Monthly Archives: September 2011

A feast fit for Petite Sirah

This year, we were thrilled to celebrate our 50th years as America’s First Petite Sirah. We’ve been making this tasty varietal longer than anyone else in the United States! Since this wine has long been a part of our family celebrations, we thought we’d share some family recipes that you can serve alongside this original Concannon Vineyard wine. Continue reading

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From Ballerina to America’s First Professional Female Winemaker, Katherine Vajda: Winemaker at Concannon Vineyard (1950-1960)

As we celebrate our 128th consecutive year producing wine under the Concannon family label, I am reminded of the remarkable Katherine Vajda, our winemaker from 1950 to 1960.

Katherine was the first technically-trained, professional woman winemaker in the United States. Highly respected for her knowledge, skill and training, she served as an active participant on the Technical Advisory Board of the California Wine Institute.
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All about harvest

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Have you ever wondered what takes place during the grape harvest? Here’s a brief rundown on what we’re doing right now and why this is such a fun time to come and visit the Livermore Valley! Continue reading

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Come visit us!

Nothing’s more fun on a sunny summer weekend than heading out for a day of wine tasting. Next time you’re in the mood, why not pay us a visit in the Livermore Valley? Historic Concannon Vineyard is picture-perfect, a great … Continue reading

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