Enjoy the award-winning wines and stunning views of the Livermore Valley appellation at Las Positas Vineyards. They're a family run winery of full production. Join them in the tasting room and let their welcoming staff give you a warm wine country experience that you've come to love in the Livermore Valley. Experience why so many of their members made Las Positas Vineyards their favorite wine club.
Las Positas Vineyards, founded in 2006, is a family winery that produces small parcels of vineyards with unique character and exceptional quality.
Their family venture began when Lisa and Lothar Maier bought a 20 acre vineyard located at Kalthoff Commons in the southwest corner of the Livermore Valley in January 2006. They agreed that the current vineyard did not meet their expectations. That year the existing vines were harvested and the soil was tilled to break the hardpan barrier that lies beneath the surface of this field. They planted small parcels in various clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Barbera, Petite Sirah and Chardonnay. Their labor of love had started in earnest.
With their love and devotion to the vineyards, they felt that the name of their winery and vineyard needed to be true to the rich heritage of the Livermore Valley. Thus, they started to dig through local history books and maps to find the right inspiring name for their efforts. In their study, they discovered that Robert Livermore had named his original 40,000 acre property Rancho Las Positas because of the many streams and watering holes that ran through the ground. Nowadays, Las Positas Vineyards is a family winery that produces a limited number of estate-grown wines of unique character and exceptional quality.
The winemaker Brent Amos holds a degree in oenology and viticulture from Fresno State University. Previously he worked at Ferrari-Carano, Fritz, and for 7 years he created award-winning wines at Fenestra Winery in Livermore, CA. The year 2000 was Brent's first vintage.
Las Positas Vineyards Wine List:
Sparkling White Wine
This year they are launching their first Las Positas sparkling wine. Las Positas sparkling wines are picked by their winemaker especially for the Las Positas vineyards. It is vivid and luxurious with the aromas of apple, peach and spicy pear. The palate is rich and velvety, with a touch of pear, Meyer lemon and candied ginger. They believe that this sparkling wine would be a fine complement to every meal or special event and a pure pleasure to drink.
2017 Estate Chardonnay
Their 2017 Chardonnay was fermented by barrel and matured for 9 months. It's an elegant wine, with aromas of green apple, lemon and peach. The palate is complex with a rich taste of pear, citrus and spice.
Albarino has historically been cultivated in Portugal and Spain. It has aromatic aromas of green apple, lime, meyer lemon and kiwi. It is crisp and dry, with aromas of pineapple, lemon, nectarine and grapefruit.
2017 Estate Verdigris
Verdigris is a combination of Verdelho, Roussanne and Albarino. It has delicate aromas of peach, mango and orange blossom with lemon, quince and stone flavours.
The 2018 Malbec revealed luscious aromas of blueberry, black cherry, spice and rose petal. The palate is full-bodied and nuanced, with notes of blackberry, plum, black tea and chocolate.
This amazing winery is located near the following amazing must-see wineries in Livermore, California:
- Retzlaff Vineyards
- Nottingham Cellars - Livermore Winery and Wine Tasting
- Wente Estate Tasting Room & Winemakers Studio
- Concannon Vineyard
- Wood Family Vineyards
- Dante Robere Vineyards
- Page Mill Winery
- Darcie Kent Vineyards
All of these wonderful wineries are located just a short distance from our location, conveniently located just down the freeway at 1261 Locust St, Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!