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Red Feather Winery

Sandy Sims & Tom Wilmer

Livermore Valley Winery and Tasting Room

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Red Feather Winery tasting roomFlanked by fruitless plum trees, the driveway leads up behind Dan and Connie Davis’ home to their tasting room.
Surrounding rolling hills and vineyards are calming here. In the back 10 acres, 28-year-old Big Red (a rescue horse) grazes.
Jessie, an aging golden retriever, may be lying on the tasting room deck alongside the 1925 Ford, Model TT truck (with its original engine).
Model TT truck at Red Feather WineryWeekends, there’s music, food pairings, and some pretty squawky talk from the 30-year-old blue and gold Macaw.
When the Davis’ decided to change their lifestyle, Connie left her job as a childcare teacher and Dan left his Red Feather construction company. They started their winery in 2008.
When their winemaker quit after a year, Dan, Connie and son Jeremy toddled off to UC Davis to study winemaking, and have surprised themselves by winning awards.
Red Feather was first in the valley to create a white Cabernet Sauvignon. “You just leave the skins in a short time,” Connie says, “and then put the juice straight into stainless steel. Red Feather was voted best winery in Livermore on

Red Feather Winery, Livermore Valley wine tasting roomFascinating Fact:

Three couples met here at a Valentine’s Day event and returned to take their wedding vows.
Amenities: Wine club, weddings, music, barbecues, classes on winemaking, and more.
Founded: 2008
Signature Wines: White Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Tasting: $5 tasting fee waived with purchase
Hours: Weekdays 11 – 5, weekends 11 – 6
Red Feather Winery
5700 Greenville 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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