McGrail Winery

Driving out past Poppy Ridge Golf Course deep in the heart of the Livermore Valley wine region, you will find a beautiful winery called McGrail Vineyards.  A beautiful newer winery that boasts some wonderful wines.  Upon entering McGrail, you are always greeted with warm smiles and a pleasant and beautiful atmosphere.  I have only been to McGrail twice.  […]

Ruby Hill Grapeful Red is Almost SOLD OUT!

That’s right, Ruby Hill’s 2007 Grapeful Red is almost sold out!  It’s a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Barbera.  It is truly one of their best red wines!  Not such a bad price at $18 a bottle.  Don’t forget, Ruby Hill Winery is right here in the Livermore Valley.  Just head down Isabel toward highway 84 and you will […]

Bike Ride Through Livermore Wine Country

Here in the Livermore Valley, there are some great roads to ride your bike on.  On Saturday and Sunday mornings, if you hit the right streets, it can be quite relaxing and challenging with many scenic, rolling hills and long, straight roads to test your endurance.  I always go up North Livermore to start my ride and as it curves […]

The Weekend

Wrapping up another amazing weekend here in the Livermore Valley.  Today had to be ONE of the most beautiful days weather wise here in the Bay Area.  70 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, cool breezes.  The epitome of California life in one of the most scenic parts of our state.  Started the day […]

Bringing The Wine Tours To You!

Had a great Friday night catching up with long time friends we don’t get to see often enough. We met at the Marina in San Leandro for happy hour and half priced margaritas! Good times!

A conversation came up about wine tasting and how they were planning a trip to Napa but it fell through. […]

The Sisters Of The Vine

Today I went to Oakland for lunch with my sisters and some friends.  We don’t do this often enough – it was a great, relaxing afternoon.  Years ago, my sister-in-law and a few friends started an “affinity group” and called themselves the Sisters of the Vine.  I happily married into this group of women that was formed […]

Rock Ridge Cellars Meritage

Well, it’s Friday night and for most of you that know me, it’s BBQ time.  Earlier today my wife went to the Livermore Valley Grocery Outlet and picked out a Rock Ridge Cellars Meritage California Red Wine.  Let me tell ya….this is a great wine.  A bold and yet smooth wine and then pow, lots of […]

Livermore Vineyards

Sifting through my pile of papers from the past week, I stumbled upon The Independent Magazine, Livermore’s once monthly guide to art, wine and entertainment.  Towards the end of the magazine, I found a list of Livermore wineries.  After looking through the list, I realized that I am talking about Livermore wines in my blogs, but […]

Ruby Hill

I look back at our previous blogs and notice one name that is mentioned repeatedly, Ruby Hill.  This is no mistake.  They have put a lot of work into making good wine and a phenomenal wine tasting experience.

I decided to stop in today for a little after work tasting.  Since I was able to end […]

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