McGrail Vineyards


Calendar of Events

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Wine Club Release Party Dates in 2014
Saturday, May 17th
Saturday, July 12th - Annual Wine Club
Saturday, August 9th
Saturday, November 8th


Sipping Like a Pro
Thursday, July 17th
6-7:30pm
Taste your way through the famed principles of wine appreciation: seeing, smelling, sipping, and savoring the awesome intricacies of wine. In this one hour introductory class, our in-house wine enthusiast Joy Jackman will start you on your path to evaluating wine like a pro. Learn to decipher what makes a good wine good, and a great wine even better.
$25/person
$10/club member
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Tapas, Tasting, and Tunes
Friday, July 18th
6-9pm
Enjoy McGrail's exquisite wines and a delicious mixture of sweet, savory, and a bit of spicy flavors from Posada Catering's tapas to fill your summer evenings! Blues, R&B, and classic rock will be performed by the Blues Bottle Band! $10 entry fee. A glass of wine and food are available for purchase. 
Tapas, Tasting, and Tunes will run every other Friday night from July 18-September 26th!
$10/person entry fee


Taste Our Terroir: A Food and Wine Affair Sponsored by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers
Thursday, July 24th
6-9pm
Livermore Valley’s annual quest for food and wine pairing excellence features winemakers partnered with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors. We will be pairing our Cabernet with a fantastic creation from Double Barrel Wine Bar! Meet winemakers and chefs while sampling creations highlighting the valley’s terroir. Wine and food judges participate in a blind tasting and present awards to the winning teams. Be sure to cast your vote for the People’s Choice White and Red pairing awards! A limited number of VIP tickets grant you access to the event an hour early. $125 VIP, $95/person


Sunset SAGE Concert at McGrail
Saturday, July 26th
6-9PM
If you like funk, you do not want to miss this Sunset Wine Concert on the front lawn at McGrail Vineyards. SAGE band has been playing together for over 40 years and they know how to keep the party rockin'! Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle, we will not have the tasting bar open.  No outside alcohol allowed on-site. Feel free to bring
$20/person entry fee
$10/club member
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From Vine to Glass: Through the Eyes of the Winemaker
Sunday, July 27st
11am-1pm
Whether you are a wine enthusiast or an aspiring winemaker, join us to learn about the winemaking process from the vine to your glass.  Winemaker, Mark Clarin, will lead you on a tour from the estate vineyard to the crush pad and into the barrel room for an educational tour and tasting.  Sip on award-winning Cabernets and learn the process involved in creating these fine wines.  You will taste through 5 wines, walk through our vineyard (so wear comfy shoes) and end up at a seated tasting in the barrel room (so wear layers).
$45/person
Buy tickets online at lvwine.org or by clicking here.


Tapas, Tastings, and Tunes
Friday, August 1st
6-9PM
Enjoy McGrail's exquisite wines and a delicious mixture of sweet, savory, and a bit of spicy flavors from Posada Catering's tapas to fill your summer evenings! The Hurricane Band is back to give a live performance of hits from Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, and Country!  Bring your dancing shoes for this fun band! $10 entry fee. A glass of wine and food are available for purchase.
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Quarterly Wine Club Release Party
Saturday, August 9th
6-8PM
Holy McGrail Wine Club Members please join us for a fabulous summer evening of new releases, great views, bocce, and s'mores. Enjoy a fun evening with live music from Joey T and Friends. Posada Catering will be selling tapas, so bring your appetite.
Reservations required.
For Reservations, please email: Jennifer@mcgrailvineyards.com


Winemaker Night: An Educational Evening of Oak Flavors in Cabernet Sauvignon
Tuesday, August 12th
6-8PM
Join our winemaker, Mark Clarin, for an informative and fun tasting of Cabernet in different oak barrels.  We will taste both bottled Cabernets and barrel samplings of the upcoming vintage.  Learn the difference of American, French, and Hungarian oak.
$35/club member
$45/guest
Limited to 50 people.
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Tapas, Tastings, and Tunes
Friday, August 15th
6-9PM
Enjoy McGrail's exquisite wines and a delicious mixture of sweet, savory, and a bit of spicy flavors from Posada Catering's tapas to fill your summer evenings! The Silent Partners band is performing rock and roll and some blues!  Bring your dancing shoes for this fun band! $10 entry fee. A glass of wine and food are available for purchase.
$10/person entry fee


