Our Family

Our Family

  • Carolyn Wente

    Carolyn Wente

    Fourth Generation Winegrower and Chief Executive Officer

    Carolyn Wente is one of the driving forces behind the expansion and growth of Wente Family Estates’ portfolio of wines. She was also instrumental in the development of the Wente family's lifestyle business, which has brought Wente Vineyards worldwide renown and attracted visitors from all over the world. Read the full bio »

  • Eric Wente

    Eric Wente

    Fourth Generation Winegrower & Chairman of the Board

    As a Fourth Generation Winegrower for California’s oldest, continuously operated winery, Eric Wente oversees his family’s operations that include, in addition to the winery, nearly 3,000 acres of vineyards, an award-winning restaurant, a Greg Norman-designed championship golf course, a land and vineyard development company, and a working cattle ranch. Read the full bio »

  • Phil Wente

    Phil Wente

    Fourth Generation Winegrower & Co-Founder of Murrieta’s Well

    Philip R. Wente is a Fourth Generation Winegrower, and for more than 25 years he has headed the operation, expansion and redevelopment of the Wente Family Estate vineyards and its land development programs. Read the full bio »

  • Karl Wente

    Karl Wente

    Fifth Generation Winemaker and Senior Vice-President of Winemaking

    Fifth Generation Winegrower and Winemaker Karl D. Wente is responsible for all winemaking at Wente Vineyards. 2013 will be Karl's 14th vintage and the 12th at Wente Vineyards, working with the family’s estate-grown vineyards. Read the full bio »

  • Christine Wente

    Christine Wente

    Fifth Generation Winegrower & President of the Wente Foundation Board

    In 2000, Christine Wente became the first member of the fifth generation to join the family business (her brother Karl Wente, Fifth Generation Winemaker, joined in 2002), bringing new perspectives to the country’s oldest continuously operated family-owned winery. Read the full bio »