California Historical Landmarks in Alameda County
California Historical Landmark 957
Wente Brothers Winery
5565 Tesla Road
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.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 957
Plaque placed by the California State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Joaquin Murietta Chapter 13, E Clampus Vitus, and Livermore Heritage Guild, September 24, 1983.
The Wente family also owns the winery and vineyards formerly known as Cresta Blanca.