McGrail Vineyards

Livermore Valley

Located less than an hour from Silicon Valley or San Francisco, Livermore Valley is home to nearly 50 wineries. They range in size from 500-case labors of love to industry leaders Wente Vineyards and Concannon Vineyard.

Why visit us? Here's the A-list:

-Accessible: Multi-lane freeways connect Livermore Valley Wine Country to San Francisco and Silicon Valley and we are less than an hour from local airports (OAK, SFO, SJC). Livermore Valley is one of the few wine regions accessible by public transportation. Regional rail service (BART) carries travelers into our area, where they can connect with local limousine services. 

-Affordable and Approachable: Wine tasting in Livermore Valley is a different, personal experience. Guests are likely to find the owner/winemaker behind the bar and willing to chat.

-Award-winning wines: Home of San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Red Sweepstakes winner and Wine Enthusiast magazine’s American Winery of the Year.  McGrail Vineyards and Winery won Red Sweepstakes for the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

-Activities year-round: Barrel Tasting Weekend in March, Lobster Feed in June, Taste of Terroir food/wine pairing contest in July, Harvest Wine Celebration on Labor Day Weekend and Holidays in the Vineyards in December. Find individual winery events and tickets at

-American Viticultural Area (AVA): The first commercial vines were planted in Livermore Valley in the 1840s. Our AVA mirrors the Tri-Valley region, encompassing the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville.

-Anniversaries: In 2012, our region will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the official designation of the Livermore Valley AVA. Our oldest wineries have completed more than 125 consecutive harvests in the Valley.

-Apps: The Livermore Valley Wineries iPhone app offers savings and winery details for mobile wine tasters. The new Visit Tri-Valley app offers exclusive travel deals, custom itineraries and event information for the entire region.

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