Monday, September 12, 2011

880 South: Livermore, La Rochelle & The Steven Kent Winery

Steven Mirassou, who owns both of these wineries, says, "The wine business is like the fashion business, but it doesn’t move as quickly. People are always looking for new things."

La Rochelle
5443 Tesla Rd., (925) 243-6442. Tasting daily 12-4:30; no tour.
This winery focuses on Pinot Noir. In addition to a regular tasting, a flight tasting paired with a food platter is offered in its relaxing tasting room; reservations are not necessary.


The Steven Kent Winery  5443 Tesla Rd., (925) 243-6440. Tasting daily 12-4:30; no tour.  This winery operates on the same property. Incredibly enthusiastic owner-winemaker Steven Mirassou focuses on Cabernet but also makes a delicious “Merrillie” Chardonnay and Vincere, and he is not above naming a vinatage for his grandma (Merrillie) or his cat (Lola). Picnic tables are shaded by several olive trees.

image c2011 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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