McGrail Vineyards is OPEN by Reservation for tastings and bottle service daily! Curbside pickup is also open daily from 10:30-4:30PM.

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Livermore Valley

Thanksgiving Pairings

McGrail Vineyards and Winery wines pair perfectly for Thanksgiving Dinner!

As the leaves change and a crisp breeze fills the air, we find ourselves reflecting on the year that’s gone by and expressing our deepest gratitude for your unwavering support. Your loyalty to McGrail Vineyards has been a driving force behind our passion for producing exceptional wines. We’re truly thankful for each and every one of you.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we want to invite you to celebrate this special time of year with us. Whether you’re hosting a grand feast of sharing an intimate meal with loved ones, our wines are the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving dinner.

? Wine Recommendation: McGrail Vineyards Shamus Patrick Red Blend

Our Shamus Patrick Red Blend is a Bordeaux style red blend, and an exquisite, limited-production wine, known for its rich, velvety texture, and complex flavors. It pairs beautifully with the traditional flavors of Thanksgiving.

? Thanksgiving Pairing Suggestions:

Start your meal with a glass of our 2021 McGrail Family Chardonnay or 2022 Kylie Ryan Rosé to complement appetizers and salads. Enjoy our Chardonnay with this delicious Honeycrisp Salad.

As you gather around the table for the main course, the Shamus Patrick Red Blend is a splendid choice to enhance the flavors of roast turkey, cranberry sauce, and savory stuffing.

Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Our McGrail Vineyards Merlot is the perfect pairing for pumpkin pie or chocolate desserts.

To make your Thanksgiving celebrations even more memorable, we’ve put together a special offer for you. Use the code “GRATITUDE2023” to enjoy a 35% discount on your order of our Shamus Patrick Red Blend. This offer is valid until November 30th, 2023.

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Thank you for being a part of the McGrail Vineyards family. We wish you a joyous and grateful Thanksgiving season filled with love, laughter, and, of course, exceptional wine.

Cheers to you and to the memories we continue to create together. For further pairing ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner, join us for Gather, Gobble, and Cheers on Thursday, November 16th. More information here.

Livermore Valley

Luxury Wine Weekend Wrap Up

First of kind for Livermore Valley Wine Country

The Livermore Valley Luxury Wine Weekend on March 24th – March 26th at the Purple Orchid Resort and Spa featuring McGrail Vineyards and Cuda Ridge Wines was a huge success! New friendships, amazing experiences, and delectable treats all weekend long. 

@mcgrailvineyards Livermore Valley Luxury Wine Weekend was such a fantastic experience! From our welcome dinner with Soleil woodfired pizza, vertical tastings at both McGrail Vineyards and Cuda Ridge Wine, lunch among the vines with personalized picnic baskets, Dinner from LB Steak, accommodations from the Purple Orchid Inn… it was a weekend to remember! This event will be happening next in 2024 so be sure to look out for future dates! Cheers! ##livermorevalleywinetasting##livermorevalley##livermorewine##awardwinningwine##mcgrailvineyardsandwinery##cudaridgewinery##mcgrailvineyards##lbsteak##luxury##luxurywineweekend@@cudaridge ♬ Vienna – Billy Joel
Save the Date

April 18-21st, 2024
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Purple Orchid Resort and Spa,  (925) 606-8855

Livermore Valley

Luxury Wine Weekend in the Livermore Valley

First of kind for Livermore Valley Wine Country

The Livermore Valley Luxury Wine Weekend is next month: March 24th – March 26th at the Purple Orchid Resort and Spa featuring McGrail Vineyards and Cuda Ridge Wines.  This unique weekend experience was brought to life with the partnerships between Cuda Ridge, McGrail Vineyards, and Purple Orchid Resort and Spa. Our goal is to provide an extravagant wine experience highlighting quality wines from Livermore Valley and showcasing the amazing region we live in. 

Weekend Getaway

Livermore Valley is largely a day trip for visitors to the Livermore Valley wineries.   “The Luxury Wine Weekend is our first attempt to show that Livermore Valley Wine Community is an ideal weekend destination spot for wine lovers”, says Heather McGrail. “We have something special here where the community of growers and vintners in Livermore Valley have created a place where you can find incredible wines and unique experiences with family style hospitality”. With our proximity to San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland we are the perfect weekend getaway. You get to leave the city and escape into a relaxing country lifestyle.

