Winery Spotlight – Mitchell Katz Winery


Mitchell Katz Winery

Mitchell Katz Winery specializes in producing single-vineyard wines that capture the essence of each vineyard. The Livermore Valley, one of California’s oldest wine regions has provided fertile ground for Mitch to harvest his dream of hand-making affordable quality wines. The winery was started in 1998 in memory of Mitch’s grandfather, Reginald Lord. As a young teen Mitch spent summers helping him to make hand-crafted wines.


What wines do you offer?
Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sparkling Brut, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, several ports including Tawny port and two red blends named after Mitch’s sons Jackson & Wesley.

How many cases do you produce annually?
Between 7,000-10,000 cases a year.

Can you tell us about your winemaking process?
Mitchell Katz works closely with local growers from each vineyard where he sources grapes. His diligent wine-making approach begins in the vineyard where all grapes are hand-harvested. Through his careful selection of grapes, and use of barrels for both fermentation and aging, Mitch has developed wines that are both an expression of ideal vineyard conditions and thoughtful wine-making. The results are wines of extraordinary flavor, richness and intensity.

Why Livermore Valley?
Mitchell-Katz-WinesWinemaker Mitchell Katz, spent his summers as a teenager helping his grandfather Reginald Lord, making hand-crafted wines. He is inspired to carry on the family tradition and considers the venture as a living memorial to the man who devoted more than a half century to home winemaking.

Where can we find your wines?
Our wines can be sampled and purchased in our tasting room at 2481 Buena Vista Avenue, Livermore, CA. 94550. We are open daily from 12:00-5:00pm. We also sell selected wines locally at Savemart, Lucky’s, Raleys, Gene’s Fine Foods, Safeway and Beverages & More.

Does your winery have any regular or special events coming up?
We hold Saturday release parties each quarter that are open to both club members and the general public. We also hold a variety of events throughout the year that are exclusive for our club members. Upcoming events for this year include Holiday in the Vineyards on 12/7 & 12/8 which is open to the public and a December club member release party.

How do we join your wine club?
By visiting our tasting room, calling us at 925-454-WINE (9463), or emailing us at There is no fee to join our wine club. We have 4 releases per year consisting of 2 bottles for each release. The wines are predominately red wines and are personally selected by winemaker Mitchell Katz.


2481 Buena Vista Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550
925-454-WINE (9463)
Open Daily: 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

Winemaker/Proprietor: Mitchell Katz Assistant Winemaker: Zack Thomsen Tasting Room Manager: Michael Charles Assistant Tasting Room Manager: Andy Wigginton Events Manager: Lisa Kordes Email: Wine Club Manager: Ronna Anderson Email:


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