Open house, Livermore's own Thomas Coyne Winery

Just a few weeks back I went to go visit Thomas Coyne Winery because they were having their open house.  As always the property instantly relaxes you when walking up to the entrance.  Something about that 100 year old building with the fantastic view over looking the vineyards.  Oh yes, to top it all off, […]

Christmas Time in Livermore

This post isn’t about Livermore wine or even wine for that matter, but that’s okay because it’s one of the perks of running a blog.  I just wanted to take a step back from the daily routine and do a little reflection.  I can’t think of a better time to reflect on life than […]

McGrail Vineyard’s 2008 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve


If you recall, I blogged about McGrail Vineyard taking the Top Red category in the  in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition back in January.  In my blog I mentioned that I didn’t have a chance to taste it.  Let me tell you, it was worth the wait.  I had the opportunity […]

McGrail wins top red wine in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!

Wait for it…..A LIVERMORE WINERY!!!  I don’t know about all of you but I couldn’t be happier!  McGrail Vineyard and Winery’s 2008 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve won the Top Red category in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.  Such great news.  Mark Clarin, winemaker at McGrail Vineyards & Winery was pleased.  Monique Soltani from […]

Time To Make Some Wine

The big day finally came. The sugar levels of our grapes were just right and after a couple of days of rain followed by a couple of mildly warm days, the threat of mold forming on the grapes was a definite concern.  It was a beautiful morning to be up in the vineyard. Members of […]

Tenuta Winery Futures/Blend your own bottle/Open Monday!

Just received an email from Tenuta!  See below!

Open Fri, Sat, Sun 12-6pm AND MONDAY from 12-4pm 925-960-1006

In the words of George Harrison, this weekend is all about “Here comes the sun.” Pack that picnic lunch, sit outside in the month of January and call all your friends that live back east […]

Livermore Valley Fenestra Winery 2007 Zinfandel

Simply put, a GREAT wine from Fenestra.  Again, from right here in Livermore.   Sometimes I just can’t get over the great wineries right here in town.  I feel lucky to live here.  Anyway, back on track… a GREAT wine.  This is a truly a Zinfandel in every sense of the word.  If you never have tried a good […]

Christmas Eve spent at Tenuta Vineyards

Before driving over to my dad’s house for Christmas Eve dinner, Julia and I thought we would swing by Tenuta Vineyards in Livermore.  Heard they would be open so it was a perfect stop.  Also heard if you bring in an empty wine bottle they would fill it up for $10 if it was one […]

John Christopher Cellars 2007 Petite Sirah

Bryersantis  attended the Wine Maker’s Dinner last night at Ruby Hill Winery here in Livermore.  We were invited by Longevity Wines and I think it was the best time we’ve had in a while.  I still cannot get over the fact that Longevity wanted us to join them at their table sharing their evening […]