Darcie Kent Vineyards

Livermore, CA

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  • Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Fri | Sat | Sun

    Please join us for an hour long conducted tasting on our private enclosed sundeck. In this interactive educational experience, a guide will walk you through five estate and library wines, covering winemaking, tasting techniques, and what makes our wines unique. Approximately 1 Hour.

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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.

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
Experiences

  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Reserve Tasting
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 VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leslie S. Member Since 4/5/2019My BFF
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 4/12/19 3:00 PM

The atmosphere, table setting, and wine flight were fantastic. All of the information printed for each with was very informative. The tact and professionalism of the staff member giving the tasting could use improvement. I also would have preferred the wines to have been poured after we sat at the table. All of the wines were poured into each glass before we arrived at the tasting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michele M. Member Since 3/21/2018My BFF
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 3/17/19 1:00 PM

Loved our experience at Darcie Kent. I can't wait to go back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
JOHN W. Member Since 2/15/2019My BFF
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 2/17/19 1:00 PM

The reserve wine tasting experience was outstanding! The staff was knowledgeable, the wine was terrific. Bob was informative, professional, and personable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
ASnna B. Member Since 2/11/2019My BFF
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 2/16/19 1:00 PM

We were the only foursome doing the winetasting at 1:30, so we asked to have the door closed to the big tasting room - otherwise it would have been too noisy for us. Strangely, our "guide" needed to be more directive - he spoke very little so we had to get him to talk more by asking a lot of questions; I had expected him to do more expounding on each of the wines, frankly, so a bit disappointing

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Betsy S. Member Since 2/14/2019My Boss
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 2/15/19 2:00 PM

Arrived early - but Kiersten kept us entertained with a taste of bubbly. Caleb did a great job with the new themed tasting. He was quite knowledgeable and kept it fun. No rush and very engaged with us and our conversation. Loved the Cabs as well Thanks for a lovely day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim P. Member Since 2/14/2018My BFF
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 11/23/18 4:00 PM

A great enjoyable experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa V. Member Since 10/11/2013My Boss
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 11/09/18 12:00 PM

Diane did the tasting and she was very knowledgeable and was able to answer our questions-my brother has been in the wine and spirits business for over 30 years and really enjoyed it

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jen F. Member Since 10/2/2018My BFF
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 10/20/18 1:00 PM

Nice grounds when you first come into the property. Tons of outside seating with tables. Very nice inside the tasting room, feels as if you’re in someone’s living room. I highly recommend the private reserve tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Krupa P. Member Since 10/11/2018My BFF
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 10/14/18 2:00 PM

Loved the atmosphere and the intimate, yet casual environment. It was a perfect place to sip on some wine with your girls on a Sunday afternoon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary O. Member Since 9/24/2018My BFF
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 9/30/18 2:00 PM

Had a great time at the tasting, it was a special day for my niece because it was her Birthday and her first time tasting. She loved it

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
FLORENCIA R. Member Since 12/4/2015My BFF
Darcie Kent Conducted Tasting on Sun Deck on 9/22/18 4:00 PM

Wonderful wine tasting experience! We were a group Of 13 and 3 of us joined the wine club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anna C. Member Since 8/22/2018My Frenemy
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 8/10/2018My BFF
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 8/3/2017My Parents
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 7/19/2018My BFF
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 6/3/2018My BFF
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 1/8/2017My BFF
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 10/11/2013My BFF
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 1/26/2018My Parents
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 9/29/2014My Frenemy
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 10/1/2017My BFF
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 3/8/2016My BFF
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 6/15/2017My BFF
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 7/6/2017My BFF
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 6/16/2017My BFF
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 11/7/2015My BFF
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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