Our slice of the San Francisco Bay Area is best known as the state’s oldest wine region. For centuries, vintners have been growing grapes and perfecting the fermentation process to create blends that please the palate. Now, wineries are responsible for a large majority of tourism to our area. Visitors come from across the nation to taste premium wines amid an idyllic setting at wineries in Livermore, CA. While Livermore wineries, tours, and wine tastings are popular in our area, we also have a variety of arts, entertainment, outdoor recreation, and more. We’ve put together a list of our favorite recommendations with our complimentary Vacation Guide.
Top 3 Wineries in Livermore, CA, to Complete Your Getaway
1. Retzlaff Vineyards | Livermore, CA
Taste some of the most essential Livermore Valley wine at Retzlaff Vineyards. This Livermore winery has been producing some of Livermore’s most delicious wine since 1976! Retzlaff is a family-owned operation that believes good wine simply comes from quality grapes. By using simple techniques that eliminate the need for synthetic products, Retzlaff has been able to produce award-winning wines like their Cabernet Sauvignon.
You can experience it for yourself when you attend one of their seasonal events or schedule an on-site wine tasting or picnic. Retzlaff Vineyard’s wine tasting room is open every day but Wednesday from noon to 4:30 p.m. and offers guests a delicious and informative wine tasting experience. Or, plan a romantic picnic for you and your special someone and enjoy decedent wine and unmatched views of rolling hills. Bottle and tasting fees apply!
2. Darcie Kent Vineyards | Livermore, CA
Darcie Kent Vineyards, located off of Tesla Road, is another winery in Livermore that’s sure to impress even the most particular wine enthusiast. Winemaking is an art all its own. For five generations, the Kent family has practiced the art of winemaking and physical art. Several pieces of Darcie Kent’s art is featured on the labels of each wine bottle, allowing guests to take home more than just a delicious bottle of wine.
3. Livermore Wine Trolley | On Wheels
Why settle for visiting only one Livermore winery? With the Livermore Wine Trolley, you can visit several wineries in one day and receive discounts. The trolley’s main offering is the Taste of Livermore Wine Tour. This all-included tour is led by an experienced tour guide and visits three Livermore wineries where you’ll participate in wine tastings! This wine tour also includes the cost of lunch. Sips to your heart’s content knowing you have options and a safe ride home!
Stay Among the Rolling Hills at the Purple Orchid
Speaking of home, retreat to the Purple Orchid Resort & Spa after a day of visiting wineries in Livermore, CA. Our wine region resort boasts beautiful views of rolling hills, luxurious accommodations, and a premier, on-site spa. Our resort is the perfect place to sip back, relax, and enjoy your souvenir bottle from your favorite winery.
The Vintner’s Estate – King Suite is one of our favorite accommodations. This suite has a king-size bed, tub for two, first level entry, optional in-room breakfast, and access to all of our wonderful amenities. Browse all of our Wine Country accommodations and book your favorite today!