The Rubino Estates Winery grounds on the edge of the Livermore Valley have been cultivating high-end grapes since the early 1880s: a synergy of talented winemakers and a terroir built on propitious soil and cradling foothills that block the winds while funneling nourishing air off San Francisco Bay. Tasting a homegrown Chardonnay or Merlot while gazing on those hardworking and well-tended grapevines is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
The Rubino Estates Winery's also notable for its commitment to sustainability: Its grapes are hand-picked and hand-sorted, and its oak-barrel-aged wines are bottled onsite. Good stuff!
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