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Sip, Savor and Sing at The Concerts at Wente Vineyards

Livermore Valley, CA – April 2012 – The Concerts at Wente Vineyards is proud to continue their tradition of summer concerts with a stellar line-up of acts for the 2012 season. As Northern California’s most unique concert experience, Wente Vineyards will host a summer of top name headliners in its spectacular vineyard setting. Every performance presents a memorable evening of entertainment and superb dining. Delivering an exciting selection of musical genres, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards is thrilled to announce its line-up for 2012:

An Evening with Foreigner

Wednesday 7/11

Earth, Wind & Fire Guiding Lights Tour

Monday 7/16

Sheryl Crow

Monday 7/23

An Evening with John Fogerty

Wednesday 8/1

Diana Krall Summer Nights US Tour

Wednesday 8/15

Steve Martin

And the Steep Canyon Rangers

Wednesday, 8/29

Tickets go on sale for Entertainment Club Members on April 28 and to the general public on May 19. With a variety of ticket options, guests can choose from a number of different dining and seating choices. The Restaurant Front Row ticket includes stage-front seating, the evening’s performance, a four-course dinner at the award-winning The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, reserved parking, tax and gratuity. Prices start from $289.

Tickets inclusive of a buffet-style wine country inspired dinner by Catering with Wente Vineyards are available by reservation and include tables on the lawn seating eight or ten guests. This option provides guests with a view of the concert from their dining table. These tickets include Premium Outdoor Dining and Mezzanine Outdoor Dining, which offer different seating locations within the concert area. The price of the ticket includes seating, the evening’s performance, the buffet style dinner served from 6:00 – 8:00pm, tax and gratuity. Prices start from $269.

Tickets without dinner options are sold at prices starting at $89, and allow guests the option to dine at The Grill at Wente Vineyards prior to the show. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages are not included in the price of tickets, but may be purchased separately at the show.

About The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest continuously operated family-owned winery. Greeting guests with warm hospitality, the Vineyard is run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. Located in historic Livermore Valley less than an hour east of San Francisco, Wente Vineyards offers guests a truly unique and memorable experience with classic dining, wine tasting and championship golf.

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards is an accurate reflection of the entire Wente Vineyards experience: Estate grown, Family-owned, Sustainably Farmed. When guests visit The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, it is almost as if they have been invited into the Wente family dining room. Featuring ingredient-driven California Wine Country cuisine, recently appointed Executive Chef Eric Berg offers seasonal dishes sourced from the Vineyard’s magnificent herb and vegetable garden. With a wine list of 400 West Coast wines, The Restaurant provides guests with numerous wine pairing options for each dish.

The Concerts at Wente Vineyards

Fine wine and food, complemented by gracious, personal service, are the hallmarks of the Wente Vineyards concert experience. Concerts are held at the beautiful Wente Vineyards Restaurant and Event Center, located at 5050 Arroyo Road, in a picturesque valley a few miles south of the town of Livermore. Seating is in a terraced amphitheater surrounded by gardens, hillsides and tile-roofed winery buildings recreated in the style of old California. Patrons can choose either a four-course dinner in the award-winning The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, followed by reserved, stage-front seating, or a buffet-style dinner at tables of ten on the lawn. The intimate nature and the limited number of tickets sold guarantee that every seat offers guests an outstanding entertainment experience.

About Wente Vineyards

Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the oldest continuously-operated, family-owned winery in the country; owned and managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The winery draws from nearly 3,000 acres of Estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Wente Vineyards is distributed in all 50 states and in over 70 countries worldwide. In 2010, Wente Vineyards was among the first wineries to receive the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation, and one of the only wineries to certify every aspect of its business. In 2011, Wente Family Estates was named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and a top 30 wine company by Wine Business Monthly. 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Wente family bringing Chardonnay cuttings to California. Today, nearly 80% of all California Chardonnays derive from the Wente clone.

Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations. The property features wine tasting, world-class concerts, award-winning fine dining and championship golf. For more information, visit www.wentevineyards.com.

Catering with Wente Vineyards

Serving the Greater Bay Area, Catering with Wente Vineyards provides a full range of personalized catering options. From intimate gatherings to large celebrations, family to corporate events, Wente Vineyards infuses its wine country style into every occasion. Wente Vineyards is pleased to bring these high standards directly to its guests at their chosen location.

Catering with Wente Vineyards shares The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards’ philosophy to use the very best sustainably and organically grown local ingredients to create sublime wine country fare. Executive Catering Chef Jeff Farlow leads the catering team. “Catering with Wente Vineyards” is coordinated by Robert Gundrey, VP Hospitality Sales & Operations.

For concert series inquiries, please contact Sophia Clarke of Andrew Freeman & Co. at sofia@afandco.com or 415|781-5700. For any wine realated inquiries please contact Skye Morgan of Charles Communications Associates at press@charlescomm.com or 415|701-9463.