Book your Livermore Valley getaway
Tours & Tastings
With over 50 wineries and tasting rooms to choose from in Livermore wine country, it makes for the perfect wine country getaway destination.More
Hotels & Resorts
You'll find plenty of hotel chains, bed and breakfast options and rooms and homes available on AirBnb.More
Bars & Restaurants
There's plenty of fine dining to fast casual restaurants located in the Livermore Valley wine region.More
Transportation & Tour Companies
Leave the driving to a local professional driver and get the inside scope of where to go and what to skip. Uber is available, but expect delays to hail a ride.More
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Livermore Valley's seasons
Know what the best season is to visit Livermore Valley and what to wear.
(December - February) Winter is the slowest time of the year for Livermore wine country, but you'll be lured in by the lack of crowds and the special events that many of the wineries offer throughout the winter season. Temperatures that range range from 42-55 degrees.
(March - May) As Spring arrives, so do the temperatures. The vineyards begin to awake from their winter nap along with green vistas that make for spectacular pictures . Spring is also "release" season where most wineries begin offering their latest vintages with special parties and experiences. Reservations are recommended.
"(June - August) Summer can offer temperatures from 75-100 degrees at times. We recommend you drink a lot of water and enjoy yourself as wineries offer many different tour and tasting events to choose from. Reservations are strongly recommended starting mid-June as the locals in the San Francisco Bay Area flock to Livermore wine country for a quick getaway."
(September - November) Fall is harvest season in Livermore wine country which attracts wine collectors from around the globe seeking to be part of the excitement of “crush”. From legendary harvest parties to production tours, you’ll need to plan ahead. Space is often limited, reservations are strongly recommended.
Livermore Valley's travel tips
Traveling to Livermore Valley
- When booking your flight to visit Livermore wine country, we recommend flying into Oakland (OAK), San Francisco (SFO) or Livermore. Buchanon Field (CCR) in Concord serves the private jet setter.
- If you are already in the local area, there's plenty of different transportation companies that can get you around such as Uber, Lyft and private shuttles can be hired.
- From Oakland or San Francisco airports, you can hop onto BART light rail which will get you to the Livermore station. From there you can take a local bus or hail a car through any of the popular rideshare apps.
About Livermore Valley
Home to over 50 wineries less than an hour east of San Francisco, Livermore Valley Wine Country welcomes visitors with a flourish expanse of vineyards, wineries, and wine country experiences. Amid picturesque canyons, ridges and outposts of suburbia, the lush vines and convivial tasting rooms increasingly define the quality of life in the valley. To the delight of residents and visitors alike, the region is enjoying a wine renaissance harking back to the golden years of early California wine history.
Livermore wine country is located 30 miles east of San Francisco, making it part of California's Central Coast appellation. With its valley orientation running east-west (15 miles long, 10 miles wide), the Livermore Valley wine country makes it one of the most unique grape-growing regions in California.
One of California's oldest wine regions, the Livermore Valley played a pivotal role in shaping California's wine industry. Spanish missionaries planted the first wine grapes in the Livermore Valley in the 1760s. In the 1840s, California pioneers looking for outstanding vineyard sites began planting grapes in the region.
Livermore Valley wineries were the first to bottle varietal labeled Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Sirah. Nearly 80% of California's Chardonnay vines trace their genetic roots to a Livermore Valley clone. Livermore Valley also boasted more than 50 wineries until Prohibition and contributed significantly to the state's enology and viticulture that lives on today.
The area is influenced by the fog and coastal breezes that come in from the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. The cooler air and the valley's warm air provides warm days and cooler evenings, making for ideal grape growing conditions for fully ripened and balanced fruit characteristics."