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Wente Vineyards Vineyard Tasting Room

Livermore, CA

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  • Sunday in the Caves $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 4 - 24

    Sun

    Experience a wine and cheese pairing in our historic sandstone caves. Learn about our wine and how they pair with artisanal cheeses sourced from local and sustainable cheesemakers. This unique experience is offered only on Sundays at our Vineyard property. Approximately 60 to 90 minutes. 21 and older only. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Vineyard Property Tour $35.00/ppGROUP SIZE 4 - 16

    Daily

    Learn about five generations of Wente Family history as you tour our Vineyard property. You will learn all about the history of the Wente Family, Charles Wetmore and the beautiful Cresta Blanca property. You will also taste our award-winning wines along the way. Offered daily at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Approximately 45 to 60 minutes. 21 and over only. Approximately 45 Minutes.

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  • Private Tasting $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 8 - 30

    Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    Experience our award winning wines with one of our wine ambassadors. 5 tastings total. Will contact upon booking for reservation fee of $20 non-refundable for every 4 people. Approximately 1 Hour.

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About Wente Vineyards Vineyard Tasting Room

Founded in 1883, Wente is the country's oldest continuously operated family-owned winery visit us for wine tastings & winery tours. Enjoy small lot & handcrafted wines by 5th Generation winemaker Karl Wente!

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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 fine 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.

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. 2018 marks the 135th anniversary of the Wente family bringing Chardonnay cuttings to California and the Wente clone is the most widely planted in California.

Vineyard Tour
Learn about five generations of Wente Family history as you tour our Vineyard property. You will learn all about the history of the Wente Family, Charles Wetmore and the beautiful Cresta Blanca Property. You will also taste our award-winning wines along the way.

Sunday in the Caves
Experience a wine and cheese pairing in our historic sandstone caves. Learn about our wine and how they pair with artisanal cheeses sourced from local and sustainable cheese-makers. This unique experience is offered only on Sundays. $45 per person. (Our caves are always between 50 and 60 degrees farehnheit in the summer!)

For more availability and same-day reservations call (925) 456-2405 or email us at vineyardtastingroom@wentevineyards.com

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Weddings
Experiences

  • Large Groups (8 - 20+)
  • Private Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Wine and Cheese
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Meritage
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Boss
Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
kelly h. Member Since 9/8/2019My Parents
Sunday in the Caves on 9/22/19 12:00 PM

We did the Sunday in the Caves experience, it was a wonderful time. We were lucky we had the host's full attention that day, since my small party was scheduled together with a different party of 10 people who cancelled last minute, therefore we had the cave to ourselves :). I can see the caves being rather loud and echo-y if there were many people in the room, as it IS a cave, after all..

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kimberly S. Member Since 8/17/2019My BFF
Sunday in the Caves on 9/08/19 1:30 PM

It was an absolute peaceful and relaxing tasting experience. We had a great time. Tasted some really good wines and can’t wait to come back again! Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandi H. Member Since 11/4/2016My BFF
Sunday in the Caves on 9/01/19 1:30 PM

Jennie was great! She made the experience fun and memorable ??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Aniket M. Member Since 8/8/2019My Parents
Sunday in the Caves on 8/25/19 11:30 AM

We had a wonderful experience at Wente. Host was very welcoming and made us feel comfortable. The host gave us a a small tour and talked about history of the winery. That was followed by an hour of wine and cheese pairing, which was the fantastic. We tried some of the finest wines produced at Wente. Overall, a great experience and would recommend this to anyone interested.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
James K. Member Since 6/5/2019My BFF
Sunday in the Caves on 6/30/19 1:30 PM

Wonderful day at Wente! Tasting in the cave was a great experience. Jeanne was a wonderful guide, even though she has bad taste in NFL teams... The Patriots - really??? Excellent wines and very nice venue!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Don G. Member Since 6/10/2019My Parents
Sunday in the Caves on 6/16/19 11:30 AM

We were welcomed with wine and taken on a brief tour through the property into the caves. Great ambiance with countless candles, flowers, and a rustic feel. Wine and cheese pairings were dynamite with gorgeous presentation on a piece of slab from a wine barrel! I wanted to buy one for my entertaining. Loved the Nikis Rose. Awesome summer wine! Check it out!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dale O. Member Since 4/18/2019My Ex
Sunday in the Caves on 4/28/19 1:30 PM

Pleasant, but over-priced for the experience.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Richelle A. Member Since 3/21/2019Evil Stepmother
Sunday in the Caves on 3/31/19 1:30 PM

The venue is ok, but not great. The staff that did our tour and tasting was texting almost the entire time we were there and we had to repeatedly ask for the next pairing. Not worth the time or money we spent

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Michelle E. Member Since 2/2/2019My BFF
A Pair to Remember: Wine and Dessert Pairing on 2/10/19 1:30 PM

We did the dessert and wine pairing in the caves. Awesome location!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
CR S. Member Since 4/14/2017My BFF
Sunday in the Caves and Gingerbread Fun on 12/23/18 1:30 PM

It was wonderful. The ambassadors were very friendly and knowledgeable about the wines they served and the history of the property. We had a wonderful surprise and delight of a cheese, nut, and salami tray. We could have stayed all afternoon. We can’t wait to do it again next year! Thank you Sara and Melinda your the best!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tony H. Member Since 4/28/2017My Frenemy
Vineyard Property Tour on 10/14/18 1:00 PM

As a Member of Wente, I wanted to share this with my Relatives in from out of town. I was anticipating more of a production tour. although the Garden is very nice. The Garden took half of the tour.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephanie S. Member Since 2/1/2017My Ex
Sunday in the Caves on 10/07/18 3:00 PM

The Wente Cave Tasting tour was very disappointing. I have been to a few different cave tastings and this was the worst one. The cave was very short, we sat almost by the entrance, and there was harsh bright lighting with no ambience at all. The wine tastings were few and not good. Way over priced for $50 a person. Save your money for another experience elsewhere.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 1/5

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