The Wine Seeker's Guide to Livermore Valley
Publication date: November 2010
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
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The Wine Seekers’ Guide to the Livermore Valley is the first exclusive guide to this little-known wine region, introducing adventurous wine lovers to more than forty wineries, the owners and winemakers, and their superb wines.The Wine Seekers’ guides lead you to delight-filled locales where exceptional but perhaps unheralded wines are produced with old-world quality by families eager to share not only their award-winning products but also their harmonious lifestyle and welcoming communities with you. In addition to the in-depth chapters showcasing the wineries, we have included a selection of enticing things to do and see and places to stay while exploring the region, such as a ride on the historic Niles Canyon Wine Train, a memorable dinner at Wente's award-winning restaurant, hiking, biking, visiting the museums and galleries, savoring the concerts and festivals and enjoying the enchanting town and village experiences in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, and Danville. Ask any Livermore Valley winery owner to succinctly state their reason for being in the profession, and I can guarantee you the word “fun” will strategically show up somewhere in their reply.In some ways the Livermore Valley wine industry is not really about wine—it's all about families working side by side, not only growing and nurturing grapes and wine, but along the way strengthening and tightening the bonds of culture and family, and ultimately their sense of community. The largest and oldest continuously operating, family-owned winery in America is Wente, and it is incredible how many younger winery owners sing the praises of the Wente family, and how they went out of their way to help them get established.The Wine Seekers’ Guide to the Livermore Valley provides directions, operating hours, and contact information for each winery, a map of the region, recommendations for where to stay, and a detailed restaurant guide.