Good wine and great music are two of my favorite parts of being alive. Thanks to a series of concerts hosted throughout the summer at Wente Vineyards (5050 Arroyo Road)–I can enjoy them both together. Beginning in July, a whole slew of world-renowned headliners are going to make their way to the scenic stage in Livermore, set up on the grounds of the nation’s oldest continually run, family-owned winery. The lineup was just announced this week and includes the following artists:

An Evening with Foreigner

Wednesday 7/11

Earth, Wind & Fire Guiding Lights Tour

Monday 7/16

Sheryl Crow

Monday 7/23

An Evening with John Fogerty

Wednesday 8/1

Diana Krall Summer Nights US Tour

Wednesday 8/15

Steve Martin

And the Steep Canyon Rangers

Wednesday, 8/29

Tickets will go on sale to the public on May 19th. One of the most alluring aspects of this series is that you along with your entrance to the concert, you can purchase an all-inclusive special that includes a four-course dinner at the critically-acclaimed Restaurant at Wente Vineyards. An evening of great tunes, great grub, and great wine makes for quite a memorable slice of Summer. Now all we have to do is brave through the wet season to get there.