory bar that will allow attendees to look, smell, touch and taste through over 40 flavors and aromas. Enjoy wines from four wineries for this tasting. The wines will be paired with cheeses selected by local cheesemaker Brandon Wood of The Cheese Parlor. Nottingham Cellars, 2245 S Vasco Rd., Suite C.

At the final event of the Taste our Terroir weekend, guests will learn how Port is made. Cedar Mountain winemaker Earl Ault will serve white and red ports paired with a variety of chocolates. Cedar Mountain Winery and Port Works, 10843 Reuss Rd.

About the Livermore Valley Winemakers Association

The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association is a 501(c)6 organization dedicated to the advancement, protection and promotion of Livermore Valley Wine Country’s quality wines, vineyards and experiences. For more information visit www.LVwine.org

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