Not only is the wine superb, the food here is a marvel in it’s own right. Much of the produce is grown in Wente gardens, tended by Dianne, the hardworking, organic gardener. Chef Matt Greco works wonders from lunch, brunch or dinner. He uses the local riches of the Livermore Valley to create mouthwatering appetizers, like the Lamb Pastrami, to succulent vegetable side dishes, to wine-fed cattle and housecured salamis. The homemade breads and desserts are top notch and the wine is the icing on the food experience here.
Wente Vineyards is one of the oldest and most famous in the US, so I went to the source, their stunning property in the Livermore Valley of California to find out how they make such good wines. I profile the vineyard and the signature wines of the Wente, from grape to glass style. Don’t miss one of the several Tasting Rooms or the Winemaker’s Studio where you get to play a winemaker and learn about blending wines. Special highlights include interviews with the family owners, Carolyn Wente and winemaker, Karl Wente.
One of the most storied vineyards in the US, the Wente Vineyards property in Livermore, California is a delight to visit. From golfing during the day, grabbing lunch at the Grill to tasting in the afternoon or catching one of their legendary concerts in the evening, Wente has everything you are looking for, even if it’s just a good glass of wine or a great view.
Special highlights include interviews with the family owners, Carolyn Wente and winemaker, Karl Wente.