Since that debut, over 75 new artists have performed at the historic property including acts such as The Mountain Goats, The Dodos, Luce, the Ferocious Few, Jerry Hannan, the Stone Foxes, Loquat, and Karl Wente’s own band The Front Porch. This year Wente’s band debuted their album Evermore at the annual Labor Day Front Porch Music Festival.
For avid fans of Americana, Bluegrass and acoustic music, The Front Porch blog highlights emerging as well as established artists in these genres. It is a thoughtfully-
It is a propos that America’s oldest family owned and operated winery has dedicated itself for six years running to showcasing local independent and bugeoning musical talent, complementing a long running commitment by Wente Vineyards of sharing wine country hospitality with its world class concert series, Greg Norman designed golf course and fine dining Restaurant at Wente Vineyards.
About Wente Vineyards
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 Vineyards is distributed in all 50 states and in over 70 countries worldwide. In 2010, Wente Vineyards was among the first wineries to receive the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation, and one of the only wineries to certify every aspect of its business. In 2011, Wente Family Estates was named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and a top 30 wine company by Wine Business Monthly. 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Wente family bringing Chardonnay cuttings to California. Today, the Wente clone of Chardonnay is the most widely planted in California.
Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations. The property features wine tasting, world-class concerts, award-winning fine dining and championship golf. For more information, visit www.wentevineyards.com.
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