McGrail Vineyards


Calendar of Events

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



Music in the Vines with Brother Sara and Danna Aliano
Sunday, August 20th
1-4PM
Enjoy a great musical performance by Brother Sara and Danna Aliano on our new stage on the front lawn!  Smokin’ Hot Meats and Treats will be on-site selling delicious BBQ lunch for you to enjoy.  Stop by, grab a glass of wine, fill up on pulled pork, brisket, or great nachos, and enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon.  Don’t forget your dancing shoes as this band always has you dancing!
Complimentary Entry


Winemaker Dinner with Pairings Cellars and McGrail Vineyards
Wednesday, August 23rd
6:30-9:30 PM
McGrail Vineyards and Pairings Cellars have teamed up and crafted a perfectly paired six course winemaker dinner. Join us on Wednesday, August 23rd and indulge in handpicked cheeses, salads, soups, entrees, and desserts complemented by seven different McGrail wines. Don’t miss out on this culinary treat!
$130 per person (includes all wines and food)
Limited tickets available
Call 925.398.8846 or email dana@pairingscellar.com


Friday Night Live with Posada
Friday, August 25th
6 -9 PM
Relax at McGrail after a long work week! We will have Posada Catering serving up delicious tapas as well as live music by LunaFish.  LunaFish is known for playing some of the best hits from the late sixties to early seventies!  
$10/person entry fee (includes keepsake glass)
$5/wine club member
Tickets available here.


Sunset Yoga & Wine at McGrail Vineyards
with Natalie Shapiro
Tuesday, August 29th
6:30-8:30 PM

Join us at McGrail Vineyards from 6:30-8:30 for an evening of Yoga on our front lawn, followed by wine tasting, tasty nibbles and community. We will begin the evening with an hour-long yoga class led by Natalie Shapiro that will offer a sweet blend of relaxation and rejuvenation.
This balanced practice will prepare the body for a delightful tasting of three of McGrail Vineyards wines. Wine will also be available for purchase by the glass and/or bottle.
Please bring water, comfortable clothing for yoga and a yoga mat. Warm layers are recommended

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We invite you to bring friends and family as all levels are welcomed!
Pre-Registration required. No refunds.
$30/Guests per class
$25/Wine Club Members per class
Purchase tickets here.



Sunset Concert on the Front Lawn at McGrail with Forejour: Tribute to Foreigner and Journey
Saturday, September 2nd
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. 
$30/Cover charge
$25/wine club member
Limited space available, advanced reservations recommended (last year tickets sold out, so buy your tickets early).
Tickets available here.


Harvest Wine Celebration at Las Positas College
Sunday, September 3rd
12-5PM
Join us and 40+ other Livermore Valley Wineries for a fun day on the top of the hill at Las Positas College. Enjoy views of the Livermore Valley, wine tasting from 40 Livermore Valley wineries, live music (including our Winemaker's Band), educational demos, and fun vendors to shop from. This all day festival is going to be a blast, so grab your friends and uber up to the college. Advanced tickets advised and the VIP booth is going to be extra delicious.

General  $55 presale | $65 at the door
VIP        $85 presale | $100 at the door

VIP guests will enjoy preferred parking, complimentary small plates of food, lounge seating, reserved shade areas, exclusive tasting of signature wines.

Tickets are available on LVWine.org or by clicking here.


Friday Night Live with Posada and Spill the Wine Band
Friday, September 8th
6-9 PM
Join us for a mix of sweet and spicy southwestern cuisine from Posada Catering paired with delicious McGrail wine! We will have Spill The Wine Band performing great covers of classic songs.
$10 entry fee includes keepsake glass. Food and wine will be available for purchase.
Friday Night Live will run every other Friday night until October 6th!
$10/person entry fee (includes keepsake glass)
$5/wine club member
Tickets available here.


Grapes to Wine Educational Tasting and Class
Thursday, September 14th
6:30pm-8pm
Have you ever wondered how the intricate process of growing grapes turns into fabulous wine? If so, please join us for a sunset tour of our panoramic vineyards overlooking the Livermore Valley as our in-house wine educator, Joy Jackman, pours for you our award-winning wines. You’ll discover how Mother Nature, careful planning, and the artistry of the winemaker all go hand-in-hand to create a memorable and delectable wine. Detailing the journey from budbreak to harvest, and finally, to bottling, you’ll walk away with not only a gorgeous evening of sipping wine, but a renewed sense of wine appreciation of what make a good wine good, and a great wine even greater.
$35/guest
$25/wine club member
Tickets available here.


Friday Night Live with Posada Catering and Private Label Band
Friday, September 22nd
6-9 PM
Join us for Friday Night Live with Posada where we will enjoy McGrail's exquisite wines and a delicious mixture of sweet, savory, and a bit of spicy flavors! We will have live music performed by Private Label.
$10 entry fee includes keepsake glass
$5 for club members
Food and wine will be available for purchase.


23rd Annual Livermore Valley Wine Auction
held at Wente Vineyards Event Center or Arroyo Road
Saturday, September 23rd
5-10pm
The Livermore Valley Wine Auction is a stunning evening offering insider’s access to the warm hospitality of Livermore Valley Wine Country. Enjoy a wine tasting of local wines paired with delicious appetizers, hosted by local winemakers, while you browse dozens of exclusive silent auction lots. Then, join your friends for a fabulous dinner and an exciting live auction featuring packages not available anywhere else, ranging from wine to vacations to private dinners. Following the live auction, enjoy live music and dancing. Don’t miss this outstanding evening! Black Tie.
$275/person or $2500 for a table of 10
Tickets available at lvwf.org or by clicking here.


