Young Livermore Winemaker Makes A Big Statement With His Signature Designate Cabs

In recent years we have seen a big push by our winemakers in the Livermore AVA to regain the title Livermore once had as the original, premier American Viticultural Area in the United States.  Jeff and Colin Cranor of Nottingham Cellars have made it there  mission to do just that.  They have a passion for […]

Wine Education Series At Nottingham Cellars

On the second Saturday of each month, Nottingham Cellars hosts their Wine Education Series.  I was able to join them last month when their education series focused on Malbec.  The course started out with the tasting room manager, Bryan Dias, presenting the history of the Malbec grape.  His presentation was very informative as he lead […]

Memorial Weekend at McGrail Vineyards

My friend Robyn does a little wine pouring at McGrail Vineyards and she recently told me that McGrail would be releasing their 2009 Casa de Vinas Petite Sirah this Memorial Day weekend.  When Rachel and I found ourselves with a free Sunday afternoon, we decided to take advantage of the opportunity to sneak out for […]

Livermore Valley’s Nottingham Cellars Wins Eight of Eight in New York

Earlier this year we told you about the fantastic achievements of the Livermore wineries at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Nottingham Cellars was one of the shinning stars at that competition, but they decided not to stop there.  They recently submitted eight of their wines in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in New […]

Big Changes For Las Positas Vineyards

With all of the family events this weekend, I was surprised to find a free hour on Saturday, but I knew exactly what to do with that hour.  Over the last year, the Bryersantís family has made it a goal to visit all of the wineries in the Livermore Valley.  One of the wineries […]