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The Tri-Valley Blog

  • As weather heats up in June, the 1st Wednesday Street Party in downtown Pleasanton celebrates jumping into summer.  Main Street will be closed from Del Valle Parkway to Bernal Avenue from 4:30 to 10 p.m. for this community party.

  • May 29, 2015
    Blend Trend

    For Collin Cranor, winemaker at Nottingham Cellars and Vasco Urbano, winemaking has gone from a hobby to an obsession. We caught up with him on the 5th anniversary of his flagship Bordeaux blend, Supremacy. Q: What inspired you to create a high-end Bordeaux blend? CC: In 2007, my dad convinced our winemaker at Satyrs’ Pond […]

  • The Philadelphia-born Francis X. Hogan started working in restaurants when he was 14 and continued to work in them all through college and beyond. “It’s what I know—all I know. I can’t see myself doing anything else,” the well-traveled 34-year-old says. Surely, his biggest challenge is creating small-plate tapas for Pleasanton’s Sabio on Main restaurant, […]

  • How the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival led to a friendship with Weifang, China. Every Memorial Day weekend, the City of San Ramon offers a two-day, family-friendly event that captures the traditions of kite flying, while showcasing local artists, makers and entertainers. While the event engages the local community, the San Ramon Art & […]

  • Years ago, Tri-Valley entrepreneur Dave Duffield was launching a startup. Through all the business stress, the family’s miniature schnauzer, Maddie, provided endless comfort and kept the Duffields laughing. “Maddie was a dear friend to Cheryl and me,” Duffield recalls, “and I promised her that if I ever made any money in my career, we’d give it […]

  • Whenever you sip a satisfying glass of California chardonnay, chances are your wine can be traced back to the original Wente clone, planted in the Livermore Valley in 1912. One of the America’s oldest oldest family-owned wineries, “California’s First Family of Chardonnay” celebrates National Chardonnay Day May 21 with a cocktail reception and pairings hosted […]

  • May 11, 2015
    The Perfect Harvest

    Cool film here about the harvest in our Livermore Valley Wine Country…  

  • Downtown Danville invites canine bon vivants and their human entourages to its annual Doggie Night on May 21. The town is a  dog-friendly destination year-round, but it really pulls out all the stops for this event, which marks its 10th anniversary this year. Last year 650 pooches and 2200 of their peeps took part in the festivities, collecting treats from […]

  • April 26, 2015
    Writers and Content Pros

    We’re always interested in meeting talented writers who know and love the Tri-Valley. Drop us a note at website@VisitTriValley.com Thanks!

  • April 2, 2015
    Posada’s Picks

    Posada, the hot Southwestern fusion spot in the Peppertree Plaza, is a relative newcomer to the Livermore food scene, but owner Eduardo Posada’s been bringing the heat since 2005 through his catering business of the same name. His fresh approach to Hispanic fare incorporates much of what the Livermore Valley wine country does best, like […]

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