Last month, I did an epic, 2-week road trip throughout the state of California. We started in Sonoma and drove down to San Diego, and we had the opportunity to explore a lot of hidden gems along the way! Before this trip, I had only visited California’s major cities, so it was a treat to go off the beaten path and explore new destinations.
When I was at the New York Times Travel Show back in January, I met one of the reps from the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association. After learning about the region at the Travel Show (and sampling some of their delicious wines!), I knew it had to be on my list. Did you know that Livermore Valley Wine Country is one of the oldest wine regions in California, and was one of the most prominent wine regions in the country before prohibition? Also, you can travel to this wine region from San Francisco via public transit (the BART). How cool is that?
Not to mention: the surrounding Tri-Valley region is a charming destination that’s perfect for foodies as well. If you want an elevated, yet approachable wine tasting experience in the Bay Area, here’s why the Livermore Valley should be on your radar.