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, August 8th, 2015 - Quarterly
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 - Quarterly



Taste Our Terroir: The Cabernet Collective hosted at McGrail Vineyards
Sunday, July 26th
1:30-3:30pm
Sip, Swirl, and Savor the top Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in a blind tasting. Join winemaker, Mark Clarin from McGrail Vineyards, winemaker Collin Cranor from Nottingham Cellars, and Winemaker, Steven Mirassou from Steven Kent Winery for an intriguing blind tasting of 6 Cabernet Sauvignon’s all grown in the Livermore Valley. In a panel discussion learn how to blind taste, once you have guessed which wine is associated with which producer, we will unveil the wines and you will learn how each vineyard and winemaker adds their own touch to these wines. Enjoy light snacks following the seated tasting and mingle with the winemakers.
**McGrail Vineyards will have Smokin’ Hot Meats and Treats selling great BBQ food from 12-4pm on-site**
$65/person
Advanced tickets required, please visit: www.lvwine.org


McGrail Vineyards Summer Yoga and Wine Sunset Series
with Natalie Shapiro
July 30th 
6-8PM
Relax, unwind, and enjoy the sunset as you practice yoga, with Natalie Shapiro, on the front lawn at McGrail Vineyards, starting at 6:00pm.

Join us for an invigorating hour long, all-level yoga class where we will breathe, move, and energize the body preparing the senses for a delightful wine tasting.  Ticket includes hour long yoga instruction on the front lawn (will be held in the barrel room if faced with inclement weather) followed by wine tasting and lite bites in the tasting room. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass and/or bottle in the tasting.

Please bring water, comfortable clothing for yoga (a change of clothes for the wine tasting portion, if you prefer), and a yoga mat.  

No Refunds.
Register online here or call (925) 215-0717 for more information. 
$30/person
$25/Wine Club Member


Tapas, Tasting, and Tunes
Friday, July 31st  
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 3rd-September 11th!
$10/person entry fee

Purchase tickets online, by clicking on the Purchase Tab.


Cheese and Wine Pairing 102: Presented by Cheese Therapy and McGrail Vineyards
July 31st
7-8:30PM
Join Cheesemonger and Chef Denise Garcia and Wine Educator Joy Jackman for a fun and tasty class on pairing wine and cheese. Taste through 4 delicious wines paired with 7 amazing cheeses.  Vote on your favorite pairing and enjoy the story behind each cheese. Learn how to pair with Sparkling, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, and Chardonnay. Bring your appetite for cheese! Cheese will be available for purchase following the class. 
$50/guest
$40/wine club member
Purchase tickets online, by clicking on the Purchase Tab.


Quarterly Wine Club Pre-Release Party:
Thursday, August 6th
6-8PM
Wine Club Member Only Party. Join us Thursday evening to pick up your wine club shipment of the Patriot Cabernet Sauvignon!  Watch the sunset, listen to live music by Meredith McHenry, and enjoy the evening. 
Complimentary for Club Members.  Limited to 100 people and wine club members only.
RESERVATIONS are Required.
Please email: Jennifer@mcgrailvineyards.com for reservations. 


Quarterly Wine Club Release Party
Saturday, August 8th
6-8PM
Sip and savor our new releases! Pick up your wine club shipment and enjoy samples of the newest releases: 2012 Patriot Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Casa de Vinas Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2014 McGrail Family Chardonnay, Chandler Vineyard!  Watch the sunset, enjoy live music by Modern Motives and grab dinner from one of our 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: Jennifer@mcgrailvineyards.com for reservations.


McGrail Vineyards Summer Yoga and Wine Sunset Series
with Natalie Shapiro
August 13th 
6-8PM
Relax, unwind, and enjoy the sunset as you practice yoga, with Natalie Shapiro, on the front lawn at McGrail Vineyards, starting at 6:00pm.

Join us for an invigorating hour long, all-level yoga class where we will breathe, move, and energize the body preparing the senses for a delightful wine tasting.  Ticket includes hour long yoga instruction on the front lawn (will be held in the barrel room if faced with inclement weather) followed by wine tasting and lite bites in the tasting room. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass and/or bottle in the tasting.

Please bring water, comfortable clothing for yoga (a change of clothes for the wine tasting portion, if you prefer), and a yoga mat.  

