Livermore Wine Valley History & Points of Interest
The Livermore Valley Wine Region
Welcome to the Livermore Valley Wine Country. Located less than an hour from San Francisco, the region is one of states oldest wine regions, with a history dating back to the 1760s. In the 1840s Robert Livermore planted the first commercial vines here. The valleys wineries were the first to bottle the varietal labeled Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Petite Sirah. Roughly 80% of California's Chardonnay vines can trace their genealogy back to the Livermore Valley Wine Country.
Today the area features award winning wines of almost every varietal. The region currently features over 45 wineries cradled in the picturesque foothills, canyons, and valleys of the Livermore Valley. The Marine Breezes and Coastal fog spill into the valley through the canyons to cool the area, providing the valley with warm days and cool nights, which results in the perfect growing environment for fully ripened and balanced fruit.
The area host many cultural and educational events throughout the year, and is home to numerous world class restaurants, art galleries, shopping districts, and top rated golf courses. From the beautifully renovated Downtown Livermore Shopping District, to the picturesque Pleasanton Main Street Shopping District, visitors will find something for everyone, and for every palate. The area is truly a wine tasting, culinary, and shopping paradise.