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About Concannon Vineyard

America’s oldest, continuously operating winery under the same family label and stewardship since 1883. We bottled “America’s First Petite Sirah" in 1964 and “Concannon Clones 7, 8 and 11” helped California Cabernet Sauvignon achieve worldwide recognition.

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Concannon Vineyards has a proud history of Firsts. Always an industry leader, Concannon is the first successful winery to be founded by an Irish immigrant. When James Concannon planted white Bordeaux cuttings in the late 1800's, we became one of the first wineries to make Bordeaux-style wines in California. In 1950, we hired the first professional, female winemaker, Katherine Vajda. In 1961 we introduced America's first Petite Sirah, sparking a love affair with the varietal. Our inaugural vintage was so well-received that we have produced it ever since, and it has become our highly regarded flagshiip wine. Shortly thereafter, Concannon's role in the California Cabernet Sauvignon industry became truly historic. From the 1970's onward, the famous Concannon Clones 7, 8 and 11 provided the backbone of the huge expansion in Cabernet plantings in California's premium wine regions as well as many of Napa's most prestigious vineyards. California Cabernet, the wine that primarily placed California on the world wine map, was built upon our Concannon Clone vines.

Livermore Valley's Tesla Road is one of California's premier wine tasting trails. Concannon is located at the center stage of the wine growing renaissance in the Livermore Valley Wine Country.

Our friendly tasting room staff will make sure your visit to Concannon is memorable. The sun is shining and the gates are open. Come taste our award-winning wines, stroll our estate grounds and picnic on the lawn with family and friends.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Big Screen TV
  • Bocce Ball
  • Corporate Events
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Friendly
  • Food Service
  • Gardens
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Open Late (Seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Weddings
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Barrel Tasting
  • Blending Seminar
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing
  • Wine Club
  • Winery Futures Program
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Grenache
  • Late Harvest
  • Malbec
  • Meritage
  • Merlot
  • Mourvedre/Mataro
  • Muscat
  • Petite Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Noir
  • Port Wine
  • Primitivo
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Semillon
  • Syrah
  • Tempranillo
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
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Rose P. Member Since 4/11/2017
Tour and Tasting on 4/15/17 1:00 PM

Colcannon was the best visit out of the wineries in Livermore. I am doing a project for a college class on facilities and management and Concannon was very understanding to my needs and questions. David (our tour guide) was amazing and filled with information. At the end, we went to the lawn and finished our tasting. It was great that John Concannon was walking around talking to everyone.

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Andres O. Member Since 3/15/2017
Lawn Area - Table Reservation - 1/2 Day on 4/15/17 2:00 PM

Our first "wine thing" so inviting, so laid back. Got a table on the lawn. Brought picnic foods. Impressed our party. Kid, dog friendly. Casual attire is fine but won't be out of place dressing up either. Will definitely be coming back.

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Jim P. Member Since 2/25/2017
Tour and Tasting on 4/08/17 1:00 PM

From turning off of the highway into the gates it got continually better. In spite of a little rain the grounds and the facilities were great and the staff very accommodating. The tour and the tasting were exceptional.

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David L. Member Since 3/29/2017
Lawn Area - Table Reservation - Full Day on 4/01/17 11:00 AM

Good place to hangout with friends and family

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Penny A. Member Since 5/5/2014
Layering Flavors: The Jelly Belly Experience on 3/29/17 6:00 PM

From the program description...didn't quite know where this was heading, but after just the first activity, was amazed at how a jelly bean flavor could mirror the essence of wine!!! Totally enjoyed the experience!!! My husband and I host a number of wine tastings for friends, this will be a fun activity to do with one of the wines sampled!!! Highly recommend for any level of wine knowledge...

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Allison S. Member Since 2/24/2017
Layering Flavors: The Jelly Belly Experience on 3/29/17 6:00 PM

It was a great night and a lot of fun!

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Malany D. Member Since 2/25/2017
Tour and Tasting on 3/12/17 11:00 AM

It was our first time and we enjoyed it so much that we became members!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Debra W. Member Since 3/1/2017
Tour and Tasting on 3/05/17 1:00 PM

Our tour guide, Woody, was very informative and friendly. He was courteous, knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. Our group of 8 were thrilled with the tasting in the barrel room. The table setting was beautiful and we all loved the sherry pour in the edible cups lined in white chocolate. That was the stunning ending to a most enjoyable day.

