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“The Spur and The Whip”

Murrieta's Well Winery
Ranked #18 of 63 things to do in Livermore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Nestled off the beaten path in the Livermore Valley, Murrieta's Well is one of California’s original wine estates and has been growing grapes since the 1800s. Our vineyard was started with cuttings from the famed Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Margaux vineyards in France; today it continues to produce the highest quality fruit. All of our grape varieties are sourced exclusively from our estate, allowing us to ensure consistency of style and quality. We use the land to our advantage and plant grape varieties according to the various microclimates on our property. This creates the the winemaking palette for blending exceptional wines that truly showcase the unique characteristics of our estate's terroir.
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“The Spur and The Whip”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have visited this winery several times of the years. It is very cute and rustic. The driveway into the winery is a bit deceiving, just follow the signs. Many people visit on bike trips around Livermore. The history of this winery dates back to the 1850's when Murietta discovered an artesian well on the property! The winery is noted for its estate blends - The Whip and The Spur. My husband is partial to The Spur. Small lot wines are also featured that can only be purchased at the winery. Our favorite is Los Tesoros Cabernet Franc. This winery has family ties to Wente and sometimes offers discounts to Wente entertainment members. There is also a wine "passport" that offers a $25 discount on a $50 purchase after being stamped by three Wente associated wineries (read details on "passport" flier). There are tables and chairs outside where many people enjoy some of the wine they have purchased. The winery also has wedding and party venues and other happenings.

Visited May 2014
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