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Holidays in the Vineyards in an annual event

Holidays in the Vineyards in an annual event

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Livermore Valley’s Holidays in the Vineyards, Saturday, December 6, 2008 – Sunday, December 7, 2008.  This event is FREE and open to the public. The Annual wine country tradition, Holidays in the Vineyards, celebrates the season with a weekend full of holiday cheer. All of the wineries present special wines, music, arts & crafts, gifts, and warm holiday experiences for your family and friends to enjoy. Award winning wines are offered along with gourmet foods, unique gift boxes, and holiday treats.

Here is a list of the events going on at the individual wineries, but be sure to check back for updates.

Bent Creek Winery – 5455 Greenville Rd., Livermore (925) 989-9610

Activities/Vendors include:

Handmade Jewelry by Alexa Danner, Baskets & Totes by Audi Makave, Handmade crafts by JoAnn Duncan,

Cookie Lee Jewelry, Assorted Gifts & Jewelry by Deane Hefner, Cabana Dave’s Clam Chowder paired with

Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc, ChocolateDesert by Macaroni Grill, Holiday Music by Two Guys Band

Big White House – 6800 Greenville Rd., Livermore (925) 989-9610

Activities/Vendors include:

Mosaics & Jewelry by Monna Luna Design, Vintage Button Jewelry by The Final Touch, Botanical Fruit & Wine Originals by Diana Marion, Paintings of Female Works in Color & Black & White by Laura Marion.Lauren Marion will also be painting wine bottles.

Bodegas Aguirre Winery – 8580 Tesla Rd., Livermore (925) 606-0554

Activities/Vendors include:

Charles R Vineyards – 8195 Crane Ridge Rd., Livermore (925) 454-3040

Activities/Vendors include:

Chouinard Vineyards – 33853 Palomares Rd., Castro Valley (510) 582-9900
Activities/Vendors include:
Pottery, Blown Glass, Jewelry, Silk Scarves by Sachiko Campe, Pottery by Bonnie Mathis, Hand Knitted accessories by Chris Wallace Ailsworth & Donna Jeffrey’s. Saturday Music includes SIS Band, Sunday Music by Roger Kardinal & John Bartinetti

Concannon Vineyard – 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore (925) 456-2505

Vendors include:
Gourmet Wine Fudge by Merlyn’s Gourmet Fudge, Wood Bottle Stoppers by Ron Geren’s Pens n’ Stoppers, Children’s Clothing by Lisa Dalisa’s Mama Mia Baby Bella

Crooked Vine Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd., Livermore (925) 449-0458

Activities/Vendors include:

Artwork, Jewelry, Blown Glass, and Sculpture by Studio 7 Fine Arts, Watercolor paintings and cards by Mike Robles, Jewelry by Silpada Jewelry

SUNDAY ONLY – Wine Lamps by Charming Wine Lamps

 

Deer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd., Livermore (866) 561-0838

Activities/Vendors include:

Art, Jewelry, and Holiday gifts from over 12 vendors.

Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd., Livermore (925) 447-4328

Activities/Vendors include:

Hand Tied Fishing Lures by Mike Flies, Gift Baskets & Wreaths by Christine Foster, Recycled Garden by Carl Cragholir, Wine Bottle Tea Lights by Karen, Gourds by Jody

Eckert Estate Winery – 2400 Arroyo Rd., Livermore (925) 371-8606

Activities/Vendors include:

el Sol Vineyard – 8626 Lupin Way, Livermore (925) 606-1827

Activities/Vendors include:

Jewelry by Paula Carvalho, Toddler gear (Onesies, T’s, Hats, etc) by Funzees, Candle Warmers and Scents by Scentsy Candles

 

Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare Rd., Sunol (925) 862-2377

Activities/Vendors include:

Scapbooking by Creative Memories, Customized Painted Ornaments by Kimberly, Hand Crochet Work by Cathy Helms

Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd., Livemore (925) 447-5246

Activities/Vendors include:

Hand Knitted Holiday Stockings by Jan Bachman, Hand Made Leather Goods by Molly Henderson, Pottery & Accessories by Ann Henderson, Unique Jewelry by Shimmering Stones

Garre’ Vineyard & Winery – 7986 Tesla Rd., Livermore (925) 371-8200

Activities/Vendors include:

Soaps & Lotions by Hugo Naturals Botanical Apothecary, Jewelry by Monica’s Jewelry, Wild Bill’s Honey, Goin Bead’s Wine Charms, Recycled and Refurbished Textiles by Bananasaurux Rex, Just BeeCauze, Hand Painted Italian Ceramics by Bardellis

Donate your coats for charity!Enjoy Holiday Stew in the Café and warm cider!

Hidden Creek Winery – 21 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore (925) 989-1163

Activities/Vendors include:

John Christopher Cellars – 25 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore (925) 456-WINE

Activities/Vendors include:

Paintings by Lily Xu Pantings, Gourmet Foods by Brocade Frog, Products by Mary Kay, Jewelry by Michelle’s Jewelry Box

LaRochelle Winery – 5443 Tesla Rd., Livermore (925) 243-6442

Activities/Vendors include:

Jewelry by Cookie Lee and Silpada Designs, Photography by James Adams, Island themed Gifts by Aloha Trading Co.

