The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

Livermore, CA

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  • The Winemakers Blending Experience $110.00/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 $60.00/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 $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 12

    Wed | Thu | Fri | 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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  • 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 1 - 16

    Sat

    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 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
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
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
Stephen K. Member Since 11/19/2018My Parents
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 12/06/18 3:00 PM

Nice place to have a corporate team building. However, it felt rushed. The instructor needed to give participants a bit more background on wine tasting and the mechanics of it. During the two hours, it was always "go, go, go...". Other than that, it was a fun time and I'd probably do it again, but maybe in a smaller group.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brooke S. Member Since 1/22/2018My BFF
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 11/24/18 3:00 PM

Such a good experience. Went with extended family and we had a blast!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily D. Member Since 4/16/2018My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 11/23/18 3:00 PM

Great experience on Black Friday spending time learning about wineblending! I would recommend this class to all! We walked away with much better knowledge about wine...the aroma, the color, the taste.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Fred S. Member Since 10/19/2017My BFF
Tiny Bubbles on 10/20/18 1:00 PM

Very informal but yet very personal. Not what we expected from a class. It was excellent experience. Suzanne did an outstanding job and presentation. Recommend to all to try out all the classes offered by Wente. We learned quite a bit about Brut! Thank you ??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark B. Member Since 10/17/2018My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 10/19/18 3:00 PM

This event far exceeded my expectations. Our instructor Grady was super knowledgeable, friendly, and really took the time to ensure we understood the science (and art!) of winemaking. I highly recommend this event as it is a guaranteed good time. I can't wait to do it again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laurie A. Member Since 10/10/2018My Parents
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 10/13/18 11:00 AM

We were greeted with a glass of wine and welcomed warmly to wait in the tasting room. We then went into the classroom where the presentation was beautiful. Sandy was a great teacher and made everyone feel comfortable. We had a great time and learned a lot. Highly recommend this class to anyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katryna M. Member Since 6/14/2017My Parents
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 10/06/18 3:00 PM

Really loved the concept, we learned a lot,but it was a very long class and didn’t feel we had enough time to blend our bottle. This was also due to the class size (noise level and questions) and some of the taps not working. The staff were cleaning up and hanging around in and outside of our room and we felt a bit rushed to leave.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Laura B. Member Since 9/5/2018My BFF
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 9/06/18 1:00 PM

We had a great time during the blind tasting. Suzanne took great care of us and patiently answered all of our million questions. I highly recommend it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
maria b. Member Since 7/1/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 7/29/18 11:00 AM

FUN!!!!! Bring your friends, relatives, neighbors... Very informative and the food samplings were delicious.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bernadette & Catherine H. Member Since 7/29/2018My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 8/04/18 3:00 PM

Our entire family experienced this event. Andy was wonderful. It was a great experience. Glad we could learn more about the Wente Wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrew C. Member Since 6/21/2018My Boss
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 7/12/18 3:00 PM

This experience was even better than we anticipated. It was true to the description, but Andy's delivery and the hand's-on approach made this a very memorable experience for our co-workers and the team-building experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary B. Member Since 6/15/2018My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 7/07/18 11:00 AM

We did not know what to expect as this was a gift given to my family of 6. We enjoyed it from the moment we stepped into our very own private air conditioned room with tables and seats and wine barrels and class notes , milliliter flasks, wine glasses! Everything we'd need to learn about wine for 2 hours. Andy was a terrific instructor....made us feel comfortable and he was very knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Geraldine M. Member Since 10/22/2017My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 7/07/18 3:00 PM

Fantastic experience food & wine pairing. Sandy was a knowledgeable & entertaining host. A must do experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Renee C. Member Since 5/26/2018My BFF
Wine Aroma Seminar on 6/10/18 1:00 PM

The class was outstanding. We learned so much and it was great fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christine A. Member Since 2/26/2016My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 6/10/18 11:00 AM

We took the Wine and Food pairing class from Jeff and it was so fun and really informative. I would highly recommend any of the classes for a couple or a group we were a group of 6 and we had a blast! They have great wine #1 and the facilities are really nice. We have taken the wine blending class before and it was so fun and we learned so much about tasting wine and what we like and don't like.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Herbert G. Member Since 5/30/2018My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 6/10/18 3:00 PM

In the beginning I believe the most important item that was discussed was the amount of alcohol that could be ingested during the class. Our instructor has great command of the subject and was able to communicate and instruct with ease. The class is worth anyone's time and attention!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie S. Member Since 4/10/2018My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 5/26/18 3:00 PM

Kevin was great leading the blending class. He was very informative and made the class fun for our ladies day out. Highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin H. Member Since 11/2/2017My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 5/12/18 11:00 AM

If you love wine this blending class is perfect! We had so much fun and learned so much. Can’t wait to try our blends that we created after we let them settle for a bit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Nora M. Member Since 4/17/2018My Boss
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 5/12/18 11:00 AM

Wonderful from the beginning. We got there a bit early and they offered us a glass of wine to enjoy while we waited. They came out to find us when the other people showed up. Suzanne was very informative and answered all our questions. She didn't influence our taste or smell by suggesting this is what it should be. We all have different senses so that was nice.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karla A. Member Since 4/11/2018My BFF
Tiny Bubbles on 4/13/18 11:00 AM

Booked the Tiny Bubbles class for 3 people. We all had such a wonderful time learning about sparkling wine. Came home with a case of bubbly and wonderful food ideas for when we host our next get-together!! Jeff was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun. Would definitely do this class again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana D. Member Since 12/12/2017My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 4/12/18 3:00 PM

Suzanne took great care of myself, my mom, and aunt and uncle. We learned a lot, had fun, and took home a beautiful bottle each.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brenda T. Member Since 2/9/2018My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 3/10/18 11:00 AM

I enjoyed working with Kevin, our host, and hearing the history of the Wente Vineyards as well as learning about the land. I love the fact this is a local vineyard with history. I can't wait to drink my blend and especially enjoyed tasting all the wines. I'm looking forward to my next visit with friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
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