The Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration once more is set for Labor Day weekend, with 30 wineries participating, from noon to 5 p.m. next Sunday (Sept. 1).
Tickets are $40 in advance at www.LVwine.org and $45 at the event. Twenty sites will waive tasting fees on Monday, too, for those who purchased a wristband.
During the popular festival, wineries showcase Livermore Valley wine, fresh food vendors, local artisans, crafts and music, for ticket holders to experience the true personality of each venue.
Highlights of this year's event include the following:
* Cool off with FrozĂ© (frozen rosĂ©) at Embodied Wines.
* Learn how to cast a fly-fishing rod at Caddis.
* Taste wine still in development, directly from the barrel at el Sol Winery and Mitchell Katz Winery.
* Nella Terra Cellars and Elliston Vineyards will be pouring their wines at Fenestra Winery.
Each ticket includes wine tasting at participating wineries, a commemorative Livermore Valley Wine Country GoVino wine glass, wine discounts and special activities.