MEN OF ACTION
WHETHER YOU WANT AN AMPED-UP BACHELOR PARTY OR AN
AFTERNOON ON THE LINKS, THE TRI-VALLEY IS READY TO PROVIDE.
> Play a round at one of the Tri-Valley’s 14 lovely golf courses. Wager a bet
at The Course at Wente Vineyards—designed by Greg Norman—or flex
your mastery on the notorious par-5 No. 18 at Callippe Preserve Golf
Course in Pleasanton. wentevineyards.com/course, playcallippe.com
> For legit barbecue, head to Sauced BBQ & Spirits in Livermore. Go for the
nachos, a Runny Elvis burger or Burnt Ends before they’re gone. The Hot
Tin Roof sauce is a must for habanero heat lovers. Wash it all down with
the whiskey of the day or a bloody mary from the Build Your Own Bloody
Mary Bar on weekends. saucedbbqandspirits.com
> Auto enthusiasts will find a collection of treasures at the Blackhawk
Museum. You don’t have to be car crazy to Instagram the “rolling sculptures”
for instant social media approval. blackhawkmuseum.org
> Gather up some buddies and hit the Tri-Valley Beer Trail. Check in at
10 of the 23 stops with your passport and earn free stuff. Keep the party
going at Altamont Beer Works in Livermore, Main Street Brewery in
Pleasanton, Three Sheets in Dublin or The Growler in Danville.
altamontbeerworks.com, mainstbrewery.com, threesheetscraftbeer.com,
> Work off any pre-wedding nerves by pedaling to the top of Mount Diablo
State Park to soak in views of the Sierra Nevada, Lassen Peak and, on a
clear day, Yosemite’s Half Dome. parks.ca.gov
> Attention, carnivores: Pull over when you see the neon sign for Hap’s
Original in Pleasanton, a New York–style steakhouse that features
dry-aged beef, seafood and handcrafted cocktails. If beer and bites are
more your vibe, pull up a stool at World of Beer in Dublin for a deeply
satisfying lunch, dinner or “beerunch” (or, beer brunch). hapsoriginal.
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PLAN YOUR SPECIAL DAY AT
THESE TOP WEDDING VENUES.
CRESTA BLANCA EVENT CENTER
& TERRACE LAWN AT WENTE
Wente’s Spanish-style Cresta Blanca
building is a lovely part of the landscape
while the Terrace Lawn makes
for an enchanting outdoor ceremony.
THE PURPLE ORCHID WINE
COUNTRY RESORT & SPA
Say your vows with the olive orchard
and California sunset behind you,
then adjourn to the banquet hall for
dancing and dining after dark.
CASA REAL AT RUBY HILL WINERY
OR PALM EVENT CENTER IN THE
With outdoor and indoor options of
all sizes, these two properties operated
by Beets Hospitality Group have
the perfect location for any wedding.
BELLA ROSA AT GARRÉ WINERY
The state-of-the-art facility still
manages an old-world charm, and
the grounds are just as impressive as
the chandelier-decked interior.
RIOS-LOVELL, RETZLAFF OR
CROOKED VINE WINERIES
These family-owned wineries provide
unique wedding spaces, including
Rios-Lovell’s White Wedding Gazebo,
Retzlaff’s tree-lined walk and Crooked
Vine’s Barrel Room.
This is one of the state’s original wine
estates. The stellar food and service
will make your special day perfect.
Give your wedding a Western vibe.
The antiquated barn adds intimacy
to the ceremony, and the grassy fields
are a romantic setting for pictures.