Larkspur Landing Pleasanton is on the doorstep of one of the best wine regions in the entire state. Explore lush vineyards at local wineries on a guided tour, and most importantly, sample the many delicious offerings available.
Wente Vineyards Estate Winery
5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, CA, 94550
Tel: 925.456.2400At the Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, visitors can learn about wine tasting from the knowledgeable staff. Tastings offer an informative glimpse into wine appreciation as well as a chance to sample Wente Vineyards’ award-winning wines.
Mitchell Katz Winery
1188 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton, CA, 94566
Tel: 925.931.0744Mitchell ensures that only the finest, most intensely flavored grapes are used for Mitchell Katz’ single vineyard wines. His diligent winemaking approach begins in the vineyard where all grapes are hand-harvested.
Ruby Hill Winery
400 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
The Ruby Hill region and surrounding Livermore Valley is an ancient river bed, consisting of a thin layer of fertile top soil, with very stony soil in underlying layers. This allows for excellent water drainage, which is optimal for grapevines. The Livermore Valley has an East-West orientation, which allows for the cool coastal Pacific breezes to both cool, and moderate the climate. This allows for warm California days, and cool nights. Compared to Napa, the Livermore Valley receives less rainfall, which allows for more control with irrigation. This gives vintners the opportunity to hold back water when the time is right which results in wine grapes with more concentration and flavor.
83 Vallecitos Rd., Livermore CA 94550
Tel: 925.447.5246The informal tasting area is inside the winery, surrounded by cases of wine and barrels. A creek and vineyards edge the picnic area, which has a lovely lawn. The ambiance is that of a no-frills, country winery where the owners greet every visitor as a welcome guest, and the guests soon become old friends.
Thomas Coyne Winery
51 East Vallecitos Rd., Livermore, CA 94550
Tel: 925.373.6541Over looking the charm of rustic old barns, lush vineyards and Mt. Diablo as a backdrop is Thomas Coyne Winery; located in South Livermore Valley, CA. The wines consistently win awards in local, regional, and state competition. The grapes are purchased from the Livermore Valley, El Dorado County and Contra Costa County.
Deer Ridge Vineyards
1828 Wetmore Rd., Livermore, CA 94550
Tel: 925.743.9427The winery and estate vineyards of Deer Ridge are nestled on a portion of the Old Wetmore Ranch, the historic home of Clarence Wetmore and some of the oldest and most famous vineyards in California history.
5937 Grahm Ct., Ste B, Livermore, CA 94550
Tel: 925.371.2424Hidden Creek Wine is produced in small lots. The grapes are mainly sourced from independent vineyards in quantities from 1 to 5 tons. Each fermentation is managed to extract the maximum flavor from the grapes often involving several weeks of extended maceration in anaerobic conditions. The aging of the wine is managed on a barrel by barrel basis ensuring the quality of the wine is maintained throughout.
Page Mill Winery
1960 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA 94550
Tel: 925.456.7676Page Mill Winery began making wine in 1976 at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains. In 2004 the winery moved to the serenity of the Livermore Valley. Flagship wines include the Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Sirah. Page Mill Winery offers more than a dozen wines from local vineyards as well as appellations across the state.