Four Livermore Valley wineries and a Livermore Valley Brewery invite you to the Grapes & Grains Vasco Research Block Party on Saturday, August 16th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Over the last few years there has been growing number of wineries near the corner of Vasco Road and Research Drive across the street from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in Livermore. After Nottingham Cellars and Occasio Winery set up their tasting rooms they were later joined by Longevity Wines and then Thomas Coyne Winery moved in across the street. In the meanwhile beer lovers have been visiting the local craft brewery at Altamont Beer Works nearby.
On August 16 all four wineries and the brewery are coming together for the Vasco Research Block Party. Also in attendance for the Block Party will be nourishment from Que Squared BBQ, Rock ‘N’ Dough Pizza, Truckin’ Sweet Dessert Truck and Andy’s Candies. Entertainment will be provided by Bobby C and Friends with smooth jazz, Silent Partner, a Rockin’ Blues Band and Mystic Roots. Admission is free, just buy your food and wine and have a great time. Four wineries, 3 bands, 2 food vendors, 1 brewery and 1 dessert truck all equal a great time.
Longevity Wines – a small boutique, family operated urban style winery with a focus on quality not quantity. With current production of around 2000 cases, Winemaker Phil Long and his wife Debra strive to produce wines in small batches to keep a hands-on approach to quality control.
Nottingham Cellars – Jeff and Collin Cranor have been producing great wines at Nottingham since 2007. Under the Nottingham label they focus on producing world class Bordeaux style wines including their Supremacy Bordeaux blend. They also produce the 1846 Chardonnay, celebrating the date that Robert Livermore first planted commercial wine grapes in what is now Livermore Valley. This year Jeff and Collin created a new winery, Vasco Urbano Wine Company, to showcase the exceptional Rhone style wines that are being grown and produced in Livermore Valley.
Occasio Winery – John Kinney, owner and winemaker at Occasio, meticulously handcrafts each wine using grapes from select growers who share his passion for quality and Livermore Valley. Each of his wines is history in a glass, depicting what Livermore Valley has done in the past and present.
Thomas Coyne Winery – Thomas Coyne has been producing wines since he first opened up a small winery in Alameda. He then moved to a rural location off Vallecitos Road for 20 years and recently moved to the new location on Research Drive. Here you will find a great selection of Bordeaux and Rhone style wines.
Altamont Beer Works – produces a wide range of beers, plus a selection of draft only beers for the Bay Area. They have 64 oz. and 32 oz. growlers available and kegs for events.
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