History

History

In 1883, C. H. Wente, a first-generation immigrant from Germany, purchased 48 acres in the Livermore Valley . Recognizing that the warm days, cool nights and gravelly soils of the Livermore Valley were ideal for growing grapes, he planted vines and founded Wente Vineryards. 130 years later, the Wente Estates continue to be family owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generation Wente's, Eric, Philip, Carolyn, Christine and Karl.

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