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About Wente Family Estates

Founded in 1883, Wente Family Estates is the oldest continuously-operated family-owned winery in the country, owned and managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The family owns estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations. All of our wines are distributed throughout the United States and select brands are featured in over 70 countries worldwide. In 2010, Wente Family Estates was among the first wineries to receive the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation, and one of the only wineries to certify every aspect of its business. In 2011, Wente Family Estates was named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and a top 30 wine company by Wine Business Monthly. With the deepest respect for the knowledge passed down from previous generations, the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family continue their vision for wine quality and integrity through passion, dedication and pursuit of excellence.

THe Wente Family Group Photo

Left to Right: Fourth Generation Winegrower, Eric Wente; Fifth Generation Winemaker, Karl Wente; Fourth Generation Winegrower, Carolyn Wente; Fifth Generation Winegrower, Christine Wente; Fourth Generation Winegrower, Phil Wente