McGrail Vineyards

Calendar of Events

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

Barrels, Bottles & Brews
Saturday, March 25th and Sunday, March 26th
Join us for the Livermore Valley's Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend, where we have invited a few new friends: breweries and distilleries! Join us for a weekend where you can taste wines right out of the barrel, meet winemakers, and pre-purchase wines before they have even been bottled. Then add a beer stop and tour a distillery. Here at McGrail, we will be tasting 2 new barrel samples from our Lucky 8 Vineyard: Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Soliel Pizza will be on-site both days selling their delicious, gourmet wood-fired pizzas. Pre-purchase your tickets on: or online here.
Saturday, March 25: Our winemaker will be on-site answering questions and giving a complimentary vineyard tour and tasting at 12:30pm.  Live music by the Foam Riders from 12-4PM.
Sunday, March 26th: Enjoy live music by Nick Tyrell on the patio.

McGrail Vineyards Yoga and Wine
with Natalie Shapiro
Tuesday, March 28th

Join us at McGrail Vineyards from 6:30 – 8:30 for an evening of yoga under the twinkling lights of 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 be available for purchase by the glass and/or bottle in the tasting room.
Please bring water, comfortable clothing for yoga, and a yoga mat. Warm layers are recommended.
We invite you to bring friends and family. All levels welcome!
Pre-Registration is recommended. No Refunds.
$30/person per class
$25/Wine Club Member per class

Riedel Presentation and Wine Tasting
Saturday, April 8th
Join us for a comparative wine and glass tasting. Susan Durbrow, a Riedel representative, will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a glass and your perception of enjoyment. Come join us for an experience that will change your wine glass choice forever! Learn while you taste McGrail’s Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon, all in different shaped Riedel glasses. Taste the difference that a glass makes when choosing which wine to offer. Wonderful gift or hostess set as you get to take home your set of 4 Veritas Red and White Tasting Glasses after the presentation. $60/club member and $75/person *Includes a set of Veritas Tasting Glasses.*
Tickets available here.

Closed for Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 16th
We will be closed to celebrate the holiday. Please stop by the day before for all of your wine needs!

Colors of the Vineyard
April 22nd and 23rd, 2017

Head to Robert Livermore Community Center for the Colors of the Vineyard Quilt Show.   Enjoy a display of more than 300 beautiful quilts, Out of the Boxers and Modern Quilt exhibit,  more than 20 tempting vendors, raffle baskets, and the feature exhibit is the challenge quilts, a collection of 16” x 20” wall quilts with diverse interpretations of wine.  

On Saturday at  3 p.m., local military veterans will be honored as Quilts of Valor are presented to them in appreciation for their service to our country. On Sunday Alex Anderson internationally known quilter and Livermore resident, will present two interactive lectures.  For more information, visit  After stopping by the quilt show, come out to McGrail to enjoy 2 for 1 tasting with proof of attendance at the Quilt Show.

Music in the Vines with the Bacchus Brothers
Sunday, April 23rd
12-4 PM
Enjoy a great musical performance by our winemaker Mark Clarin and the Bacchus Brothers on the Vineyard Patio. 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 the Bacchus Brothers is always a fun band! Complimentary Entry

Mother’s Day Picnic on the Patio with Live Music
Sunday, May 14th

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 enjoy live music and breath-taking views.  Table seating on the patio requires reservations and a fee of $100/table (up to 10 people).  On the vineyard patio enjoy live music by Steve Fread.  The front lawn is open seating and complimentary.  On the front lawn enjoy music by Nick Tyrell.  Music will be playing from 1-4pm.  Picnics are welcome, but outside beverages are not allowed.  Please note that shade is not guaranteed but you are welcome to bring your own pop up tent.  
No Dogs and No hard balls.  Children must remain with their parents at all times.   
$100 table reservation (max 10 people per table)

Grapes to Wine Educational Sunset Vineyard Tour and Tasting
Thursday, May 18th
7-8:30 PM

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.
$20/club members
Tickets available here.

Sunset SAGE Concert
Sunday, May 28th
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, first come, first serve on seating (unless you have a group of 10 people). Soleil Pizza will be selling gourmet wood-fired pizza and 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. 21 and over.
$25/person entry fee
$20/club member
Tickets available here.

9th Annual Lobster Feed
Saturday, June 3rd

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 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)
Tickets available here.

Educational Class on History, Terroir, and Appellation
Sunday June 4th
11-1 PM

More details coming soon.

Friday Night Live with Posada
Friday, June 16th
6-9 PM
Our first Friday Night Live of the Season! Join us every other Friday night from June 16th to September 22nd for our Summer Concert Series on the Vineyard Patio. 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! Rock out with The Ruckus Band and enjoy a glass of wine. Food and wine will be available for purchase.
$10/person entry fee (includes keepsake glass)
$5/wine club member
Tickets available here.

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