Wente Vineyards is a family-owned and operated winery in Livermore, California. Founded in 1868, it is the oldest continuously operating winery in the state. This longstanding Livermore Valley winery offers a variety of award-winning wines and features a tasting lounge which offers light refreshments as well as wine and culinary pairing experiences. Visitors have variety of wine tastings to choose from at the Wente Tasting Lounge, from basic tastings to more in-depth experiences.
This historic estate is also home to two wine caves, bored into the side of a hillside and used to smuggle sacramental wines away from authorities during Prohibition. Today, they serve as a unique and intimate setting for wine tasting and special events. Also located on this sprawling estate is The Course at Wente, is a challenging 18-hole course that offers stunning views of the vineyards. The course is open to the public and offers a variety of tee times.
As a Certified Sustainable Winery, Wente Vineyards is a proud pioneer of sustainable wine growing and wine making practices. Through methods such as sustainable viticulture, energy-efficient winery practices, and certifications like CCSW and Bay Area Green Business, they aim to create exceptional wines while reducing environmental impact. Their commitment underscores responsible stewardship of the land, preserving resources, and supporting local ecosystems and communities.
With its beautiful scenery, award-winning wines, and a variety of activities, Wente Vineyards is a great place to visit for a day of wine tasting, dining, and golf.