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Experience the beauty of the harvest in Livermore Valley.

Experience the beauty of the harvest in Livermore Valley.

The 27th Annual Harvest Wine Celebration showcases 43 Livermore Wineries and their unique personalities during the peak of Harvest Season! Each winery has COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING of at least 2 different varietals, live bands playing music throughout the day, vendors howcasing their works, an eclectic mix of food from fabulous local restaurants for sale, and more. Each winery hosts a unique party and experience for guests to enjoy… great wines, fun people, good times!

What makes this event one-of-a-kind are the COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE BUSES that take guests to each winery throughout the day! This year, there will be over 30 shuttle buses each traveling 7 different routes with multiple wineries on each route.

Guests are encouraged to park their cars at Robertson Park in Livermore, the central bus hub for this event, as there is lots of FREE PARKING here. Guests can also start their day at their favorite winery and catch the buses there but parking is limited at the wineries and may not be free or available.

Tickets:
There are a limited amount tickets sold this year so get your tickets early! Tickets on sale online NOW at www.LVwine.org and www.localwineevents.com

For 10 or more tickets (and a 10% discount), please call 925/447-9463, Monday – Friday, 9A – 5P.
Tickets are also available at:
*Bay Area PW Markets (www.pwmarkets.com/locations.php)
(Castro Valley, Cupertino, Livermore, and 6 locations in San Jose)
*First Street Wine Company (www.wineco.com) 925/294-5825
*Vino Cellars in Livermore (www.vino-cellars.com) 877/447-8700
*The Wine Steward in Pleasanton (www.thewinesteward.com) 925/600-9463
*The Wild Vine (www.wildvinelounge.com) 925/243-0700

Tickets are $50/2 day pass in ADVANCE ($55 day of event), and $45 for the Monday only ticket. There are no Sunday only tickets. This is an adult event. Tickets include: entry into the wineries, complimentary wine tasting at each winery, live music (bring your dancing shoes), free parking (guaranteed if parking at the HUB location at Robertson Park Rodeo Grounds located at 3200 Robertson Park Rd., Livermore), free transportation on our 30 shuttle buses, a collectable souvenir glass, and an official event program.

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Enjoy a gustatory Tour de Train conducted by certified sommelier and wine educator, Sean Andrade

Enjoy a gustatory Tour de Train conducted by certified sommelier and wine educator, Sean Andrade.

These special trains start with a traditional French champagne saberage; then explore the secrets of wine tasting and food and wine pairing. A typical selection will include two whites and three reds with the foods that highlight their unique characteristics. Different wines are featured every week, along with carefully selected cheeses, breads or chocolates to compliment each offering. Mr. Andrade has been featured in many publications for his fresh and easy approach. “Wine without snobbery or pretense, the way it should be… fun!” He also travels the world to teach and is the wine writer for Tri-Valley Magazine.

Everyone receives a highly collectable commemorative wine glass and special buffet tray that are yours to keep. Come back every week and collect enough to host your own wine and cheese party.

Historic Train rides at the Niles Canyon Railway

Historic Train rides at the Niles Canyon Railway

2008 SCHEDULE

Wine Tasting Special August 3,10,17,24,31

Boarding starts at 3:00 PM

All trains depart Sunol at 3:30 PM

Featuring Livermore Valley area wineries:Eckert Estate,  Elliston, Fenestra, Red Skye, Stony Ridge and Thomas Coyne.

Order your tickets early, as trains sell out fast! http://www.ncry.org/wine_ch.htm

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