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Concannon Vineyard Video Tour

Concannon Vineyard

4590 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 456-2505

Tasting:   Open daily 11 to 4:30 pm
Tasting fee $5
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
Price Range:   $10 to $38 per bottle
Established:   1883
Vineyards:   200 acres
  70,000 cases

Concannon Vineyard Description

Just outside of town, turn in through the rock-walled entry that leads to a blacktopped road bordered by Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines capped with a rose bush at the end of each row. A wide, generous lawn and a vine-covered pergola front the ivy-covered walls of the old Concannon Winery. The site, once out in the hinterlands of Livermore, is now being encroached upon by the surrounding development. Even so, the place has an atmosphere of unrushed grace, history, and permanence.

James Concannon was the first commercial Irish winemaker to the New World, and he brought with him grapes from Europe that included the little-known grape called Durif. It was planted here in 1911 and became known as Petite Sirah; it has since served as the flagship wine of Concannon. This was one of the few wineries that were formally allowed to remain in operation during Prohibition to produce sacramental wines; therefore, it is one of the oldest continuously operating wineries in the country.

Inside the large wood-sided and brick-walled tasting room is an extensive gift shop with a lively atmosphere. Two long wine-tasting bars are able to host numerous visitors, with a wide selection of wines to sample. In 2008, a new tasting room and barrel room are planned for construction, which will allow for more events and tasting-room functions. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and a white blend are available, along with Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, and a number of Petite Sirah’s.

Concannon Vineyard Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Historic Features
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
Food Available
Picnic Sites
Event Space
Gift Shop
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Concannon Vineyard Reviews

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Big Winery, loads to offer
gentlemanjack45, Phildelphia
Great place for lunch, or kick back and relax, they make some very good wines that they sell at the winery. The biggest draw back is the wines that are for sale back home are not the same quality level. They save the best for sale at the winery.

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Underdog Cafe
mikesq, Waltham
Have you noticed a serious lack of places to eat lunch in Livermore! Well, there is a new cafe' at Concannon, the Underdog Cafe'. It is quite nice and you can have flights (or they call them "pours") of a wide variety of wines, not only top flight Concannon wines bit other Livermore vineyards and also international wines. We had their terrific Sangria and some desert wines. So when you visit Livermore, plan of going to Concannon at lunch time.

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Good and reasonable
mikesq, Marshfield
Very impressive tasting room with a terrific staff. I showed up just after closing and was still served. Very nice wines for very reasonable prices. Also, I live in Massachusetts so most wineries can't ship wine to me. Concannon is available in MA stores and is a terrific buy.I cannot shave wines

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expat.j, Los Altos
Beautiful in and out! Spacious and comfortable in and out!! Perfect for a picnic or dining at the Underdog Bar. Shakespeare show in summer time was also wonderful. Wine tasting was very nice too of course :-)

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Big, fun and loud
James, Berkeley
Neat old winery with huge tasting room that was crowded when we were there. Great staff kept everybody happy. Lots of wines and lots of history in the old place. The wines were pretty good especially their Petite Sirah.

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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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