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The Tri-Valley Blog

  • March 16, 2015
    Let’s Get Sauced

    Whether you go for the burnt ends or the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, Sauced BBQ & Spirits is upping Livermore’s cool quotient. Brendan Scanlan and Barrett Gomes freely admit it: “We had no clue what we were doing” before opening Sauced BBQ & Spirits in Livermore. But between the live music every weekend and their own […]

  • March 16, 2015
    Game Changer

    Rodney Worth of The Peasant & The Pear stands on the patio outside his Danville restaurant and figures he’s in just about the perfect place for a chef to be. “I can get great tomatoes in Pleasanton and the best peaches in the world right there in Brentwood,” he says. “I can go to Point […]

  • March 16, 2015
    Leading Lady

    Katie Marcel and the Livermore Shakespeare Festival are flourishing. As any good wine country resident knows, the key to creating a truly memorable blend is identifying the strengths of each grape and combining them to enhance the overall product. Fitting, then, that when Katie Marcel, the managing director of Shakespeare’s Associates, started scouting new locations to host […]

  • March 16, 2015
    Write On

    Theater buffs pay homage to the “father of American drama” at the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site. Tap into the region’s literary history with a visit to the gorgeous Tao House, the onetime home of America’s only Nobel Prize–winning playwright, Eugene O’Neill, who penned The Iceman Cometh and Long Day’s Journey Into Night from his […]

  • March 16, 2015
    Hot Rod Heaven

    Head to the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on the right weekend, and you may feel like you’ve traveled back in time. A 1934 Ford with an original Henry Ford body sits just down the way from a ’69 Ford Torino with its hood propped open, revealing a shiny, beefed-up engine. Nearby, a father walks […]

  • There’s a fun and retro new way to experience the local wine country: the Livermore Wine Trolley. In addition to providing a unique and safe ride for tasting-room-hopping patrons, creator Brian Luke, a first-time business owner, is an advocate for the region by promoting local wineries and keying in out-of-towners on the local scene. “I […]

  • March 16, 2015
    Niles Canyon Railway

    For the ultimate in stylish travel, look no further than the historic and refurbished cars of the Niles Canyon Railway. The train runs each Sunday from April to August, from Sunol to the Niles area in Fremont. Each direction takes about 30 minutes, with a layover at the turnaround. If that isn’t enough old-school elegance […]

  • Each city in the Tri-Valley offers its own insight into the area’s frontier past. In Dublin, Heritage Park and Museums is made up of Pioneer Cemetery; St. Raymond (1859), the region’s oldest Catholic church; the Murray Schoolhouse; and the 1911 craftsman bungalow Kolb House, now a museum. Other areas boast their own treasures: In Danville, […]

  • This year, 79 wines made it to the final tasting for the 7th annual Livermore Valley Uncorked Wine Competition put on by the amazing team at Tri-Valley Conservancy, the agency charged with preserving undeveloped and cultivated land from unmitigated urbanization. Among the acreage under their stewardship are several thousand acres of vines. This year’s big […]

  • February 2, 2015
    Book Your Sporting Event

    Here on “the Sunny Side of the Bay,” we believe there are many ways to make your competition a successful one. Take advantage of our 300 days of sunshine a year, and the many indoor and outdoor tournament facilities throughout the area. The Tri-Valley is ready to assist you in all facets of tournament organizing. […]

  • January 30, 2015
    Trails of Tri-Valley

    Ten trails for hikers, bikers, and equestrians in the San Francisco Bay’s Tri-Valley. Download here…

  • As one of California’s oldest wine regions, Livermore Valley began its wine odyssey in 1840 with the planting of the regions’ first wine grapes. It went on to become the leading wine region in the state, with more than 50 wineries. In fact, the first Grand Prix Award for a US wine was won by […]

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