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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pat Paulsen Vineyards

Pat Paulsen Vineyards is located at 5143 Tesla Road in Livermore, California

Pat Paulsen Vineyards
Photographed by Kim Giancaterino

Beloved comedian and satirist Pat Paulsen founded his namesake winery in Sonoma County more than four decades ago in 1971. With help from his wife Jane and family, he quickly established Pat Paulsen Vineyards as a serious player with many award-winning wines.

Wine labels based on Grant Wood's famous work American Gothic -- featuring Pat and Jane in character -- continue to be popular with fans. American Gothic White and American Gothic Red are available from the winery's collection of fun and unique wines.

Sadly, Pat Paulsen passed away in 1997. His son assumed control of the original family business and moved the operation to Napa, with event space and offices in Oakland and a weekend tasting facility on the Livermore Wine Trail. With its high-caliber and personable team in place, the Pat Paulsen Vineyards legacy appears to be in capable hands.

Rustic Metal Wine Tasting Sign

Tesla Vintners is home to The Singing Winemaker, as well as Ehrenberg Cellars and Pat Paulsen Vineyards. The Tesla Combo allows visitors to taste several wines from each of the three wineries for one low fee. The Pat Paulsen Vineyards tasting room is housed at the base of a century-old water tower building. The grounds are kid-friendly and perfect for a picnic lunch.

Tasting Room Hours:
Pat Paulsen Vineyards
(510) 902-4013

Wine Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Moscato, Rhone-Style Blends, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel

Pat Paulsen Vineyards
Photographed by Kim Giancaterino

Pat Paulsen For President Album
Exceptional Political Humor (MP3 Downloads)
Comedian and Satirist Pat Paulsen Campaigned for President of the United States Six Times Between 1968 and 1996

Pat Paulsen
You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can only make a monkey out of the voters every four years!

Livermore Wineaux Wine Bottles with Rope Font Raglan T-Shirts