September 12, 2011

Livermore: La Rochelle + The Steven Kent Winery; things to do

owner Steven Mirassou leads a tasting at The Steven Kent Winery in Livermore, California
880 South

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.
The La Rochelle 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. 

The Steven Kent 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.

More things to do in Livermore.

More ideas for exploring Northern California.

image ©2011 Carole Terwilliger Meyers
updated September 15, 2017 here

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