Wente Winery was founded by C. H. Wente in the heart of the Livermore Valley, CA in 1883. A first-generation immigrant from Germany, Wente learned about winemaking from his vineyard experience at Charles Krug. Wente purchased his first 48 acres of Wente Vineyards in Livermore Valley with the belief that the warm days, cool nights and gravelly soils would be ideal for growing grapes. Wente Winery now draws from nearly 3,000 acres of estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations to produce their portfolio of Wente wines. Now on its fifth generation, Wente is recognized as being the oldest continuously operating, family-owned winery in California according to our Wente wine reviews. They were also the winners of the American Winery of the Year Award at the 2011 Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards. To see which of their wines is right for you check out our Wente wine ratings below.