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 […]
July 16, 2014
90 Points! 2011 Founder’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, August 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 […]
July 9, 2014
In her June 23rd Contra Costa Times column, Mercury News wine and food reporter Jessica Yadegaran highlighted our Zinfandel in a column “Five Wines for 4th of July: Surefire Vino to Pair with Grilled Food.” She wrote, “Occasio Del Arroyo Vineyard Zinfandel (Livermore Valley) – Several cool vintages in Livermore have resulted in wonderfully integrated […]
January 11, 2014
The results of the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition have been released. Out of more than 5800 entries, Occasio has been awarded several medals, including Double-Gold Best of Class for our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon and Double-Gold for our new red wine blend, TELOS! Also receiving a Gold medal was our 2011 Petite Sirah, scheduled […]
September 6, 2013
The arrival of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc kicked off our 2013 harvest with a bang, and the yeasts are now busy turning the juices into wine. With all of our white wines actively fermenting, it is safe to say that this year’s harvest has been one of the best in memory. The six weeks prior […]
May 27, 2013
We were informed today that our 2010 Del Arroyo Zinfandel from the historic Livermore Valley continues its gold medal winning ways- awarded the Gold Medal in the 2013 Best of the Bay Zinfandel Challenge, competing against such famous regions as Alexander Valley, Calaveras, Lodi, Napa, Paso Robles, and the Santa Cruz Mountains! Livermore- California’s first […]
January 18, 2013
Livermore Valley scored big in the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, and we are pleased to report that Occasio went 7 for 7 in this medal count- including gold medals on upcoming releases of new wines. The first of these gold medal wines, our 2010 Livermore Valley Zinfandel, debuts February 21st at our complimentary […]
November 12, 2012
This week, we release the first of our Heritage Collection wines, wines crafted to express a sense of place, providing an emotional connection to the earth in which they were grown. Fruit for our Heritage Collection is meticulously selected from the outset- sourced, grown, and harvested only for the program. The wines are crafted with […]
October 7, 2012
James Beard Award winning wine writer Anthony Dias Blue gave our 2009 Occasio Petit Verdot a 90 point rating in the August issue of the Tasting Panel Magazine. Blue calls it “lush and dense with rich plum and blackberry fruit; ripe, concentrated and long with nice vanilla notes; complex and balanced.”
Guests were greeted 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.