March 1, 2019

Wine Tasting in Livermore Valley California

Sydne Style reviews Livermore Valley Wine Country with the prettiest spots at wente wine makers studio

One of my favorite parts about living in California is there are so many excursions near by. This week, I joined my friend Ashley for a girls trip to Livermore Valley Wine Country. It’s a short flight from LA to Oakland, and just about 30 minutes from the airport, making it a great quick getaway. Here are some of the highlights from our trip…

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The Wineries

The majority of the wineries are very close to each other. It’s just a quick drive or even walk to go from tasting to tasting. I pulled my back but if I was able to, I would have loved to bike ride to each winery throughout the day. We had a driver but there is also a cute trolley you can take.

My favorite winery was Murrieta’s Well. The grounds and the decor made me feel like I was transported to Europe. I could have stayed there all day!

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The Experiences

As for experiences, I highly recommend taking a class a Wente Winemakers Studio. You get to taste wines and create your own unique blend, and then label and bring home your bottle! I did a custom Sydne Style blend that I can’t wait to drink back in LA.

The Food

The wines were incredible, but the food was also delicious. Some favorite were the brusselsย  sprouts at Range Life, shrimp at Zephyr Grill, the ginormous pretzel at Bottle Taps and the goat cheese at Murrieta’s Well. I definitely didn’t follow my no-dairy rule during the trip!

The People

There must be a genial ingredient in Livermore Valley wine because everyone is so nice! I loved hearing the stories of each winemaker. I also loved how dog friendly the town was. If you watch my video you can see some of the pups at Las Positas, Wood Family Vineyards and Longevity Wines. Phil at Longevity even named his Petit Verdot after his pup Preston!

I can’t say enough amazing things about Livermore Valley. Honestly, the only downside is lodging. Unfortunately, right now there is only one nice hotel in the town and it was booked during our stay. But there are two new hotels in the works right now. I can’t wait to go back… and hopefully bring Jack Jack! I think he’d just love Wine & Wags.

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Thank you to Livermore Valley for such a wonderful trip!

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  1. Marta commented:

    It seemed like an amazing trip! I’m happy you enjoyed it and had fun.

    Published 3.2.19 Reply
    • Dave Toledo commented:

      Glad you liked our little town, there’s so much more, we have multiple micro breweries in town, even more great restaurants, and so many local trails to bike on or walk through. And just an hour BART ride to The City…. If only we had a Portos!

      Published 3.3.19 Reply
  2. Fabian Moreno commented:

    Great. So glad you covered Livermore. We need more exposure. Would you be interested in traveling to Utila? Check out my site…

    Published 3.3.19 Reply
  3. Melody commented:

    Awwww so close to me;) Glad you enjoyed your trip! Btw,,, that green on you girl!!! Gorgeous!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Published 3.4.19 Reply
  4. Joseph commented:

    This is an amazing place, really worth the attention. Fortunately, there are now many ways to taste really fine wines. You can buy wine only in trusted specialty stores, find a professional or critic whose taste you trust, and also be sure to get to know this company better. It is very important to understand your personal taste

    Published 12.29.20 Reply
  5. Alice commented:

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    Published 2.13.21 Reply

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