Wine Lovers Delight in Livermore

by Shea Homes Northern California on May 12, 2016

Livermore Wine

Our new Sage community in Livermore features a variety of amenities within the community, as well as close proximity to Livermore’s historic wine country. While Wente Vineyards and Concannon are two of the most well-known wineries in the Livermore Valley, they are certainly not the only ones creating tasty vino in the area these days. In fact, Livermore is now home to over 50 wineries! Whether you’re a wine tasting amateur, or consider yourself a connoisseur, you will be delighted by what you find coming from these local vineyards.

Here are some of our favorite Livermore wineries:

3 Steves Winery

With a tagline like theirs (“3 Friends Striving to Make the Perfect Wine”) you know you can expect great things. These guys don’t disappoint. Although this winery has only been on the wine scene since 2010, their award-winning wines have proved that the Steves are worthy of the wine-making spotlight. Be sure to add your name to a cork for the bar when you finish your tasting (don’t worry, you’ll understand when you get there).

Big White House & John Evan Cellars
The relaxed atmosphere at Big White House makes this an ideal spot to take friends who are less familiar with the area. The winemaker himself can often be found giving samples straight out of a barrel or discussing wine with his guests. Be sure to buy a bottle of the peach sparkling wine and share among friends for a sweet treat.

Fenestra Winery
The tasting room at Fenestra is located inside their rustic cellar. And something about the ambiance of the place has a truly calming effect. We’re not quite sure what exactly creates this feeling. It could be the low lighting, the surrounding barrels, the gorgeous quilt that hangs on the wall …or, it could be the wine. Choose up to 10 different wines at a time when you visit! Outdoor picnic-style seating is available, and children are often seen jumping over the little stream that runs through the property.

Retzlaff Vineyards Estate and Winery
Featuring a variety of certified organic wines, Retzlaff was one of the first five wineries to open in Livermore. Their 14 acres are still family-owned and guests are encouraged to picnic on their lawn, surrounded by majestic 100 year old pepper trees. Don’t miss the delectable port wine.

Wood Family Vineyards
Although only open for special events or by appointment, the gorgeous Wood Family grounds and tasty wine are are a must for any well-versed Livermore wine enthusiast. With a mellow vibe, stunning estate, and wine that is a true treat for your taste buds, what’s not to love? Be sure to try the chardonnay.

Ready to start tasting? Take a look at the Livermore Wine Map, and be sure to drink responsibly.

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