The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

Livermore, CA

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  • The Winemakers Blending Experience $120.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 12

    Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    What's better than an exception bottle of wine? One that you made yourself, of course! Uncork your inner winemaker at one of our 'Blending Sessions' at the Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards. In this session, you'll taste, evaluate and blend estate blocks of wine to create your very own bottle of wine. Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Wine & Food Pairing Experience $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 10

    Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    Taste delicious wine and cheese and discover your perfect pairing! In this session, you will experience the concepts of cheese and wine pairing and learn why certain combinations are hits. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Black Glass Blind Tasting/Aroma $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 12

    Thu | Sat | Sun

    Are you looking for a certain challenge when it comes to your next wine tasting adventure? Then this is the class for you. This blind tasting is unlike any other you’ve experienced – it will test your senses instead of your sight. In this tasting, you’ll try to determine a wine’s color without seeing it – what can your nose and mouth reveal to you that your eyes don’t? If you can’t see the color, how difficult will it be to identify if the wine is red or white? Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Tiny Bubbles $60.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 12

    Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    Learn how to pair sparkling wine with your favorite appetizers, salads, main dishes, and deserts. Also learn how to make festive sparkling wine and cocktails. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • The Chardonnay Experience $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 10

    Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    The Chardonnay Experience gives you the opportunity to visit Wente Vineyards and get a chance to pair different cheeses with all six Chardonnays offered by the First Family of Chardonnay. This experience gives you the chance to try our wines side by side and enjoy their unique aromas and flavors with every sip! Discount Pricing for all Club members Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Dessert and Wine Pairing $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 12

    Sat | Sun

    Learn what wines work with your favorite traditional and non-traditional desserts. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Get to Know Pinot $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 8 - 16

    Sat | Sun

    Experience the Journey of Pinot Noir from its Old World origin to its New World style. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

Located at the Estate Winery at Wente Vineyards, The Winemakers Studio is a fine wine studio that features unique educational experiences. Open Wednesday through Sunday 11-5PM. For more availability and same-day reservations call (925) 456-2385.

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Wine tasting is a given, however, the hands-on seasonal grape growing, food and wine and winemaking experiences are a must when visiting The Winemakers Studio. Uncork your inner winemaker. Learn how to identify specific aromas in wine. Discover your perfect wine and cheese pairing. The learning opportunities are endless in our entertaining, hands-on seminars! We specialize in unique blends (both red and white), limited production and wine on tap. Limit one class per day.

Notable Features

  • Corporate Events
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Picnic Area
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • Aroma Tasting
  • Blending Seminar
  • Blind Tasting
  • Special Event
  • Wine and Cheese
  • Wine Education
Varietals Offered

  • Barbera
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Counoise
  • Dessert Wine
  • Grenache
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael W. Member Since 5/2/2017My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 10/16/19 3:00 PM

Great experience with knowledgeable and inclusive host, learned a lot about tasting wine. Only complaint is that we had little time at the end to experiment and try different blends and there were only three of us. Felt rushed to bottle a blend.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joseph R. Member Since 4/17/2019My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 10/11/19 3:00 PM

Really enjoyed the education about local vineyards and the intro to observing/evaluating a wine while tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tj S. Member Since 5/10/2017My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 9/28/19 11:00 AM

An enjoyable 2 hours for a wine expert or a novice. I have booked this class twice and had a great time in both classes. Both times I have gone with a group and we had a follow up event scheduled to blind taste our blends. The instructors made it fun and we shared a lot of laughs and knowledge exchange.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristina and David M. Member Since 10/22/2017My BFF
The Chardonnay Experience on 10/06/19 1:00 PM

The Winemaker Studio never disappoints. The people are friendly, knowledgeable, and love wine. They welcome the opportunity to share their love and knowledge with everyone who enters. We leave better off than when we arrived and look forward to each new opportunity to visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dennus S. Member Since 9/4/2019My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 10/05/19 11:00 AM

Great experience wonderful staff want to sign up for a different class now

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Morgan S. Member Since 9/25/2019My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 9/28/19 3:00 PM

The Studio itself is gorgeous, great atmosphere! Had only been to the other Wente location before, so I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived here. Suzanne came out and greeted us, and brought us back to begin our pairing experience. Both Suzanne and Myrl were extremely hospitable, and provided us tons of info re: Wente, wine, food, etc. Overall, would do again and recommend to friends!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dawn E. Member Since 7/16/2019My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 9/20/19 11:00 AM

