Livermore

Livermore is the easternmost city in the San Francisco Bay Area and is considered the gateway to the Central Valley. Only 43 miles from San Francisco and 30 miles southeast of Oakland, Livermore has earned the distinction as California’s oldest wine region. Not surprisingly, it’s home to several award-winning wineries and more than 84,000 residents enjoying the mild climate and non-frenetic lifestyle Livermore is renowned for.

In addition to its 42 outdoor parks and 3 beautiful golf courses, Livermore also serves as the headquarters to leading science and technology centers, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and continues to grow its presence as a technology-focused community.

A lively arts and culture scene complements the city’s historic downtown, with upscale shopping, eateries and entertainment options for every age. There’s a 10-screen theatre and a performing arts center to accommodate 500 guests. Livermore is a walkable, family-friendly city with 19 K-12 schools serving 13,000 students.

 

Lifestyle

RESTAURANTS :

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

www.wentevineyards.com
5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 456-2405

Critically acclaimed as "One of the Best Restaurants in North America" every year since 1993, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards distinguishes itself with its cuisine inspired by the California Wine Country. The kitchen uses sustainably and organically grown local ingredients to create an inspired, seasonal menu of American dishes that celebrate the diversity of Northern Californian flavors while paying respect to the influence of French and Italian provincial cuisine. The Estate Garden provides an abundance of seasonal, high-quality produce as well as Estate olive oil and more than 1,000 award-winning Estate wines.

 

Demitri's Taverna

www.demitristavernalivermore.com
2235 1st Street, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 373-0306

Featuring authentic Greek family recipes, Demitri's Taverna is known for its delectable, authentic Greek food that "will make you feel like you are in Athens." At the family-friendly restaurant in downtown Livermore, meals start with traditional heated pita bread and skordalia, a rich and hearty Greek potato dip. The atmosphere is casual and the service is always warm and friendly. Patio seating is available.

 

First Street Ale House

www.firststreetalehouse.com
2106 1st Street, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 373-0306

A favorite alehouse among Livermore’s locals, the First Street Ale House offers "a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, great beer, and fresh food." The alehouse has been family-owned and operated since 2000 and has been lauded as Livermore's best night spot for great food and great beer. The ale house’s Rotating Beers on tap come from some of the best local breweries and the wines are also locally sourced. The menu offers delicious pub fare, tasty burgers, delectable salads, and much more. Unique to First Street Ale House is the largest publicly displayed beer can collection in the United States, dating back to the 1970s, now brimming with 6,000 beer cans.

 

Campo di Bocce

www.campodibocce.com
175 E Vineyard Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 249-9800

Known as the Bay Area's destination for food, fun, and bocce, Campo di Bocce is an Italian restaurant with locations in Livermore, Fremont, and Los Gatos and is also home of the 2016 U.S. Bocce Championships. Campo di Bocce of Livermore is a renowned fixture on the bocce circuit. The restaurants house eight world-class bocce courts, a bar, patio, and private event venue. The menu presents traditional Italian cuisine, specialty beers, and an extensive wine list featuring many local Livermore Valley and California wines alongside fine imports.

 

HOTELS & SPAS:

The Purple Orchard Wine Country Resort & Spa

www.purpleorchid.com
4549 Cross Road, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-8855

Perched atop a rolling hill of grasslands, surrounded by the extraordinary landscape of the Livermore Wine Country, The Purple Orchid is the premier destination spa and hotel resort in Livermore. The facilities feature 10 rooms and suites that include private fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. Premium amenities include garden and olive orchard views, outdoor pool/hot tub, wine gathering hour, breakfast, full Concierge services, and more.

 

WINERIES:

Concannon Vineyard

www.concannonvineyard.com
4590 Tesla Road, Livermore CA 94550
(925) 459-2505

Visit America's oldest, ongoing winery under the same family label and stewardship.

Considered a founding family of California wine, Concannon has been a trailblazer in California since 1883. Over four generations of vintners, the family has produced the finest award-winning wines and achieved many industry firsts, including the first winery to make Bordeaux-style wines in California and the first to produce a Petite Syrah in America. Notably, Concannon helped California Cabernet achieve international recognition. The landmark estate features stunning vistas of the Livermore Valley and offers year-round wine tastings, tours, outdoor dining, and special event rentals.

