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Wine country faces inflection point

Monday, July 31, 2023

That was far less than the historical number dating from the 1880s when Wente Vineyards and Concannon Vineyard… Read article here.

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The Best Winery In The East Bay is Responsible For The Wine scene In California As We Know It

Monday, July 31, 2023

Concannon Vineyard, The East Bay Time’s winner of The Best Winery For Tasting in the East Bay, is an original settler of the Livermore wine scene… Read article here.

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Discovering Tri-Valley, California: A Secret Bay Area Destination

Monday, July 31, 2023

A couple of the original vintners, Wente Vineyards and Concannon, survived prohibition and still lead the way… Read article here.

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Iconic California Heritage Clones

Friday, June 30, 2023

California heritage clones are those historic grapevines that were collected from the Old World over the past 125 years, identified for beneficial traits… Read article here.

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Sustainability in Livermore Valley Wine Country

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Environmental sustainability is becoming more widespread in winemaking and three Livermore wineries in particular are already ahead of the curve… Read article here.

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Bay Area’s best picnic spots: Concannon Vineyard

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Northern California has no shortage of picturesque wine country destinations… Read article here.

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The Nittany Epicurean: Petite Sirah Review

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Today, Livermore is the easternmost city in Alameda County and the gateway to the Bay Area for travelers from Southern California.

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Day Trip: Live a Little More in the Livermore Valley

Monday, December 09, 2019

Situated between 4,000-foot mountain ranges and proximity to the San Francisco Bay, the 15-mile long appellation is ideal for growing grapes and has attracted winemakers as far back as the 1800s. A few of California’s oldest family vineyards, Wente and Concannon, were pivotal in the rising of California’s prestige as a winemaking region.

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Local Dentists and Concannon Vineyard Support Cancer Patients Through Donations to the Women in Need Fund

Friday, November 01, 2019

Getting the news that you have breast cancer can be devastating, particularly if you are underinsured or have high medical deductibles and co-pays. ValleyCare Charitable Foundation’s Women in Need fund continues to bridge financial gaps for local patients coping with breast cancer. This month the Women in Need fund received a donation of $8,120 from Dentists Against Cancer, and a $2,700 donation from Concannon Vineyard.

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Livermore Rising

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Livermore Wine Valley, including Concannon Vineyard, is featured in the Best of the Bay Dining Guide in Los Gatos Magazine. 

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Cabernet Celebrated in Livermore Valley

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Today is International Cabernet Day, an event that could not go unnoticed at Concannon Vineyards in the Livermore Valley. The winery hangs its proverbial hat on the varietal that has been crowned king of all grapes, an entire month’s worth of activities are planned in commemoration.

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Concannon Vineyard Raising Funds For Valleycare Charitable Foundation’s Women In Need Fund During Their Celebration Of Cabernet Sauvignon

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Concannon Vineyard has created the Cab for a Cause program lasting the entire month of September to raise funds for ValleyCare Charitable Foundation’s Women in Need fund. Concannon hopes to help raise awareness of this extremely worthy cause as Breast Cancer Awareness month approaches.

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Livermore: The laid-back California wine country you didn’t know about

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Picture this: A warm California afternoon that’s spent sipping wine among the rolling hills, dotted with rows of vineyards and rich farmland. It’s not Napa, Sonoma or even Paso Robles. This humble hamlet, comprised of nearly 100,000 acres of grapes, is Livermore.

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DineOut Along the Road in Livermore, CA

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Concannon Vineyard was featured in the Livermore episode of DineOut Along the Road with host Ray O’Canto.

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California’s Greatest Grape Pruner Shapes Concannon Grounds by Shear Magic

Monday, April 03, 2017

With a simple pair of shears and a compassion for saving trees and bushes others thought were simply in the way, the man who has been Concannon’s chief groundskeeper and vineyard pruner for 30 years, has turned this vineyard estate into a fanciful display of greenery.

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New Concannon Pairings Series Kicks Off

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Touted as “seriously fun wine education,” the [Somm] series blends unique pairing concepts with an educational wine experience.

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Plan Your Next Perfect Getaway To Tri-Valley

Sunday, October 16, 2016

For planning a perfect getaway, ABC 7’s “Bay Area Life” host, Lizzie Bermudez, interviews John about the history and all that Concannon Vineyard and the Livermore Wine Valley has to offer.

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Taking the Macro View

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

“For a winery with such a rich past, Concannon is determined to lead in the future.” John Concannon, Fourth Generation Vintner, is featured in the Wine Institute’s, “Down To Earth” Newsletter discussing Concannon Vineyard’s commitment to sustainability.

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A founding family of California cabernet

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Somm’s Cover Story explores the intriguing and often surprising details that have led to “Celebrating 50 Years Of The Iconic Concannon Cabernet Clones 7, 8 and 11.” Discover the key role these clones played surrounding the Judgment of Paris that put California wines on the world map.