Everything was ready to go when we arrived and the staff was there to welcome us and knew my name. The overall experience from an education perspective was very educational and done well. Not too much. The teacher of the class was very knowledgeable and at times showed great patience with 8 crazy women. The luncheon after the wine blending was well done, tasteful, tasty and comfortable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Aaron S. Member Since 8/22/2019My Boss
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 8/28/19 3:00 PM

A really fun way to experience wine. And I loved the fact that we were able to take home the bottle of wine we made. Our instructor (blanking on his name) was phenomenal!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
LYNN M. Member Since 7/31/2019My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 8/28/19 3:00 PM

This was my first time at the Winemakers Studio and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Andrea Wells our Wine Educator was so knowledgeable and really took the time to explain and make the entire experience enjoyable. SInce going I have told so many of my friends about the various experiences that are available at the Winemakers Studio and I will definitely return for another experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim B. Member Since 4/2/2017My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 8/24/19 3:00 PM

This class was educational and tasty...??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert C. Member Since 5/9/2017My Boss
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 8/24/19 11:00 AM

The instructor and class was great no recommendations for changes from the us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vonda D. Member Since 6/25/2019My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 8/10/19 3:00 PM

Kevin was a wonderful host/instructor. We had a great time and learned in the process!! Top notch service and execution.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wade B. Member Since 5/17/2018My BFF
Get to Know Pinot on 8/03/19 1:00 PM

Was first class and was really impressed that it was held in Karl Wente office. Kevin and staff were great. Really explained history and had a variety to taste.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Veronique R. Member Since 7/20/2019My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 7/27/19 11:00 AM

The whole wine blending experience was very interesting, fun and I would definitely recommend it. Kevin, who was our instructor was very good at making you feel at ease, he had great knowledge of Wentes and the whole Livermore wine growing area. We left with our own special blended bottles of wine and can’t wait to drink them.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan T. Member Since 3/22/2017My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 7/06/19 3:00 PM

excellent class with Sandy who was a very good teacher.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mona P. Member Since 7/5/2019My BFF
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 7/06/19 11:00 AM

Adam and Danielle were absolutely AMAZING! I wish that there was a tasting with the sweet wines-which I prefer. It could have been one or two after the tasting as an option. They did accommodate my request and I bought two bottles of the sweet wine. The Black Glass was so FUN! We loved it! We all learned so much from Adam!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Farzana N. Member Since 4/15/2017My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 6/28/19 11:00 AM

The wine ambassador Jeff has amazing knowledge on wine and a fantastic way to interact with guest. Although the session was two hours long, we didn’t want it to end. It was truly an enjoyable experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Louise B. Member Since 6/13/2018My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 6/23/19 11:00 AM

Jeff was our host he was very knowledgeable about wine & explained about taste, aroma, tannins & acidity. We tasted 7 different red wines and then got to mix 2 blends from the wines we has sampled we then chose our favorite blend to be bottled. We got to bottle, cork, seal & label it ourself. The whole experience lasted 2 hours. It was a treat for my husbands birthday & he thoroughly enjoyed it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristina M. Member Since 10/22/2017My BFF
Dessert and Wine Pairing on 6/09/19 1:00 PM

Wente's Winemaker Studio never disappoints. This was the fifth course. What made this one stand out was the opportunity to "play" with pairings at the end. After running us through their pairings, there were additional food items placed in the center to encourage us to explore and find additional pairings. We loved this part of the experience and hope to see it as a staple in future classes.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Larry L. Member Since 5/16/2019My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 6/08/19 11:00 AM

Wonderful experience and we learned so much more about wine and food pairing. Our host was exceptionally well informed and conveyed that knowledge. The intimacy of the room was perfect and allowed us to feel special and diminished the conversation at the wine bar outside. We will return!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susie H. Member Since 6/3/2016My BFF
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 5/02/19 1:00 PM

Cindy made our experience fun and informative! We took our out of town guest and they really enjoyed it. May husband and done this twice before and this was my second time. Each time was different and always fun! We're already planning on coming back for another class. The only thing I would say is the overall space is somewhat lacking compared to the tasting room and blending room.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Carl S. Member Since 4/26/2019My Boss
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 4/28/19 1:00 PM

Excellent black glass tasting. Chris was very knowledgeable & efficient.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joe L. Member Since 10/9/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 4/13/19 11:00 AM

The class and pairing was great. Andrea was fantastic and a lot of fun. Very educational, social and good spirited and she provides an excellent fun and happy atmosphere with a great deal of knowledge to go with it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert P. F. Member Since 9/23/2015My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 4/14/19 3:00 PM

