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October 2019

Sip By Harvest Moon

Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 12:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Join us for a RM harvest celebration during our last Sip by Sunset of the year! There are lots of fun activites to get a taste of the harvest action:
  • Listen to a harvest update talk with winemaker Meredith Sarboraria at 2 PM and 5 PM.
  • Take a tour of our estate vineyard. 
  • Taste the grapes during the crush production. 
  • Enjoy live music with Natalia from 4 PM – 7 PM.
  • Stock up for the upcoming holidays with our harvest wine sale on the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Petit Verdot.
Club members are welcome to make table reservations for this event. Help us kick off the 2019 vintage at RM during this fun event!
Wine flights are not available after 5 PM. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass and by the bottle from 5 PM – 7 PM. 

Wine Wednesday

Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 4 PM – 7 PM

Enjoy a glass of wine during a midweek happy hour at Rodrigue Molyneaux. Wine will be available to purchase by the glass and by the bottle. Picnics welcome!

November 2019

Bonjour Autumn

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Club Members may bring two guests.

Say “Hello” to the newest Bordeaux style wine at Rodrigue Molyneaux during the Bonjour Autumn fall club distribution party. A trio of Bordeaux style wines will be released, including the 2016 Cabernet Franc, double gold winner at the 2019 California State Fair. 
An educational talk focusing on Cabernet Franc will take place at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM. Taste our wine, along with a French Cabernet Franc, to compare the terroir. Guests are also welcome to taste the must of a varietal during the 2019 harvest fermentation and a Cabernet Franc currently undergoing barrel aging.

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January 2019

Wine 101: Fruit, Acids, Tannins

Date: Saturday, January 19th
Time: TBD

There’s no mystery to wine-tasting – only practice. Club members are invited to learn wine-tasting basics in this fun and engaging class. In this informative class, we’ll look at the diverse fruit profiles in RM wines as well as identify the taste, mouthfeel and complexity that tannins bring to wine. Taught by one of our experienced tasting room staff members, this class includes an introduction to sensory evaluation on color, nose and palate and best practices in tasting methods.

February 2019

Chocolate and Cabernet

Date: Saturday, February 9th
Time: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

All across Livermore Valley you’ll find chocolate and wine pairings this Valntine’s Day. But what’s the secret to achieving a balanced pairing? At the Chocolate and Cabernet RM Wine Club distribution party – you be the judge. Our expert tasting room staff will be on hand to walk you through tastings of a variety of chocolate pairings with our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Learn what works and what doesn’t when pairing chocolate and wine.

Free for Wine Club Members. Non-Club Guests of Club Members welcome $10.
March 2019
RM Learns: Wine and Food Pairing 101

Date: Saturday, March 2
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Cost: $40 per person, Club only
Limited Seating – RSVP Only

At RM, we pride our wines for their food friendliness – but what does that truly mean? Learn the basics of wine and food pairing led by two highly experienced tasting room staff members. With delicious, homemade small bites paired with four of our most popular wines, you’ll be guided on what types of cheese compliment a palate-cleansing varietal. And, you will learn if you can serve a savory meat with one of our lightest Italians! Class includes interactive lecture on wine balance, sensory analysis, the flavor “pyramid” and take-home, easy recipes of small bites with recommended wines. Bon Appetit! Club Members Only

Livermore Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend

Date: Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th
Time: 12:00PM – 4:30PM
Tickets: TBA

Join Rodrigue Molyneaux along with more than 30 additional Livermore Valley wineries for this annual ticketed weekend-long event. At RM Winery, event participants are invited into the barrel room to taste Merlot that is now aging in 3 unique barrels: French Oak, American Oak and Hungarian Oak. Compare how each of these different barrels affects the wine and how oak barrels can act like a spice rack for winemakers to produce a finished wine.

Saturday Only Winemaker Meredith Sarboraria will be in RM’s barrel room guiding guests through the barrel tastings of our Merlot and discuss how she approaches barrel management in her winemaking.

