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Cedar Mountain Winery

Sandy Sims & Tom Wilmer

Livermore Valley Winery and Tasting Room

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Cedar Mountain Winery wine tasting roomThe tasting room—feeling more like a friendly country store—is through a door at the side of Earl and Linda Ault’s ranch-style home, vineyard and patio, where they carry on a range of entertaining events, including a blue grass concert, Cinco de Merlot, Olive Oil Bottling, Port and Cigar Tasting.
This bubbly, enthusiastic couple have the Midas touch whatever they do. Earl—the winemaker—is an accomplished sculptor, watercolorist, and large format photographer. Linda was featured in Diablo Magazine as one of the five Best Amateur Chefs in the East Bay Area of San Francisco.
Cedar Mountain Winery Livermore Valley viewThe Aults were living in Eastern Washington—he a physicist, she in physics and computer science—when they became interested in the wine industry.
After transferring to Livermore, they bought land and became growers, eventually dipping into winemaking. They took courses at U.C. Davis and produced their first wines in 1990.
Their Cabernet earned three gold medals in national competitions. Earl’s foray into port wines got him named one of the top five Port producers in the country by Wine Enthusiast magazine. And Cedar Mountain is the only certified green winery in the East and South Bay since 2001. Their excellent facilities out back allow them to bottle and process wines for small, local wineries.

Fascinating Fact:

Linda Ault makes vinegars from their left over wines.
Amenities: Wine club, country store, wide array of monthly events
Founded: 1990
Signature Wines: Ports, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet
Wine Tasting: $5 tasting fee, waived with purchase.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12 – 4
Cedar Mountain Winery
7000 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA, 94550

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Sandy Sims, an award winning journalist, newspaper editor, and travel writer, also writes fiction.
Thomas C. Wilmer is an award-winning author and travel writer. His latest book; Wine Seeker's Guide to Livermore Valley is available from

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