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The Livermore Wine Tour is brought to you by Excell Limousines to offer an array of information to help you determine the Livermore Wine Tour of your dreams. We accommodate any type of Livermore limousine service you desire.
Livermore valley wine country is located in the San Francisco Bay appellation, 30 miles east of San Francisco. Both the Livermore Valley and San Francisco Bay appellations are within the larger Central Coast appellations. The Livermore Valley is home to 38 wineries (and counting), ranging from handcrafted startups to historic leaders of the California wine industry. Approximately 5,000 acres of vineyard planted.
The Livermore Valley has an east-west orientation, making it unique among northern California winegrowing regions. It is 15 miles long (east to west), 10 miles wide (north to south), and surrounded by coastal range mountains and foothills. The east-west orientation of the valley allows the coastal fog and marine breezes to come in from the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay and cool the valley’s warm air, resulting in warm days and cool nights ideal conditions for producing fully-ripened, balanced fruit award-winning Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay for six decades. The Livermore valley attracts over 500,000 visitors each year. For further information, visit: http://www.livermorewine.com
Less than an hour east of San Francisco, Livermore Valley Wine Country welcomes visitors with a flourish expanse of vineyards, wineries, and wine country experiences. Amid picturesque canyons, ridges and outposts of suburbia, the lush vines and convivial tasting rooms increasingly define the quality of life in the valley. To the delight of residents and visitors alike, the region is enjoying a wine renaissance harking back to the golden years of early California wine history.
One of California's oldest wine regions, the Livermore Valley played a pivotal role in shaping California's wine industry. Robert Livermore planted the first commercial vines in the 1840s. Pioneer winemakers C. H. Wente, James Concannon, and Charles Wetmore recognized the area's winegrowing potential and founded their wineries in the early 1880s. International recognition followed when Livermore Valley captured America's first international gold medal for wine in 1889 at the Paris Exposition, putting California on the world wine map.
Livermore Valley boasted more than 50 wineries until Prohibition and contributed significantly to the state's enology and viticulture that lives on today. Innovations developed in the Livermore Valley include overhead irrigation, mechanical harvesting and roller crushing in the vineyard. Livermore Valley wineries were the first to bottle varietal labeled Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Sirah. Nearly 80% of California's Chardonnay vines trace their genetic roots to a Livermore Valley clone.
Attracted to the rich winemaking tradition, climate, soil and geography, new winemakers and vineyard experts are working alongside fifth generation winegrowers to create this Livermore Valley wine renaissance. The region now has 38 wineries, with several more about to open, and more than 5,000 acres of vineyards. Wineries vary in size from limited release, 100-case labors of love to 400,000-case industry heavyweights, and grapes range from familiar Merlot and Chardonnay to Italian, Rhone and Spanish varieties. Welcoming tasting rooms showcase award-winning wines and offer year around activities. In addition to the myriad happenings at individual wineries, the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association sponsors several consumer events each year, showcasing the talent, energy and fine wines of the region.
We can appreciate your deep enthusiasm and passion for great tasting wine at Excell Limousine because we share that same passion for wine as well!
And for that very reason, one of our many specialties include the wine country tours. Excell Limousine will escort you through Napa Sonoma vineyards legendary for their beauty and superb wines. While some of our guests arrange their own plans and itineraries, most let our tour guides take them for a unique, all-day tasting experience through the countryside and back roads of Napa Valley and Sonoma. Your local guide and chauffeur will pamper you with champagne as he guides you to some of California's finest wineries. And because your driver knows the wine country like the back of his hands, you can be rest assured he will make the best use of your valuable time. You can relax in your personal limousine as you take in the scenic beauty of the wine country while someone else does all the driving.
Whether you are a first-time visitor, wine novice, or an experienced connoisseur, Excell Limousine can create a custom itinerary to meet your needs.
Over the years, our staff has developed extensive relationships with both the small family "boutique" wineries and the larger well-known estates, allowing Excell Limousine access and privileges for our clients that go far beyond those of most typical "limo" companies. Let our expert wine tour guides show you the best-kept secrets and hidden treasures of Napa Valley and Sonoma's wine country!
Let Excell Limousine escort you through breathtaking vineyards legendary for their beauty and superb wines. We will arrange any kind of event for you and your party. Let Excell Limousine plan your Livermore wine tour. We strive to offer superior service along with reasonable prices.
Call us and we’ll work with you to create an itinerary that best suits your taste. One of our experienced chauffeurs will be your personal guide and designated driver. We’ll see to it that everyone enjoys a wonderful day on their Livermore wine tour.