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  • It shouldn’t be that hard to be the life of a friendly afternoon cocktail party. Don’t eat the crab dip with your hands, remind your husband to wear pants and never, ever talk politics. Simple! But these days, you are also expected to “know” wine – and not just in the sense that you know […]

  • Booking a flight or taking the highways and byways to the Tri-Valley? While packing your getaway bag to this NorCal destination, don’t forget these three essential items.

  • Public TV host Joseph  Rosendo sets out on a California exploration through the state’s Tri-Valley region. He learns that while searching the world over for the exotic, often we miss the exciting, surprising and pleasurable experiences that await close to home.

  • McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden Tri-Valley beer lovers are collectively raising a pint to the long awaited opening of McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden. Owners Josh and Barbara McKay have taken a home built in the 1930s and created an inviting space serving up burgers, paninis, sausages and more along side 14 on-tap craft beers. […]

  • The Highland Gathering and Games features caber tossing, birds of prey, highland dancing, sheep dog trials, living history, bagpipe and drumming competitions. September 5 and 6 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Do You Speak Caledonian? from Visit Tri Valley on Vimeo.

  • As we bid the sizzling season adieu, here are four of the Tri-Valley’s most anticipated events to end summer on a high note. Enjoy! 1. 2015 Eugene O’Neill Festival September 4–October 4, Danville Eugene O’Neill, the only American playwright to win the Nobel Prize in literature, once called Danville home—and he wrote some of his […]

  • Tri-Valley clothing, accessories, and Beer Trail gear for your shopping pleasure, at our new Tri-Valley Mercantile Emporium. [ecwid widgets=”productbrowser search categories minicart” categories_per_row=”3″ grid=”3,3″ list=”10″ table=”20″ default_category_id=”0″ category_view=”grid” search_view=”list” minicart_layout=”attachToCategories”]

  • With more than 50 wineries to choose from in Livermore Valley, it’s hard to know where to begin. From crisp whites to deep ports, try this progressive tasting to please your palate. Steven Kent “Lola” 2014 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Our first destination is Steven Kent, owned by winemaker Steven Kent Mirassou, one of the best-known winemakers […]

  • Looking for a beer that pairs perfectly with hot summer nights and hot rods? Look no further than Goodguys Citra Haze, a limited-edition craft beer hitting taps across the Tri-Valley on Aug. 19 in honor of the Goodguys 29th West Coast Nationals. With hot rodders cruising in from all over the world, Goodguys plans to […]

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  • Leave your car behind to party with local winemakers on Thursday, Aug. 27 as they pay homage to the Livermore Valley’s most famous wine varietal. Four Livermore wineries are teaming up with the Livermore Wine Trolley to celebrate International Cabernet Day. But you don’t have to be royalty to enjoy this special day in style: […]

  • Getting to an elite place in one of the world’s most competitive sports is no easy task. For the Danville Aces, it requires sticking to a strict practice schedule, remaining healthy all year round and playing together as a team. For the first time ever, all-stars from Danville and Alamo will represent California in the […]

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