Group Tastings and Picnicking

Thank you for considering Darcie Kent Vineyards for your next Group Wine Tasting or wine country picnic destination in the beautiful Livermore Valley. A Group Wine Tasting or picnic in our inviting and relaxing setting is a fun way for you and your friends and family to enjoy some fabulous Darcie Kent Vineyards wine! We have provided some guidelines and other information below to help you better plan your next group activity.

GROUP TASTING GUIDELINES

• Advance reservations are required for eight (8) or more guests and are subject to availability
• The preferred method of reserving a group tasting is by calling our Tasting Gallery at (925) 243-9040
• A $100 deposit is required for groups of twelve (12) or more guests. Your deposit will go towards your group tasting fees
• Deposits are fully refundable with 24 hours or more advance notice of cancellation
• We ask that the designated group lead pay for the entire group tasting via check, cash or credit card. This way, we can begin your tasting experience right away instead of collecting fees from multiple guests
• Group tastings typically last 45 minutes to one hour
• Please arrive on time for your group tasting. If you are running late, please contact us at (925) 243-9040. While we will make every effort to accommodate a late arrival, we cannot guarantee availability of your group tasting if you are more than 30 minutes late due to other scheduled group tastings
• Group Tasting are typically located outside at reserved tables. We apologize that we cannot accommodate large groups inside our Tasting Gallery
• You and your guests will be hosted and personally attended to by one or more of our staff members
• A group tasting includes a flight of five (5) wines and a bonus pour
• Water and crackers are available for your group tasting
• No outside food is permitted for a reserved, group tasting. Should you wish to picnic on our winery grounds before or after your group tasting, picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis
• The cost of a group tasting is $15/ person
• Darcie Kent Vineyards Wine Club members can utilize their 4 complimentary tastings towards their group tasting and will receive a discounted rate of $10 per person for other guests

PICKNICKING GUIDELINES

• Tables located on our front and rear decks are for wine tasting only. Picnicking is not allowed at these tables
• Please picnic in designated picnic areas and please limit your picnic duration to no more than 1.5 hours as a courtesy to others who may wish to picnic

FOR THE COMFORT, SAFETY, AND ENJOYMENT OF ALL OF OUR GUESTS

• Outside alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited at all times on Darcie Kent Vineyards property
• Please note that we do not allow the following: barbecues, extra tables, chairs, and umbrellas brought in by guests; elaborate decorations such as signage, balloons, ribbons/crepe paper; radios, outside performers, karaoke machines, etc.
• Please note that outside food is not allowed inside the Tasting Gallery
• Professional photography on the premises must be pre-approved by Darcie Kent Vineyards
• Darcie Kent Vineyards is dog friendly. Service animals are always welcome. Dogs must be on leash and controlled at all times