No Refunds.
Register online here or call (925) 215-0717 for more information. 
$30/person
$25/Wine Club Member


Tapas, Tastings, and Tunes
Friday, August 14th
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! Spill the Wine 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.

Purchase tickets online, by clicking on the Purchase Tab.


Wine Wednesday at McGrail
Wednesday, August 19th
5-8pm
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. 


Sunset Concert on the Vineyard Patio at McGrail with Fleetwood Mask: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Saturday, August 22nd  
6-9PM
Enjoy the sounds of Fleetwood Mac, presented by Fleetwood Mask while watching the sunset.  The show will be on the Vineyard Patio and tickets will include a seat at a round table.  Watch Fleetwood Mask 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 or coolers allowed on-site. For more information on Fleetwood Mask, please visit their website: www.fleetwoodmask.com 
$25 cover charge
$15/wine club member
Limited seats available, advanced reservations recommended.
Purchase tickets online, by clicking on the Purchase Tab.


#CabernetSauvignon Day
Thursday, August 27th
11-4:30pm
McGrail Vineyards, Concannon, Steven Kent, and Nottingham Cellars are teaming up with the Livermore Valley Wine Trolley for a Cabernet Day Wine Trail!  Hop on the trolley and visit each winery to taste a special flight of Cabernet Sauvignons.  McGrail Vineyards will offer 4 Cabernets from our estate property, each aged in a different type of oak.  Learn about French, American, and Hungarian oak influences on Cabernet.   
Trolley Wristbands are $15 in advance and $20 day of (if available)
Normal Tasting Fees Apply
Wine Trail Trolley Wristbands
Phone: (925) 989-0421
Online: LivermoreWineTrolley.com/Reservations


Open your Heart to Livermore Valley’s Best Cabernet Dinner and Dance
Saturday, August 29th
6:30-10PM
Fill your glass and ease hunger in the Tri-Valley by attending our 1st Annual “Open Your Heart to Livermore Valley’s Best Cabernet’s Fundraiser Dinner” on Saturday, August 29 at McGrail Vineyards and Winery in Livermore.

Enjoy a fabulous evening of sampling past and present vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon, while enjoying dinner under the stars and the beautiful views of the Livermore Valley. 

This heartfelt fundraiser for Open Heart Kitchen kicks off with a tasting of 15 local Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignons and Sauvignon Blancs, followed by a tri-tip buffet dinner and dessert.  Finish the evening off with prize drawings and dancing to the music of Larry and Friends.
The party starts at 6:30 p.m. and advanced tickets are required.

All proceeds will be donated to Open Heart Kitchen.  This non-profit is the only hot meal program of its kind in the Tri-Valley, serving more than 313,000 meals each year.
$80/person before August 10th, $90/person after August 10th
Purchase tickets online, by clicking on the Purchase Tab.


Sunset Concert on the Front Lawn at McGrail with Forejour: Tribute to Foreigner and Journey
Saturday, September 5th
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).

Tapas, Tastings, and Tunes
Friday, September 11th
6-9pm
Join us for our last Tapas, Tasting, and Tunes for the season!  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.
Purchase tickets online, by clicking on the Purchase Tab.


Cheese and Wine Pairing 103: Presented by Cheese Therapy and McGrail Vineyards
Thursday, September 24th
7-8:30PM
Join Cheesemonger and Chef Denise Garcia and Wine Educator Joy Jackman for a fun and tasty class on pairing wine and cheese.  This month we are focusing on New-World and Old-World cheeses paired with McGrail wines!  Bring your appetite for cheese!  Cheese will be available for purchase following the class. 
$50/guest
$40/wine club member


Moonlight in the Vines
A Celebration to Benefit Sunflower Hill

Saturday, September 26, 2015
6:00-10:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fun and surprises under the stars at McGrail Vineyards and Winery in Livermore. We’ll have live music and dancing, fabulous food, award winning wines, bocce ball, silent auction, raffles, and much more! All proceeds to benefit Sunflower Hill and help further our mission of creating an intentional community for developmentally disabled adults.

Early bird ticket prices (until August 31) are $90 per person and include three glasses of wine and a variety of heavy appetizers. After September 1, ticket prices increase to $100 per person.
Tickets available on Sunflower Hill's Website: www.sunflowerhill.org


 


 


 


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