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New wine village at Livermore’s Harvest Celebration

By Jessica Yadegaran
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 3:36 pm in Corkheads.

If you read our story last week on Livermore’s 28th annual Harvest Wine Celebration taking place from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7, you know the grapegrowers association has scaled back this year’s festivities. Thanks, economy.

But the good news is that they’ve stepped up the convenience factor. Let’s face it. As much as we like schlepping from winery to winery in triple-digit heat, what we’d really prefer is to have them all in one place, preferably a park, where we can electric-slide our feet from booth to booth tasting the nectar of various wineries.

This year, 21 wineries will pour their stuff at Robertson Park’s “Harvest Village.” It will be held both days, Sept. 6 and 7, and will feature tastings, live music, ping-pong, arts-and-crafts, and food that you pay for separately.

This is the way to see, er, taste your way through Livermore. A two-day ticket is $50 in advance and $75 at the event and includes free shuttles (Sunday only), tastings/food/entertainment at wineries and Robertson Park. Sunday-only tickets are $45, Monday-only tickets are $40 and include tastings at all wineries on the tour. For tickets, visit the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.

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