Livermore wineries have continued to raise the bar on quality year after year.   The Livermore Valley Luxury Wine Weekend showcases several of our top-quality wines of the region and brings together the family style hospitality we are known for. “Livermore Valley had another great showing at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition winning 174 awards, with 79 of those being Gold, Double Gold, and Best of Class”, say Larry Dino. “And there is no better place to host the weekend experience than the Purple Orchid Resort and Spa, a Luxury Boutique Hotel in Livermore’s wine country”.

Details about the Weekend

This exclusive weekend includes a two-night stay at the Purple Orchid. Friday night reception with the winemakers and proprietors of McGrail Vineyards and Cuda Ridge Wines hosted at the resort. Off-site Vertical and Library tastings at each of the wineries. Lunch in the vineyards, wine dinner with LB Steak capped off by an evening of live music, and much more.   This is an exclusive experience, you will not want to miss.

Contact the Purple Orchid Resort and Spa at (925) 606-8855 for more information and reservations.  

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Purple Orchid Resort and Spa,  (925) 606-8855

Livermore Valley

2022 Recap

Happy New Year! We are thankful for 2022—a year of incredible blessings, new friends, some sort of new normalcy, and wonderful memories that we won’t soon forget. As we take a moment to reflect on the past year, reminiscing on the hardships, the joyful moments, and everything in between, we remember how truly fortunate we are to have such supportive friends and family. All of us at McGrail Vineyards thank you for your enduring devotion and championship in 2022. We approach 2023, our fifteenth year, with the same enthusiasm and passion we’ve had throughout our journey and look forward to the new experiences it delivers.

Join us as we look back at the past year and remember a few of the great memories!


From Chardonnay in our Sparkling program to Touriga Nacional in our Slainte, we harvested from August 15th to November 1st. Of our longest harvests in Mark’s 40+ years of Winemaking. Mark gives a full harvest recap HERE.

Wine Club Release Parties

We celebrated our fantastic members all year long with Release Parties in February, May, August and November for our Quarterly Members and in September for our Annual Members! The release parties were a favorite of ours as we got to catch up with our friends, enjoy live music, and taste the newest vintage of some of our favorite wines!

Wine Education Events and Classes

While we love all things wine, we also LOVE learning more about the intricacies of wine, wine with food, wine with music, and wine with fitness. Some of our favorite events are the classes we host with our local friends that include cheese and wine pairings, cheeseboard making classes, chocolate truffles and wine, and fitness classes that are savored with wine following! When we aren’t pairing the wine, we love to see how the wine ages by offering comparative tastings of multiple vintages.


The views from the top of the Greenville hill are breathtaking. Whether you are tasting from the patio or picnicking on the front lawn, you can’t help but enjoy those beautiful views. As the sunsets in the west, the views become even more spectacular and make our Sunset concerts some of the very best events we offer. In 2022, we offered several concerts from our local live musicians as well as a few larger names including Pasquale, the Italian tenor.


We are truly honored to have received so many awards in 2022. Our wines have continued to grow and evolve and we have been fortunate enough to received some third party endorsements with many of our wines. Here’s a few of our favorites!

Thank you!

As we celebrate the past year, we are so blessed to have each and every one of our customers in our lives! From the tasting room to the crush pad, the people we have met through the winery, make it the very best! We look forward to a fantastic 2023 and look forward to many great memories to come!

Holy McGrail Members Lounge Livermore Valley

Members Lounge

We are thrilled to welcome our Holy McGrail Wine Club Members to our brand new lounge, located in the barrel room at McGrail Vineyards.

Holy McGrail Wine Club Members

The Members Lounge has been updated with farm-style tables for you and your family to enjoy McGrail wines

Members Lounge is open to Wine Club Members and up to 5 guests at any given time. Our farm tables are communal and available first come, first serve. Please note that the Lounge is setup to enjoy wine by the glass or bottle.

For wine tasting, please book a reservation on the patio or taste at our front bar before or after enjoying the lounge.

Our members lounge is located in our barrel room and is open on non-event, weekend days.  We have communal seating at farm tables available on a first come, first serve basis.  This room is open to Holy McGrail Wine Club Members.  We do not make reservations for this room as it is designed for those on property before or after their tastings.  Please make sure to book a tasting on the patio or at the front bar before or after you enjoy the lounge.  While we love your furry friends, only service animals are allowed.  Children are welcome to join their parents in the members lounge, but must remain seated.


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This was our first wine release party at the vineyard and we had a wonderful time. Delicious wine, yummy pizza, and loved the saxophone music! Thank you.

Karen Huff, Club Member