A century after prohibition, Sidewinder Spirits Company is bringing back the ancient hand-hammered alembic copper still for producing local brandy.
July 24, 2017
It was a magical night at Taste our Terroir, as Occasio Winery brought home the People’s Choice Award.
July 15, 2017
Elegant and balanced, our sweet vermouth is perfect by itself, or as a mixer in many cocktails.
May 8, 2017
Each bottle of Opportunity is the product of countless hours of study, experimentation, and tasting – all in pursuit of a style that best reflects our Valley’s terroir and traditions. Now this work is being recognized.
March 7, 2017
Our Spring 2017 Collection of Livermore Valley wines will include the newest vintages of our Sauvignon Blanc and Malvasia Bianca – just in time for those warm summer days.
January 17, 2017
November’s wine club releases, our 2013 Founder’s Merlot and our 2015 Founder’s Chardonnay, received high accolades this month in the Wine Enthusiast Magazine and at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition..
December 8, 2016
With approval of Sidewinder Spirits, work begins on a tasting lounge like none other….
September 20, 2016
Three exciting new wines will be added to our tasting room menu in October –
September 12, 2016
Perhaps our finest Cabernet to date, vintage 2013 becomes available today for our members.
July 19, 2016
We’re out to prove André Tchelistcheff right when he predicted Livermore Valley would someday craft a Syrah as fine as any in the Rhone.
June 7, 2016
A wine both “agile and elegant,” with plum and pomegranate flavors that transition to rich “berry and cocoa notes on the finish.”
May 24, 2016
Our 93 – point Syrah from Ghielmetti Vineyard headlines this month’s tasting menu.
May 12, 2016
A complete and delicious wine….
February 2, 2016
2015 Occasio Founder’s Collection Rosé of Pinot Noir – Sold Out
November 14, 2015
Accolades keep coming in, as this week we learned our 2012 Heritage Cabernet has been rated 91 points in the December 2015 issue of the Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This comes on the heals of our Merlot (91 points) and our Cabernet Sauvignon (90 points). In awarding us 91 points, editor Jim Gordon writes, “A tempting, well-balanced wine from a […]
July 20, 2015
We continue to be blessed by accolades, as today we learned our 2011 Merlot has been rated 91 points and named the Editor’s Choice for the September 2015 issue of the Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This comes on the heals of our Cabernet Sauvignon (90 points), which was the Editor’s Choice for the August issue of […]
June 16, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Wine Enthusiast Magazine has awarded our 2012 Founder’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 90 points, and has named it the Editor’s Choice for the August, 2015, edition. In his review of the wine, Editor Jim Gordon writes, “Full bodied, this is saturated with color and tannins, ripe and generous in flavor. Aromas […]
January 10, 2015
We learned today that our 2012 Founder’s Collection Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded the Double-Gold Medal at the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. This year’s event was very competitive, as more than 6000 wines from around the country were entered. That our wine would medal against this competition, let alone receive a […]
November 11, 2014
In awarding the wine 90 points, editor Virginie Boone writes, “Juicy with ripe tannins, it tastes lovingly hand-crafted, detailed and focused in black currant, berry and leather. Though rich and luxurious it retains ample natural acidity to buoy its way through a meal or through several years of aging.”
August 23, 2014
90 Points! 2011 Founder’s Collection Petite Sirah, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, August 2014 In the August issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Virginie Boone rated our 2011 Petite Sirah 90 points, writing, “Restrained and spicy, it offers velvety blackberry and raspberry fruit and a lingering tropical aroma, encased with a morsel of dark chocolate. With well-managed tannins, the […]
Guests were greated with passed hors d’oeuvres and choice of wine or the original James Bond martini before sitting down to a wonderful four-course meal with wine pairings. The music of recording artists Tumbledown House provided entertainment as we wined, dined, and danced the night away.