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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. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a winemaker for the day: visit the Winemakers Lab to blend wines and take home your very own custom blended bottle. Unique blends and wine growlers!

features Notable Features
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Owned
  • Historic Building
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Blending Seminar
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Private Tastings
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Sensory Experience
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Barbera
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Counoise
  • Grenache
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
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Aaron W. Member Since 12/18/2017
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 1/14/18 11:00 AM

Very educational and enjoyable all at the same time.

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Somita B. Member Since 4/25/2016
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!

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Rene S. Member Since 12/29/2017
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!

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John B. Member Since 5/22/2017
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.

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Jolene K. Member Since 11/21/2017
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.

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Lisa T. Member Since 11/2/2017
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.

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Darryl A. Member Since 11/16/2015
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.

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Rebecca I. Member Since 9/8/2014
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!

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John Q. Member Since 9/5/2017
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.

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Kristina M. Member Since 10/22/2017
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.

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Nikki Y. Member Since 10/19/2017
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!

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Christine L. Member Since 8/23/2017
Tiny Bubbles on 11/11/17 11:00 AM

What a wonderful experience, this was my second class at winemakers studio and again I left so completely satisfied. We learned a lot, laughed a lot and enjoyed great company and delicious eats and bubbles. Can't wait to book another class!

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Diem P. Member Since 5/26/2017
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 10/22/17 11:00 AM

My girlfriends and I had a wonderful time with the wine and cheese pairing class with Sandy. She was very informative and a lively hostess. We would recommend to others.

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Thomas M. Member Since 7/22/2017
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 10/20/17 1:30 PM

Took the wife's siblings as well as assorted nieces and nephews (20 somethings) to the Blending Experience at Winemakers Studio. The 12 of us filled the class. From experienced winos to the greenest rookies a great time was had by all. Highly recommend this as a fun and educational group experience. Excellent for folks who are new to wine.

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John M. Member Since 10/1/2017
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 10/14/17 11:00 AM

The presentation and explanation of the various wines was and tasting methods was excellent. Learned a lot and now will apply that to tasting and how we now see various wines and blends. The experience at Wente was the best, right from the first entry into the room until we left, made us feel like a boss !

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Jamie L. Member Since 4/27/2017
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 10/07/17 11:00 AM

Such a great experience! Gives you an even greater appreciation for blends!

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Susie H. Member Since 6/3/2016
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 10/04/17 1:00 PM

What a wonderful new experience! Our group knows quite a bit about wine, but this was such fun way to test our knowledge. Merle made it a wonderful event for all of us!

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Christine L. Member Since 8/23/2017
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 9/30/17 3:00 PM

Myrle was great, learned a lot, tasted great wines and made great blends.

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Samantha A. Member Since 5/18/2017
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 9/16/17 3:00 PM

Upon entering the tasting room we were not acknowledged for the first few minutes, the employee. We had to walk up to the counter (still ignored us talking with each other) I had to speak up to get their attention. Once we were in the room for our experience the employee leading the experience was knowledgeable and friendly.

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Ann Z. Member Since 5/31/2017
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 9/16/17 11:00 AM

Enjoyed Suzanne and the foods selected for the wine pairings!!! Especially appreciated that these foods were bought from stores I shop at!!!!

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Michael R. Member Since 8/9/2017
Tiny Bubbles on 8/12/17 11:00 AM

This was an amazing class! The instructor made this so fun, and really opened our eyes to how to pair food with Sparkling wine, and she shared so much really valuable information about sparkling wine and food/wine pairing in general. Plus, tasting the ridiculously good food was fantastic.

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Pamela A. Member Since 2/1/2017
Vineyard Tour on 7/01/17 5:30 PM

Wonderful experience from beginning to end.

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Thomas P. Member Since 5/29/2017
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 6/16/17 1:30 PM

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and even though two of my friends know a LOT about wine, they had a great time and learned a lot. The instructor Brandon did a great job, had a lot of knowledge, and kept us entertained. Would love to do this again, and can't wait to crack open our bottle. We're all planning to get together to open them together over dinner in 45 days!

