"Our local wineries will offer more than 20 different events including a food and wine pairing competition, culinary demonstrations, vineyard tours, wine tasting seminars and a five-course varietal dinner featuring 17 Livermore Valley Sauvignon wines," said spokeswoman Tami Kelly.
It kicks off Thursday night with the annual quest for food and wine pairing excellence on Thursday evening at the Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery event center in Pleasanton. Twenty winemakers are partnering with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors, and those who attend can taste the pairings then cast their votes for the People's Choice award.
Friday through Sunday, wineries throughout the Livermore Valley will host cooking classes, barrel seminars, vineyard tours and more. Saturday night, guests join winemakers for a varietal dinner in a wine country setting.
For a complete list of events, visit the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association website at www.lvwine.org or call 447-9463.