Wente Family Estates 2012 Fall Calendar of Events: October – December

Wente Family Estates announces this lineup of compelling upcoming events which offers many ways to enjoy one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, autumn. Special tastings and holiday celebrations create opportunities for all to enjoy.
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Sept. 26, 2012 - PRLog -- Activities at Wente Family Estates from October through December, 2012 include:


Daycation at Wente Vineyards
October 1st – 31st, 2012
Wente Vineyards | Murrieta’s Well Winery | Estate Winery Tasting Room | Tamas Estates Tasting Room
Celebrate the good things in life in the Livermore Valley for a weekend, a day or only a few hours. As a Daycation guest at Wente Family Estates, you hold the pass to create your escape, whether that’s playing on a world championship golf course, sampling renowned vintages in any of the four tasting rooms or enjoying wine-country cuisine in the award winning restaurant- the time is yours! Simply pick up your “Daycation Pass” at any of the Wente Family Estate Properties, and let your Daycation begin. All offers are valid throughout the month of October, and you can take advantage of the same offers on multiple days throughout the month.

La Luna at Murrieta’s Well
Friday, October 5th, 2012, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Murrieta’s Well Winery
Come enjoy the last of our summer full moon series with an evening of French cuisine, live music by Silent Partner and delicious blends on the terrace of this historic winery. Reservations Required. Please call (925) 456-2395 or purchase online.

Harvest Tour & Tasting
Saturday, October 6th, 2012
Tour Sessions: 10:00am, 12:00pm & 2:00pm
Estate Winery Tasting Room
Experience harvest in action at the annual Harvest Tour & Tasting Event. Bring your camera and questions as tour guides walk you through the winery to view the winemaking process while sampling several vintages from Wente Vineyards’ Small Lot production. $20 per person and $15 for Club Wente Members (plus tax). Space is limited. Purchase online or call (925) 456-2305.

Wines, Beats & Mobile Eats
Saturday, October 6th, 2012, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Estate Winery Tasting Room
Treat yourself to an array of food choices from some of the top food trucks in the Bay Area while sampling wines from Wente Vineyards, Murrieta’s Well, and Double Decker at our second Wines, Beats & Mobile Eats. There will also be live music by Delta Brew. Event entry is complimentary; wine tasting is $20 per person or $15 for Wente Vineyards, Murrieta’s Well and Tamás Estates Club Members. Blankets and chairs are welcome, no outside food or beverage.

Chef’s Fall Garden Tour & Tasting
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, 10:30am-12:00 pm
The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
Join Executive Chef Matt Greco and Master Gardener Diane Dovholuk for an exclusive tour of The Restaurant’s half-acre organic production garden. Chef Matt will take ingredients harvested that morning and prepare a delicious tasting. $20 per person or $15 for Club Wente Members. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 925.456.2450 or purchase tickets online.

Dog Day Afternoon
Saturday, October 13th, 2012, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Estate Winery Tasting Room
Come enjoy Dog Day Afternoon with your four-legged, furry friends! Win prizes for Best Wag, Best Hair, and Best Costume! Find out what your pet is thinking from animal communicator, Charles Peden and view a dog-training demo by the dog school, Murphy’s Paw. The Valley Humane Society will also be onsite. Wines will be available by the glass and bottle. For more information call 925-456-2305.

Winery of the Year Celebration
Saturday, October 20th, 2012, 11:00am-4:30pm
Estate Winery Tasting Room
Wente Family Estates is continuing the celebration of being named Wine Enthusiast’s 2011 American Winery of the Year! Join us at Wente Vineyards Estate Winery and taste wines from, Murrieta’s Well, Wente Vineyards, Tamás Estates and entwine, and enjoy live music by Ruckatan. Wine tastings are $10 per person and $5 for all wine club members.

Muestra de Arte
Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 11:00am-4:30pm
Murrieta’s Well Winery
Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Enjoy works of fine art by local artists and sample artisan cheese & wine tastings in the historic barrel room at Murrieta’s Well. Admission is free. Wine tastings are $10 per person and complimentary for Silver Spur members.


