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Taste of Wine Country

Taste of Terroir brings together wine and food, so grab a ticket and pick your favorite combination.


Images Courtesy of Teacake Bake Shop

Joni Sare

Terroir may not sound delicious at first bite—after all, it is the French word for “soil.” But push aside any thoughts of plates piled with dirt, because Taste of Terroir, the Livermore Valley Winemakers’ flagship event, couldn’t be more tasty.

The event takes place on July 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton. It pairs chefs and winemakers—participants include Concannon Vineyards, Wente Vineyards, and The Peasant and the Pear—to create harmonious wine and food combinations. A panel of foodie experts will judge for such honors as most innovative pairing and best expression of local ingredients.

In addition to the artistic cuisine, the event offers live music on the patio, a silent auction that benefits the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, and the opportunity for guests to vote on the People’s Choice Award for favorite pairing. Last year’s winner: Hap’s Original Steakhouse’s tostones with sweet chili prawn, whipped cream cheese, pineapple habeñero jelly, and cilantro, paired with a Muscat from Murrieta’s Well.

Tickets cost $75 and can be purchased at lvwine.org.

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