Occasio News

Sidewinder Spirits Buys Alembic Still

A century after prohibition, Sidewinder Spirits Company is bringing back the ancient hand-hammered alembic copper still for producing local brandy.

Spring 2017 Collection Announced

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.

November Wine Club Releases Receive Accolades

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..

Sidewinder Spirits

With approval of Sidewinder Spirits, work begins on a tasting lounge like none other….

June 2016 Tasting Menu

Our 93 – point Syrah from Ghielmetti Vineyard headlines this month’s tasting menu.

Heritage Collection Cabernet Sauvignon – 91 points

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 […]

2011 Founder’s Merlot – 91 points

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 […]

2012 Founder’s Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 points

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 […]

Cabernet Sauvignon awarded the Double-Gold Medal

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 […]