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History of Livermore - featuring Phil Wente

Aly and Niki interview their dad, Phil Wente. Phil is a 4th generation winegrower and lovingly called the family historian. Phil moves through the history of some critical milestones for the Livermore Valley and the Wente family through the lens of wine. He shares the story behind the three following wines:

Morning Fog Chardonnay

2nd generation Ernest Wente and his impact on the Wente clone of Chardonnay

Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc

Louis Mel's relationship with Chateau d'Yquem

Wetmore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Charles Wetmore and the Cabernet vines he brought from Bordeaux to Livermore

It is a history rich discussion that will deepen your knowledge and connection to the Livermore Valley and it's impact on the wine industry in the 1800's through today.