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

    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 11am and 1pm. Approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Approximately 45 Minutes.

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  • Sunday in the Caves and Gingerbread Fun $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 16

    Experience a sit-down wine tasting while creating your own gingerbread masterpiece. This unique experience is offered only on Sundays at our Vineyard property in the historic Sandstone Caves. One gingerbread house per person. 21 and older. Approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Please call the tasting room for additional information at 925-456-2405. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About Wente 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)
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Meritage
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • RosĂ©
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Ex
Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
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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