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Tri-Valley Makers Catalogue

The Tri-Valley has been a hotbed of innovation and creativity for decades, being celebrated as the home of some of California’s very first viticultural pioneers, world-renowned scientific research, and even a Nobel Prize winner. Today it continues to attract a variety of artists, farmers, chefs, winemakers, brewers, and makers who cultivate, curate, and craft their locally made goods. Use the catalogue below to learn about our local makers and take a piece of this unique region home with you during your next visit to the Tri-Valley.
Gerardz HoneyBees

Edibles

Gerardz HoneyBees
The perfect addition to your favorite snack, warm beverage, or charcuterie board, Gerardz Honeybees not only produces its raw natural honey naturally from native wildflowers but provides valuable cross-pollination to local food growers. Get a behind-the-scenes peek and meet their bees at one of their introductory or advanced Beekeeping Workshops, oftentimes hosted at a Livermore Valley winery. Purchase their goods at a variety of wineries, breweries, boutiques, or via their website. 
wingen bakery

Aimee and Bryan Wingen, the husband and wife team behind Wingen Bakery, both have culinary backgrounds rooted in the Tri-Valley and Bay Area. Aimee, their head baker, grew up in Livermore and was a former Sous Chef at Range Life (Livermore) while Bryan, the other half of this dynamic duo, spent 5 years as the General Manager of Homeroom Mac + Cheese (Oakland), and also bartended at Range Life. The two began baking in their home in 2020, serving up fresh sourdough bread and a variety of bagels. In Fall 2020, they opened up a booth at the Livermore Farmers Market, selling out every week. They’ve since moved into a Downtown Livermore location where they feature sourdough breads, sandwiches, pastries, and beverages.

SUTHERLAND DISTILLING COMPANY
Sutherland Distilling attributes its focus on sustainability and passion for sourcing local ingredients as the secret behind its award-winning spirits. Sutherland’s 90 proof Apricot Brandy uses 18 pounds of apricots per bottle and took home a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition in 2017. 
DANVILLE CHOCOLATES
For those who can’t resist a sweet treat, head to Danville Chocolates. Loved by locals for their confectionary excellence, the talented chocolatiers at this Downtown Danville shop serve up an assortment of delicious delicacies including caramel apples, truffles, chocolate barks, dipped fruits, and more. 
OLIVINA OLIVE OIL
The Olivina Ranch, established in what’s now the Livermore Valley Wine Country in 1881, makes true California extra virgin olive oil from olives grown, harvested, milled, and bottled on the historic estate. Olivina Olive Oil is used by several local restaurants and sold at a variety of retailers throughout the Tri-Valley. 
Succulents Calling

Art/Decor

SUCCULENTS CALLING
Located in the Tri-Valley, Succulents Calling features handcrafted succulent arrangements in all shapes and sizes. Great for gifts and home decor, this maker uses unique planters and colorful arrangements to bring sustainable pops of color to any home. Find these products at nearby pop-ups in the Livermore Valley Wine Country and local farmers’ markets. Delivery and shipping also available.
Martellas wine barrel art

The Martellas family started crafting wine barrel art in 2014 in what was initially an experiment project making a rocking chair for their newborn. Since then, this family’s craft and passion has only grown to include products like custom wedding signs, oak barrel guestbooks, wooden American flags, and more. An added bonus: this family of makers primarily uses reclaimed oak wine barrels from Napa and the Livermore Valley Wine Country.

ATOMIC TURTLE
Atomic Turtle features beautiful laser cut woods products crafted into a variety of wall decor, wine caddies, organization bins, and more. Most products are able to be personalized with first and/or last names.
Sweet Hope Soap Co.

Beauty

sweet hope soap co.
Latina-owned and operated, Sweet Hope Soap Co. specializes in all-natural handcrafted soaps, shampoo bars, face masks, and other body products made with sustainable ingredients. Find small-batch Sweet Hope Soap Co. products at local makers fairs, several Downtown Livermore boutiques, and online with local pick-up or shipping options. 
GOOD COMMON SENSE
Based in Pleasanton, Good Common Sense Naturals creates organic, non-toxic beauty products made mostly with ingredients that they grow and roast in-house. With a keen focus on sustainability, this local maker has cut out the use of parabens, detergents, and fragrances. Furthermore, all of their goods are packaged in BPA-free recyclable containers. Find everything from bath bombs to shaving kits on their website.
Becca's handcrafted
Livermore local, Becca Casperson, is a former professional cake decorator turned full-time mother of two. In her spare time she channels her creative talent by creating unique bath bombs, shower steamers, luxurious natural soaps and more using organic oils and sustainable packaging. 
Desert Drifter Co.

Wearables

DESERT DRIFTER CO.
This self-proclaimed “maker, chainstitcher, thrifter, and drifter” frequents local markets, but also accepts custom orders and has an Etsy shop for easy browsing. Their shop features a variety of upcycled vintage clothing and unique, trendy patches that you won’t be able to find elsewhere. Outside of their rotating inventory, this crafter also monograms cute, customized bandanas for you or your pup.
pepper pet design
Who says your pets can’t be fashionistas too? Livermore local, Michelle Milz of Pepper Pet Design handcrafts stylish bandanas, bowties, and toys for all of your four-legged friends! Check out this local maker’s Etsy shop for pet accessories in all sizes for your favorite dogs and cats.
ember jayne jewelry
Local mom, wife, and dental hygienist, Ember Jayne creates chic, unique 14k gold-filled jewelry, keychains, accessories, and more. Order directly from her via her Instagram, or reach out about custom orders. Ember also hosts local bracelet making workshops which are announced on her social media channels.