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Livermore Valley

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Address: Livermore, CA
Activities: Wine tasting
Description: Next to Napa and Sonoma, this is the "quieter" wine region of California.

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Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore

On a recent visit to California,I was invited by friends to visit several Livermore wineries. It was certainly a great day out, and very interesting to find out about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
JL205
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

On a recent visit to California,I was invited by friends to visit several Livermore wineries. It was certainly a great day out, and very interesting to find out about the different vineyards/wines. The one that stood out above the rest for me was Ruby Hill. The staff were very welcoming and very informative (despite the fact that there were few... More 

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Riverbank, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Gorgeous valley. North of the freeway are the rolling hills. Beautiful and peaceful and great for biking.

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Golden, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A beautiful drive through the countryside to visit the area wineries. The leaves have turned and it is like a picture post card.

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Ventura, California, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Livermore Valley is far lesser known than the regions north of San Francisco but with about 40 wineries the region is more intimate. The wine making has an equally admirable history. Considered "East Bay" it's only about 40 miles from SF and Oakland and close enough to San Jose that people live here and commute to their jobs in Silicon... More 

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Fremont, California
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2,110 reviews 2,110 reviews
1,291 attraction reviews
1,229 helpful votes 1,229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Livermore Wineries are a fun place to go. Some are open during the week; majority are open on week-ends only. It is an excellent place to bike between wineries as there is a nice paved trail there. Downtown Livermore area is now lively with lots of restaurants, two movie theaters, and a live theater. Its changed a lot for the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Our recent visit to Livermore was just for a night but we've been before. Just seems a bit rough around the edges now more than before. Still the nice restaurants and ability to walk through downtown shopping area but just outside of that (Stanley Blvd/Railroad Ave/Livermore Ave) are where you'd need a buddy with you... Beautiful winery's abound and close... More 

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Chula Vista CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Livermore Valley isn't necessarily a "destination city," like nearby San Francisco, but if you have a day to spare (and a Designated Driver), a visit to the Livermore Valley will be a delight for you wine lovers. Livermore rivals the more-famous Napa Valley in the quality and variety of the wines produced there. Vineyards and wineries are spread out... More 

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San Dimas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great: Designated Drivers fee at $10 and Shuttle Buses/Limosines on Sunday of Sun/Mon event. Great: Wine varieties, music, vendors, booklet outlining wineries and location of 'pour location' for each winery that elected to pour at another winery, very helpful. Not Great: Heat, timing. Perhaps 4 pm to 8 pm would have been cooler.

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Livermore, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We moved here 9 years ago and couldn't be happier! This is a great place to raise a family! This is a very family friendly area with great parks, family restaurants and great neighborhoods!

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Alamo, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Each year, during Christmas, Valentines Day, and Labor Day, there are major wine events in the Livermore Valley just east of San Francisco. Excellent wine, often music and crafts, make a visit a special event for guests to the San Francisco Bay Area. Many wineries are open during the week for visits and offer an uncrowded opportunity to enjoy great... More 

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