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

    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 Aroma Seminar $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 10

    You discovered the perfect glass of wine, but how do you identify the aromas? Have you read tasting notes from the winemaker and wondered how they came up with the descriptions? Learn how to pick out specific aromas in wine, and be able to talk about it. This session is fun, interactive and you will be amazed at how much you learn. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Wine & Food Pairing Experience $60.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 10

    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

    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

    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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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
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
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
Raymond H. Member Since 2/27/2018My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 3/10/18 11:00 AM

Instructor was great!!! Great wine too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Victor T. Member Since 1/23/2018My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 3/04/18 11:00 AM

We gave this class as a Christmas gift to our adult children and their significate others as well as ourselves. We all had a great time. Our instructor, Jeff was wonderful. Very fun and informative class.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stefanie P. Member Since 3/1/2018My BFF
Wine Aroma Seminar on 3/04/18 1:00 PM

We had an amazing time with Sandra. She was so easy going, funny and informational. We learned so much and it was a great way to celebrate my husband’s birthday!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vanessa M. Member Since 2/21/2018My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 2/24/18 3:00 PM

We had such a great time! Kevin is an amazing instructor! We learned so much about wine and had a blast doing it. I would definitely come back :)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrew H. Member Since 1/13/2018My Parents
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 1/20/18 11:00 AM

Was great, wish I could have stayed after for more tasting :)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Thomas V. Member Since 8/1/2017My BFF
Autumn Tapestry - WMS and Crystal Symphony Cruise on 1/20/18 6:30 PM

Great experience for travel presentation.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Aaron W. Member Since 12/18/2017Evil Stepmother
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 1/14/18 11:00 AM

Very educational and enjoyable all at the same time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Somita B. Member Since 4/25/2016My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 12/28/17 11:00 AM

Wonderful and very informative learning experience. I thought I would be overwhelmed by the information and my lack of knowledge on the subject but I was pleasantly surprised. Highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rene S. Member Since 12/29/2017My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 12/31/17 11:00 AM

This was my second time doing the blending class. After bringing my work team for a holiday event, I loved it so much I brought my family back to do the same class. Everyone loved it, learned a lot, and had a blast creating their own bottle of wine. Thank you to Andy, for a really terrific and educational experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John B. Member Since 5/22/2017My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 12/24/17 11:00 AM

The Food and Wine pairing Class was very informative. I have taken it before but this time was more in depth with each pairing. Attention was directed to how each wine brought out qualities in each food Item and vice versa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jolene K. Member Since 11/21/2017My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 12/16/17 3:00 PM

Experience was fantastic! Great customer service and friendly instructors. We had a blast and would recommend this to anyone! Planned this for my boyfriend and me to celebrate his 33rd birthday. Cannot wait to enjoy our bottles of personalized wine and learned a lot about the different aspects of wine and winemaking in Livermore where we hadn't been before.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa T. Member Since 11/2/2017My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing Experience on 12/10/17 1:00 PM

We, 9 friends and colleagues from Livermore Shakespeare, took the Wine and Food Pairing class. It was fantastic. I knew that what you ate with wine affected the taste but this class not only proved it, it clarified how to make informed choices so the wine tastes the way the winemaker intended. We left with a cheat sheet, so we can practice at home. :) A great experience to share. Nice gift idea.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Darryl A. Member Since 11/16/2015My Parents
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 11/25/17 3:00 PM

The wine/food pairing class was excellent. Good choice of wines and food. Very knowledgeable and pleasant leader.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rebecca I. Member Since 9/8/2014My BFF
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 11/25/17 11:00 AM

Had a lovely blind tasting set up in the Wente atrium of the Wine Makers Studio. Our instructor was delightful and knowledgeable. The wines were tasty and the Black Glass experience really pushed us to use other senses to identify wine. Would recommend to couples, friends and dates!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John Q. Member Since 9/5/2017My Parents
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 11/24/17 11:00 AM

The winery was beautiful and our instructor was fantastic. We learned a lot about wines got to drink a lot of wines. It is definitely worth the price. The only downside was the other family brought an infant who cried the entire time, and it was very distracting. I wish the winery would have a policy against bringing children to wine classes.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kristina M. Member Since 10/22/2017My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 11/18/17 11:00 AM

The class was everything we'd hoped it would be. We had a great time learning about the region, tasting wines, and blending our own. We've been long-time wine lovers and know a fair bit about wine. However, we learned a thing or two, which was fantastic. We would definitely do it again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nikki Y. Member Since 10/19/2017My BFF
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 11/12/17 3:00 PM

Phenomenal experience from the moment we arrived. We were offered a tasting of white wine while waiting for our class to start. The room looked like a really fun science class, one that I could actually pass! Our instructor, Andy taught us so much about the history of Livermore, Wente, and the components of tasting wine. I honestly feel like I learned so much and the class was a blast!

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