Not only is Pleasant Hill close to numerous wineries, but we are just a short drive from the internationally known Napa Valley as well as Sonoma, Livermore, and just down the road from Shadowbrook Winery.



Shadowbrook Winery is one of the area’s most celebrated wineries. Decorated in outstanding reviews and dozens of medals, a stop at Shadowbrook on your wine tour is a must. With customizable wine tastings every weekend, a luxury feel, and outdoor dining that offers delicious seasonal salads, charcuterie boards, and a variety of artisan flatbreads, you can’t go wrong. Shadowbrook Winery also extends the opportunity to join an exclusive wine club, allowing members to enjoy substantial discounts, special invitations, and three shipments of the winery’s releases a year.

2. Livermore Valley


Distance from Pleasant Hill: 29 miles

Livermore Valley, which is just a thirty-minute drive from Pleasant Hill, possesses a unique charm and an incredible history. Known as California’s first wine region, founded in 1869, the area is home to many award-winning wineries that have been around for decades. Between its historical components, breathtaking scenery, and tropical-like climate, Livermore is the ideal place to spend the day tasting rich wines and exploring California’s finest vineyards and wineries. During the winter season, enjoy decorated tasting rooms and festivities during Holidays in the Vineyard, a Livermore Valley Wine Country tradition.

3. Brooklyn West Winery


Brooklyn West, housed within the oldest warehouse in the Jack London Square Warehouse District, is a unique winery with an atmospheric tasting room and a well-rounded collection of premier and reserve wines. Holding the belief that being an urban winery surrounded by brick and concrete enhances their ability to produce a balanced assortment of wines, Brooklyn West has made an effort to include flavors representing all sectors of California by sourcing their grapes from vineyards throughout the state. The winery also offers various membership types for those who want access to discounts, early releases, wine shipments year-round, and more.

4. Napa Valley

Credit: Napa Valley


Get inspired by the unfiltered beauty of Napa Valley and enjoy intimate wine tastings, private tours, and a family-like feel when you visit the area’s wineries and vineyards. Napa Valley has been producing wine since the 1860s and has since grown to be the most well-known wine region in the country. The area is famous for its unparalleled tasting experiences and food pairings, so make sure to set enough time in your schedule to explore a few locations and enjoy a meal or two while in town.

5. William Welch Wines


Located at 837 Main Street, Martinez, at the corner of Main and Las Juntas, our tasting room is named for local pioneer, William Welch, and his 1844 Rancho Las Juntas land grant. Enjoy a 5 Flight Tasting for $12 as you sit at the bar and learn about the wine from owner, Steve, son Tommy, or our fabulous wine server, Aaron. Then take in the fascinating story about William Welch and how Rancho Las Juntas came to be through the local history displayed on the WWW walls. Play shuffleboard, have a group wine tasting at the big table, or even relax on our front patio.

6. Sonoma Valley

Distance from Pleasant Hill: 43 MILES

Sonoma Valley is the perfect wine country destination for both seasoned wine enthusiasts and those who are just getting started. Home to over a hundred wineries of all varieties, Sonoma Valley provides an array of exceptional wine tasting experiences, engaging vineyard tours, special events, and more. Visitors can sip on award-winning wines and learn about the history of California’s wine culture from tasting experts and experienced vintners. Sonoma Valley is the ideal place to go for a chance to try new and exciting flavors as well as get a taste of the area’s refined classics.

7. CoCo Noir Wine Shop & Bar


CoCo Noir Wine Shop & Bar is the newest wine shop located in Black Art’s Business Movement District in Oakland California in the Downtown Area. We are a Black Owned and Women Owned business operating in the hospitality and wine space. We are customer’s multilevel experience that includes wine tasting, wine retail, private events, and small tapas bites.

Staying in Pleasant Hill means easy access to all of the region’s best wineries and attractions. For help booking your stay, contact us here!

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