If you Love california chardonnay, discover Wente Vineyards. California's first family of chardonnay

If you Love california chardonnay, discover Wente Vineyards. California's first family of chardonnay

In 1912, the Wente family brought Chardonnay cuttings from France and planted them in the Livermore Valley. Our 1936 vintage was the first varietally labeled Chardonnay in the nation. Today, the Wente clone of Chardonnay is the most widely planted in California. We look forward to continuing this legacy for generations to come.

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Wente Riva Ranch and Morning Fog Bottles

Host your own Chardonnay Day Party!

National Chardonnay Day is May 25th and Wente Vineyards is celebrating! Join the festivites by hosting your own party with friends, family, neighbors and anyone else who loves America's favorite varietal!

White Party in The Vineyard

If you are in the area, come join us on Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 1pm – 6pm for memorable wines, a delicious bite, live music and of course, good company. Each ticket includes admission, lunch and a commemorative wine glass. Tables and decorations will be set, guests need only come dressed chic in all white (as a nod to Chardonnay) and ready for a fun afternoon in wine country.

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Family owned for more than 130 years


For five generations, the Wente family has been dedicated to the art of winemaking and the philosophy that the quality of a wine originates in the vineyard.


Proud recipient of the 2011 wine enthusiast american winery of the year award.

C.H. Wente
C.H. Wente

Founder

Ernest Wente
Herman Wente
Ernest & Herman Wente

Second Generation

Karl Wente
Karl Wente

Third Generation

Eric Wente
Phillip Wente
Carolyn Wente
Eric, Phillip & Carolyn Wente

Fourth Generation

Christine Wente
Karl Wente
Christine & Karl Wente

Fifth Generation

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