Concannon Vineyard

Livermore, CA

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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 Vineyard 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.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Food Service
  • Gardens
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Weddings
Experiences

  • Food & Wine
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Meeting-Private
  • Meeting-Public
  • Private Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special Event
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Wine Education
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Grenache
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Port Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Semillon
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
LeeAnn B. Member Since 4/10/2019My BFF
Drink This, Eat That- Crazy Thing Called Spring on 4/13/19 11:30 AM

we had a fabulous time great place and atmosphere. thank you for the experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nila T. Member Since 3/12/2019My BFF
Breakfast in the Vineyards on 3/23/19 9:00 AM

Breakfast in the vineyard was a wonderful experience that everyone should treat themselves to at least once. To literally sit outdoors in the vineyard, enjoying the beautiful morning, delicious food and scrumptious homemade jellies, all of which was of course accented with a variety of richly flavorful Concannon wines. It was my birthday shared by my family creating wonderful memories for us all.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lynn M. Member Since 2/6/2018My BFF
The Jelly Bean Experience on 3/22/19 6:00 PM

What flavors of jelly beans do you need to taste together to mimic the taste and smell of the Concannon Sauvignon Blanc and a few more whites and reds? if you you take a class with LeeAnn Kaufman at Concannon, you will know! Excellent wine tasting class and we received the extra jelly beans as a treat.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Margaret T. Member Since 2/8/2019My BFF
Somm University on 3/08/19 6:00 PM

Somm University March 8: Loved the setting and staff preparation for students. Instructions were somewhat rushed and confusing, however. Would have preferred either a red or white, but not both on the first night. Looking forward to the next class!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Maryanne H. Member Since 3/5/2019My Ex
Ploughman's Platter on 3/16/19 12:30 PM

We went to the Founder's day celebration and were underwhelmed and felt it was very overpriced. We were supposed to get 5 pours plus a "bonus" pour, and we only got 4 pours with the bonus which was really not the same quality as the rest of the wine. Pours were extremely small. The cheese platter was also very small.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Sandra R. Member Since 11/16/2014Evil Stepmother
Sommelier Boot Camp | Group 2 on 3/16/19 9:00 AM

The Boot Camp was terrific. I only talked to a few participants but they all seemed to enjoy the event very much. The folks representing the event were terrific and had all the answers. The wine tasting was superb and a really nice surprise!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim B. Member Since 4/2/2017My BFF
Somm University on 3/08/19 6:00 PM

What a fun time! This was a REAL class on wine tasting! LeAnne is an amzining teacher. I can hardly wait for the next class.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ronald A. G. Member Since 2/6/2019My BFF
Love Bites on 2/16/19 2:00 PM

We attended the Love Bites wine tasting in the Library. It was outstanding and we got to meet a couple from SoCal who joined us at our table. A great time was had as we found new friends, as well as the friendly environment at Concannon Winery

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dee F. Member Since 2/11/2019My BFF
Love Bites on 2/16/19 11:30 AM

We had a wonderful interaction with the hostess.it

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer S. Member Since 2/3/2019My BFF
Love Bites on 2/16/19 11:30 AM

We had an amazing time at Concannon! The grounds, the tasting room, the hospitality and the WINE...all perfection!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Megan H. Member Since 1/3/2019My BFF
Private Wine Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 1/03/19 11:30 AM

They lost our reservation even after I confirmed it on Thursday. It was a party of 12 that was supposed to have the wine bar but ended up squeezing on 2 cocktail tables. This was for my sisters birthday. Just so dissappointed by what happened & really surprised. We love concannon, my brother in law works there and I just can’t believe they didn’t have the reservation.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Mari S. Member Since 11/20/2018My BFF
Landmark Tour - 8 Guest Minimum on 12/12/18 11:15 AM

Absolutely fantastic winery! We got a 90 minute tour of the grounds & ended in our own private tasting room! Our host was friendly & patient with our 8 person group. Highly recommend, very reasonable price for a great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amein P. Member Since 12/13/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 12/19/18 1:30 PM

Wonderful Hosting. Great value.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lianne Z. Member Since 12/5/2018My BFF
Library Tasting - 6 Guest Maximum on 12/15/18 1:00 PM

Celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary- everyone went above and beyond to make us feel special. Attention to detail far surpassed my expectations! Thank you to all!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sarah W. Member Since 11/13/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 12/01/18 2:30 PM

Private tasting in the barrel room is A+ experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janice P B. Member Since 4/3/2016Evil Stepmother
Library Tasting - 6 Guest Maximum on 11/25/18 11:30 AM

I really enjoy the concannon experience. I am a member of many California wineries, and I often say the vineyard's employees play a huge role in your wine experience and Robyn was no exception. She failed to connect with our group. I had to pull information out of her. I felt like I was working to make sure my group had an awesome experience instead of Robyn working to make sure that my group.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Darren V. Member Since 9/2/2017Evil Stepmother
Library Tasting - 6 Guest Maximum on 11/10/18 1:00 PM

The gentleman who poured for us was pleasant enough but we had the same wines as were being poured in the tasting room and the 1883 room. There were also no bites served with the tasting as was described. We felt ripped off as we are members and coijd have the same experience without paying the extra.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Linda D. Member Since 10/15/2014My BFF
Private Wine Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 11/10/18 2:30 PM

We enjoyed all of the wine and experience at Concannon. We had a great time and will visit again soon. Thank you for accommodating us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim B. Member Since 4/2/2017My BFF
Somming it up, a year in wine review on 11/03/18 2:30 PM

The pairing of wines and small bites were absolutely delicious and the Sommelier is outstanding with her choices, descriptions and her ability to educate me about various wines. I actually feel like I can intelligently discuss wines now and it’s all because of Leanne.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Arvin K. Member Since 10/16/2018My Parents
Private Wine Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 10/29/18 2:30 PM

