Wente Vineyards launches new wine and food pairing experiences and summer tribute band series
Livermore Valley, CA – September 3, 2021 – Wente Vineyards is pleased to launch a new, reimagined customer experience at the Wente Vineyards Tasting Lounge, including wine and culinary tastings, live music events and much more. The Tasting Lounge is located at 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA, the former site of The Vineyard Table and The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards,
Two new wine and food experiences highlight the diverse range of wines, each matched with a food pairing called– The Reserve Tasting and The Classic Tasting. The Reserve Tasting features four small-lot and Nth Degree wines served with small bites to compliment and accentuate the wine’s flavors. Made in-house by the winery’s chef Tony Glanville, the four pairings are seasonally inspired and delicately balanced for each wine. The summer pairings are 2019 Eric’s Chardonnay paired with Dungeness crab cake with a microgreen salad and lemon agave vinaigrette remoulade and 2017 nth DEGREE Cabernet Sauvignon paired with pan seared filet medallion with smoked gouda mashed potatoes and grape tomato fondue. The wine and food offerings will change with the seasons so guests can have a unique epicurean experience every time they visit.
The second culinary option, The Classic Tasting, is a more relaxed tasting flight of four small-lot wines paired with light, shareable offerings. Also made in-house by the winery’s chef, the pairing currently features a fresh tomato salad and a Chardonnay wood-fired pizza with mushrooms, green onion soubise, mozzarella, and pork sausage complemented by a flight of 2019 Eric’s Chardonnay, 2018 nth DEGREE Chardonnay, 2018 Winemaker’s Selection Artisan Red, and 2018 Cabernet Franc.
Wente Vineyards offers wine tasting flights and small bites either inside the Tasting Lounge or on the patio overlooking the hills of the Livermore Valley. Beginning Thursday, August 19th, the Wente Vineyards Tasting Lounge is open Thursday evenings from 4 to 8 pm for wine, small bites, and live music. Reservations for seating are recommended but not required and available at WenteVineyards.com.
Wente Vineyards has historically been a destination for wine and food lovers to Livermore Valley wine country. The winery had one of the first tasting rooms in California that opened in 1966, and in 1986 The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards was one of the first restaurants at a wine estate. In 1998, the family built a world-renowned golf course designed by golf legend Greg Norman open to the public. In 2019, the
restaurant was closed after 33 years to be reimagined as The Vineyard Table and Tasting Lounge. In 2021, the family reopened the space in its second transformation to the Wente Vineyards Tasting Lounge. Wente Vineyard’s customer feedback inspired the evolution and to focus on the vast portfolio of award-winning wines.
In addition, Wente Vineyards announced a summer Front Porch Tribute Band Series for five tribute bands. These tribute bands will showcase the iconic music from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, inviting guests to roll out a
blanket and enjoy the summer evenings at the Wente Vineyards Terrace Lawn at Arroyo Road. In addition, food trucks and wines will be available for purchase on-site. The list of shows is below. More information and tickets can be found at WenteVineyards.com.
- August 14th – Tainted Love
- August 21st – George Michael Reborn: Tribute to Wham and George Michael
- September 11th – Best Shot: The Benatar Experience
- October 8th – Fleetwood Mask: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute
- October 15th – Queen Nation
Wente Vineyards invites guests to visit at 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA, from Thursday to Sunday. More information and reservations can be made at: The Tasting Rooms At Wente Vineyards | Wente Vineyards
The Winemaker Studio and Estate Tasting Room on Tesla Road have closed to the public and remain the production and winemaking facility of Wente Vineyards.
About Wente Vineyards:
Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards has been celebrated for its industry-wide contributions to innovation as the oldest continuously operated, family-owned winery in the country, now owned and managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The winery draws from certified sustainable estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations to create an outstanding array of fine wines distributed in all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide. In 2010, it joined the top 5% of California wineries that meet all three tiers within the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing codes and designation for both their estate vineyards and winery. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations. In 2018, the winery took a leadership role in its longstanding mission to inspire employees and guests to make time for what really matters, as realized through Wente Vineyards’ stewardship, outstanding wines, and wine country experiences. For more information, visit wentevineyards.com.