Page Mill Winery

If you haven’t visited Page Mill Winery recently or ever, you must drop by one of these days.  Page Mill Winery offers some of the best Livermore has to offer.  Carl and I have been to Page Mill many times and have always loved this quaint, picturesque winery where the wine flows and is always superb!  Page Mill Winery, located at 1960 South Livermore Avenue in Livermore is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to four and offers a wide selection of delicious wines.  Page Mill has been making wine for 35 years and their wine proves that they know what they are doing.  Founders Dick and Ome Stark, began making wine in the Santa Cruz mountains in 1976 and passed the torch to son, Dane Stark in 1996.  Page Mill produces 3,000 cases yearly now and is the picture of what a family owned business should look like.  Every time I have entered this tasting room, I feel like family.  You are always greeted with a warm smile, a friendly greeting and a confidence that only a well-crafted amazing product can provide.

This past Sunday, April 15, Carl and I had a few stolen moments to ourselves and we decided to take advantage of the time and hit a winery.  We started down the Livermore Wine Trail that begins in North Livermore and then trails off and turns into Tesla Road not knowing where our car would take us.  So many wineries to choose from, so little time.  I threw out  a few wineries to choose from and when I said Page Mill we both immediately agreed that was the one.

Unbeknownst to us, we happened to hit Page Mill on a GREAT day!  It was their BYOB event!  The BYOB event is a day that Page Mill offers monthly and allows you to “bottle your own” quality wine at an unbelievably great price!!!!!  Last weeks BYOB event offered a red wine blend that was 50% Petite Sirah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 25% Syrah.  It was delicious.  A few upcoming dates for the their next BYOB events are Sunday 5/20, Sunday 6/17, and Sunday 7/22.  This is an event you will want to partake in monthly, you can stock up on some delicious “library” league wines at a fraction of what they would normally cost.

The tasting lineup was spectacular.  Some of our favorites were the 2011 Sauvingnon Blanc, a gold medal winner with the tasting notes of “clean, crisp aroma and flavors”;  the 2010 Angela’s Cuvee, a silver medal winner, which is a Rose made from the Grenache grape;  a new release, the 2009 Cabernet Franc and the 2007 Petite Sirah which earned 88 points from Wine Enthusiast and is ALMOST GONE!  All of these wines listed were Livermore Valley grapes, which of course is always a plus for me!  The one wine we did not see on the flight was the newly retired 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Rumor has it that the Winemakers Pourhouse still has a case or two left and it can be purchased by the glass or as part of a 3 wine flight with a little name called the “Bryersantis Wine Flight”.  This wine flight also includes a 3 oz pour of Las Positas’ 2007 Chardonnay and Longevity’s 2009 Petite Sirah.  This wine is almost completely sold out, so you may want to jog, bike, or drive over and visit Kelly or Julie at the Pourhouse and ask for this special delight!

 

The next event that Page Mill is having is coming up this Friday, 4/20.  Their Vino Acoustico event will offer wine tasting, a glass of wine, light snacks and live music for a mere $15 per person for non-wine club members and just $10 for wine club members.  Sounds like a date to me!  In any event, however, you must visit Page Mill soon and like I’ve said in the past….tell them Bryersantis sent you!  Cheers!

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