Rios-Lovell Winery

★★★☆☆
  • 6500 Tesla Rd

    Livermore, CA 94550

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  • 925-443-0434

About Rios-Lovell Winery

Hours
Wed - Fri,11am - 3pm; Sat, Sun, 11am - 5pm; Mon, Tue, closed

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I have been to Rios Lovell quite a few times for various events and I have never been impressed. They host quite a few weddings each year because they are in a great location and I have heard they are a fairly inexpensive facility to rent for your special day. However, you get what you pay for and I would not recommend you risk one of the more important days of your life on a facility with as many problems as they have. There are quite a few things about Rios Lovell that make me feel this way, so I thought I would make a list so others thinking about using this facility won't be surprised like I was the first time here.

1) Restroom Cleanliness - Each time I have been here, the men's bathroom has smelled very fowl, as if it had not been cleaned in a long time. I cannot speak for the women's restroom, but I would not be surprised if it were just as unsanitary.

2) Kitchen Cleanliness - The kitchen in the tasting room was a mess. The sink had a plate with food residue on it that stunk and looked to have been there for days. The surface of the sink itself had grime that looked like red wine that was not washed away. Under the sink and on the bottom shelf of a table in the middle of the kitchen, there was mouse/rat feces! This has been there for a couple years now and although the owners were made aware of this on a couple occasions, it has never been removed and as of last Saturday, it was still there. GROSS! That speaks volumes about the facility right there.

3) Wine - the wine itself is not very good at all IMO. I have had just about everything they offer, minus the port and it would probably be my last choice amongst the local Livermore Valley Wineries.

Overall, this facility is a far cry from a top tier venue in the Livermore Valley. It may be appealing in that it is not as expensive as some of the other venues, but do not let that fool you. If you plan on spending your hard earned money for one of the most memorable days of your life, trust me and spend the extra dollar on a facility that does not have the ongoing problems this business currently has.

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I have been to Rios Lovell quite a few times for various events and I have never been impressed. They host quite a few weddings each year because they are in a great location and I have heard they are a fairly inexpensive facility to rent for your special day. However, you get what you pay for and I would not recommend you risk one of the more important days of your life on a facility with as many problems as they have. There are quite a few things about Rios Lovell that make me feel this way, so I thought I would make a list so others thinking about using this facility won't be surprised like I was the first time here.

1) Restroom Cleanliness - Each time I have been here, the men's bathroom has smelled very fowl, as if it had not been cleaned in a long time. I cannot speak for the women's restroom, but I would not be surprised if it were just as unsanitary.

2) Kitchen Cleanliness - The kitchen in the tasting room was a mess. The sink had a plate with food residue on it that stunk and looked to have been there for days. The surface of the sink itself had grime that looked like red wine that was not washed away. Under the sink and on the bottom shelf of a table in the middle of the kitchen, there was mouse/rat feces! This has been there for a couple years now and although the owners were made aware of this on a couple occasions, it has never been removed and as of last Saturday, it was still there. GROSS! That speaks volumes about the facility right there.

3) Wine - the wine itself is not very good at all IMO. I have had just about everything they offer, minus the port and it would probably be my last choice amongst the local Livermore Valley Wineries.

Overall, this facility is a far cry from a top tier venue in the Livermore Valley. It may be appealing in that it is not as expensive as some of the other venues, but do not let that fool you. If you plan on spending your hard earned money for one of the most memorable days of your life, trust me and spend the extra dollar on a facility that does not have the ongoing problems this business currently has.

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This was the last stop on our visit to Livermore and I'm not sure if I'll hit there again. It was the only place we were charged for the tasting even when I did buy some wine. My past experience with wineries has been the fee was waived when you purchase wine. With so many wineries to choose from, that becomes a consideration.

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This was the last stop on our visit to Livermore and I'm not sure if I'll hit there again. It was the only place we were charged for the tasting even when I did buy some wine. My past experience with wineries has been the fee was waived when you purchase wine. With so many wineries to choose from, that becomes a consideration.

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This is a privately owned winery that is beautiful! I almost used this place for my weddin however the elders of the family wouldn't be able to manuever through the gravel. That was the only reason why. There is a pond running through the winery and the wine tasting room is so full of character. I love it!!!

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This is a privately owned winery that is beautiful! I almost used this place for my weddin however the elders of the family wouldn't be able to manuever through the gravel. That was the only reason why. There is a pond running through the winery and the wine tasting room is so full of character. I love it!!!

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