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Everything You Need to Know About Cuda Ridge Winery

Did you know that Livermore Valley is California’s oldest wine region? There’s simply no better place to grow wine grapes than the valleys and rolling hills of our area. For this reason, there are roughly 400 acres of vineyards across Livermore Valley. That’s a lot of wine! With so many options, how do you know which wineries you can’t miss during your trip? Start with a visit to Cuda Ridge Winery! This winery has vineyards across the valley that produce grapes for its distinctive blends. 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, access our exclusive Livermore Vacation Guide. This resource is filled with local knowledge about our area, including more can’t-miss wineries!

3 Reasons to Love Cuda Ridge Winery

1. Distinctive Blends

Cuda Ridge Wines sources from eight vineyards across the Livermore Valley region. Each vineyard is subject to different elevation, climate, and soil to produce different types of wine grapes. This winery prides itself on its award-winning Bordeaux-style wines, which are produced in small lots. 

Galles Vineyard is possibly the most valuable in producing these types of wine grapes. The distinctive flavor of Cuda Ridge’s Bordeaux-style wines comes from the high winds that the grapes receive, which cool them down. This process is vital to produce the perfect grapes for its award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Other Bordeaux-style blends include Sauvignon Blanc and Petit Verdot.  

2. Family Owned & Operated

Cuda Ridge Wines is owned by husband/wife team Larry and Margie Dino. The couple has built the importance of family and friends into their business model, so it’s not uncommon for family members to help out around the winery and assist guests in the tasting room. The employees at the winery treat each guest like family, so you’re sure to leave the tasting with new friends and great memories! The winery’s tasting room is open Fridays through Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Be sure to stop by during your trip to Livermore Valley. It’s one of our favorite places to relax on the weekend. 

3. It’s a Short Drive from The Purple Orchid  

Vintners Estate King Suite

Cuda Ridge Winery is just a short drive from The Purple Orchid! It’s a great place to stop and spend the afternoon getting a taste of what this area has to offer. To taste more local flavors, attend a Livermore wine tasting tour! Or, create your perfect blend at a wine blending class!

Discover your favorite blend, then bring a bottle back to The Purple Orchid! Our Livermore, CA, resort features 10 luxurious guest rooms and an on-site spa. Consider a stay in the Vintner’s Estate — King Suite. This accommodation boasts a king-size bed, bathroom with a whirlpool tub-for-two, and in-room breakfast service. Any overnight stay at our hotel in Livermore comes with complimentary access to our on-site amenities.

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