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How to Plan the Best Visit to Ruby Hill Winery

You are sure to sip first-class wines during your trip to Livermore. That’s a given. However, where can you have the most unique wine tasting experience? For a variety of wine tasting options, head to Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton. This premier winery is just a short drive from our Livermore, CA, resort and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon sipping on award-winning blends, learning about the winemaking process, and more! Read on to discover all of the ways you can taste excellence at this Livermore Valley winery. 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide! This resource is your go-to for all of the best local insight on how to spend your time in Livermore Valley, California. 

Top 4 Ruby Hill Winery Experiences 

1. Vineyard Tour

Explore Ruby Hill Winery on wheels with the Mello Cielo Vineyard Experience. Mello Cielo is the name of the wine bus that takes guests on a two-hour excursion through the vines. During this experience, guests will learn more about the winemaking process, have the chance to taste new and vintage wines, as well as indulge in a decadent food and wine pairing! The vineyard tour is also a two-for-one deal, as the wine bus takes its riders to Ruby Hill’s sister winery, Rubino Estates Winery

2. Portfolio Tasting

If you’re a foodie, you’re sure to love the Portfolio Tasting at Ruby Hill Winery. This experience begins with a glass of bubbly to enjoy as you socialize with the other guests, which is a great way to meet Livermore locals and other visitors! Then, delight in the most thoughtful food and wine pairings in the Library Room. A designated Wine Ambassador will guide you through each pairing, as well as chat about the winery’s history, winemaking process, and more!

3. Tasting Room

Even a basic visit to the tasting room at Ruby Hill Winery is sure to impress! Guests can choose from tastings in the tasting room, barrel room, or on the outdoor patios. The general tasting options, Reserve Tasting and Jewel Tasting, range from $15-20 per person and include seven samples. These tasting options are also available for those who wish to sip back and relax on the patio! Or, opt for the Barrel Room Experience. This tasting is a bit more expensive at $25 per person but includes a private tasting that’s an hour-long. Enjoy six wine samples, snacks, and a Wine Ambassador who’s present to answer any questions you may have!

4. Wine Garden

Last, but certainly not least, is the Wine Garden tasting. Thanks to Livermore’s mild temperatures, you can enjoy this outdoor tasting experience year-round! Make yourself comfortable with plush outdoor seating and stunning views of lush gardens and the vineyard. Order wine by the glass or the bottle as you enjoy the company of friends or family!

Continue Your Livermore Wine Tour

Can’t get enough of what Ruby Hill Winery has to offer? With so many local wineries, you can continue your Livermore wine tour with ease! Consider adding these Livermore wine tours to your itinerary!

Bring a Bottle Back to The Purple Orchid

Vintners Estate King Suite

Purchase a bottle of your favorite wine from Ruby Hill Winery to bring back to your guest room at The Purple Orchid! Our Livermore, CA, resort boasts luxurious guest rooms, thoughtful amenities, and an on-site spa. It’s the perfect place to achieve ultimate relaxation in the heart of California’s oldest wine region. 

Consider a stay in the Vintner’s Estate — King Suite. This accommodation is located on the first floor of the Main Lodge and features a king-size bed, private bathroom with a soaking tub-for-two, and in-room breakfast service.  

Check our availability and start planning your trip to Livermore Valley!

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