Touring the Tri-Valley

There is so much to see while visiting the Tri-Valley, whether it be its up-and-coming craft beer scene, its gorgeous outdoor areas, or its long-standing Wine Country. Take advantage of tours offered in our area that help make exploring the Tri-Valley easy and fun! 

Livermore Wine Trolley

If you’re looking to explore the Livermore Valley Wine Country, this it the route to go! A ticket on the Livermore Valley Wine Trolley takes all the hassle out of wine-tasting by providing transportation to 3 pre-selected wineries, tasting fees, and lunch at one of the stops. Passengers also receive discounts at participating wineries and restaurant coupons for downtown Livermore restaurants. 

Rubino Estate's Duck Tour

This fully converted WW2 Duck Boat has taken on its new assignment the USS Rubino. Instead of taking this duck boat into a body of water, guests are toured around the surrounding estate to view Rubino’s beautiful vineyards and views. The tour starts with a glass of refreshing bubbly and a taste inside the winery’s exclusive Library Tasting Room before boarding the duck boat. The tour concludes with a seated outdoor tasting of reserve and club wines paired with light food offerings from their very own Italian deli. 

Wente's Winemaking Blending Experience

Become a winemaker for the day at Wente’s Winemakers Studio! This sensational class starts with tasting and evaluating estate blocks of wine and ends with your very own blending session. Equipped with top-notch tools of the trade, you’ll leave the class with your personally blended bottle of wine feeling like a certified sommelier. 

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Sundays in the Caves

Up for some Sunday spelunking? Explore Wente Vineyard’s historic sandstone caves for a special underground wine and cheese pairing. Learn about the history of Wente’s longstanding family-owned operations in this unique setting. If you’re lucky, you may even get to peak through to one of their smuggling tunnels that they were forced to dynamite during Prohibition. 

Blue Brew Bus

The best way to experience the Tri-Valley’s budding craft beer scene is by boarding the Blue Brew Bus! This tour includes convenient pick-up and drop-off at local Bart stations, beer tasting at 3 craft breweries, a “cheers beer” at the beginning of the tour, one facility tour, a souvenir tasting glass, and discounts at breweries. Your Blue Brew Bus ticket also comes with exclusive discounts at select downtown Livermore restaurants. 

Blackhawk Museum Guided Tours

The Blackhawk Museum is known for its extensive auto gallery, featuring one-of-a-kind productions and historically significant installments. The museum is also home to several cultural exhibits including The Spirit of the Old West, Into China and Art of Africa. Docent-guided tours of the auto gallery are included with admission every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm as well as the first Friday of the month at 2pm. Spirit of the Old West tours are held the second Saturday of each month at 1:30pm. 

Ruby Hill's Mello Cielo Bus

Hop on board the Mello Cielo, Ruby Hill’s fully customized wine bus complete with wine barrel seats and vintage-inspired decor. This vino-centric two hour tour, led by a private tour captain, includes a flight of wine, a sit-down food pairing and a vineyard/production tour. 

Lake Del Valle Scenic Boat Tour

Lake Del Valle is a 5-mile stretch of water surrounded by the rolling hills and sprawling oak trees of Livermore Valley. Free boat tours are offered to the public every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm from July 4 through September 6. This hour and a half cruise around the lake will go over the history of the lake as well as the wildlife that resides in and around it. 

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Ravenswood Historic Site Tours

Step back into time for the day by visiting Ravenswood Historic Site, one of the earliest estates built in Livermore Valley. Free tours led by costumed docents are offered to the public on the second and fourth Sundays each month (except for the last week of December). 

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Wente's Black Glass Blind Wine Tasting

Put your palate to the test. Wente Vineyards hosts this unique class that challenges its guests to rely on their sense of smell and taste instead of their sight. This tasty yet educational experience for amateurs and sommeliers alike focuses on the distinct differences between various varietals and how to identify them. Do you think you can guess all four wines correctly? 

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