Livermore Valley is California’s oldest wine region. Our relationship with vinification began in 1760, commercialized in the 1840s, and has sustained ever since. Many of our winemakers are natives who grew up in the wine business, but some have moved here to chase the dream of a winemaker’s lifestyle. Our area is home to a balanced blend of natives and transplants who all have one central goal, to continuously learn about winemaking in order to produce, and ultimately ferment, the smoothest sips in the Valley. One of the best ways to taste a variety of wine while learning about the science and art of winemaking is to attend a wine tasting and tour. These Livermore wine tasting tours are scattered at vineyards throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. One even transports guests on wheels! Learn more about our area and the wonderful things to do here when you request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide.
Top 3 Livermore Wine Tasting Tours
Explore the Possibilities at Wente Vineyards
Wente Vineyards is the oldest family-owned winery in the country. Over the course of more than 130 years and five generations, Wente Vineyards has expanded in size and offerings! Aside from delicious wines, the vineyard also hosts special events like an annual concert series and offers fine dining options at the on-site restaurant.
Perhaps the best way to get acquainted get a taste of Livermore wine is to attend one of their wine tastings or inclusive guided wine tours. Wente Vineyards offers three distinctly different wine tastings and four guided tours, all given by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Learn about the winemaking process and taste the bounty of their 200 acres. For a more hands-on experience, attend their wine blending class!
Get a Taste of History at Concannon Vineyards
Concannon Vineyards is the perfect destination for wine lovers and history enthusiasts alike. This winery is one of very few that endured throughout the Prohibition era through the loophole of producing sacramental wine. Today, wine from that era has found its way into popular museums. Learn more about Concannon’s rich history on one of their private tours and tastings.
The property has both indoor and outdoor tasting areas that serve as a physical representation of its centuries of history. The Concannon Estate Tasting Room is adorned with carefully-maintained planks and redwood wine barrels.
Take a Ride on the Livermore Wine Trolley
The most unique way to explore Livermore Valley Wine Country is to take a tour on the Livermore Wine Trolley. The trolley serves as a wine shuttle that takes guests on inclusive guided wine tours at predetermined wineries around the San Franciso Bay Area. this tour includes tastings at three local wineries, lunch, as well as various discounts and coupons at participating businesses.
You can also book the trolley as a private charter for your next group gathering in the Bay Area. If you’re a soon-to-be-bride, reserve the trolley for one day of your bachelorette party for optimal fun and safety! Also, be sure to check out what special events are happening during your stay.
Un(Wine)d at the Purple Orchid
You’re sure to feel acquainted with our area’s laid back culture after a day of Livermore wine tasting tours. Enhance this feeling with a stay at the Purple Orchid! Our guest rooms overlook idyllic Wine Country vineyards and orchards and have the most luxurious amenities. We’re also here to help you plan your wine-centric stay with local recommendations!
Our Wilderness Retreat – King Suite is the perfect accommodation to enjoy a glass out of your favorite bottle of Livermore wine and overlook our property’s rolling vineyards. This room also boasts a comfortable king-size bed and tub for two! Reserve your favorite room in the heart of California’s oldest Wine Country today!