Sunset Yoga & Wine at McGrail Vineyards
with Natalie Shapiro
Tuesday, September 26th
6:30-8:30 PM

Join us at McGrail Vineyards from 6:30-8:30 for an evening of Yoga in the barrel room, followed by wine tasting, tasty nibbles and community. We will begin the evening with an hour-long yoga class led by Natalie Shapiro that will offer a sweet blend of relaxation and rejuvenation.
This balanced practice will prepare the body for a delightful tasting of three of McGrail Vineyards wines. Wine will also be available for purchase by the glass and/or bottle.
Please bring water, comfortable clothing for yoga and a yoga mat. Warm layers are recommended

We invite you to bring friends and family as all levels are welcomed!
Pre-Registration required. No refunds.
$30/Guests per class
$25/Wine Club Members per class
Fall Series of 3 Classes 3 for $60 available for Sept. Oct. Nov.
Purchase tickets here.


Friday Night Live with Posada Catering and Rock on Tap
Friday, October 6th
6-9 PM
Join us for our last Friday Night Live with Rock on Tap where we will enjoy McGrail's exquisite wines and Posada’s delicious tapas! Bring your dancing shoes and prepare to rock out with Rock on Tap!
$10 entry fee includes keepsake glass
$5 for club members
Food and wine will be available for purchase.


Swirl, Sip & Savor at McGrail: An Educational Event
Sunday, October 15th
11-1 PM
Join us for an information-filled afternoon with one of our Wine Educators where we learn to sip like a pro! The 5 S's of wine tasting are an important staple in getting all there is out of a wine, join us as we go over those as well as some Wine Tasting 101!
$10/wine club member
$20/guest
Tickets available here.


Sunset Yoga & Wine at McGrail Vineyards
with Natalie Shapiro
Tuesday, October 17th
6:30-8:30 PM

Join us at McGrail Vineyards from 6:30-8:30 for an evening of Yoga in the barrel room, followed by wine tasting, tasty nibbles and community. We will begin the evening with an hour-long yoga class led by Natalie Shapiro that will offer a sweet blend of relaxation and rejuvenation.
This balanced practice will prepare the body for a delightful tasting of three of McGrail Vineyards wines. Wine will also be available for purchase by the glass and/or bottle.
Please bring water, comfortable clothing for yoga and a yoga mat. Warm layers are recommended

We invite you to bring friends and family as all levels are welcomed!
Pre-Registration required. No refunds.
$30/Guests per class
$25/Wine Club Members per class
Purchase tickets here.


Halloween’s Ghostly Ghoul for Wine-O’s
Saturday, October 28th
7-11PM
More details coming soon.


Quarterly Wine Club Pick Up Party
Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th
11-5pm
Enjoy sampling our delicious new releases that include: 2016 Charlie Rae Chardonnay, 2015 Shamus Patrick Red Blend, 2014 Austin James Cabernet and 2014 James Vincent Cabernet. More details coming soon.


James Vincent Library Tasting
Friday, November 17th
6-9PM
Join us for an intimate Library Tasting of our James Vincent Cabernet.  Embark on a journey of Cabernet Sauvignon from 2007-2014.  Our James Vincent Cabernet is our small-lot flagship wine that spends almost 3 years in new French oak.  This wine was made to age, so enjoy tasting a 10 year old vintage and see how bottle aging each year affects the wine.  A few bottles of most vintages will be available for sale at the event.  Cheese and light bites will be served as well.
$45/wine club member
$60/person


Sunset Yoga & Wine at McGrail Vineyards
with Natalie Shapiro
Tuesday, October 17th
6:30-8:30 PM

Join us at McGrail Vineyards from 6:30-8:30 for an evening of Yoga in the barrel room, followed by wine tasting, tasty nibbles and community. We will begin the evening with an hour-long yoga class led by Natalie Shapiro that will offer a sweet blend of relaxation and rejuvenation.
This balanced practice will prepare the body for a delightful tasting of three of McGrail Vineyards wines. Wine will also be available for purchase by the glass and/or bottle.
Please bring water, comfortable clothing for yoga and a yoga mat. Warm layers are recommended

We invite you to bring friends and family as all levels are welcomed!
Pre-Registration required. No refunds.
$30/Guests per class
$25/Wine Club Members per class
Purchase tickets here.


Holiday in the Vineyards
December 2nd and 3rd
12-5pm
Join us for Holiday in the Vineyards and enjoy a festive, fun, wine tasting and shopping experience.  Celebrate Holiday Cheer and shop while sipping on Award winning wines by McGrail Vineyards.  Soleil Pizza will be on-site selling gourmet wood-fired pizzas.  Donated toys are given to the local Toys for Tots program.
Complimentry entry, tasting is $10/person.


Educational Class with Joy
Sunday, December 10th
What do you smell in that glass of wine? Learn how to fine tune your nose and call out just what you are smelling. Participate in a blind smelling contest and taste through 5 wines to call our different smells.
$10/wine club member
$20/guest
Tickets available here.

 


 


PRIVATE EVENTS
For more information regarding larger groups and catered events, please email us at lisa@mcgrailvineyards.com or call (925) 215-0717.