Summer Has Arrived!

It’s summertime and the living is easy in Livermore wine country.  The kids have been released from school about a week and already I’ve taken advantage of so many good experiences that come with the privilege of wine country living.

It started with spending Memorial weekend under the shade of a romantic grape arbor […]

Annual Holidays in the Vineyards

This weekend is the annual Holidays in the Vineyards event sponsored by the Livermore Valley Wine Growers Association.  There are many participating wineries that will have lots of great vendors (good Christmas shopping opportunities) and excellent food!  This event runs both Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th from 12 – 5.  For a listing […]

A Great Time to Visit Tamás Estates

This is the best time of year!  Early fall, the holidays are just around the corner, it’s still warm, but change is in the air and the vineyards are in their full glory bursting with beautiful grapes ready for harvest.  Now is a great time to visit Livermore and it’s over 50 wineries!  Just discovered […]

Thrifty Ice Cream And Other Small Delights

Livermore boasts an array of fantastic wineries, scenery that is 2nd to none, top-notch restaurants and a wonderful refurbished downtown area.  The list could go on and on why I love this town.  Farmer’s Market, Art Shows, Christmas Parades, the crisp reddish vineyards in the fall.  Today, I just found another love in my town […]

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.  […]

La Rochelle Wine Tasting

I had the chance to go to the La Rochelle tasting room today and I have to say, what an experience.  Although the tasting fee was higher than I like to pay, I was definitely given the first class treatment.  I was sat at a table that contained four wine glasses of different shapes and […]