We also headed down to lesser known Livermore Valley to visit
Wente is the oldest family owned winery in California,
dating back to 1883.
I found it interesting that 75% of all California Chardonnay wines are derived from the Wente Clone which creates grapes that perform well in this terroir (land characteristics, sun and overall environment).
In the picture below, we are enjoying a wine class
where you learn to identify the aromas of what you are tasting.
Is it mushroom or is it cork?
Is it butterscotch or is it vanilla or is it coconut?
Toward the end of the class there was a
contest to decipher nine specific aromas.
I thought the butterscotch was vanilla, and did not win,
but it was great fun and put our noses to test!
Afterward we had a delightful time
with even more wine around the fire pit.
What a fabulous wine time in lovely verdant California wine country!
I will be back!
It! Woman Kyle