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


Barrel Tasting in the Livermore Valley
Saturday, March 21st - Sunday, March 22nd  
12-4:30pm
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: https://www.lvwine.org/event-tickets/1192/Barrel_Tasting_Weekend/Tickets.html
$45/person at the door, $40 pre-sale


Winemaker Dinner at Bridges Golf Club
Wednesday, March 25th
6:30PM
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!


Macadonia Outreach Bike Ride Fundraiser
Saturday, April 11th
Bike Ride begins at: 8am and 9am

The Macedonian Outreach invites you to participate in our SIXTH Annual Mac Out Bike Ride thru the lovely Livermore Valley Wine Country, to raise funds for student/teacher support in the Balkans. The hope of the future for the Balkan area lies in the education of their youth ‐ our goal is to help provide that education!  For more information, please check out their flyer by clicking here.
$100/ Adult Rider


Paella Party for Wine Club Members
Saturday, April 18th
6-10pm
Let’s get together for a fun Paella Party with Posada Catering!  Join us April 18th for Paella which includes a medley of chicken, shrimp, linquica, and pork chorizo combined with open fire tomatoes, roasted peppers, rice, peas and the spectacular color of saffron cooked in a super large paella pan!  Enjoy talking with the chef as he prepares this fun dish and sip on McGrail wine as you enjoy live music!  Your ticket includes paella, tamale, 1 bottle of wine per couple, and a lovely evening with live music.
$70/person
$100/couple

Purchase tickets online, by clicking on the Purchase Tab.


Down to Earth: Vineyard Tour at McGrail
Sunday, April 19th
2pm
Joy Jackman will lead you on a Sustainable Wine Tour of our Estate Vineyard.  Sip on a glass of Sauvignon Blanc as you start the tour, walk into the vineyard to learn about our sustainable vineyard practices, taste a few Cabernets along the tour, and finish the tour with expansive views of the Livermore Valley.  This 25 minute tour will teach you about our sustainable vineyard and winery practices, while enjoying the fruits of our labor.
$10 tasting and vineyard tour for Down to Earth Day


Cheese and Wine Pairing 101: Presented by Cheese Therapy and McGrail Vineyards
Thursday, April 23rd
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 3 delicious pairings and learn about why each cheese was paired with each wine! 
Pricing information coming soon


Winemaker Dinner at Double Barrel Wine Bar
Wednesday, April 29th
6pm
Join the team at Double Barrel and McGrail Vineyards for a delicious winemaker dinner.  Special pairings were put together by Chef Tony and Winemaker, Mark Clarin.  Tickets available by calling, Double Barrel Wine Bar at (925) 243-9463
Pricing and details coming soon.


Quarterly Wine Club Pre-Release Party
Friday, May 1st
6-8PM
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: Jennifer@mcgrailvineyards.com for reservations.


Quarterly Wine Club Release Party
Saturday, May 2nd
6-8PM
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: Jennifer@mcgrailvineyards.com for reservations.


Mother’s Day Picnic on the Patio with Live Music
Sunday, May 10th
12-4:30pm

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
6-8:30pm        
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
6-10PM
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.
$135/person
$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.*


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).


 


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