Tri-Valley Conservancy’s 13th Annual Livermore Valley Uncorked!
Tri-Valley Conservancy’s Livermore Valley Uncorked is an annual wine competition where local wineries are invited to submit their best wines. What makes this competition unique is that the submitted wines are crafted from grapes grown in the Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA). The purpose of Uncorked is to promote the excellence of Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area wines.
The competition has three components: Preliminary Round Judging, Final Round Judging, and the Celebration. The Preliminary Round judging occurs March 21-24, 2022. The judges blindly taste three varietals per day to determine whether a wine will move forward to the final round. The Final Round judging takes place on April 7, 2022, by a small, experienced cohort of professional judges. It is here that the medal rankings, best in class, and best in show, are determined via blind tasting. The final component is the Celebration, where the winners are announced, guests sample the medal-winning wines, and enjoy delectable food paired with the winning wines. The Celebration is on Thursday, May 19th at the Bella Rosa Event Center, Garré Winery in Livermore, CA.
Meet our 2022 Final Round Judges:
- Laura Ness
- Jim Gordon
- Fred Swan
Here are a few ways you can enjoy the Livermore Valley wine region every day:
- Join a wine club
- Follow a winery on social media
- Subscribe to a winery mailing list
- Grab a bottle and do a virtual wine tasting
- Ship your favorite wines to yourself and your friends
- Check out previous years Uncorked wine shopping lists
For questions about Uncorked, please contact Events Program Manager, Angela Rundles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh what a night! The 2021 Livermore Valley Uncorked was such a wonderful Celebration! Guests enjoyed best-in-class local wines, a delicious four-course dinner by Beet’s Hospitality at their intimate “social bubble” tables. Thank you to Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert for announcing the awards.
Together we were able to celebrate the fruits of our beautiful Valley at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton. Thank you for your support in preserving and protecting Tri-Valley lands for future generations!
Congratulations to the Best of Class winner Occasio Winery, Malvasia Bianca Livermore Valley 2020, best Rose Wood Family Vineyards, “Pink Pearl” Rose of Grenache 2020, and best Red Nella Terra Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2018.
Honorable Catharine Baker
The Tri-Valley Conservancy is pleased to announce the results of its annual wine competition, “Livermore Uncorked!”, which celebrates its 11th year in 2020. Initial screening of the wines submitted occurred in March, prior to the pandemic, and was judged over three days by many of the region’s winemakers. Wineries were asked to submit a total of up to 6 wines in 12 categories
From the original 123 submissions, 69 went on to the final round, where they were judged blind by three wine writers, Jim Gordon of Wine Enthusiast, Laura Ness of Spirited and Wine Industry Advisor, and Fred Swan of NorCal Wines.
Here is the list of all 2020 winning wines
See the Judges’ bios here.
Congratulations to all the wineries who participated, to all the winning winemakers, and to all those who gave of their time and talents to put on this competition during a challenging era.
It was standing room only as 360 wine lovers tasted ALL the best wines at the 10th Annual Livermore Valley Uncorked on April 4th, 2019! Guest’s enjoyed celebrating Livermore Valley Wine Country while helping to preserve agricultural lands and open spaces in the Tri-Valley forever. All proceeds benefited Tri-Valley Conservancy’s land programs.
Check out photos by Michael White from our 10th Annual UNCORKED Celebrations in 2019 HERE.
If you would like to taste Livermore Valley’s Award-Winning wines yourself, take a look at our “Shopping List” of Livermore Valley’s TOP WINES!
To view all medal winners, click HERE
Guests tasted ALL the best wines at 9th Annual Livermore Valley Uncorked on April 12th, 2018. Their palates thanked them. And so will wildlife and future generations, because guests helped to preserve more land in the Tri-Valley forever.
If you’d like to taste all of the Best wines from the Livermore Valley for yourself, check out our fresh Wine Shopping List here.
Guests enjoyed unlimited wine tasting, delicious hors d’ oeuvres, access to local winemakers and growers, all while helping preserve more land
New in 2018, our guests also had the opportunity to enjoy a more private and intimate VIP experience. The VIP lounge provided a table hosted by one of our principal winery representatives with exclusive wines, distinct cuisine, and wine tasting expertise to enhance your winetasting journey.
Proceeds were donated to Tri-Valley Conservancy’s land programs.
More than 80 local wines were blind-tasted and judged at the 8th annual Livermore Valley Uncorked Competition, which meant the next day everyone was invited to taste the best of the best at the Livermore Valley Uncorked Celebration!
You made this the best Livermore Valley Uncorked yet! About 300 guests including wine lovers, winemakers, winegrowers, and Tri-Valley Conservancy supporters enjoyed unlimited wine tasting accompanied by delicious hors d’ oeuvres and the awards which were presented by Master of Ceremonies Supervisor Scott Haggerty. Tickets for the Celebration sold out a week before the event! We are grateful for all of the support! Proceeds from the Celebration benefited Tri-Valley Conservancy’s land programs.
If you didn’t get a chance to taste all of the best wines from the Livermore Valley, you can find them on our complimentary Wine Shopping List here.
Check out all of the 2017 competition’s Ribbon-Winning wines here.
You can see the 2017 Livermore Valley Uncorked Photo Gallery here.
Congratulations to all of our amazing wineries! You can view all of the 2016 Ribbon-Winning Wines here! If you’d like to make a few of these award-winning Livermore Valley wines yours, here’s the 2016 Shopping List to help!
You can see photos from last year’s Livermore Valley Uncorked Celebration in the event gallery here.