McGrail Vineyards

Calendar of Events

Event tickets can be purchased online at our McGrail WebCart, click here to purchase any tickets.

Wine Club Release Party Dates in 2015
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 - Quarterly
Saturday, July 11th - ANNUAL WINE CLUB
Saturday, August 8th, 2015 - Quarterly
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 - Quarterly

Wine 101: Taste the Differences of the Oak Barrels in our Cabernet Sauvignon
Thursday, February 26th
Join Joy Jackman for an education and fun tasting of McGrail Cabernet’s in 3 different oak barrels.  Taste the A Jo Elet, James Vincent, and Patriot Cabernets side by side in a seated tasting and learn how the oak influences the wines.
Limited to 20 people
$15/club member 
Purchase tickets online, by clicking on the Purchase Tab.

St Patrick’s Day Celebration at McGrail
Sunday, March 15th
Celebrate our heritage at McGrail Vineyards with nothing but the best Irish music by Sue Lukito and violinist Jim Hurley.  Sing along to the folksy fun tunes and enjoy a glass of wine.

Barrel Tasting in the Livermore Valley
Saturday, March 21st - Sunday, March 22nd  
Join us for the Livermore Valley’s Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend where you can taste wines right out of the barrel, meet winemakers, and pre-purchase wines before they have even been bottled!  We will be educating and sampling customers on 2 new Cabernet Vineyards in the Livermore Valley.  Stop by for an educational tasting of Tarantino Vineyards and Casa de Vinas Cabernet!  As you taste for yourself you will get to learn about the terroir of each vineyard and see how the different sites lead to different flavor profiles in the wine.  Soleil Pizza will be on-site selling gourmet wood-fired pizzas for you to enjoy!  Pre-purchase your tickets on:
$45/person at the door, $40 pre-sale

Winemaker Dinner at Bridges Golf Club
Wednesday, March 25th
Join The Bridges Golf Club and McGrail Vineyards for Dinner with a Winemaker! Enjoy a Four-course meal paired with McGrail’s Award Winning Livermore Valley Wines, and learn about the winemaking process and history of the Livermore Valley from winemaker Mark Clarin.  Dinner will include a starter, salad, beef tenderloin, and dessert.  Make your reservation today as space is limited!

For reservations, please call Dean at Bridges Golf Club: 925-498-2311 
$90/guest, plus tax and gratuity
$80/club members plus tax and gratuity

To View the Menu for the Evening, please click here.

Closed for Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 5th
We will be closed for Easter Sunday, so that our staff can enjoy the holiday with loved one's. Please stop by on Saturday, April 4th to pick up your wine!

Quarterly Wine Club Pre-Release Party
Friday, May 1st
Join us to pick up your new release and taste what you are taking home.  Appetizers, live music, and fun!  Open to wine club members only and limited to the first 80 people.  Enjoy samples of Austin James Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc, and Clone 15 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Complimentary for wine club members.
RESERVATIONS are Required.
Please email: for reservations.

Quarterly Wine Club Release Party
Saturday, May 2nd
Sip and savor our new releases: 2012 Austin James Cabernet, 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, and 2012 Clone 15 Cabernet.  Enjoy live music by the Blues Bottle Band, s’mores, a sampling of the new releases, and two food trucks!  Smokin’ Hot Meats will be selling delicious BBQ cuisine and Cheese Therapy will have delicious pairings for each wine as well as some yummy cheese sandwiches!  Open to wine club members and 2 guests per membership. 
RESERVATIONS are Required.
Please email: for reservations.

Mother’s Day Picnic on the Patio with Live Music
Sunday, May 10th

What does your Mom want on her special day of celebration!  To spend time with loved ones, while sipping on wine, enjoying lunch, and listening to live acoustic music!  Please join us for just that!  Pack a picnic, buy a bottle of wine, and sit on our patio to enjoy live music and breath-taking views.  If you have a large group, please call to reserve a table.  Table reservations are $50 for up to 10 people.  Music will be playing from 1-4pm by Steve Fread.   

Sunset SAGE Concert at McGrail
Saturday, May 30th
If you like funk, you do not want to miss this Sunset Wine Concert on the Vineyard Patio at McGrail Vineyards. SAGE band has been playing together for over 40 years and they know how to keep the party rockin'!  The Vineyard Patio will have tables and chairs setup, but feel free to bring additional lawn chairs.  Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.  No coolers are allowed and no outside alcohol allowed on-site.  Limited to 200 people.
Purchase tickets online, by clicking on the Purchase Tab.
$20/person entry fee
$10/club member

7th Annual Lobster Feed
Saturday, June 13th
Join us for a night to remember!  Put on your lobster bib and dig in, the table will be filled with 1 1/4lb fresh Maine lobster, prawns, sausage, corn on the cob, garlic, artichokes, potatoes, bread, and lots of butter!  Live music to enjoy following the Feast of food.  Each couple will get a bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner.  21 and over please.
$120/club member (up to 4 people) *Only open to wine club members until May 15th, if seats are still available, we will then open it to the public.*



For more information regarding larger groups and catered events, please email us at or call (925) 215-0717.