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18 June, 2020
6:00 pm
Casa Real Event Center, 410 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Alyssa Barber

Tri-Valley Conservancy’s Annual Livermore

Valley UNCORKED Celebration!

 

Greetings from Tri-Valley Conservancy,

The health and safety of our patrons is the first priority of Tri-Valley Conservancy. In light of the current guidelines from State officials with regards to COVID-19, the UNCORKED celebration has been canceled for 2020. 

Caring for the Tri-Valley includes caring for the community and our team believes that canceling this event is the best course of action for the safety and well-being of our community. We understand that this is disappointing. Together, we are experiencing an unprecedented time in our nation’s history.  We wish you well and hope to see you next year.

2020 Livermore Valley UNCORKED Celebration Canceled Due to COVID-19

 

We appreciate your continued support of Tri-Valley Conservancy and the Livermore Valley Wine Region. We are exploring alternative ways to promote Livermore winegrowers and their award-winning wines in these difficult times. Here are a few ways you can still enjoy your local wine region:

  • Ship your favorite wines to yourself and your friends
  • Join a wine club
  • Follow a winery on social media
  • Participate in SIP at-home events
  • Subscribe to a winery mailing list
  • Grab a bottle and do a virtual wine tasting
  • Check out the UNCORKED shopping lists of our competition’s favorite wines

If you have purchased a ticket, you can also support your wine region by transitioning your ticket purchase into a tax-deductible donation to Tri-Valley Conservancy in support of local and sustainable wine production in the Livermore Valley by contacting droberts@trivalleyconservancy.org before June 18th.

Tri-Valley Conservancy will be refunding all other ticket purchases on June 18th.

Thank you for your support and generosity through this difficult time. We hope to see you all next year!

Stay tuned for our announcement of the winners of the  2020 Livermore Valley UNCORKED Wine Competition and other opportunities to appreciate our wine country.

What is UNCORKED?

UNCORKED is a local wine competition consisting of wines made from grapes grown in Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA).  Local wineries are invited to submit their wines based on the criteria.  There are two rounds of judging and 12 wine categories.  The first consists of a cohort of experienced local winemakers who blind taste/screen the submitted wines over a 3-day consecutive period.  The selected wine then advance to the medal round where professional judges of various wine industry backgrounds blind taste and decide the awards given to each wine. Winning wines will be announced at a later date and you will have the opportunity to bid on a Best in Class case of wine of this year’s winners as well as a wine experience for 8 with the Best in Show winning winemaker!

Varietal Categories:

  • Rosé
  • Dry White, excluding Chardonnay (includes SB)
  • Chardonnay ($30.00 or less)
  • Chardonnay (above $30.00)
  • Italian/Spanish Varietals (eg. Primitivo/Zinfandel, Barbera, Tempranillo, etc.)
  • Petite Sirah
  • Merlot
  • Other Red Varietals (at least 75%)
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon ($40.00 or less)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (above $40.00)
  • Red Blends

2020 Medal Round Judges:  Randy Caparoso, Rich Cook, Steve Ferree, Jim Gordon, Laura Ness, Fred Swan

For questions about UNCORKED, advertising opportunities in the Official 2021 Livermore Valley UNCORKED Wine Guide, or custom sponsorship opportunities please contact Events Program Manager, Georgie Saucedo at 925-449-8706 or gsaucedo@trivalleyconservancy.org

Looking for the 2020 Livermore Valley Uncorked Wine Competition? Click here for more information!

*Photo Credit Alyssa Barber


2019

Thank You All For Joining Us at This SOLD OUT Event!

It was standing room only as 360 wine lovers tasted ALL the best wines at 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.

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

See the Judges’ bios here.

All proceeds benefited Tri-Valley Conservancy’s land programs.

The fun event included:

  • Unlimited wine tasting
  • Delicious hors d’ oeuvres
  • Meeting the winemakers and growers
  • Helping preserve more land

Guests of the VIP Winemaker Lounge Experience enjoyed:

  • VIP Parking & entrance
  • Private Butler-Passed Hor d’ oeuvres Reception from Beets Hospitality Group
  • Hand-picked wines from Host Winemakers at each table
  • First to taste the Award-Winning Wines
  • Bananas Fosters Flambe Dessert Station

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2018

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
  • Meet the winemakers and growers
  • Help preserve more land

2018 Tickets SOLD OUT! Thank you very much for your support!

VIP Winemaker Lounge Experience – SOLD OUT

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.

  • Unlimited wine tasting
  • Delicious hors d’ oeuvres
  • Meet the winemakers and growers
  • Help preserve more land
    PLUS
  • VIP Lounge
  • Dedicated Elite Winery Host
  • Exclusive Wines
  • Special Pairing Menu

Proceeds were donated to Tri-Valley Conservancy’s land programs.

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2017

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.

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2016

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.