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Cindy D. Member Since 2/17/2017
Semi Private Reserve Tasting - 6 Guest Maximum on 2/26/17 12:00 PM

I have never had a semi-private tasting before. From the moment we arrived, I felt special. From the personalized wine tasting list to the very friendly service, the experience was wonderful. The wine was good too! We would certainly consider doing this again.

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Karen G. Member Since 10/11/2015
Semi Private Reserve Tasting - 6 Guest Maximum on 2/18/17 2:30 PM

Very fun and educational experience. Highly recommend that you add the Umami and Small Bites :) My family loved it!

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Laurie S. Member Since 2/12/2017
Private Tour and Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 2/26/17 1:30 PM

Our guide was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We went on a walking tour and made stops to hear the history of Concannon while enjoying the different wines. Concannon is a beautiful winery.

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Julie Q. Member Since 2/10/2017
Private Tour & Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 2/24/17 11:00 AM

Having two people in my party that didn't know anything about wine, from the vine to the bottle, they were very impressed with the details that Gary gave and the history of the Concannon Family. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, tasting and the FABULOUS lunch at the Underdog Wine Bar.

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Eleanor Y. Member Since 1/7/2017
Private Tour and Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 2/18/17 2:00 PM

Our tour and experience exceeded our expectations. From the young ladies at check in, to other staff members as we waited, to Woody the guide- all were hospitable and professional! The nice "personal" touches like names on the welcome chalkboard to the order form... very nice. Our group ended up buying half a dozen bottles of your wine, and my sister in law signed up to be a Member!

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Kristin F. Member Since 1/27/2017
Private Tour and Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 2/12/17 11:00 AM

Concannon Vineyards is first class. Upon arrival my reservation was listed on a welcome board and I truly felt like my group and I were special. The wines were amazing and so full of great flavors. During our private tasting our group name was again listed on our tasting menu and our tour guide, Woody, truly made us feel welcomed and appreciated. We even became members!

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Lara Q. Member Since 1/23/2017
Private Tour and Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 2/04/17 11:30 AM

I have been wine tasting all over Northern CA and Concannon is one of the prettiest wineries. I really enjoyed the leisurely pace of the the tasting & tour because you were able to enjoy your wine as you strolled through the winery and vineyard. The barrel room is breath-taking. After the tour my group had a picnic out on the grounds as we enjoyed the wine we bought.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Derek K. Member Since 12/5/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/19/16 7:00 PM

Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Satisfied, not OK to drive customer.

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Paula D. Member Since 12/9/2016
Private Tour & Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 12/26/16 2:30 PM

We're club members- love the wines. We were thrilled to share our Concannon experience with our friends from SF- who are seeing the wonders of the Livermore valley wines and that Napa isn't the only wine valley nearby. Gregg, our tour leader, was FABULOUS! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming. We learned more about winemaking than learned over the years at other wineries. Kudos to Gregg

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Christine Y. Member Since 11/4/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/23/16 7:00 PM

The lights of livermore tasting and trolley is one of the highlights of the Christmas season for us since we discovered it last year. Brought more people with us this year and it was even more fun! Concannon is a a beautiful venue and how do you beat wine and Christmas lights!

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Amy W. Member Since 11/30/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/21/16 7:00 PM

Upon arrival there was not enough room for our party of 4 women to stand and enjoy our tasting, employees placed us next to an open door. The wine tasting menu was poor and not balanced, the food was minimal and had no substance. There were loud, drunk women screaming and trying to take our seats at every stop. Overall, extremely disappointmented. Sad to see this was a reflection of Concannon.

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Kristina V. Member Since 11/9/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/21/16 7:00 PM

It was great. We are members and really enjoyed ourselves at the event. We will be coming back with friends and family next year for this event.

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Marlene M. Member Since 11/8/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/23/16 5:30 PM

Great!

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Chris F. Member Since 12/6/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/21/16 5:30 PM

Awesome experience. Everyone was extremely helpful and professional.