 

Darcie Kent Vineyards

www.darciekentvineyards.com
7000 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 243-9039

Celebrate the union of wine, art, and the natural world!

Established in 1996, Darcie Kent Vineyards is a highly acclaimed, family-owned and operated estate winery. Fifth-generation vintner and artist Darcie Kent and Hungarian-born winemaker Julian Halasz specialize in handcrafting small lots of sustainably farmed, single-vineyard wines from Northern California. Each bottle is graced with Darcie's beautiful original artwork, conveying the unique spirit of each vineyard and its owner. In 2013, Darcie and her family acquired the Estate Winery and Vineyard formerly occupied by Cedar Mountain Winery and began a state-of-the-art renovation. Casual and friendly, the estate features an art gallery, tasting room, and picnic grounds.

 

Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room

www.wentevineyards.com
5565 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 456-2305

The country's oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery.

Distinguished for its blend of traditional and innovative wine-making practices, Wente Vineyards draws from 3,000 acres of sustainable farmed Estate vineyards to produce an outstanding portfolio of award-winning fine wines. Founded in 1883, the winery is under ownership and management by fourth and fifth-generations of the Wente family. The expansive estate features a distinguished restaurant, 18-hole championship golf course, tasting rooms, historic sandstone caves, and large concert venue. Also on premise is the Winemakers Studio offering unique educational experiences.

 

Garré Vineyard & Winery

www.garrewinery.com
7986 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 371-8200

Share in our toast of "a glass from the past, a toast to the future."

Embracing both old-world hospitality and new-world technology, the Garré wine-making tradition stems back to the early 19th century to a small village outside of Genoa, Italy. Today, Garré Winery produces unique, small-lot fine wines and offers an experience of old Italy in the historic Livermore Valley Wine Country with spectacular views and award-winning food and wine. The estate features a café, bocce ball court, and event spaces.

 

McGrail Vineyards & Winery

www.mcgrailvineyards.com
5600 Greenville Road, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 215-0717

Great memories are made with good wine and friends.

McGrail Vineyards is a family-owned sustainable farmed boutique winery that specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon and produces small lots of wines. The original Cabernet Sauvignon harvest of 1999 was sold to Steven Kent Winery. Later, the family ventured into the production side and the rest is history. The family embraces a down-to-earth approach to the cultivation and enjoyment of fine wines. The estate offers a hilltop tasting room with breathtaking views of the valley and performance venue.

 

GOLF:

Las Positas Golf Course

www.laspositasgolfcourse.com
917 Club House Drive, Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 455-7820

Las Positas Golf Course is a popular, championship golf course offering both 18-hole "Las Positas" and 9-hole "Links 9" courses designed by Robert Muir Graves of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA). Located just four miles from the center of Livermore, the grounds feature seven lakes, a creek, and majestic trees throughout the course. Since opening in 1967, Las Positas Golf Course has undergone two major renovations.

 

Poppy Ridge Golf Course

www.poppyridgegolf.com
4280 Greenville Road, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 456-8202

Poppy Ridge is a popular public golf course featuring 27 holes of championship golf woven through the vineyards of the Livermore Wine Country. Designed by Rees Jones, the course evokes the heartland courses of Scotland with rolling hills and verdant greens while the California vineyards provide a beautiful backdrop against the fairways and greens. The course features three nines sweeping through 3,000 acres of golden hills and are as distinct as their varietal names: Merlot Course, Chardonnay Course, and Zinfandel Course. Poppy Ridge Golf Course opened in 1996 and is frequented by many NCGA members.

 

The Course at Wente Vineyards, Wente Vineyards Course

www.wentevineyards.com
5040 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 456-2475

The Course at Wente Vineyards is hailed as Northern California's premier destination championship golf course and a favorite among golfers with its stunning landscape and diverse and challenging play. The grounds, which are designed by golfing-great Greg Norman, feature an 18-hole course that winds through the picturesque vineyards, native woodlands, and rolling hills of Wente Vineyards. The onsite Grill features a full bar and offers an exceptional view of the 18th green and surrounding vineyards.

 

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