Since our founding, our winery has always embraced the macro view of environmental stewardship and respect for the land — that it's not just about how you grow grapes, but most importantly, it’s about how you treat your employees, neighbors, guests and customers along with the responsibility of being a good neighbor and joyfully giving back to the community.
Public and Private Winery Tours During every tour, we provide opportunities for guests to reconnect with the land, its natural wonders and wildlife, and the vineyard dynamics of sustainable winegrowing. At Concannon, everyday is Earth Day, and guests have a great time seeing and enjoying sustainable farming’s beautiful and delicious results throughout the wine tastings and winery experiences.
The Concannon Green TeamWe started our “Green Team” to strengthen coordination of best practices in sustainability throughout our entire estate winery. Green Team members represent leaders from our winegrowing and estate hospitality teams who meet to identify and continually improve our efforts in green practices, conservation and preservation. We are also always looking for fun, inspiring ways to educate employees and guests about the myriad of benefits surrounding sustainable farming and living.
Providing Food & Touching Lives Since 1883, Concannon has always considered it a privilege, joy and sacred duty to help our neighbors in need throughout the Livermore Valley and in communities across America. Today, we are honored to support: regional food banks across the country through the “Concannon Give Thanks” program; the Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry; and the Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare Breast Cancer, Women in Need Fund.
For more information and how to participate, please see Philanthropy.
Livermore Valley Chamber of CommerceConcannon actively supports our local chamber in helping to enhance our business environment, community betterment and quality of life in Livermore. Our winery provides local leadership as well as venues at our estate for Chamber events.
Livermore DowntownConcannon has been a long time supporter of this organization which spearheaded the revitalization of our historic, downtown district. Today, downtown Livermore is the vibrant scene of charming cafés, beautiful outdoor patios, live music, boutique shopping and thriving museums and theaters.
UC DavisExciting discoveries in earth-friendly farming and advanced viticulture management are happening faster than anyone could have imagined even a decade ago, and the possibilities in sustainable technologies in water, soil, air, vine and wine are phenomenal in their scope and promise for the future.
At Concannon, we are committed more than ever to our 134-year relationship with UC Davis in ongoing collaborative work and research for developing and establishing best winegrowing practices not only at our estate, but also for the benefit of all California winegrowing.
Wine InstituteAfter Prohibition had decimated the wine industry, Capt. Joe Concannon became a founding member in 1934 of the Wine Institute to help reintroduce best winegrowing practices for rebuilding an entire California wine industry.
Since 1934, Concannon has remained in active leadership with the Wine Institute which today “is the public policy advocacy association of California wineries. Wine Institute brings together the resources of 1,000 wineries and affiliated businesses to support legislative and regulatory advocacy, international market development, media relations, scientific research, and education programs that benefit the entire California wine industry.”
The 2015 California Wines Summit Welcome DinnerIn May, 2015, Concannon welcomed the Wine Institute Board and a special group of 40 global wine buyers and media touring California to learn more about California’s wines, its wine pioneers and the founding of the wine industry.
Livermore Valley Winegrowers AssociationJohn Concannon serves as a Board member of the LVWGA which is dedicated to advancing, protecting and promoting the quality wines, vineyards and experiences of the Livermore Valley Wine Country. Concannon helps promote and sponsor many of its activities including the annual “Harvest Wine Celebration,” “Taste Our Terroir,” and “Holidays in the Vineyards.”
International Cabernet SymposiumConcannon is an active participant and supporter of this non-profit, organization, dedicated to creating an educational forum for the cultural and technical exchange of winegrower knowledge, encompassing the world’s finest regions for growing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and related varietal wines. In 2014, John Concannon was honored to address this international group of top Cabernet producers on the “The Concannon Cabernet Clones 7 & 8.”
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian CollectionFrom John Concannon’s ongoing work with the Smithsonian, these three, extremely rare, Prohibition-dated bottles are now at home in the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian collection.
Concannon is continuing its work to provide historical items and documents to the Smithsonian for its ongoing exhibition: Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000.