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Rhonda C. Member Since 6/1/2017
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 6/08/17 3:00 PM

Was a very nice experience, a description of food pairings would have been helpful to know that certain individuals would not be able to participate fully.

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kevin s. Member Since 7/13/2014
The Chardonnay Experience on 5/21/17 3:00 PM

Very enjoyable experience

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Wayne J. Member Since 4/30/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 5/03/17 1:30 PM

Our host was very informative. Enjoyed tasting and critiquing each wine. The end result, making our own blend, was a unique experience.

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Nuala M. Member Since 3/20/2017
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 4/22/17 3:00 PM

Experience was excellent. There was an error with the booking so I did not do the blending class it was the wine and food pairing. I recommend either class to my friends and family.

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Jeremy D. Member Since 12/25/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 1/14/17 3:00 PM

The class started out with a cellar tour lead by Darrel. The class started later than planned, but Darrel and the staff were very accommodating and did the best they could in the situation by checking up on each group. I was very pleased by the staff's enthusiasm and courtesy. The class was also 10/10 by being informative, engaging, with tons of wine. Could not ask for anything more, thanks!

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Rebecca M. Member Since 7/13/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 12/18/16 1:30 PM

We loved our experience learning how to taste and describe the taste of the wines. Absolutely loved crafting our own personalized blends and bottling them to bring home. Everyone in our group had an incredible time - thank-you!

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Kimberly P. Member Since 10/28/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 11/09/16 11:00 AM

We had a great experience! We leared a lot about blending wine, and were excited to take home a bottle of our very own blend! Brandon was a great teacher.

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Kimberly K. Member Since 10/12/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 11/05/16 1:30 PM

No clear check in upon arrival so I asked one of the people at the tasting bar, who got a manager (who never introduced themselves or checked me in), and we started 45 minutes late. The class itself was WONDERFUL - fun and informative, and Kevin was a great host. However, check in/lack of greeting left something to be desired.

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jennifer b. Member Since 9/22/2016
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 10/01/16 3:00 PM

had friends in from Chicago they selected the class. We had a great experience with Brandon. He did a great job!

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Karen F. Member Since 9/13/2016
Vineyard Tour on 9/17/16 10:00 AM

This was a delightful, behind-the-scenes tour of Wente's beautiful vineyard. Our hosts were knowledgeable and gracious - we sampled several wines which were paired with small bites. The setting on a warm, fall morning couldn't be beat - picnic tables set up in a clearing among ripening grapes. We learned, we laughed, we drank...highly recommended.

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Paula W. Member Since 9/13/2016
Vineyard Tour on 9/17/16 10:00 AM

Enhanced the tasting experience by seeing the fields, understanding the process, and hearing more of the story! I'll certainly recommend it to others!

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Christine L. Member Since 8/24/2016
Vineyard Tour on 8/27/16 10:00 AM

The tour was lovely! Our guide, Myrl, was very friendly and created a welcoming place for us all to learn and view the beautiful vineyards. At each stop, there was a beautiful set up of wine and snacks for all to enjoy. It was really such a great experience. My mother, who is not a wine drinker, loved it and said it was one of her favorite parts of the trip.

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Christine L. Member Since 8/24/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 8/27/16 1:30 PM

Darrell was an excellent guide to the two house wine blending experience. He allowed many questions and thoroughly explained to us all the different types of wines and how to rate them. At the end of the class, you get to mix your own wine. Corking and labeling your own bottle was a lot of fun as well!

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Judith W. Member Since 6/10/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 8/20/16 1:30 PM

This was are second time participating the blending class. It was a fun, informative experience that we enjoyed sharing with our friends.

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Raymond C. Member Since 8/9/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 8/13/16 1:30 PM

Great event and we had a lot of fun.

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Robert G. Member Since 4/20/2016
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 8/05/16 11:00 AM

Brandon gave us a great education, especially bringing it up a notch when he realized the wine knowledge we brought to the table. Excellent facilitator.

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Dave F. Member Since 7/13/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 7/16/16 11:00 AM

Great day, lots of fun and information. It was an excellent experience.

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