Taste of Terroir in Livermore Valley!

It helps to know a little French when you live in wine country! “Terroir” means soil, and the phrase “gout de terroir” translates to “taste of the soil.”  This phrase describes the earthy flavor of some wines.  It is used to describe the regional flavor of wines, as the grapes are affected by soil composition, moisture, elevation, wind and sunlight. Climate plays an important role in the quality of wine, and Livermore Valley has proven to be highly suitable in this regard.

Livermore Valley first won international acclaim for wine at the 1889  Paris Exposition. The gold medal won by a Livermore Valley wine was the first such award for any American vineyard.

Livermore Valley not only put California wine on the map – it charted the route for the successful vintages that would follow. Today, nearly 80% of California Chardonnay vines can be traced back to their Livermore Valley genetics.

Now that you know more about Livermore Valley wine, get ready to enjoy it at the Taste of Terroir! This event focuses on the best pairings of local wine and cuisine.  At last count, 23 wineries are participating along with 16 restaurants.  This is a competitive event with judging to take place for the Most Innovative Pairing, Best Classic Pairing and Judges’ Best. There is also a People’s Choice award, giving you the opportunity to vote for your personal favorite.

Just in case you need more incentive, there is also a room entirely dedicated to desserts!  Live music will be performed on the patio and additional wine samplings will be available outdoors.

The Taste of Terroir is on Thursday, July 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton.  Tickets are required for admission; ticket prices are $75.00 each.  Please note, no ticket sales to anyone under 21.

The beauty and heritage of our wine country is another great reason to call Livermore Valley home!  As your Livermore Valley real estate professional, I enjoy sharing events featuring our local lifestyle.  I also enjoy real estate, and I’ll be there for you when you’re ready to buy or sell a home  in Livermore, Pleasanton or Dublin! Always feel welcome to contact me for your real estate needs.

John Kurtzer
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