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If you’re going wine tasting in Livermore and looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience, skip the large crowded wineries on Tesla Road and head instead to the quiet warehouse district off South Vasco Road, where a cluster of tasting rooms is offering something a bit more chill.
There, you can park just once and visit more than half a dozen wineries, a brewery and a distillery all within a two-block radius. If you’re there on the weekend, you can probably grab lunch at a food truck and listen to some live music, too.
These tasting rooms call themselves The Block 37, and have several projects in the works, including what we hope will become an annual block party. By year’s end, you can expect to see another new winery tasting room, a craft cocktail lounge and possibly even a mobile restaurant kitchen. Here are five experiences to add to your list.
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A leader in the new generation of Livermore Valley wineries, Nottingham’s portfolio showcases winemaker Collin Cranor’s evolving skills as a winemaker of Bordeaux wines, like cabernet sauvignon, as well as the Rhone-style wines of the family’s Vasco Urbano Wine Company label.
Inside the chic tasting room, you can try a flight of either label ($15 each) and enjoy live music from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays in the barrel house. On Saturdays, bring a picnic and catch live music on the patio from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Look for new concierge check-in service starting in September and, by year’s end, a new, separate Vasco Urbano tasting room three doors down.
Nottingham Cellars specializes in Bordeaux-style wines. (Nottingham Cellars)
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Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle