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About The Winemakers Studio

Located at the Estate Winery at Wente Vineyards, The Winemakers Studio is a fine wine studio that features unique educational experiences. Open Thursday through Sunday by appointment.

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Wine tasting is a given, however, the hands-on seasonal grape growing, food and wine and winemaking experiences are a must. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a winemaker for the day. Visit the Winemakers Lab to blend wines and take home your very own custom blended bottle.

features Notable Features
  • Corporate Events
  • Historic Building
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Blending Seminar
  • Private Tastings
  • Reservation Required
  • Sensory Experience
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Barbera
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Counoise
  • Grenache
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5 Star Overall Rating 5/5
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Jeremy D. Member Since 12/25/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 1/14/17 3:00 PM

The class started out with a cellar tour lead by Darrel. The class started later than planned, but Darrel and the staff were very accommodating and did the best they could in the situation by checking up on each group. I was very pleased by the staff's enthusiasm and courtesy. The class was also 10/10 by being informative, engaging, with tons of wine. Could not ask for anything more, thanks!

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Rebecca M. Member Since 7/13/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 12/18/16 1:30 PM

We loved our experience learning how to taste and describe the taste of the wines. Absolutely loved crafting our own personalized blends and bottling them to bring home. Everyone in our group had an incredible time - thank-you!

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Kimberly P. Member Since 10/28/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 11/09/16 11:00 AM

We had a great experience! We leared a lot about blending wine, and were excited to take home a bottle of our very own blend! Brandon was a great teacher.

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Kimberly K. Member Since 10/12/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 11/05/16 1:30 PM

No clear check in upon arrival so I asked one of the people at the tasting bar, who got a manager (who never introduced themselves or checked me in), and we started 45 minutes late. The class itself was WONDERFUL - fun and informative, and Kevin was a great host. However, check in/lack of greeting left something to be desired.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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jennifer b. Member Since 9/22/2016
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 10/01/16 3:00 PM

had friends in from Chicago they selected the class. We had a great experience with Brandon. He did a great job!

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Karen F. Member Since 9/13/2016
Vineyard Tour on 9/17/16 10:00 AM

This was a delightful, behind-the-scenes tour of Wente's beautiful vineyard. Our hosts were knowledgeable and gracious - we sampled several wines which were paired with small bites. The setting on a warm, fall morning couldn't be beat - picnic tables set up in a clearing among ripening grapes. We learned, we laughed, we drank...highly recommended.

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Paula W. Member Since 9/13/2016
Vineyard Tour on 9/17/16 10:00 AM

Enhanced the tasting experience by seeing the fields, understanding the process, and hearing more of the story! I'll certainly recommend it to others!

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Christine L. Member Since 8/24/2016
Vineyard Tour on 8/27/16 10:00 AM

The tour was lovely! Our guide, Myrl, was very friendly and created a welcoming place for us all to learn and view the beautiful vineyards. At each stop, there was a beautiful set up of wine and snacks for all to enjoy. It was really such a great experience. My mother, who is not a wine drinker, loved it and said it was one of her favorite parts of the trip.

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Christine L. Member Since 8/24/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 8/27/16 1:30 PM

Darrell was an excellent guide to the two house wine blending experience. He allowed many questions and thoroughly explained to us all the different types of wines and how to rate them. At the end of the class, you get to mix your own wine. Corking and labeling your own bottle was a lot of fun as well!

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Judith W. Member Since 6/10/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 8/20/16 1:30 PM

This was are second time participating the blending class. It was a fun, informative experience that we enjoyed sharing with our friends.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Raymond C. Member Since 8/9/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 8/13/16 1:30 PM

Great event and we had a lot of fun.

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Robert G. Member Since 4/20/2016
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 8/05/16 11:00 AM

Brandon gave us a great education, especially bringing it up a notch when he realized the wine knowledge we brought to the table. Excellent facilitator.

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Dave F. Member Since 7/13/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 7/16/16 11:00 AM

Great day, lots of fun and information. It was an excellent experience.

