How to Get the Most Out of Your Livermore Valley Wine Trolley Tour

The moment I was least expecting it I found myself singing to the song ‘California Love” in the old-fashioned Livermore Wine Trolley. Along with a couple of new acquaintances I had the opportunity to sample five wines at Las Positas Vineyards in Wetmore Road. The wines were served with delectable food prepared by the chef in charge. The majority of wineries let you sample their wines on a terrace, which makes it an outdoor tasting experience.

The weather is currently cold, and we’re thankful for the chance to experience an enjoyable, civilized adventure. The tour for $ through the historic Livermore Valley includes stops at three wineries, as well as Fernando as the driver designated by. Fernando has the charisma and charisma of a former San Francisco Giants announcer. This tour provides a thorough and fresh perspective on an area that’s often ignored by Bay Area residents. Even though I am only a few 10 minutes of the Valley, it has been an integral part of my daily existence for a long time. It’s been an honor to get to know winemakers and sample their wine, and also to be a judge in wine competitions.

The formal tasting gave participants the opportunity to sample 14 wines from three estates. It gave them an opportunity to become acquainted with the terroir of the Livermore Valley and allowed them to appreciate the wines. It was evident that the evolution of wine is apparent, especially when tasting some varieties that are more modern such as Verdelho as well as Cabernet Franc. The participants gathered at Garre Vineyard as well as Winery during this frigid day. The company is owned by a family company that is located on Tesla Road. The winter rains transformed the hills into lush, mossy and green. The morning fog remained over the winery.

We were privileged to be welcomed by the Garre Vineyards to a tasting of their wines. While sipping sparkling off-dry wines, Martel Our guide spoke about the background and ownership of Bob Molinaro. His father and uncles were Italian immigrants, who produced wine with red grapes sourced from Napa Valley. This was an inspiration for to the founder, Mr. Molinaro opening the winery in order to honor them. It was possible to sample the soft and silky sangiovese and primitivo made from grapes that were grown on the estate. It was an amazing tasting experience that brought admiration and gratitude.

Martel helped me and my friends to the table. He urged us not to rush during our five wine pairings, as well as the food that was served with two bites. We had just begun acquainted with each other and the ambiance of a teacher brought laughter and laughter as we sipped an intense, bold syrah. Martel was an excellent instructor, explaining the distinct characteristics between each wine, prompting us to re-examine the wines we were tasting and encouraging us to try different wine styles, along with flatbread, tomato basil soup that was grilled with vegetables and various other dishes. Martel said “Don’t allow us to dictate your palate.” Choose what you enjoy.

We were kindly offered discounts of up to 5 % upon the arrival at Garre’s Winery. Fernando graciously offered to store our purchases until the tour was over. When he revealed the next location, Las Positas Vineyards five miles east of us, Lisa as well as Lothar Maier joined us and we were seated. The estate is home to acres of various vines that are on the property, which include barbera and tempranillo, verdolho barbera, merlotand tempranillo. Chardonnay and Mourvedre. The winery has recently launched an area that serves wines-friendly food and flatbreads that are seasonal and live entertainment.


The wine tasting experience of Martel was entertaining and informative. We had the opportunity to experience the wine experience in a completely different method. The individual preferences of each one of us were found out on our own. It allowed us to discover our preferences and find the most effective combination.

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