2011 Art of Giving

2011 Art of Giving

Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl Wente is passionate about wine and music. He and his winemaking team produce a beautiful small lot wine called The Art of Giving, especially to support the mission of The Wente Foundation for Arts Education. The Art of Giving is a rich, complex blend of red varietals from the winery’s estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley. Every sip is an artistic experience, and it is perfect gift for people who enjoy wine and care about the arts. With every bottle sold, 50% of the purchase price is donated directly to The Wente Foundation to cover operating costs.


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  • Vintage: 2011
  • Appellation: 100% Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay
  • Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
  • Alcohol: 14.10%
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Fermentation took place in small one-ton open top bins and the grapes were punched down by hand twice daily, as well as small stainless steel tanks where the must was gently pumped over twice daily.


The wine was aged in French, Eastern European, American, and neutral oak barrels.

2011 Art of Giving