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About Darcie Kent Vineyards

Fifth Generation vintner/artist Darcie Kent and Hungarian-born winemaker Julian Halasz work in unison to handcraft small lot, single vineyard wines from sustainably-farmed, family-owned vineyards in Monterey and the Livermore Valley.

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Established in 1996, Darcie Kent Vineyards is a family-owned & -operated winery in the Livermore Valley located East of the San Francisco Bay. Fifth Generation vintner/artist Darcie Kent and Hungarian-born winemaker Julian Halasz work in unison to handcraft small lot, single vineyard wines from sustainably-farmed, family-owned vineyards in Monterey and the Livermore Valley.

features Notable Features
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Special Events
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Reserve Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Late Harvest
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors5 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Anna C. Member Since 8/22/2018
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 8/26/18 12:00 PM

It was nice to hear about the history of the winery. A dedicated pourer and you have full access to learn anything you want to know about the winery. The wine and growing seasons knowledge was weak though. It would be nice to have a wine maker or someone involved in the wine making to assist for questions. Beautiful view of the vineyards. A little quiet and stuffy.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Kelly R. Member Since 8/10/2018
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 8/12/18 1:00 PM

Diane was our host for the wine tasting in the private room. She was very nice and did a great job explaining the history of how Darcie Kent got started and about all the wines. Loved the whole experience. The room set up was great, the view, the wine and love the purple color throughout the room and on the wine bottles. Would highly recommend going there. We bought two bottles of wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tamara C. Member Since 8/3/2017
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 8/04/18 2:00 PM

Great sunroom tasting but need to put a sign on the door indicating “Private Tasting.” Five times we were interrupted by innocent guests just looking for a place to sit. They were asked to leave which I’m sure was unpleasant for them, as well as for us at the tasting. A sign would prevent all that unpleasantness. Also you need to refund the price of a tasting of wine is purchased.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Robin L. Member Since 7/19/2018
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 7/21/18 1:00 PM

as A regular there disappointed they closed in the deck. It was always our favorite place to sit, see the tree and enjoy the wine. But we truely enjoyed our experience, Diane was fun, knowledgeable and entertaining. Served some great wines we had not tried before.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anita M. Member Since 6/3/2018
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 6/03/18 12:00 PM

We had a lovely hour tasting wines and hearing the Darcie Kent story from Diane, who was very engaging and funny. We were also able to revisit ones we liked and came away with several bottles each. Highly recommended!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Edel G. Member Since 1/8/2017
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 5/05/18 2:00 PM

The wine is great but the wine tasting was cut short. We didn’t get to enjoy our wine tasting, hostess was rushing us because she was running behind the schedule. The hostess was wAiting for the other party so she started late, she was going too fast on her explanation then she keeps telling us that she’s running late that we need to leave ASAP for her 3pm appointment. We arrived on time at 2pm.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Lisa V. Member Since 10/11/2013
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 2/09/18 1:00 PM

Diane did a nice job and we all really enjoyed it

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michele V. Member Since 1/26/2018
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 1/28/18 1:00 PM

Our wine specialist was great! She was knowledgeable about the wines as well as the winery. It was an awesome experience for my wife's birthday and her friends! The wines served were delicious...this made for a great day! I/we would definitely do this again!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara N. Member Since 9/29/2014
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 1/28/18 3:00 PM

We are members and love truly enjoy the wines and ambiance. We decided to try the private tasting on the sun deck with guests ($25/person). We had raved about this winery to these guests, but the experience immediately turned south when the presenter scolded us for arriving late (we missed the first pour) and we were chatty while she was finishing the first pour with our neighbor table.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carolyn H. Member Since 10/1/2017
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 10/08/17 3:00 PM

It was the best wine my guests had ever had! Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathleen F. Member Since 3/8/2016
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 10/01/17 3:00 PM

We were seated in a comfortable and lovely area with a nice view. The wines were beautiful. Our hostess was informative and friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
peter s. Member Since 6/15/2017
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 7/30/17 12:00 PM

I had out of town guests and I went in not knowing what to expect and we all loved it. What a lasting impression this was

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
James B. Member Since 7/6/2017
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 7/16/17 4:00 PM

We thought the experience was great! My wife and I have been Darcie Kent wine club members for around 5 years and really like your wines. We brought another couple with us. Although the Sun Deck flight tasting is primarily all red wines, my wife and the wife of the other couple like primarily white wines. When we mentioned this to our host (Greg), (continued below).

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen B. Member Since 6/16/2017
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 6/18/17 2:00 PM

The atmosphere at DK is warm and welcoming from the moment you arrive and the wines are exceptional! The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Our fav winery in the Livermore valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gabrielle J. Member Since 11/7/2015
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 6/17/17 12:00 PM

Great experience. Staff is very knowledgeable and welcoming!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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