Tuesday, 28 May 2013

California's Best Wineries: Livermore Wineries

By Philip Vonwrede

With a span of 5,00 acres, more than 40 wineries claim their home in Livermore Wineries. These wineries specialize in Spanish and California blends. With its surge of new wineries all over the wine region, the latest one to pop up is boutique right beside the historic buildings that has redefined the reputation of California as a wine making industry. Aside from that, Livermore has a whole lot more to offer other than their wines. It now has a lot more activities and events that people can participate in, such as free of charge wine tasting events for all the guests.

3 Steves Winery

The conception of the 3 Steves Winery started when 3 pals were just lounging around enjoying each other's company while drinking wine. Before that, they already ventured in the wine business with a modest winery boutique. Couple with their wine-making skills, they launched their brand without any major setbacks. They believe that if they made use of the numerous different varieties of grapes that are planted and harvested right in Livermore, not only will it benefit the wine region as a whole, but it would enable them to produce premium wine at their vineyard.

Concannon Vineyard

In terms of size, Concannon is certainly one of the leaders in Livermore wineries. They are able to package more than 30,000 wine cases every year and have Concannon and Petite Sirah wine they bestsellers. They also have other varieties of wine produced to accommodate every kind of preference and another outstanding blend that they carry is their Chardonnay. Founded by James COncannon in 1883, The Wine Group own Concannon Vineyard. Ever since, they have been the primary provider of the wine needs of the Roman Catholic church and they are distinguished to as the California Historical Landmark.

Garre Vineyard & Winery

Encircled by natural topographies, Garre Vineyard & winery offers a very special environment setting for all visitors. Aside from having the most amazing sights all around, their wines also have garnered a bunch of awards from all over the country and are considered one of the top destinations in California for wine lovers.

Red Feather Winery & Vineyard

Opened in 2005, Red Feather Winery & Vineyard's tag line is 'Wine From The Heart' and the winery is owned by Dan and Connie who make wine and manage the tasting room at the vineyard. The winery makes super great wines including Gunnar Cabernet Sauvignon, Jaidem's Dessert wine, Livermore Merlot and others. Wine tasting room is open on Saturday between 12.00 PM to 5pm.

Wente Vineyards

Founded more than a century ago as part of Livermore wineries, the family owned Wente Vineyards is regarded as the oldest winery in the country. Presently, the winery is still recognized as a leader in the wine making industry of California and has been managed by consecutive generations of Wente family. Currently, they blend innovative and traditional wine making practices on their vineyards located on over 3,000 acres of land and have created a unique portfolio as being a producer of world's fine wines in Livermore region.

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