Les Chênes Estate Winery – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore (925)373-1662

Activities/Vendors include:

Holiday Cookies by Cookies by Design, Yummy Holiday Treats by Tri-Valley Personal Chefs

Little Valley Winery – 5700 Greenville Rd., Livermore (510) 861-2722

Activities/Vendors include:

Live Music by Georgi & The Rough Week Trio 1-4pm

LivermoreValley Cellars – 2838 Cellars Dr., Livermore (925) 454-9463

Activities/Vendors include:

Wine Jellies from Alicia’s Gourmet Kitchen, Scarfs & Accessories by Rachelle Okman, Grape themed Jewelry with Swaroski Crystals by KB Creations, Paper Products by Elise, Gourmet Holiday Foods & Cheeses by PW Markets, Handcrafted Wooden Artworks by Barley Woodworking

Longevity Wines – 35 Rickenbacker Cir. Suite B, Livermore (888) 325-WINE

Activities/Vendors include:

Jewelry and one-of-a-kind gifts by Cottage Jewels & Vintage Inspirations, Wine Country Cards & Photos by Phil Long (Winemaker), Flower Arrangements & Holiday Bouquets by Twiggs Studio

McGrail Vineyards & Winery – 5600 Greenville Rd., Livermore (925) 373-6214

Activities/Vendors include:

Olivina Olive Oil, Gourmet Dog Treats by Top Dog Treats, Spa Treatments by Brown Eyed Girl Beauty

Live Music by Tank Half Full Band

Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton (925) 931-0744

Activities/Vendors include:

Holiday Cookies by Tiffany’s Cookies, Handcrafted Purses by Sandi’s Cigar Box Purse, Woodcrafts by Ray Skillen

SANTA will make a stop by the winery on Saturday 1-2pm

Murrieta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd., Livermore (925) 456-2390

Activities/Vendors include:

Page Mill Winery – 1960 S. Livermore Ave., (925) 456-7676

Activities/Vendors include:

Red Feather Winery – 5700 Greenville Rd., Livermore (510) 861-2722

Activities/Vendors include:

Specialty Food & ‘Learn how to cook in a dutch oven’ BBQ recipes by Western Delicacies Country Cooking, Gift Baskets and Handmade Gifts by Davis’s Art & Crafts, Pottery & Oil Paintings by 2 Sisters Art

Get your photo taken with an Antique 1925 Model Truck

Food Pairings include:Shrimp Kabob’s with White Cabernet, Pecan Pear Salad with Livermore Chardonnay, Port Brownies with Jaiden’s Dessert Wine, Tri-Tip and cabernet Sauvignon.

Red Skye Winery – 21 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore (925) 989-1163

Activities/Vendors include:

Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery – 3053 Marina Ave., Livermore (925) 447-4280

Activities/Vendors include:

Norwegian folk art painting on Wood by Beth Twogood, Baskets and Pottery by Jenny Davies

Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton (925) 931-WINE

Activities/Vendors include:

Wooden Gift Buckets by Livermore Bucket Company, Purse Hooks by Lil Hookster, Jewelry by Cookie Lee Jewelry

Ryhan Estates

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Tamás Estates – 5489 Tesla Rd., Livermore (925) 456-2380

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Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Commons, Livermore (925) 960-1006
Activities/Vendors include:

Jewelry & Art by Kelly Heath, Holiday Ceramic Plates by Teresa Selpha, Holiday Pins and Gifts by Sue Arkwright, Satin Wine Bags by Kristine Petermeier, Chenille & Flannel blankets by Julie Coching, Art from Many Worlds by Sheri Chakamian.

SANTA will be there all afternoon giving candy to kids.Chocolate Chili will also be served.

The Singing Winemaker – 5143 Tesla Rd., Livermore (925) 606-9463

Activities/Vendors include:

The Steven Kent Winery – 5443 Tesla Rd., Livermore (925) 243-6440

Activities/Vendors include:

Jewelry by Cookie Lee and Silpada Designs, Photography by James Adams, Island themed Gifts by Aloha Trading Co.

 

 

Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 E. Vallecitos Rd., Livermore (925) 373-6541

Activities/Vendors include:

Wente Vineyards Estate Tasting Room – 5565 Tesla Rd., Livermore (925) 456-2305

Activities/Vendors include:

Watercolor Ceramics by Euginia Zobel

WestoverWinery & EventCenter – 34329 Palomares Rd., Castro Valley (510) 537-3932

Activities/Vendors include:

Gloria Beads, Jeromes Sensual Sweets, Jelly Beans Winery Gift Shop featuring T-Shirts, Totes, Wine Openers & Accessories, Westover Wine Lights

 

White Crane Winery – 5405 Greenville Rd, Livermore (925) 455-8085

 

Activities/Vendors include:

Designer Jewelry Sale, Barrel Tasting (Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauv, Port),White Crane’s Favorite Mushroom Meatballs paired with Award Winning Wines, Girasole’s Famous Scouzie Bread

SANTA will arrive at 12-2:00 pm on Sunday

Wood Family Vineyards – 7702 Cedar Mountain Dr., Livermore (925) 606-7411

Activities/Vendors include:

Winemaker Rhonda Wood will make homemade soup to be paired with one of her wines!

Sample Cheeses from Fiscalini Farmstead Cheeses, Jewelry by Terryfunkejewelry

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It’s official!  Livermore Valley has a place on the #1 Wine country lifestyle website, Winecountry.com.

Residents and visitors alike have long known the secret, and now, word is out! Tri-Valley is one of California’s premier wine destinations. Located just 40 miles southeast of San Francisco, Livermore/ Tri-Valley, California’s five-city region is home to forty wineries, world-class golf, creative culinary fare, and family friendly activities. Livermore/Tri-Valley, California is an authentic and unspoiled experience in which visitors can relax, refresh and recharge. 

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How excited are we?  We are ranked as #61 on Googles Top 100 Wine Blogs!

http://enobytes.org/wine_blog/2008/10/31/googles-top-100-wine-blogs/

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