Tapas, Tastings, and Tunes
Friday, August 29th
6-9PM
Enjoy McGrail's exquisite wines and a delicious mixture of sweet, savory, and a bit of spicy flavors from Posada Catering's tapas to fill your summer evenings! Gregg Chambers and friends will put on a fabulous jazz ensemble.  Sit back and relax, enjoy peaceful music, and beautiful views! $10 entry fee. A glass of wine and food are available for purchase.
$10/person entry fee


Sunset Concert on the Front Lawn at McGrail with Forejour: Tribute to Foreigner and Journey
Saturday, August 30th
6-9PM
Grab your picnic chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes for our Summer Sunset Concert on the front lawn at McGrail!  Forejour, a Journey and Foreigner tribute band, will rock the stage while the sun sets over the hills of the Livermore Valley.  Soleil Wood Fired Pizza will be selling gourmet, wood-fired pizzas.  No outside alcohol allowed on-site. 
$20 cover charge
$10/wine club member
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Harvest Wine Celebration at McGrail
Sunday, August 31st
12-5PM
We will be closed on Sunday, August 31st please visit us at the host winery: Concannon Vineyards. Tickets for the Harvest Festival are available by visiting www.lvwine,org or by clicking here. 


Wine Wednesday at McGrail
Wednesday, September 3rd
Join us for Wine Wednesday as we will be open for twilight hours. Break up your work week and relax with us on our patio overlooking the beautiful views of the valley.


Music in the Vines with Ryan Sims and Ethan from Easton Ashe
Friday, September 5th
5-9PM
Enjoy McGrail's exquisite wines and a delicious mixture of sweet, savory, and a bit of spicy flavors from Posada Catering's tapas to fill your summer evenings! Live acoustic performance by Ryan Sims and Ethan Newman from Arizona! Ryan Sims won the Singer / Songwriter Award at the LA Music Awards, so don’t miss this impressive duo! Wine and food are available for purchase.
$10/person entry fee
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Tapas, Tastings, and Tunes
Friday, September 12th
Enjoy McGrail's exquisite wines and a delicious mixture of sweet, savory, and a bit of spicy flavors from Posada Catering's tapas to fill your summer evenings! Top Secret Dance Band is back to give a live performance of hits from classics of the 1950’s thru today’s top hits!  Bring your dancing shoes for this fun band! $10 entry fee. A glass of wine and food are available for purchase.
$10/person entry fee


Tapas, Tastings, and Tunes
Friday, September 26th
Join us for the final Friday of Tapas, Tastings, and Tunes! Listen to the Michael James Duo System Guitar as you sip on award-winning wines and enjoy a delicious mixture of sweet, savory, and a bit of spicy flavors from Posada Catering's tapas to fill the last of your summer evenings!  Wine and food are available for purchase.
$10/person entry fee


Grape Stompin’ and Wine Sippin’
Saturday, September 27th
12-4:30PM
Come out to McGrail to see all of the fun during Harvest.  Partake in some “I love Lucy” action by Stomping grapes.  Grab a friend and race to fill the bottle first.    Fullest bottle in 30 seconds wins the prize.  Once you are done stomping be prepared to get your purple toes on a t-shirt and decorate your keepsake t-shirt.  Soleil Pizza will be selling gourmet wood-fired pizzas and live music will keep you entertained.
$25/person for stomping and it includes a glass of wine
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Quarterly Wine Club Release Party and Music in the Vines
Saturday, November 8th
6-9PM
Join us for our last Quarter Wine Club Release Party! We want to end 2014 with a BANG, so bring your dancing shoes and enjoy live music! Grab your friends and family and come taste our new releases, including the James Vincent Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy live music and fun!
Complimentary for Club Members    
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


James Vincent Library Tasting
Thursday, November 13th
6-8PM
Join us for a special Library Tasting of our James Vincent Cabernet.  Take a journey through the past 6 years and sip on samples from 2005-2010.  Each wine will have a cheese paired.  This small lot Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for almost three years in 100% new French oak and is the top of the line Cabernet produced by McGrail Vineyards and Winery.
$45/wine club member
$60/person
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PRIVATE EVENTS
For more information regarding larger groups and catered events, please email us at lisa@mcgrailvineyards.com or call (925) 215-0717.


 

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