The Wente family founded their winery in 1883, and in 1936 became the first vintners to release chardonnay wine.
The Wente family founded their winery in 1883, and in 1936 became the first vintners to release chardonnay wine. Courtesy of Balzac Communications & Marketing
The Wente family founded their winery in 1883, and in 1936 became the first vintners to release chardonnay wine. Courtesy of Balzac Communications & Marketing
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Mike Dunne: Livermore’s long chardonnay history yields impressive results

October 06, 2015 3:00 AM

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Mike Dunne is a freelance wine writer, wine judge and consultant who divides his time between Sacramento and San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur. He is a former food editor, wine columnist and restaurant critic of The Sacramento Bee and continues to write a biweekly wine column for The Bee. Reach him by email.