Winemakers

Winemakers

  • Karl D. Wente

    Karl D. Wente

    Fifth Generation Winemaker & Senior Vice-President

    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 »

  • Brad Buehler

    Brad Buehler

    Director of Winemaking & Winemaker

    Brad Buehler 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 Bobba, a native to the Livermore Valley, 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

    Assistant Winemaker

    Andrew Lynch 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

    Enologist

    A native of Northridge, California, Elizabeth Kester 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 »