This boutique Livermore winery puts out approximately 1,000 cases a year. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown on the property are used in many of its wines, including a White Cabernet Sauvignon, the first of its kind grown in the Livermore Valley. It also makes Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, and an Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Weekend tastings are accompanied by food and music pairings.
Bob and Gloria Retzlaff Taylor planted a fourteen-acre plot of land with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the Seventies. From those four varietals they make seven wines, including a rose, a port, and a Cabernet-Merlot blend (they also make a Zinfandel from Napa Valley grapes). All of Retzlaff's vineyards are pesticide-free and certified organic.
Rios-Lovell produces24 different wines, and 26,000 cases a year. The varietals they work with include Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Viognier, and Mourvedre. All of the grapes are grown on the 64-acre Livermore estate.
Rock Wall Wines was started in 2008 by Kent Rosenblum (the founder of Rosenblum Cellars) and his daughter Shauna, shortly after the Rosenblum brand was sold to Diageo Beverage Company. The winery takes its name from the defensive barrier at the former Alameda Naval Base in which it is located. The tasting room hosts a number of East Bay wineries, including Blacksmith Cellars, Carica Wines, Ehrenberg Cellars, JRE Wines, R & B Cellars, and Virgo Cellars. Rock Wall sources its grapes from all over California: Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, Zinfandel from Sonoma County, Petite Sirah from Contra Costa County, Chardonnay from the Santa Lucia Highlands, and Tannat from Solano County.
Rodrigue Molyneaux specializes in Italian varieties. The winery makes Amianco, Sangiovese, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Primitivo, Primavera Rosa, Port, and two Italian Blends, "Cabiovese" and "Cabera."
This long-running urban winery has gained an international reputation for its Zinfandel and Rhône varietal wines; a tasting room allows visitors to try a variety.
Ruby Hill has one of the largest tasting rooms in the Tri-Valley area, with Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Zinfindel, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Brut, and Port available for sampling.
Ryhan Estate Vineyards produces Syrah, White Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Brut-Sparkling Wine (also in Raspberry and Almond flavors), a red blend called Rouge Sang (made of Cabernet Sauvignon, Refosco, Syrah, and Petite Syrah). Most grapes are sourced from Lodi.