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Tamás Estates: Bringing Global Varietals to Livermore Valley

Apr. 21st, 2011 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
With a passion to fashion California wines in a style honoring their varietal heritage, Tamás Estates vineyards flourish in Livermore Valley’s Mediterranean climate, bridging an appreciation for famous global varietals to California’s Central Coast.

Since 1984, as part of the iconic Wente Family Estates portfolio, Tamás Estates showcases a diverse selection of estate-grown wines in an approachable and fun way, bringing the excitement of world travel to the glass at hand.

California’s Livermore Valley, one of the state’s oldest winegrowing regions, offers long, warm days and cool, dry nights to the grapevines, resulting in fully ripened, robust, and food-friendly wines. By utilizing sustainable farming practices, Tamás Estates highlights the true essence of the fruit in its wines, which remain evident on the palate during any number of tasting experiences offered on site.

In addition to the wine, a visit to the tasting room is rewarded with picturesque vineyard views and access to scenic outdoor patio areas, perfect for a picnic or leisurely glass of wine. Special private tastings are also available, personally guided by a Tamás Estates wine ambassador through some of the Estate’s handcrafted, limited-production wines.


Not distributed commercially and often available exclusively to club members, the Prima Classe collection of wines is specially selected from estate vineyard blocks that are carefully farmed, sustainably grown, and hand harvested to create unique, artisan-style wines. The winery also hosts special events such as a monthly wine and food pairing adventure, or this summer’s Cannoli Festival, scheduled for July 16, 2011.

The Salute wine club is another way to discover and appreciate the diverse heritage of the world’s wines. Discounts, free tastings, recipes, and access to very limited-release wines are all offered as benefits to the club. The Prima Classe collection is reason enough to join.

WHAT TO BUY:
  • ’08 Double Decker Red Central Coast Black cherry, plum, blackberry, spice $12.99
  • ’09 Pinot Grigio Central Coast Green apple, lime, mineral $11.99
  • ’07 Sangiovese Riserva Livermore Valley Raspberry, cherry, vanilla, cocoa, spice, graham $29.99

    CONTACT:
    Tamás Estates
    5565 Tesla Rd
    Livermore, CA 94550
    925.456.2380
    Tasting Room Open Daily 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    tamasestates.com

    SPECIAL NOTES: Private tastings by appointment, sustainable farming practices, wine club discounts, wine club events, picnic grounds.
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