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Charles R Vineyards
8195 Crane Ridge Road
Livermore, CA 94550
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  • Friday
    11:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Saturday
    11:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Sunday
    11:30 am-4:30 pm
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Charles R Vineyards is part of the tasting rooms located off of Greenville Road. The tasting room is located at the end of an old mining road nestled among oak trees. Patrons can purchase wine by the glass or bottle to enjoy on the grounds. This location has patio areas and nature spaces that are perfect for a picnic lunch. Founded in 2002 by Charles and Bonne Bartlett, this label uses Livermore grapes to produce red varietals and dessert wines. We enjoyed the Vino de Amor Port made with Touriga National and Souzou grapes. Enjoy a tasting flight for $10 and dessert flight for $3. Outside food and pets on a leash are welcome.
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For your Wine Adventure:
  • Livermore AVA
    Livermore AVA
  • Wine Maker
    Wine Maker
    Richard (Dick) Bartlett
  • PetsDog Friendly
  • Outdoor SeatingOutdoor Seating: 114
  • Indoor SeatingIndoor Seating: 8
  • 2012 Barbera
    A traditional Italian Barbera with enticing raspberry aroma, flavors of dark cherry, plum, and earthy with a hint of nutmeg. Soft tannins intermingled with rustic spice. Ages well.
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
    Juicy, fruit forward, silky, earthy leather, touch of coriander, with balanced tannins and acid. Thoughts of blackberries on a fig newton and shaved baker's chocolate.
  • 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon –BA
    A deep red hue does not disappoint with inviting, complex nose of black plum, boysenberry, black cherry and cocoa. Silky texture, apricot and white pepper lingers on the palate.
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon –Julio
    This cabernet sauvignon speaks to you with traditional blackberry, plum, vanilla and light toasted oak. A delightful smooth, mellow experience and a finish that says, this is a Cab!
  • 2014 Chardonnay -Sur Lies
    Enticing floral aromas continue on the palate with crispy citrus and apple. A traditional French white burgundy, oak barreled using 100% malolactic fermentation. This sur lies chardonnay has notes of vineyard apples, minerals and subtle oak.
  • 2015 Chardonnay - Sur Lies
    Enticing floral aromas continue on palate with crispy citrus and apple. A traditional French white burgundy, with notes of earth, minerals and subtle oak.
  • 2013 Petite Sirah
    Rich ripe plum, blackberry, butter cream, coffee oak, and soft tannins. Fresh - like a rose bud just opening.
  • 2012 Petite Sirah
    Rich red with aromas of blackberry and cherry. After 3 years in oak, the fruit is flavors are layered with delicious notes ofnutmeg and cocoa.
  • 2016 Pinot Grigio
    Rich and lightly earthy with aromas of nectarines and almonds and a hint of rose. A warm and silky-smooth mouth feel brings an essence of peach and finishes with a zest of wight pepper.
  • 2015 Pinot Grigio
    Rich, full-bodied and lightly earthy with aromas of nectarines and almonds touched by a hint of rose. The warm and silky-smooth mouth feel brings an essence of peach cobbler and finishes with a zest of white pepper.
  • 2012 Sangiovese
    Bright and spicy, this rustic fruit foward Italian red exhibits an appealing structure, with old-world characteristics and racy tannins.
  • 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
    Elegant guava, candied grapefruit, and pineapple flavors with aromatic hints of citrus blossoms and lime. Aged in stainless steel with a crisp finish and mid-palate spiciness.
  • 2010 Syrah
    Rich and deeply hued with massive fruit, perfectly balanced acid, aged to perfection. A cherries flambe with vanilla bourboun.
  • 2009 Syrah
    Deeply hued with a ripe fruit nose, luscious black cherry, tobacco and vanilla notes. Well-balanced with a white pepper finish. Barreled 18 months and aged to perfection. Lightly filtered.
  • 2012 Touriga
    A favorite taste of Portugal with blackberry, blueberry, rock rose, violets and rosemary notes with a light sweet flavor of allspice. Ages beautifully.
  • 2009 Vino de Amor – Port “Wine of Love”
    Made in the true Portuguese style, this full-bodied port is the result of blending Touriga, Nacional, and Souzou grapes. The fruit is from a small, hand-crafted vineyard in the Central Valley (Tracy).
  • 2006 Vino de Amor – Reserve Port “10 Year Old Tawny
    Ten years old and knows it! Smooth, sinuous and pleasing. Limited production.
  • 2014 Zinfandel
    A classic elegant Zinfandel luscious raspberry, black cherry, and black plum notes, smooth mouth feel, and a pinch of white pepper and lavender finish. Think a candy apple dipped in caramel, crusted with cocoa powder.
  • 2013 Zinfandel
    Pleasant bouquet of boysenberry, floral notes and spice. Nice complexity reveals smooth notes of caramel with a mellow finish of white pepper.