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Address: Livermore, CA
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Next to Napa and Sonoma, this is the "quieter" wine region of...

Next to Napa and Sonoma, this is the "quieter" wine region of California.

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Wine By The Busload

The Livermore Harvest Wine Festival in September is a wonderful way to acquaint yourself with the Livermore Valley. A hop on-hop off trolley visits many of the local wineries... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
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Tracy, California
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Tracy, California
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The Livermore Harvest Wine Festival in September is a wonderful way to acquaint yourself with the Livermore Valley. A hop on-hop off trolley visits many of the local wineries where sampling can take on an art form. The weather is usually beautiful and sunny. Take a hat if you are follically challenged like me.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We go to Livermore Valley many times. Its a fun place to go with many wineries. The winery area is also a very good place for a picnic or to dine as several of the wineries have cafes and restaurants (Concannon Underdog and the restaurant at Garre Vineyand and Winery for example). One can do it on one's own, ride... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

New to the Livermore Valley. A friend and I spent a wonderful weekend visiting wineries, shopping downtown, and dining and listening to live music in the gorgeous back garden at Double Barrel. There was so much more here than I realized, and everyone we met was great.

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Pleasanton, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Have you ever noticed that the Livermore Valley always touts the fact that it is one of the oldest wine growing areas in California? The problem is, that is their only claim to fame. If the area was that great for growing grapes, why did so many venture outside the area to grow better grapes? The best wine from this... More 

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Thank Deborah H
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Very nice small winery's and various of them had good weather when visited rios winery has a new tatsting room oh there is a charge for tasting if you hadn't been there and didn't know that it's between 10 and 20 dollar's

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

If you are not into crowds, buses and pretentious people then skip Napa and Sonoma and visit Livermore for the real wine experience. They've been making wine here since the late 1800s and many families boast 5+ generations in the business. Everyone knows everyone and it's a friendly feel. Some wineries are small but make excellent vintages so don't be... More 

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Danville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Everyone either goes to Napa or the Sonoma Valleys for wine tasting, and they are missing out on some really stunning wineries in the Livermore Valley. There are never tour buses or large crowds, just wineries keen to please their clientele.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful day to taste some delicious wines and listen to great rocking Blues. This one time a year event celebrates the wine harvest. Went was our checking point. There were 6 tasting stations, art exhibitors and food. The Tasting room was open for specialty tastings of varietals and sparkling wine. Next was Steven Kent a short walk away. This winery... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I come to Livermore to visit the famous LLNL where some amazing scientists and engineers have done great things and continue to do today. LLNL aside, the downtown area is a pleasant eclectic blend of wine country town and trendy California scene. I find places like this in California with their walkable streets like 1st Street such a pleasant change... More 

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Livermore, California
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We moved to the Livermore Valley in 1976. We've seen many changes--most of them are good. (Traffic isn't so good on 580.) our downtown area is delightful, the parks are pretty, the community college is one of the best, and the shopping is great. It can get hot, but usually after a few days, the sea breeze comes and cools... More 

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