Saturday & Sunday, March 10 & 11, 2018

“Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun!” Barrel Tasting Weekend rolls into the Livermore Valley Wine Country March 10 and 11, join over 40 Livermore Valley wineries, breweries and distilleries! Meet the Makers and sample wines right out of the barrel. Charles R will be featuring a barrel sample of our 2016 Petite Sirah from Casa de Vina.  Check out for all of the details.

Live music is always better, and the band KNR will be playing pop, rock, country and blues with a distinctive sound of vocal harmonies, acoustic, electric, and keyboard instrumentation on Saturday from 1-4pm.

We will be pairing Charles R wines with Carne Asada, Fish and Vegetable Tacos hot off the grill from Your Taco Guy. The menu features only whole, natural ingredients, fresh meats and produce, dried herbs and spices, rice and beans, is gluten and soy free, with vegan and vegetarian options.

And save room for dessert! Jen, our local Chocolatier will be serving up an amazing variety of Fab Delight’s Chocolate Truffles, made fresh every day by hand with the best ingredients available in the market.

The tasting room will be also be filled with beautiful hand crafted jewelry by Bev Patterson along with hand woven baskets, watercolor and acrylic original art from Stephen Barkkarie.

Buy your tickets in advance and save $10, 1 ticket, two days for $45 online or $55 day of event. 


February 1 – March 11
Start your adventure at Charles R and follow the Livermore Valley Wine Country Painted Barrel Trail, sampling great wines, and admiring the original artwork from a wide array of artists painted on wine barrels.

Charles R Plein Air Patio Painter’s Lorraine Wells, Cheri Newkirk, Dorothy Maestas, Mary Jane Hassmann and Bonnie Bartlett joined together to paint the Charles R wine barrel on display in our Tasting Room.

The barrels will be on display February 1st through Barrel Tasting Weekend, March 10-11. You can participate in the Painted Barrel Raffle, and bring a one of a kind barrel home, along with a case of wine! You can purchase raffle tickets in the participating winery tasting rooms, or in the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association’s office.


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Charles R Vineyards is available for special private celebrations and corporate events.  Intimate educational wine tasting’s, food pairing and tours of our winery available upon request. Click Event Venue to book your party!

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water!” 
~~~ Galileo Gallilei

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