Winemaker’s Dinner with Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl Wente
Thursday, November 1st, 2012, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Vineyard Tasting Room
Come enjoy fine wine and stellar cuisine at Wente Vineyards with Karl Wente, Fifth Generation Winemaker. Relish in this unique opportunity to attend a gourmet four-course meal with accompanying wine pairings that present a unique and delicious chance to experience the finest expression in food and wine pairing by Wente Vineyards. Vegetarian options will be available. For more information call 925-456-2405.

Winemaker’s Dinner with Murrieta’s Well Co-Founders Philip Wente and Sergio Traverso
Friday, November 16th, 2012, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Murrieta’s Well Winery
You’re invited to have a gourmet four-course dining experience featuring unforgettable estate blends from Murrieta's Well. Meet co-founders Philip Wente and Sergio Traverso as you enjoy unique food and wine pairings in the historic barrel room. $95 for Silver Spur Members and $105 for guests. Reservations are required. To purchase, please call please call (925) 456-2395 or visit www.murrietaswell.com.

Celebrate 100 Years of Chardonnay
Sunday, November 18th, 2012, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Vineyard Tasting Room
Join Wente Vineyards, the “birthplace of Chardonnay", for a historic tasting of five
Wente Vineyards’ Chardonnays with Fourth Generation Winegrower, Philip Wente. Enjoy a private wine and cheese reception after the tasting. $25 per person and $20 for Club Wente Members. Call 925 456-2405 or purchase online at wentevineyards.com.

Thanksgiving Take Home Dinner
Pick up Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
The Event Center at Wente Vineyards
Wente Vineyards’ take home Thanksgiving dinner makes holiday entertaining incredibly easy! The Thanksgiving menu showcases a traditional holiday dinner, including succulently prepared dishes. Order online or call 925-456-2444 and pick up onsite the day before Thanksgiving for $249. Spend the day around the table, instead of in the kitchen.

Holiday Preview Weekend
Friday - Sunday, November 23rd – 25th, 2012
Estate Winery Tasting Room, Vineyard Tasting Room & Murrieta's Well Winery
Enjoy a fun and relaxing weekend, browse new holiday merchandise, stock up on holiday favorites, and pick up gifts for friends and family, all while you sample your favorite Wente Vineyards wines.


Holidays in the Vineyards
Saturday and Sunday, December 1st & 2nd, 2012, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Wente Vineyards' Estate Winery Tasting Room & Murrieta’s Well Winery
Visit Murrieta’s Well or Wente Vineyards with family and friends during Livermore Valley's joyous holiday open house. This annual wine country tradition showcases the historic barrel room as a winter wonderland, with wine tasting, arts & crafts vendors, holiday music, special wine offerings and more! Guests are encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys to Murrieta’s Well for the organization, Toys for Tots, benefitting children in need throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Event is complimentary and there is a nominal fee for winetasting. For more information call 925.456.239.

Holiday Take Home Dinner
Pick up Sunday, December 23rd, 2012
Event Center at Wente Vineyards
Wente Vineyards’ chefs will also be preparing a Holiday Take Home Dinner, which feeds six generously and includes simple finishing instructions to follow at home. Includes 7 dishes with a choice of Certified Angus Prime Rib ($279) or Pan Seared Salmon ($239). Orders must be done online or call 925-456-2444.

Helpful addresses:
Estate Winery Tasting Room | 5565 Tesla Road | Livermore, CA | 925.456.2305

Tamas Estates Tasting Room | 5565 Tesla Road | Livermore, CA | 925.456.2380

Vineyard Tasting Room | 5050 Arroyo Road | Livermore, CA | 925.456.2405

Event Center at Wente Vineyards | 5050 Arroyo Road | Livermore, CA | 925.456.2405

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards | 5050 Arroyo Road | Livermore, CA | 925-456-2450

Murrieta’s Well Winery | 3005 Mines Road | Livermore, CA | 925-456-2395
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