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“My Favorite Tasting Room”

The Steven Kent Winery
Ranked #12 of 66 things to do in Livermore
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

I love this winery! The Barrel Room has the prerequisite dim lighting and smells pleasantly of wet oak and wine. Rather than bellying up to the tasting bar, you're escorted to individual tasting stations where you perch on stools surrounding clever tables with wine cask bases. There you are greeted by an employee of the winery, who pours samples of the wines, tells you about what it is you're drinking and answers any questions you may have. You're then left to yourselves to enjoy and discuss and nibble on bread sticks before the next wine is poured. It's a wonderful, far more intimate and informative experience and the people working the tasting room genuinely seem to enjoy the product and their jobs. Did I also mention that the wines are good? Well worth the $15.00 tasting fee in my opinion.

1  Thank Gail G
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We love living close to Livermore Valley and its 40+ wineries. Steven Kent/La Rochelle wineries are definitely among the best of a great selection and we look forward to continuing as members of their wine club.

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Love this winery. Easy to get to, off Tesla in Livermore, Ca. What makes this winery special is the variety of wines. Estate grown wines, full bodied Cabs, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot .Several Chardonnay's. My fave are the stellar Pinot's that Steven and the winemaker release from grapes in the best Pinot areas. Santa Lucia Highlands , Russian River and even Oregon. There are many fun events at the winery. They actually have 2 tasting room experiences. Cave and another building that offers table tasting. Also a premier tasting in the cave at a table for about 12. Things change a lot at this winery, tastings and how they do them. And a bonus during the summer, tasting outside with music and food. Good club! Go, you'll think
you're in a bit of Napa, Sonoma area.

Thank Debi S
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

There are many fine wineries in Livermore, but what you get is a much more intimate experience with a chance to meet the winemaker. What sets Steven Kent apart is the quality of wines. Since his last name is Mirassou, this is not surprising. The DNA of this family continues to produce great wines at a variety of locations.

Steve makes wonderful whites and reds, but he shows a great deal of passion for his Collector's Circle wines (must join to get these) and cabs. Across the parking lot, go into La Rochelle for amazing Pinots. You can do a tasting with paired cheeses and really feel like you are having a great experience.

The winery also has a number of great events, including winemaker's dinners with top-rated chefs. There is a picnic area and you are right next to his house vines. Check it out when Napa starts seeming too commerical.

2  Thank Denise K
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

The staff here are knowledgeable about the wines. Two different winery tasting area, one is by the barrels, one indoor seating area (this one comes with cheese!)

Outdoor area had a band playing as well as some areas to sit. It's definitely a nice relaxing area after the wine

Thank Amagad
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