SOME OF THE MANY AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS EARNED BY
LIVERMORE VALLEY WINES.
The wines of Livermore Valley have a long history of making their mark,
starting with Cresta Blanca Winery taking the Grand Prix crown at the
Paris Exposition in 1889. This was the first time a California wine bested
French offerings at the competition—and Livermore wines have been earning
accolades ever since.
The Livermore Valley brought home 193 awards from the 2020 San Francisco
Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of North American
wines in the world. Local favorites Las Positas, Dante Robere, Nottingham,
Ruby Hill and Wood Family all brought home Best of Class awards and Livermore
Valley AVA members earned multiple Double Gold awards as well.
AMONG THE OTHER HONORS RECEIVED BY THE LIVERMORE VALLEY AVA:
> Concannon Vineyard earned Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choices for both
its cabernet sauvignon and petite sirah.
> McGrail Vineyards and Winery took home Best of Class at the Indy
International Wine Competition for its Bordeaux blend.
> Stony Ridge won California State Fair’s Best of Class and a Double Gold
for its red varietal blend, Trifecta.
> And who could forget Wine Spectator’s lead California taster singing the
praises of Steven Kent Winery’s Lineage brand in 2014, saying it was one
of the best wines ever to come out of the wine region.
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Three Livermore wineries
offer one-of-a-kind experiences
for visitors that go well
beyond a simple tasting.
At Wente Vineyards’ Winemakers
Studio, guests can
enjoy classes on wine-related
topics; they can also
attend a Blending Session,
where they’ll blend estate
blocks of wine to create their
own custom bottle of wine.
Las Positas Vineyards, in
the southwest corner of the
Livermore Valley, offers a
vine and facility walk during
its Sunday Estate Tour and
Tasting Experience, led by
a winery ambassador.
Concannon Vineyard hosts
a variety of private tastings,
which include a five-wine
seated tasting; the Landmark
Tour, which includes
a walk through the historic
winery; and the Heritage
Experience, an estate tour
and intimate tasting paired
with small bites and led by a
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