This class was both entertaining and practical. To be able to evaluate the nuances of the wine and food and learn valuable lessons in the dis and don'ts of pairing was very helpful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsey G. Member Since 2/11/2019My Parents
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 3/27/19 1:00 PM

Our experience at the Winemakers Studio was excellent. We learned so much while having fun. Our instructor Andrea was amazing and I would love to take another class with her.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel and Amanda P. Member Since 8/11/2017My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 3/23/19 11:00 AM

Great experience with our friends. Learned a lot and of course came away with a great blended bottle. Thanks to Kevin for making it a fun and unique experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Pamela M. Member Since 12/20/2015My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 3/15/19 1:00 PM

It was very knowledgeable and lots of fun at the same time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patrick N. Member Since 3/7/2019My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 3/15/19 1:00 PM

Jeff was amazing. His great depth of knowledge on wines and foodmade this a fantastic event. I found some of the pairi gs to be something I would have never expected. If you are in Livermore and plan to entertain, this is a must do.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sara P. Member Since 7/30/2017My BFF
Tiny Bubbles on 3/09/19 1:00 PM

Suzanne was amazing! She taught us so much about sparkling wine, and how to pair it with food. And she made the class very welcoming and fun for everyone. She started by having us introduce ourselves which really broke the ice. From that moment, strangers became friends. She kept us on track, while also allowing us to socialize along the way. We loved our experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erica B. Member Since 11/7/2012My Parents
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 2/16/19 3:00 PM

We did the Wente wine blending class with my Dad and his partner. The host, Kevin, was OUTSTANDING. We learned a lot about wine and the Livermore Valley area. It was a BLAST. The class was interesting and held our attention. It was great to go through each of the blending wines and then make our own blends. In the end you get a wonderful souvenir your own wine! A MUST DO!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tiffany S. Member Since 8/16/2017My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 2/17/19 11:00 AM

Jeff, the educator, was funny, helpful and informative. It was all set-up when we arrived and everything was very professional. Overall, I would highly recommend this class and The Winemakers Studio. My husband and I are already looking forward to the next class we can take there!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark A. Member Since 5/18/2016My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 2/09/19 11:00 AM

It was an amazing time had by all, we did this as a group event and truly enjoyed the sharing of knowledge and learning while making our own unique blends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vickie M. Member Since 2/27/2014Evil Stepmother
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 1/27/19 1:00 PM

From the moment that we arrived on the property, we were greeted by amazing friendly representatives of Wente. It was a beautiful day and we made our way into the Winemakers Studio where we waited for our turn. A couple of my group arrived early and were treated to a glass of bubbly while they waited. We moved into Karl's office and began our Black Glass Wine Tasting. Andy was a great host.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristina M. Member Since 10/22/2017My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 1/26/19 3:00 PM

Every experience at The Winemaker Studio has been a home run. We are members and have taken 4 classes in the last year. This was our first class with Sandy. She was fabulous. She is fun, gregarious, and genuinely loves teaching others what she knows about wine. She truly spoiled us. We hope to take another class with her soon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Arlene S. Member Since 12/20/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 1/25/19 1:00 PM

Jeff was excellent--knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaged throughout our class. This was my second time taking this class and learned so much this time around.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Russ R. Member Since 4/30/2017My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 1/13/19 11:00 AM

We have been wine tasting for many years and this was hands down the best experience ever. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable which made for a great experience. So much better than our recent Napa experiences!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristina M. Member Since 10/22/2017My BFF
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 12/28/18 1:00 PM

This is our 3rd class in >year, and it didn't disappoint. Each time we venture in, we learn something new. As Winemaker Studio members since 2017, we enjoy the educational aspect associated with the wine experience we get each time we're on property. Whether in a class, at a members' wine pickup event, or popping in for a tasting, we're big fans of Wente Vineyards, especially the Winemaker Studio.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Linda F. Member Since 12/27/2018My BFF
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 12/27/18 1:00 PM

Had a very enjoyable first wine makers experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Irene D. Member Since 11/25/2018My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 12/16/18 3:00 PM

Great experience, lots of fun. Can not wait to open our mixed wine bottles to share with family.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leonard M. Member Since 11/22/2018My BFF
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 12/08/18 11:00 AM

Very knowledgeable and cordial staff. Wonderful experience, so much so that I look forward to the opportunity to learn more deeply about wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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