Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed Estate vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf.
A wine attains its ideal maturity when all of its components are balanced and offers a great aromatic complexity, not only on the nose but also resting on the palate with a persistence.
This doesn´t mean that a matured wine is necessarily an aged wine. No, rather a matured wine at its perfect drinking peak. Actually, it maybe the case in some wines that they should be consumed when young and fresh.