Sip By Harvest Moon
Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 12:30 PM – 7:00 PM
- 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.
Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 4 PM – 7 PM
Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Club Members may bring two guests.
Wine 101: Fruit, Acids, Tannins
Date: Saturday, January 19th
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
Sip By Sunset
Date: Saturday, July 27
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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.
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.