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. Claude is a very skilled and well-rounded winemaker. He started as a home winemaker in 1988 and joined Wente Vineyards as part of the vineyard crew in 1997. After 4 years, Claude was invited by Karl Wente to join him in developing Wente Vineyard’s Small Lot program, showcasing the best of the family’s estate vineyards. His hobbies include abalone diving, mushroom hunting and he plays a mean game of pool.