Livermore Valley Gives The Best Wine In California

Want to taste some of the best wine? Not sure where you could find some? Head over to Livermore Valley and taste one of California’s best wines! We’re sure this taste would linger on your tastebuds for quite some time.

Snuggled between the Diablo Range, tucked away in the East Bay region of California, Livermore Valley is best known for its exceptional wine. Formerly known as Valle de San Jose (Valley of San Jose), this valley is located in Alameda County, California.

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Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were traditionally grown here. However, with experimentation and research, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties have become popular too.

Livermore Valley has a vast variety of diverse wines available. These wines are made from the best quality of vines to ensure the production of the best grade of wine.

Types Of Wine

Want to choose the perfect wine? Confused about the see of options to choose from? We got you covered! There are several wines that are differentiated based on their quality, popularity, and price.

Quality

Make sure you choose the right quality of wine that has the power to wow your tastebuds. Some of the best quality of wine are:

Kalin Cellar Semillon, grown from Semillon grapes, is one of the best white wines grown in Livermore Valley. 

The Steven Kent Winery Lineage is a beautiful red wine, grown from Bordeaux Blend Red. This is one of the best quality wines you can find here.

Apart from these, there are a number of excellent grade wines, both white and red, produced here. Some of which are Ruby Hill Winery Reserve Chardonnay, Nottingham Cellars ‘Supremacy’, Cuda Ridge Wines Cabernet Franc, Wente Vinyards ‘The Nth Degree’ Chardonnay, etc.

Popularity

Even though the quality may differ, some wines are popular because of many other factors like price, taste, preference, etc.

Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay is one of the most popular wines sold in California. Grown from Chardonnay grapes, this citrus-scented white wine has successfully made its way through people’s hearts

Another very popular wine is Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, a sensational deep red wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This wine is a must-try with the aroma of warm baking spices and a hint of red berries.

 

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There are several other, very popular wines available in this heavenly valley. A few of these are Murrieta’s Well ‘The Spur’, Kalin Cellars Cuvee W Livermore Valley Chardonnay, and many more.

Price

While buying wine, or anything else for that matter, prices are one of the most important factors. Wines can be very expensive and you may fall out of budget if you’re not careful.

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Some of the most expensive wines in Livermore Valley include the Steven Kent Winery Lineage,  the Steven Kent Winery The Premier Cabernet Sauvignon, etc.

There are cheaper wines available too. Some of the cheapest wines available in California are Concannon Vineyard Conservancy Petite Sirah, Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay, Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, etc.

Type Of Grapes Grown

Ever wonder about what variety of grapes make such luscious wines? There are an assorted variety of grapes that are grown in this serene valley.

Chardonnay

A more or less neutral, green-skinned variety of grapes which is used to make white wine. This is one of the most popular grapes used in Livermore Valley. Often used in the making of sparkling wine, Chardonnay grapes were first introduced in California in the 1940s.

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Sauvignon Blanc

A unique variety of green-skinned grapes, Sauvignon Blanc was first discovered in Bordeaux, France. Often referred to as Fume Blanc, this is one of the very few wines that goes with sushi. This wine forms an excellent pair with cheese, especially chevre. Sauvignon Blanc became one of the first fine wines to have a screwcap bottle.

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Petite Sirah

Known for its deep significant color and rich fruity flavors, Petite Sirah is one of the most widely used grapes for making wine. Originally known as Durif, these grapes produce flavorful wines.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the world’s most widely used varieties of grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon produces intense red wines. The wines produced usually have dark fruity flavors, best paired with red meat.

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Petit Verdot

Traditionally blended with classic Bordeaux, Petit Verdot adds color and flavor to blends. New-age winemakers find wide use of these grapes, owing to their reliable ripening. These grapes produce wines having fruity flavors with a hint of herbal and floral essences.

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Wineries

Some of California’s best wines can be found in the Wineries of Livermore Valley, which is popular for its wine culture.

Livermore Valley houses more than 60 flourishing wineries. Some of the most popular wineries include Wente Vineyard, Steven Kent Winery, Concannon Vineyard, Nottingham Cellars, Ruby Hill Winery, Murrieta’s Well, and many more.

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Livermore Valley, home to some of the best wineries, is the place to go when you crave some quality wine!

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