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Bent Creek Winery is nestled in the rolling hills southeast of Livermore. With the backdrop of an oak-dotted ridge and surrounded by vineyards, the winery commands spectacular views of the valley. Bent Creek is dedicated to making fine wines from the grapes of Livermore Valley vineyards. We offer a variety of prize winning red wines, white wines and ports.

Visitors are invited to enjoy quality, handcrafted wines in a serene setting that seems miles away from the pressures of civilization.

Good times start at the end of the road!

At a glance…

5455 Greenville Rd.
Livermore CA
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Fri - Sun 12:00 - 4:30
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Wine Club Benefits:
15% to 25% Discount depending upon volume
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Central Coast
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Flagship Wine:
Petite Sirah
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Total Production:
3500 Cases
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Currently Tasting*

2010Sauvignon BlancMendocino County
2010ChardonnayLivermore Valley
2009Cabernet FrancLivermore Valley
2008Cabernet SauvignonLivermore Valley
2008SyrahLivermore Valley
2008BlendLivermore ValleyRed on Red- Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah
2008Zinfandel (Primitivo)Livermore Valley
2008Petite SirahLivermore Valley
2009Port/Fortified WineLivermore ValleyZinfandel Port
2008Port/Fortified WineLivermore ValleyPetite Port
Currently Tasting
Vintages that show either a "0000" or a blank are non vintage specific, meaning they contain grapes from various years.

Currently Selling*

2010Sauvignon BlancMendocino County$15.00
2010ChardonnayLivermore Valley$19.00
2009Cabernet FrancLivermore Valley$27.00
2008Cabernet SauvignonLivermore Valley$25.00
2008SyrahLivermore Valley$25.00
2008BlendLivermore ValleyRed on Red- Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah$25.00
2008Zinfandel (Primitivo)Livermore Valley$25.00
2008Petite SirahLivermore Valley$27.00
2009Port/Fortified WineLivermore ValleyZinfandel Port$23.00
2008Port/Fortified WineLivermore ValleyPetite Port$23.00

Recent Awards

Recent Awards
Gold, Silver2010S.F. Chronicle Competition, Best of BayCabernet Sauvignon2007
Bronze Medal2010California State Fair Wine CompetitionCabernet Sauvignon2007
Silver Medal2010Best of the Bay Wine CompetitionPetite Sirah2007
Silver Medal2010S F. Chronicle Wine Competition, Orange County Wine CompetitionChardonnay2008
Bronze Medal2010Best of the Bay Wine CompetitionChardonnay2008
Silver Medal2010Orange County Wine Competition, Best of the Bay Wine CompetitionRed on Red2007
Bronze Medal2010S. F. Chronicle Wine Competition, California State Fair Red on Red2007
Silver Medal2010San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionPetite Sirah Port2007
Gold Medal2010Orange County Wine CompetitionZinfandel2007
Bronze Medal2010California State Fair, San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionZinfandel2007
Bronze Medal2010Orange County Wine Competition, California State FairPetite Sirah Port2007
Gold Medal2010Orange County Wine CompetitionZinfandel Port2007
Bronze Medal2010San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionZinfandel Port2007
Gold, Silver2011California State Fair Wine Competition, S.F. Chronicle Cabernet Sauvignon2008
Bronze Medal2011San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionSyrah2008
Bronze Medal2011San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, CA State FairRed on Red2008
Gold, Bronze2011Orange County Wine Competition, California State FairZinfandel2008
Gold, Silver2011Orange County Wine Competition, S.F. ChroniclePetite Sirah2008
Silver Medal2011S F. Chronicle Wine Competition, Orange County Wine CompetitionVintage Port2008
Double Gold 2012San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionZinfandel Port2009

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Like many people in the wine industry, starting a winery was not "pre-ordained".  Pat and Tom Heineman purchased the Bent Creek property in 1980. They wanted to own some land Ć¢??out in the countryĆ¢?Ā. They chose the location for its beauty and feeling of serenity. As educators in the Livermore school district they met the couple who would later become their partners in the winery, Carol and Rich Howell. Pat and Carol were fellow elementary school principals in Livermore. Tom was the director of curriculum and technology for the district. Rich was a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The two couples shared many common interests including the enjoyment of good wine.

The Barrel Room**

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** Barrel Room Specials are strictly limited to quantity on hand of the listed product(s). No rain checks or substitutions are given once the available quantity for the special has been sold.

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