The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards receives a 2012 Diablo Food AwardCongratulations to our team at The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards on receiving one of the prestigious Diablo Food Awards!
The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
The culinary jewel of Livermore valley wine country.
By Nicholas Boer
For more than a quarter-century, the Restaurant at Wente Vineyards has been the heart of Livermore Valley wine country, nourishing an atmosphere of the good life. Now, the valley has arrived—garnering the attention (and tourists) it deserves—and Wente is Livermore’s crown jewel.
Some of its many facets: A 36-page California-focused wine list with more than 600 wines; an expansive patio with a view of the hills and vineyards; an elegant, spacious dining room; and chef Matt Greco—who is as skilled in butchering whole animals as he is plucking produce from the restaurant’s half-acre vegetable and herb garden. Try Greco’s lamb pastrami on rye crisps, the only new item in decades to be added to Wente’s signature dishes. (The Caesar and the smoked pork chop are exceptional, as well.)
Come for the sublime seafood. Come for a blissful brunch. Or bring your out of towners for a day of wine tasting—who needs Napa?—followed by dinner here as the sun sets, turning the hills a luminous gold.
The artice may also be viewed in the November 2012 edition of Diablo Magazine