#957:  Wente Bros. Winery

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5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore



State Plaque


Plaque and site are located on private grounds and only accessible during operating hours.

From the plaque:

Here the first Wente vineyard of 47 acres was established by C. H. Wente in 1883. In 1935 his sons, Ernest and Herman, introduced California's first varietal wine label, Sauvignon Blanc. The efforts of the Wente family have helped establish the Livermore Valley as one of the premier wine-growing areas of California. In their centennial year, Wente Bros. is the oldest continuously operating, family-owned winery in California.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13, E Clampus Vitus, and Livermore Heritage Guild, September 24, 1983.

©2009 David Schmitt