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The Trailblazer

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

How Concannon Vineyard Cultivated the Extraordinary Success of California Cabernet Sauvignon

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Concannon expands it pioneering legacy with a new generation of cabernet sauvignon from Paso Robles

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Randy Caparoso discusses Concannon’s iconic reputation, especially for Cabernet Sauvignon, from the release of its famous Concannon Cabernet Clones 7 & 8 to the release of a new generation of Cabernet wine in its first-ever offering from Paso Robles.

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John Concannon of Concannon Vineyard – the IntoWine Interview

Friday, February 06, 2015

IntoWine profiled Concannon’s pioneering contributions, including the remarkable story behind the Concannon Cabernet Clones 7 & 8 – an estimated 80% of California Cabernet is now planted to the Concannon Clones.

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Year’s Best Cabernet Sauvignon

Thursday, December 11, 2014

We were thrilled and honored that our 2009 Concannon Reserve Cabernet was named a “Year’s Best Cabernet Sauvignon” and awarded a 90 score from Wine & Spirits Magazine!

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Wine country toasts to the holidays

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concannon has been named one of 3 California and 10 U.S. holiday, wine country destinations to “Ring in the spirit of the season with wine country flair” by USA Today.

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California Crucible

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Wetmore and Concannon networked and acquired vine cuttings from Châteaus Lafite, Margaux and Yquem. ‘They kind of referred to Livermore as ‘the grand laboratory,’ says the fourth generation John Concannon.

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Wine Challenge Our Biweekly Quiz

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cabernet Sauvignon Around the World, Part 2 An estimated three-quarters of California Cabernet Sauvignon comes from clones named for, and first selected among vines at, this winery. Right! The answer is: Concannon Vineyard.

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Concannon Vineyard: Celebrating 131 Years of Family Winemaking

Thursday, September 25, 2014

“I often tell people that if you really want to understand a wine, then the best thing is actually experiencing the terroir and vineyard where it comes from, where the wine is born.

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Learn about Livermore Valley Wine Country and the wine legends of Livermore

Friday, August 29, 2014

Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani talks with John about the Concannon Cabernet Clones, “America’s First Petite Sirah,” and why divine intervention could have brought the Concannon family to Livermore back in the 1800s.

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California Drought

Thursday, August 28, 2014

“The harvest will most likely be lower, but the quality will be high for 2014,” Concannon said. “We’ve only farmed as much as we could water.“

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Concannon Vineyard: Important Contributions to the Wine Industry

Thursday, August 21, 2014

John has spent several years investigating and documenting the stories that have contributed to his family’s rich background: the larger than life personalities, the tremendous triumphs over terrific odds, the romances and voyages and adventures that all blend together to create the captivating Concannon story.

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The roots of California cab lie in Livermore, Concannon says

Thursday, August 07, 2014

“There are 80,000 acres of cab (in California) and 75 percent of it are Concannon clone,” Concannon said, adding a kicker, “and the mother vine comes from our cabernet vineyard.”

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

For planning a perfect summer getaway, Zahrah Farmer interviews John about Concannon’s amazing history while showing the winery’s beautiful landscapes and winery.

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Top 25 Most Awesome Tasting Rooms in California

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Concannon was named one of the Top 25 “coolest, hippest, hottest, most fun and awesome tasting rooms in California.”

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A Vintage Heritage

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

An Interview with John Concannon, 4th Generation Vintner, Concannon Vineyard. “For us, it’s all about the care we take to give our customers a great wine experience.”

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How the French and American Wine Industries are Joined at the Clone and Root

Friday, August 09, 2013

The Concannon and Wente Connection. Dr. Liz Thach interviews John about the historic Concannon Cabernet Clones 7, 8—the most widely planted Cabernet clones in California– and their genetic roots in 1893 Bordeaux, Chateau Margaux.

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Livermore’s Concannon founder named to Irish America Hall of Fame

Thursday, July 26, 2012

James Concannon, founder of our winery, was in good company with the likes of President John F. Kennedy and Commodore John Barry, “father of the U.S. Navy,” who were previously honored.

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Stark Insider TV: Celebrating 50 years of Petite Sirah with Jim Concannon

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Clinton Stark highlights Concannon’s “50th Anniversary of Petite Sirah” as well as Jim‘s 80th Birthday in this wonderful account of history, celebration… and John’s very special tribute of “Crimson & Clover” wine to his father.

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Man of the Year: Jim Concannon

Monday, November 01, 2010

Jim was honored to receive this award from Tasting Panel which says “the family story runs through Concannon’s wines as surely as does the vineyard fruit.

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Jim Concannon to receive “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the California State Fair

Thursday, July 12, 2007

According to the California State Fair, Jim was honored with this prestigious award because: “His contribution to the wine business reaches back to the late 1960s when he acted in a leadership capacity to provide Cabernet Sauvignon root stock used in the development of what are now known as Clone 7, 8 and 11.

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