Winemaking is an art all its own. There’s science involved in the harvest and fermentation process, yet there’s still an artistic individuality that’s sealed in each bottle. At Darcie Kent Vineyards, you can taste the art of winemaking while marveling at that painted art that surrounds you! This winery and its tasting room blend a traditional wine tasting experience with a trip to the art gallery. From the walls to the bottles, there’s art to be discovered! Learn more about this unique Livermore Valley winery, then request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide for more must-see spots in our area!
You Need to Attend Darcie Kent Vineyards Tasting Experience
Meet Darcie Kent
To understand how this winery has distinguished itself as one of the most essential wineries in Livermore Valley, it’s imperative to understand Darcie Kent’s background. Darcie Kent’s biography begins with “As a fifth-generation vintner and artist, Darcie Kent has both paint and wine running through her veins.”
The practices that are unique to her namesake’s winery are those passed on through generations. The hand-painted labels on wine bottles, vineyard management, and more, have been passed on through the generations.
“Where the Palette Meets the Palate”
The tasting experience at Darcie Kent Vineyards is unlike any other. Open seven days a week, the tasting room and art gallery are both essential parts of a visit to this winery. Here, you’ll find a tasting room that has a rustic feel with unmatched views of Livermore’s rolling hills. The natural sunlight pours in from the windows, casting shine on your glass of small-lot Darcie Kent wine.
Before or after your tasting, explore the connected art gallery that’s brimming with Darcie Kent’s best brushstrokes. The Kents have proudly created a space “where to palette meets the palate.”
Choose Between a Tasting Flight or Guided Tasting
Darcie Kent Vineyards is open seven days a week from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The winery’s flexible hours make it a great destination for a day trip from San Francisco. If you’re staying in Livermore for more than a couple of days, be sure to spend an afternoon here in pursuit of the best wine in California’s oldest wine region.
When you arrive, decide between a Tasting Flight ($20) or a Guided Tasting ($40). Both options allow guests to taste the small lot, single-vineyard wines in an idyllic, Wine Country setting. Explore the art gallery or retreat outside to sit back, relax, and enjoy the dreamy California weather.
Take a Bottle Back to The Purple Orchid
Make yourself the master of your getaway when you stay at The Purple Orchid. Our Livermore, CA, hotel situates you near all of the best things to do and see in our area. For example, we’re less than two miles away from Darcie Kent Vineyards!
Consider a stay in our Double Eagle — King Suite. This accommodation has a king-size bed, tub for two, walk-in shower, and golf-course inspired decor. Enjoy access to a private patio with views of our ground’s rolling hills and distant vineyards.