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Bodega Aguirre Winery

8580 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 251-9419

Tasting:   Open weekends 12 to 4:30 pm
Tasting is complimentary
10% case discount
Price Range:   $17 to $38 per bottle
Established:   2001
Vineyards:   19 acres
  5000 cases

Bodega Aguirre Winery Description

A metal archway greets visitors as they drive back past a house and the fermentation tanks of Bodega Aguirre Winery. The boutique winery, which produces only red wines, is the passion of Dr. Ricardo Aguirre, who prides himself on producing rich red wines from his Livermore Valley vineyards.

In1995 he planted 12 acres of grapes - half Merlot, and the other half Cabernet Sauvignon - on a 32-acre parcel. He later grafted some of the grapes over to Cabernet Franc. He bought more land and planted seven acres of Petite Sirah, which has become his signature wine. The Petite Sirah vineyard is pruned to yield three tons per acre, while the Cabernet and Merlot blocks yield four tons per acre.

The tasting room is attached to the winery building, situated across from a lawn area under Italian Cypress trees. There is a small, elevated covered patio in front to use for relaxing as you taste their wines. The cozy room hosts visitors on the weekends. The label art for Bodega Aguirre Winery is from the artist Carlos Canas of El Salvador, who was a disciple of Pablo Picasso. His bright bold artwork is often on display in the tasting room.

The wines have a minimum of five rackings, and the barrels are topped every two weeks during the winemaking process. Ninety percent of their cooperage is French oak, and ten percent American oak. The winery offers Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Trio, Postre (dessert wine), Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Merlot Reserva, Petite Sirah Reserva, and Castello.

Bodega Aguirre Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Picnic Sites
Art Gallery
Gift Shop
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Bodega Aguirre Winery Reviews

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A True Gem of Wine and Passionate Winemakers
lmcesp, Sunnyvale, CA
Les Chenes is a true gem in California. We had a wonderful time chatting with Richard Dixon and his clear passion for the local community and the art of the vine to Wine. When you travel through Livermore this is one Gem of an Estate you should not miss.

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Simply the Best- Bodega 2008 Wine Harvest
Tami -alias Lamikins, Livermore
Simply the best Red's in the Valley. For anyone visiting Livermore, wanting to experience friendly, knowledgeable staff - this is a must stop. A sample of their reds are all over the top for flavor, aroma and leave with a memory that when given as gifts have never failed to leave a lasting impression. This winery knows the science but the bottles are filled with the true love of wine making. Thank you Dr. Aguirre

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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