Wente Vineyards


Since 1883, five generations of this family have handcrafted fine wines that express the very best of their vineyards and winemaking expertise. The Estate Grown Morning Fog is named for the morning coastal fog pushed by Pacific wind streams into the bowl of the San Francisco Bay and lured inland by Livermore Valley’s unique East-West orientation. This daily phenomenon moderates the climate to produce excellent, beautifully balanced Chardonnay. Planted on various Wente clones, each vineyard block is farmed and harvested separately which maximizes quality and adds an elegant complexity to the wine. Recognized as “California’s First Family of Chardonnay”, this family was the first in California to produce a varietally labeled Chardonnay in 1936 made from their heritage Wente clones. Today, nearly 80% of the Chardonnay vineyards in California are planted with the Wente clone, which originated from their family’s estate.

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