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Livermore Valley Winery Recs

rosielucchesini Feb 17, 2007 03:34 PM

We'll be visiting the Livermore area next Saturday and plan on tasting at a few wineries while we are there. Of course Wente is the big name there but I'm thinking of trying some smaller, less known wineries as well. Anyone care to pass on any recs? Thanks in advance.

  1. rosielucchesini Feb 20, 2007 01:04 PM

    Thanks for all of the suggestions-we're looking forward to our trip.

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      lliswerryboy Feb 26, 2007 09:07 PM

      Where did you end up going? What did you find?

    2. Ruth Lafler Feb 19, 2007 03:41 PM

      Concannon is far from a "smaller, less well known" winery, though.

      My family really liked our visit to Chouinard: http://www.chouinard.com/index.html

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        bourbongirl Feb 19, 2007 06:26 PM

        Well....it's all relative. :)
        Concannon is smaller than Wente, but bigger than the others mentioned.
        Maybe I'm a sucker for the dinosaur topiary at the gate.
        RAWR.

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        bourbongirl Feb 19, 2007 10:54 AM

        If you like Petite Syrah, I suggest Concannon.
        http://www.concannonvineyard.com/

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          lliswerryboy Feb 18, 2007 07:17 AM

          At the other end of the size and name rcognition is Eckert Estate. A small family operation

          http://www.eckertestate.com/

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            A Amore Feb 18, 2007 06:51 AM

            Thomas Coyne, http://thomascoynewinery.com/
            Murrieta's Well, http://www.murrietaswell.com/
            Steve Kent, http://www.stevenkent.com/
            These provide a range of styles but are some of the best quality in Livermore Valley

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