Visit the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association website for additional information.

April 2019

Cabernet Through the Years

Club Member Vertical tasting

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 1 PM – 2:30 PM and 3:30PM – 5:00PM
Cost: $25 per club member. $30 for non-club member guests.
Limited Space – SOLD OUT

Discover the history of winemaking at Rodrigue Molyneaux with an exclusive look into the RM wine library. Our Level 1 Sommelier will guide guests through four RM Estate Cabernet Sauvignon wines: three library vintages and a preview of an unreleased vintage. Identify the unique terroir you can only taste in RM wines grown on our slice of the Livermore AVA.

Earth Day Celebration

Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: 12:30PM – 4:00PM

Spend a relaxing afternoon taking an informational walk of our California native plant gardens that surround our tasting room. In honor of Earth Day, a portion of every tasting fee on Saturday, April 20 will be donated to the East Bay Regional Parks Foundation. Guests are also invited to take home cuttings from our bay leaf tree.

May 2019

Mother’s Day

Date: Sunday, May 11
Time: 12 PM – 5 PM

Club Members invited to bring a picnic and treat mom to a relaxing after in the RM gardens. Club Members may reserve tables with seatings starting at 12PM for this popular picnic day.

Spring has Sprung – Club Member Picnic Day

Spring Wine Club Distribution Party

Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 12 PM – 8 PM   Regular tasting room hours 12:30 – 5 PM

Due to the rainy weather forecast for this day, we have had to cancel our club member picnic day. We will still have live music inside the tasting room starting at 1PM. Guests may picnic from 12:30 -5 if there is a break in the weather, but we do not have any covered locations available. Those with picnic reservations may contact us to reschedule to another date.

Live Music with Natalia 4 PM – 8 PM

Club Members are invited to pack a fabulous picnic to compliment the newest wine club releases for our annual Club Member picnic day. There will be three picnic seatings for the event. Reserve early before this popular event fills up!

June 2019

Teacher Appreciation Weekend

Date: Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9
Time: 12:30 PM – 5 PM

K-12 teachers and retired K-12 teacher, with a valid  ID, are treated to a well deserved free tasting at RM for the start of summer break.

Father’s Day

Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: 12:00 PM – 5 PM

Pack a picnic and treat dad to a relaxing afternoon at Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery this Father’s Day. Club membersmay reserve tables in the RM gardens for up to 2 hours starting 12:00 PM. 

Sip By Sunset

Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Enjoy the cool summer evenings with extended tasting room hours and live music with Ben Gill. Please note that tasting flights are not available for our evening events. Picnics are welcome.

July 2019

Sip By Sunset

Date: Saturday, July 27
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

August 2019

Cin Cin! A Tast of Italy
Summer Wine Release Club Member Party

Date: Saturday, August 24
Time: 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Pizza Seatings: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM & 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Cost: Free for Club Members. Club Member guests welcome. Complimentary tasting fees will be honored according to club membership level.

Wine sales will end at 5 PM and the winery will close at 6 PM. 

Join us for a celebration of Italian grapes on California roots during the Summer Club Member wine distribution. Included in the summer release are our 2016 Barbera, 2015 Merlot and the highly anticipated 2016 Sangiovese – Double Gold and Best Micro Red at the 2019 California State Fair!Take an educational tour of the neighboring Nebbiolo vineyard and learn about the Italian grapes we use at the winery. Natalia will also be playing music in the gardens from 1 PM – 4 PM. 
Club members will have the opportunity to pre-purchase pizza to enjoy at the event to compliment our Italian style wine.  Please note there will be no same-day food purchases.

September 2019

Harvest Festival

Date: Sunday, September 1
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Learn about winery operations and vineyard management at Rodrigue Molyneaux. Winery tours will be offered on the hour with vineyard tours on the half hour as part of the Livermore Valley Harvest Celebration. For tickets and additional information visit lvwine.org.