Beautiful grounds, the terrace setting (seated, while doing wine tasting) was amazing. Felt like I was at a wedding (good thing). Host told good stories and was helpful and polite and made us feel welcome. Personalized wine tasting felt like it should. Bottled water, personalized menus, etc. all good. Fell like a personal party. Working with Brittney to make arrangements was top notch!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara B. Member Since 9/26/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 10/24/18 12:00 PM

Our group of 10 was so impressed with Jim, our server. We enjoyed the history of the winery, the wines and the facility.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Linda D. Member Since 9/6/2018My Frenemy
Landmark Tour - 8 Guest Minimum on 9/26/18 3:15 PM

Some comments from our Team: "..a beautiful winery. It was a fun experience and the wine was DELICIOUS" "I enjoyed the tour a lot! I thought that the history was interesting, the wine was tasty, and the tour guide was pretty knowledgeable. A highlight was being able to taste the grapes right off the vine & later taste the corresponding wine. I have never been to a winery that encourages that."

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Nancy A. K. Member Since 8/13/2018My BFF
Cab Camp 1 Sunset Vineyard Tour 9/22 on 9/22/18 5:30 PM

The experience and the wine were wonderful. I was disappointed in the food. I had the impression there would be more food. It was during the dinner hour and we were given wine to drink. Recommend more food!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Cathy B. Member Since 5/12/2017My BFF
Landmark Tour - 8 Guest Minimum on 9/22/18 2:15 PM

Woody, our guide & host, was exceptional; extremely knowledgeable! He managed our large group very well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Alicia M. Member Since 4/4/2017My BFF
Cab Camp 1 Sunset Vineyard Tour 9/22 on 9/22/18 5:30 PM

This was the first time I attended this event. I invited my sister. We both had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the wine, the food, and the environment. Our guide was very knowledgeable, humorous, and attentive. She made us feel very comfortable. We had a great time and we would definitely tell others about this. We also appreciated the discount in the wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natalie W. Member Since 9/6/2018My Boss
Landmark Tour - 8 Guest Minimum on 9/22/18 11:15 AM

What a terrific experience! We all felt so educated and our tour guide was so passionate about sharing the rich history of Concannon Winery. We ended with a beautiful sit-down wine tasting under the vineyard -wrapped archway. It was such a beautiful setting and couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren D. Member Since 8/2/2018My BFF
Grape Arbor Rental – 8 Guest Minimum on 9/01/18 11:00 AM

We had a great time at Concannon. The ambiance was great and the staff was all so welcoming! The scenery was absolutely beautiful!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin L. Member Since 8/30/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 9/01/18 2:30 PM

Beautiful day, lots of people. Even though crowded, host was able to serve us and explain wine. Definitely a family friendly environment.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vikram K. Member Since 6/6/2017My Parents
Grape Arbor Rental – 8 Guest Minimum on 8/25/18 11:30 AM

Second time hosting in grape arbor. Excellent experience and everyone enjoyed it. Kevin was very knowledgeable and along with helping select wines was very knowledgeable about the winery. All kudos to Concannon team

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Raymond L. Member Since 8/25/2013My BFF
Grenache & Gazpacho? Yes!! on 8/18/18 12:30 PM

As always, Leann presented an educational and entertaining experience in the beautiful ambiance of the Library.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristin K. Member Since 7/19/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 7/28/18 2:30 PM

I hosted an engagement party and it was wonderful. Great private area for 8 of us with David pouring wine and giving us some history of the area. Wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Betty H. Member Since 6/19/2018My Parents
Landmark Tour - 8 Guest Minimum on 7/21/18 11:15 AM

The vineyard and table reservation was gorgeous. I was very happy with the ambiance and environment. It is a beautiful venue for any event, meeting, party, etc.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim B. Member Since 4/2/2017My BFF
Keepin' It Fresh on 7/17/18 12:30 PM

As usual, this was an excellent event. It’s quite fun to learn about the wines you drink and to try different foods with wine. Keeping it Fresh was just that, informative and tasty! Thanks LeAnn and Jackie!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heartland T. Member Since 1/30/2018My BFF
Landmark Tour - 8 Guest Minimum on 7/14/18 2:30 PM

Beautiful! Informative! Enjoyed the variety of wine tasting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Catherine E. Member Since 3/2/2016My BFF
Landmark Tour - 8 Guest Minimum on 7/10/18 11:15 AM

Lovely day, well hosted!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara F. Member Since 6/24/2018My BFF
Let's Taco 'Bout Wine on 7/10/18 6:00 PM

What a fun evening. LeeAnn Kaufman is amazing both in her knowledge of wine with her festive and fun personality. Everyone at our table had a blast.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim B. Member Since 4/2/2017My BFF
Red, White & Blue on 7/07/18 12:30 PM

The event was held in the cellar library, where it is very cool. There was a nice mix of people all the to enjoy the series. The wine was excellent and paired amazingly with the slider.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maria D. Member Since 6/15/2018My BFF
Landmark Tour - 8 Guest Minimum on 7/06/18 2:15 PM

Our tour was excellent! Nick, our guide was knowledgeable, accommodating and very friendly! We are already looking forward to our next visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joseph Q. Member Since 5/29/2018My BFF
Blu Plate Special on 6/23/18 2:00 PM

Wine and cheese tasting event with a sommelier in the cellar library

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dianna A. Member Since 5/29/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting - 8 Guest Minimum on 6/14/18 2:00 PM

My team of 14 and I ran 30 minutes late due to traffic out of San Jose and when we finally arrived our Host was waiting for us and made our wine tasting event in the library the most fun. We drank wine, laughed, drank more wine and laughed more...fun was had by all and I would definitely do this again - minus the traffic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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