Winemakers

Winemakers

  • Karl D. Wente

    Karl D. Wente

    Chief Winemaker and Fifth Generation Winegrower

    Karl is responsible for all winemaking and winegrowing at Wente Vineyards. 2016 will be Karl's 17th vintage and the 15th at Wente Vineyards, working with the family’s estate-grown and certified sustainable vineyards. Read the full bio »

  • Brad Buehler

    Brad Buehler

    Vice President of Winemaking

    Brad received his Bachelor of Science at the University California, Davis in Fermentation Science and has spent 35 of the 38 harvests he’s participated in at Wente Vineyards. Read the full bio »

  • Claude Bobba

    Claude Bobba

    Winemaker, Small Lot

    Claude is a native to the Livermore Valley and is a self-taught winemaker. Thirsty for knowledge, he read all the wine books he could and wasn’t shy about asking questions. Read the full bio »

  • Andrew Lynch

    Andrew Lynch

    Winemaker

    Andrew joined Wente Vineyards in 2005, and is the head enologist for the Small Lot Winery. Raised on a family farm and orchard just north of Salinas, Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in History and Education Read the full bio »

  • Elizabeth Kester

    Elizabeth Kester

    Winemaker

    A native of Northridge, California, Elizabeth has been making wine since 2007. While attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo she tended to vines and made her first wine on the Cal Poly campus. Read the full bio »