LIVERMORE VALLEY VINTNERS' COLLECTIVE
Livermore Valley Vintners' Collective is a group of like minded winemakers who are part of the thriving Livermore Valley Appellation.
They have undertaken, as a side project, a study in styles with an agreed-upon framework of varietals. It is a contemplation on camaraderie and a meditation on what it means to express one's vision, as part of a group.
The group self selected, but the hope is that each year more of the Livermore Valley wineries will participate, creating a groundswell around this project. Our hope is to have widespread participation in this uniquely focused exhibition of quality and artistry.
Livermore Valley Vintner's Collective is a group of highly motivated and creative winemakers residing in the Livermore Valley. Driven by collaboration and inspiration, the group decided to begin a winemaking project....
What would happen if you give a group of winemakers a framework of varietals and ask them to make a wine. One that is totally unique, accessible and interesting. A representation of the specified grapes from the appellation, but with the fingerprints of each personality. Would you end up with similar wines? Would they be drastically different?
The answer lies within....
As Livermore Valley Wineries we agreed to create a blend from 100% Livermore Valley fruit, leaning on the exceptional quality found within our appellation. In order to retain clarity of purpose, no more than 50% new oak is to be used, and no adjuncts may be added.
Primary varietals were selected for uniqueness of blend and availability to the artists. The final blend consists of the winemaker's discretion within the following criteria:
<25% Cabernet Sauvignon
<25% Petite Sirah
<5% Winemaker's Choice (any varietal)
GETTING A TASTE
The final wines will have a minimum of 6 months bottle age and will all be released at the same time. Collector's Boxes are still available for the inaugural 2017 vintage.
The 2018 vintage will be released at all participating wineries March 19th, 2021. (please inquire with each winery as not all tasting rooms have opened due to covid)