Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the country's oldest continuously operated family-owned winery. Visit us for wine tastings and winery tours. Enjoy small lot wines, specially handcrafted by 5th Generation Winemaker Karl Wente. Read More

Wente Vineyards is the country's oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery, founded in 1883.  today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family.  blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed estate vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of find wines.  Located just East of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognize as one of California's premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, dining, concert performances and championship golf. 

The Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room and  Vineyard Tasting Room offer you two unique opportunities to experience the winemaking process.  Tours of the winery facility allow you to see an insider's view of the Estate Winery's-state- of -the-art equipment in operation, including the Small Lot Winery.  Tastings offer an informative glimpse into wine appreciation, as well as a chance to sample Wente Vineyards' award-winning wines.  Browse our fully stocked gift shop with gourmet food items and elegant wine accessories.  Private educational tastings and special wine discounts for scheduled groups are also available.

In 2010, Wente Vineyards was among the first wineries to receive the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation, and one of the only wineries to certify every aspect of its business. In 2011, Wente Family Estates was named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and a top 30 wine company by Wine Business Monthly. 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Wente family bringing Chardonnay cuttings to California. Today, the Wente clone of Chardonnay is the most widely planted in California. This year, the winery celebrates its 130th anniversary.

  • Private Group Tasting Experience - View Event Details

    Event Details
    During your private tasting you will learn about five generations of Wente Family history as you sample five of our most recent wine selections. Our lush grounds and historic barrel room are available for this private experience. Approximately 1 hour. Available for groups of 10 or more.

    • Duration: 1 Hour
      Location: Groups
    • Fee: $15.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 10/30
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 24 Hours/24 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

  • Private Group Tour & Tasting Experience - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Learn about five generations of Wente Family history as you tour our historic winery. See traditional techniques and the latest innovations in winemaking as you sample the finest expression of winemaking from Livermore Valley with one of our knowledgeable staff members.

    • Duration: 1 Hour
      Location: Groups
    • Fee: $20.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 10/30
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 24 Hours/24 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

  • Private Tasting - View Event Details

    Event Details
    During your private tasting you will learn about five generations of Wente Family history as you sample 5 of our most recent wine selections. Our lush grounds or historic barrel room are available for this private experience. Available for parties of 8 or less.

    • Duration: 45 Minutes
      Location: Tasting Room
    • Fee: $20.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 1/8
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 30 Minutes/30 Minutes

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

  • Private Tour and Tasting - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Learn about five generations of Wente Family history as you tour our historic winery. See traditional techniques and the latest innovations in winemaking as you sample the finest expression of winemaking from Livermore Valley with one of our knowledgeable staff members. Approximately 45 minutes. Available for groups of 8 or less.

    • Duration: 45 Minutes
      Location: Tasting Room
    • Fee: $25.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 1/8
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 30 Minutes/30 Minutes

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

features Notable Features tours and tastings Tours & Tastings varietals Varietals Produced
  • Art on Display
  • Bocce Ball
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Historic Building
  • Live Music
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Winery Tours
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Counoise
  • Grenache
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel

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