One of our favorite events in Livermore is Holidays in the Vineyards. This year, the clueless caretakers and I visited three wineries. Our first stop was Longevity Wines. We’ve been there a few times and it is a fun stop. One draw is their cute wine doggie, PressTon, who is somewhat of a local celebrity. He was dressed in a holiday sweater and making his rounds greeting the crowd. The atmosphere was warm and festive with the holiday decor and the winemaker dressed as Santa.
Our next stop was at nearby Eckert Estate Winery. They had a generous tasting of about 7 or 8 wines. Our favorites were their Viognier and Pinot Noir (which we bought a bottle of).
Our wine was poured by the winemaker who had been up late the night before pressing raspberries for a delicious liqueur we tried after our tasting.
Our final stop was at Wente Vineyards. Wente is one of the largest wineries in Livermore and they had a fabulous event as always. We are members of their club and visit frequently.
The event was held in their barrel room and filled with plenty of vendors selling lots of interesting items.
We highly recommend the Holidays in the Vineyards event to anyone visiting Livermore. We only wish we had more time to visit more participating wineries.