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Murrieta's Well


Murrieta’s Well, celebrating 135 years of grape growing in 2019, is one of California’s original wine estates.  Its heritage was marked in 1884 when cuttings  were planted from famed French vineyards Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Margaux.  The estate’s founder, Louis Mel, chose an ideal location where the Livermore Valley’s unique terroir aided by the cooling effect from the transverse orientation of the AVA provided an ideal setting for the cultivation of noble variety grapes.
One-hundred acres of windswept vineyards – derivative of both new plantings and the original Bordeaux cuttings – rest on loam-rich soils and are farmed block-by-block, giving winemaker Robbie Meyer a distinct palette of varieties  from which to craft his wines. His philosophy is to focus on single varieties, farm and ferment them separately, and create the estate’s signature blends barrel by barrel – “The Whip” and “The Spur.” The estate’s portfolio also includes cabernet franc, malbec, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, dry rosé, sauvignon blanc and more.
Robbie Meyer – Director of Winemaking
A native of Murrieta, Georgia, Robbie’s first wine-related position came when, at the age of eighteen, he was appointed wine steward at a local restaurant. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Robbie followed his passion for wine to California. There, he received his Master’s Degree in Enology from the University of California at Davis and quickly gained experience at some of the finest wineries in the state. Vintages at Peter Michael Winery in Sonoma, Lewis Cellars in Napa Valley, and L’Angevin near the Russian River exposed Meyer to the some of the most influential terroirs in the world. His love of history, viticulture and unique terroirs, make him the perfect fit for Murrieta’s Well. “I love the sense of history the winery carries,” said Robbie, “This property has been around for more than a century and having the opportunity to work on this estate is literally like being a part of California wine history.”

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Murrieta's Well Adds Music, Hiking and Epicurean Experiences to Summer Events Schedule

9 July, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kimberly Noelle Charles or Erin Hunt Moore Charles Communications Associates 415.701.9463 |   ***MEDIA ALERT***   Livermore Legacy Property Murrieta’s Well Estate Vineyard Adds Expanded Music, Hiking and Epicurean Experiences to its Summer Events Schedule  July 9, 2018    WHO:   Murrieta's Well, celebrating its 135th year of grape growing in 2019, is one of California’s original wine estates. The estate was established in 1884 with plantings from famed French vineyards Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Margaux. Today, the winery offers a range of limited-production estate wines including the refreshing White Wine Blend, “The Whip”, and intriguing Red Wine Blend, “The Spur.”   WHAT:   Well-timed for summer, Murrieta’s Well offers guests an expanded array of events and experiences on their Livermore Valley estate; pairing their acclaimed wines with live music, seasonally-driven cuisine, guided hikes and more.   Happier Hours (Complimentary Entry) Elevate your Happy Hour tradition with live music, Murrieta's Well wine and delicious bites crafted by the in-house culinary team while enjoying a view of the rolling hills and setting sun over the picturesque Livermore Valley.   Wines are available for purchase by both bottle and glass.   Happier Hours begin at 5:00 pm on most Thursdays this summer.  Reservations are required. Seated Tastings ($25 Tasting Fee) Expand your wine tasting skills and knowledge with an estate ambassador in a seated, small group tasting.  You and your guests will be guided through a tasting of limited-production, Bordeaux-influenced estate wines while learning about the rich history of the property.  For a broader experience, guests can enjoy food offerings prepared by the in-house culinary team. Reservations are required.   Wine & Food Experience ($65 Per Person) Find your perfect pairing with a specially designed food and wine experience offered by the property’s chef and culinary team.  Begin with a tour of the estate, glass in hand, followed by a relaxing seated tasting in the historic barrel room featuring seasonal bites paired with four of the estate wines. The experience runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00am and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Reservations are required 72 hours in advance and are available for 2-12 guests. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance.   Hiking in the Vineyards ($65 Per Person) Enjoy panoramic views of the Livermore Valley, picturesque wildlife, and the expansive estate vineyards on an educational and panoramic hike above and around the property.  Guests will see firsthand the acre-by-acre, small lot approach to grape growing and winemaking for which Murrieta’s Well is well known.  After the hike, guests can relax and taste through award-winning wines, while enjoying small bites from the culinary team. Hikes are scheduled on select Sundays through the summer and require closed-toe shoes. Reservations are required.   WHEN:   Please visit for specific timing and reservation information.   WHERE:   All events and experiences will be held at Murrieta’s Well located at: 3005 Mines Road Livermore, California 94550 Tel: (925) 456-2395   For more information visit   MORE:    Murrieta’s Well, located in the Livermore Valley, is one of California’s original wine estates.  Celebrating 135 years of grape growing in 2019, the estate began in 1884 with cuttings from famed French vineyards Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Margaux.  Acclaimed winemaker, Robbie Meyer, creates all Murrieta’s Well wines with a small lot approach; farming 100 acres of vineyards block by block and crafting wines barrel by barrel. This creates an opportunity to blend exceptional wines that truly showcase the unique characteristics of the estate’s terroir.   CONTACT:  For media inquiries and interviews, please contact Charles Communications Associates at (415) 701-9463 or   # # #
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