Where are the Best Free Wine Tastings in Livermore?

People say that the best things in life are free, and wine is no exception to the rule. Whether you are craving a light pinot noir or a full bodied cabernet, we’ve pinpointed 10 of the best places to find affordable, and even free, Livermore wine tastings.

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The Best Free Wine Tastings in Livermore

3 Steves Winery

3 Steves Winery was born out of friendship and mutual love for wine. This winery’s location enjoys beautiful 360 degree views of the entire Livermore Valley! Bring along a picnic basket and make a day out of a trip to this boutique winery. The tasting room is currently open Thursday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The tasting fee at 3 Steves is $15, but is waived with the purchase of any bottle of wine.

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Bent Creek Winery

Bent Creek Winery is one of Livermore’s most stunning and tranquil vineyards. It is the perfect place to escape your day-to-day routine and enjoy craft wines in a peaceful setting that feels miles away from civilization. The tasting room hours are Friday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a $10 tasting fee, but it is credited toward the purchase of any bottle of wine.

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Garre Vineyard & Winery

Garre Vineyard & Winery has a family wine making history that dates back to the early 19th century. This family’s wine making legacy began in a small village outside of Genoa, Italy. The wine here is spectacular, and their dinner menu is equally amazing! The tasting room hours are Thursday through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a $10 tasting fee at Garre Vineyard & Winery. However, it is refunded with the purchase of two bottles of wine.

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Great Tastings For $10 & Less

  • $10 barrel tastings (when available) at Retzlaff Winery & Vineyard.
  • $5 Friday tastings at Fenestra Winery and $10 tastings on Saturday & Sunday.
  • $10 wine tasting flights (for groups of less than 8) at McGrail Vineyards.
  • $10 daily tastings at Michelle Katz Winery.
  • $10 tastings at Page Mill Winery.
  • $10 tastings (groups less than 10) for 5 tastes at Crooked Vine Winery.
  • $10 tastings (groups less than 6) at Longevity Winery.

Where to Stay

All 10 of these incredible wineries are less than 15 minutes away from the Purple Orchid Resort & Spa, but most of them are just a 5 minute trip away! After a day of tasting some of the best wine in Livermore, head back to our inn for a relaxing night in. All of our guests enjoy a complimentary gathering hour with wine and light hors d’oeuvres each evening! 

Our Olive Hills Standard King room overlooks the Manzanilla Olive orchard, pool, and garden. This room features a king size bed, fireplace, luxury linens, plush robes, and many other special amenities. Check our availability today! We can’t wait to welcome you to Livermore Wine Country!

After these free wine tastings in Livermore, you are bound to be hungry. Read our blog on Livermore Valley’s best restaurants!