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Cathy I. Member Since 6/14/2016
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 6/25/16 11:00 AM

There were 11 of us in our group and we had a wonderful time. Our instructor, Darrel, walked us through each of the seven wines we tasted... the aromas, flavors, acidity, tannin and colors. I had no idea I could pick out the different flavors. By the end of the two hours, we all felt like sommeliers! Blending our wines in our beakers, tasting , bottling and corking was so much fun!

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Luzelle M. Member Since 5/4/2016
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 5/06/16 1:00 PM

We had so much fun through the entire experience! Brandon created a great atmosphere for us to enjoy ourselves as well as learn many new things about wine! I would definitely being more friends to do this!

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Yvonne K. Member Since 4/5/2016
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 4/17/16 3:00 PM

Started with a tasting before our wine / pairing class. The pairing class itself was fun and educational. Jeff did a great job explaining why certain foods pair better than others, how to pair and what to look for when pairing. He also gave us a great run down on the history of the Wente winery / family. Very enjoyable afternoon at the WMS.

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Marisa G. Member Since 1/29/2016
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 2/28/16 3:30 PM

Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience

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Brian S. Member Since 1/31/2016
Wine Aroma Seminar on 2/13/16 2:30 PM

Paige was great! The aroma course was very educational. I thought the course should cover the different characteristics of different types of wines. We had a tasting after the class that I think should be complimentary to the class. I look forward to our next class there.

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Linda U. Member Since 6/3/2013
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 2/05/16 12:00 PM

Loved the the experience and the wine educator BUT when I entered they didn't welcome us , seemed like the girl didn't expect us and didn't treat us like welcomed guests. The wine educator was great However kept looking at his watch. I think the class should have been for 1 1/2 hours

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Matthew K. Member Since 10/21/2015
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 11/27/15 3:00 PM

This class was everything we anticipated and much more. Not only were the black glasses amazing at tricking our senses, but our teacher was so knowledgeable that we all felt we walked out of the class having learned more about wine than ever before.

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Dianne F. Member Since 9/27/2015
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 10/04/15 1:30 PM

This was a second time for me. The first experience was so positive I brought my husband back to enjoy it as well. The 2 hours flew by and the tasting tips from our guide were very helpful. Low stress and loads of fun.

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Latha P. Member Since 8/21/2015
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 9/13/15 1:30 PM

We really enjoyed the opportunity to try this and I would do it again. The staff was great and we learned alot. The wine was good too. The only thing I would change would be to put a covering over the door to minimize the noise from the tasting room. Overall great experience - thannks to Brandon and his team.

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Michele A. Member Since 11/14/2014
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 9/12/15 3:30 PM

Was the best birthday fun a girl could ask for! Darrel entertained and educated us with this class. All of the staff including Kevin were wonder and will definitely be returning for the blending class!

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Virginia S. Member Since 7/11/2015
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 7/24/15 11:00 AM

Brandon was awesome. It was very informative and a lot of fun. Ran much longer than expected which was fine for us but may have been a problem for Brandon. The crackers that were provided were great but do not come on an empty stomach. We cannot wait to take the class again.

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Jennifer S. Member Since 7/17/2015
Black Glass Blind Tasting on 7/19/15 12:00 PM

Very much enjoyed the class taught by Brandon. He had great knowledge and did a good job teaching the group. I would highly recommend class to everyone! Also, everyone at the winemakers studio was so friendly and welcoming.

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Tine d. Member Since 6/10/2015
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 6/20/15 12:00 PM

My sister and I went to the wine and cheese pairing class with Darrell as the educator! We had so much fun and learned so much! I would love to attend another class!!!

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Jessica C. Member Since 1/12/2015
The Winemakers Blending Experience on 1/18/15 3:30 PM

Absolutely fabulous class. Had so much fun and learned a ton!

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The Winemakers Studio
5565 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550
Today 3/22 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 3/23 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 3/24 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 3/25 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 3/26 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 3/27 Closed
Tuesday 3/28 Closed

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