Concannon Vineyard FAQs

Concannon Vineyard Wine

Q: Where can I buy Concannon near me?
A: Simply enter your ZIP code in the wine locator: www.ConcannonVineyard.com/WineLocator. Please call ahead prior to visiting the store to check for wine availability.

Q: My store does not currently carry Concannon, how can I get it?
A: Request from your wine department at your favorite store to bring Concannon into their store or if we can legally ship to your state, order from our e-Store: www.Shop.ConcannonVineyard.com.

Q: I see that Glen Ellen is now under the Concannon Vineyard label, is this the same wine?
A: Yes. Concannon Vineyard was founded in 1883 and became part of The Wine Group in 2002, the same year TWG purchased the Glen Ellen brand. The restoration and re-vitalization of the historic Concannon Vineyard brand was planned in a series of phases to be completed over a ten year period. Packaging modifications have been occurring gradually over the years to allow consumers to maintain their familiarity with their favorite Concannon Vineyard wine. Early in 2012, the Glen Ellen Vineyard brand was discontinued and Concannon Vineyard’s Glen Ellen tier was established. The new package prominently displays the Ellen Rowe Concannon Victorian, the wine’s namesake, which is proudly located on Concannon Vineyard’s Livermore Valley estate winery.

Q: Are Concannon Vineyard wines gluten free?
A: We did not use wheat, barley or rye in the production of these wines.

Q: Are Concannon Vineyard wines vegan friendly?
A: In the bottled state, the wines do not contain any animal products.

Q: How much sodium is in the wines?
A: Table wines are low in sodium. According to our Winemaker, there is approximately 5 mg per 5‐oz serving.

Q: What are sulfites?
A: Sulfites are a natural by‐product of the fermentation process, and as with other wineries, we add a small amount of sulfites as a preservative. The TTB, Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (formerly the BATF, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms), requires that no more than 300 ppm (parts per million) or 0.03% of sulfites, be added to wines. Our wines average approximately 180 ppm or 0.018%.

Q: How many calories are in a glass of Concannon Vineyard wine (5 oz.)?
A: Varies upon each delicious glass of Concannon Vineyard wine. For current Nutritional Information, click here.

Online Store

Q: What states can Concannon Vineyard ship wine to?
A: As of August 14, 2012, we can currently ship wine to all states except for AL, AZ, AR, DE, IN, KY, MA, MS, NJ, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD and UT.

Q: I’m having some trouble with my order on the e-store. Who can I contact?
A: We’re sorry for the inconvenience. Please e-mail weborders@Concannonvineyard.com or contact our customer service at 925-583-1537. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Concannon Vineyard Tasting Room

Q: What are the hours of operation?
A: Open 11-4:30pm daily. Hours vary on certain holidays; please call the tasting room before your visit (800)258-9866. We are closed on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Q: What is the tasting fee?
A: $10 for a Concannon Vineyard general tasting.  Gatekeeper Guild wine club members’ taste complimentary along with 3 guests (4 tastings total).

Q: I have a large group (8+ guests) that would like to do a tasting.
A: To better serve you and your party, we ask that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance that your group is coming for a tasting. This will allow us to better serve your group. Please click here to reserve a large party tasting. You can also upgrade to a private tour & tasting experience. For $20/ person, your large group will get an intimate, personal visit to our historic winery, guided by one of our friendly and knowledgeable tour ambassadors.

Q: Does Concannon Vineyard offer public tours?
A: Tours are available by reservation at $20/person. Please click here to make a private tour & tasting reservation.

Q: Does Concannon Vineyard have a picnic area on the property?
A: Our picnic facilities are for the enjoyment of Concannon Tasting Room or Underdog Wine Bar guests only. Please call (925) 456-2505 for more information.

Q: What are the picnic rules at Concannon Vineyard?
A: Click here for full list of courtesies.

Q: Can I bring my dog on the grounds of Concannon Vineyard?
A: Yes, we are dog friendly outdoor facility. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and are the dog owners are ‘responsible’ for their dog. Eye-seeing dogs are allowed inside the property and on the patio.

Q: Can I take pictures of the property or can I bring a photographer to take family photos or wedding/engagement photos?
A: You are welcome to capture the beauty of our property as long as it does not disrupt other patrons experience at the property or work of employees. We do ask that your party stays out of the actual vineyards (it can be dangerous) and stay in common areas during normal business hours. There are no fees. Please share your pictures with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ConcannonVineyard.

Q: Does Concannon Vineyard sell older barrels?
A: Concannon Vineyard does not currently have barrels available for sale.

Q: Who can I contact about a comment or suggestion to improve the Concannon Vineyard estate?
A: We are always trying to improve our grounds to provide an even better experience for our visitors. Please contact our Estate Manager, Kevin Baskin.

Q: How many acres does Concannon have in the Livermore Valley?
A: Concannon has roughly 200 acres planted and about 109 of that is Petite Sirah.

Q: What sets Livermore Valley apart as a wine country region?
A: Livermore is undergoing a wine renaissance. Winegrowing has a heritage in the area dating back to the 1800s. Legendary winemakers like James Concannon, CH Wente and Charles Wetmore chose this area because of its fertile soil and climate ideally suited to grape-growing. Livermore is like what Napa was over 30 years ago. The wineries are small and offer visitors a friendly, familiar connection.

Events at Concannon Vineyard

Q: Where can I get a list of public and Gatekeeper’s Guild events at Concannon Vineyard?
A: You can find a list of events and details on our events page.

Q: Do you have weddings at Concannon Vineyard?
A: We currently are not booking weddings. However, we are happy to host your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, etc.

Q: Do you host private events?
A: Based upon availability and size of your group, we can host your group in our Tasting Room, Library, Underdog Wine Bar, Darcie Kent Wine Gallery, the Lawn area, area in front of the Glen Ellen-Rowe house or Grape Arbor. Please inquire with our Event Coordinator: Events@ConcannonVineyard.com.

Retail Owner Questions

Q: Who is your distributor in my state?
A: Please e-mail info@ConcannonVineyard.com with the name of your retail location and address. We will get right back to you with the information.

Q: Can I purchase a Concannon Vineyard display rack?
A: Please e-mail info@ConcannonVineyard.com with your store information. We’ll have our sales representative get back to you.

Q: Who can I request promotional materials from?
A: Please e-mail info@ConcannonVineyard.com with your information; specify which materials are needed and any other information in particular. We’ll see what we can do.

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