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Martie M. Member Since 11/10/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/20/16 5:30 PM

Concannon is always a wonderful experience! The service was wonderful, the wines and appetizers pairings were delicious, and they even offered seconds! Then, the Lights tour on the Trolley was great fun, especially with the wine we were able to bring along. All in all, a fun evening!

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Michelle L. Member Since 12/14/2016
Private Tour & Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 12/20/16 1:30 PM

Our group of 14 had an amazing time at Concannon. Gregg our ambassador was amazing and extremely knowledgeable. The food was to die for and the overall feel of the cellar and property was very warm and welcoming. We could have stayed all day.

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Shirley W. Member Since 12/3/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/19/16 5:30 PM

Ok

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Karen V. Member Since 11/10/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/20/16 5:30 PM

Very friendly staff, Delicious food and wine. The driver of the trolley made it such a fun experience. Everyone was singing, the lights were beautiful, just a joyful night.

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Susan H. Member Since 9/19/2014
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/19/16 5:30 PM

Such a fun night. I was very pleased with the food (could have been a little bit more) and the wine pairings. The trolley was a lot of fun too. Would have loved it if maybe we were able to get out at one more stop. Regardless, I will definitely do this again next year!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Roberta B. Member Since 12/7/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/19/16 7:00 PM

Always so warm and friendly at Concannon ! tasting and a bento box of small bites = Delicious ! The trolly lights with a bottle of wine and some singing along - very festive and fun !

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Victoria S. Member Since 4/21/2015
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/18/16 7:00 PM

This was my very first time on the Wine Trolley. My sister and I decided this will be our new tradition. We had such a great time.

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Anne G. Member Since 9/29/2016
Semi Private Reserve Tasting - 6 Guest Maximum on 12/18/16 2:30 PM

The tasting was an offer from Concannon to "make it up to you" because of a problem at another Concannon event. The space was attracrive and the host was attentive. We were given a taste of a few wines all of which were good. The sales pitch was not pushy which was nice. All in all it was an inexpensive tasting since all we paid was a tip to the host.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Elizabeth A. Member Since 11/6/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/16/16 5:30 PM

It was fun & staff was friendly/attentive. However, I've attended this event the previous 2 years, and was not happy w/changes. There used to be a more "buffet style" eating experience, which provided much more food. We were starving this year, with only a small snack tray. While the food tasted good and the idea of the parings was lovely, either provide larger portions or go back to buffet style.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Diane A. Member Since 11/8/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/16/16 5:30 PM

This was such a fun evening. We thoroughly enjoyed it from the moment we got to Concannon ending with getting back to Concannon. People were friendly, our driver was great, the lights were amazing and the wine was delicious! We will definitely be going again next year. This was our second Trolley experience and was so much fun.

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Gregg C. Member Since 11/3/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/16/16 7:00 PM

Love Concannon. Always recommend it to everyone

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Kim M. Member Since 11/1/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/11/16 5:30 PM

The hostess was very warm and friendly. The wine and food was delicious. The pairings were very thoughtfully done. Had a great time on the trolley. The whole experience was very festive and we really enjoyed ourselves!

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Kay M. Member Since 10/14/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/11/16 7:00 PM

Preferred the way the event was handled last year. We were able to shop in the regular, eat at Underdog restaurant. It seemed more festive last year. Perhaps it was because I attended at an earlier time (5pm rather than 7pm). Still fun seeing all the lights throughout town.

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Lori A. Member Since 2/1/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/11/16 7:00 PM

I brought our friends the Walls to the event and they thought it was worth the value. The tasting pairing was spot on and the lights were amazing. I recommend this event.

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Josie M. Member Since 10/21/2016
Private Tour and Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 12/10/16 11:30 AM

Great host

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Melanie G. Member Since 11/9/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/08/16 7:00 PM

Great first time experience on Lights of Livermore Wine Trolley. Easy parking, easy to find and great customer service and food.

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Jennifer P. Member Since 11/5/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/10/16 5:30 PM

Did Lights at Livermore - a wonderful experience

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Janet F. Member Since 11/4/2016
Lights of Livermore Wine Tasting and Trolley Tour on 12/10/16 7:00 PM

Fun evening of wine tasting before hopping on the trolley. Eat beforehand.

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Concannon Vineyard
4590 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550
Today 4/26 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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