Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards 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 winery draws from nearly 3,000 acres of Estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines.
Wente Family Estates is comprised of Wente Vineyards, Murrieta's Well, Double Decker and Hayes Ranch wineries; owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. In 2010, the company received certification for its sustainability efforts with the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation
In 2011, Wente Family Estates was awarded American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. All of the wines within the Wente Family Estates portfolio are crafted by Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl D. Wente.Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California'ss premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, world class concerts, fine dining at the award-winning Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, and championship golf at the Greg Norman designed Course at Wente Vineyards.