Livermore Valley Wineries

Livermore Valley Wineries

By GoLocalApps

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2011-08-04
  • Current Version: 1.5
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 27.88 MB
  • Developer: GoLocalApps
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 22 Reviews)
  • Price:
Livermore Valley Wineries App Ratings: 4.5
Total 22 Reviews

Livermore Valley Wineries App Description

Less than an hour east of San Francisco, Livermore Valley Wine Country welcomes visitors with a flourish expanse of vineyards, wineries, breweries and wine country experiences. Amid picturesque canyons, ridges and outposts of suburbia, the lush vines and convivial tasting rooms increasingly define the quality of life in the valley. To the delight of residents and visitors alike, the region is enjoying a wine renaissance harking back to the golden years of early California wine history. One of California's oldest wine regions, the Livermore Valley played a pivotal role in shaping California's wine industry. Spanish missionaries planted the first wine grapes in the Livermore Valley in the 1760s. In the 1840s, California pioneers looking for outstanding vineyard sites began planting grapes in the region. Robert Livermore planted the first commercial vines in the 1840s. Pioneer winemakers C. H. Wente, James Concannon, and Charles Wetmore recognized the area's winegrowing potential and founded their wineries in the early 1880s. Livermore Valley captured America's first international gold medal for wine in 1889 at the Paris Exposition, putting California on the world wine map. Livermore Valley wineries were the first to bottle varietal labeled Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Sirah. Nearly 80% of California's Chardonnay vines trace their genetic roots to a Livermore Valley clone. Livermore Valley also boasted more than 50 wineries until Prohibition and contributed significantly to the state's enology and viticulture that lives on today. Innovations developed in the Livermore Valley include overhead irrigation, mechanical harvesting and roller crushing in the vineyard. Attracted to the rich winemaking tradition, climate, soil and geography, new winemakers and vineyardists are working alongside fifth generation winegrowers to create this Livermore Valley wine renaissance. The region now has over 40 wineries, with several more about to open, and more than 5,000 acres of vineyards. Wineries vary in size from limited release, 100-case labors of love to 400,000-case industry heavyweights, and grapes range from familiar Merlot and Chardonnay to Italian, Rhone and Spanish varieties. Welcoming tasting rooms showcase award-winning wines and offer year around activities. In addition to the myriad happenings at individual wineries, the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association sponsors several consumer events each year, showcasing the talent, energy and fine wines of the region. In the last few years Livermore has seen the rise of several amazing local breweries within walking distance of many local attractions. There are also several local restaurants offering local beers and wine! The Livermore Valley iPhone app concentrates on the Livermore area wineries and breweries along with a sampling of local businesses and events for the user. We don't try to be a comprehensive directory of restaurants, shopping or activities, but provide enough of a selection for wine lovers spending a day or weekend in Livermore to stay busy.


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Livermore Valley Wineries App Reviews

  • Nice useful app

    By Happy mum from Scotland
    Easy to use and plan a day out.
  • Useful and informative app!

    By eimea89
    Great app! Useful and very informative app!
  • Nice work

    By Jon333B
    This is a good, easy, helpful app. Thanks.
  • Awesome

    By papayapaul
    Was out in Livermore over the weekend and found this app very useful!
  • Wine Tasting Done Right

    By Tbone Puddinghead
    Navigate through the many Livermore wineries by location, amenities or even varietals! Super easy to use, you'll maximize your afternoon or even stay the weekend. Yup, this app does that too, providing places to stay, events, activities and dining. Don't forget the special offers! For instance, two for one tastings and 15% off purchases!
  • great

    By Gracedenz2011
    great apps. nice graphics.
  • fun wine guide!

    By bangskie
    this is cool, simply awesome wine guide, love the pics too!
  • a must have

    By aym_yen
    a must have application, worth to collect, two thumbs up!
  • nzazon

    By nZazon
    Pretty good one. It helped me alot last weekend!
  • Free wine guide

    By Wallace31
    Free wine guide to discover history and place where great wine are done. Really usefull!