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Women Behind Wente

Women Behind Wente

At Wente Vineyards, we are fortunate to have strong women leadership throughout many branches of our organization. Since 1977, women have had a voice and seat at the table – driving key decision making and growing Wente Vineyards to what it is today.

Wente Vineyards is proud to support Dress for Success in their mission to empower women in communities worldwide to thrive in work and in life. In 2023, Wente Vineyards has donated $10,000 to Dress For Success. Help match our donation and learn more about this important organization below.

Meet three of our women leaders shaping our wines from grape to glass.

Meet Niki Wente

Director of Vineyard Operations

5th Generation Winegrower

Niki plays a pivotal role in the wine growing process, our farming. Niki oversees the farming operations for roughly 3,000 acres of our vineyards throughout the Central Coast. She makes critical decisions in the farming plans for over 200 blocks, leading the team towards improved efficiencies with a specific focus on vine health, fruit quality and sustainable vineyard practices.

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Meet Elizabeth Kester

Head of Winemaking

Elizabeth has been making wines with Wente Vineyards since 2010. As Director of Winemaking, she drives innovation in the winery and implements the latest technologies to collaborate with the Viticulture and bring in the highest quality fruit, crafting world class wines. Her goal is to create the most delicious wines that express varietal typicity and honor the sense of place where the grapes are grown.

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Meet Aly Wente

Vice-President of Marketing and Customer Experience

5th Generation Winegrower

Aly currently oversees the Wente Vineyards marketing strategy in coordination with managing the experiences provides through hospitality at the Wente Vineyards Tasting Lounge and The Grill at Wente Vineyards. By working collaboratively with both of these teams, she establishes key strategies to bring our world class wines and wine country experiences to you.

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Meet Niki Wente

Director of Vineyard Operations

5th Generation Winegrower

Niki plays a pivotal role in the wine growing process, our farming. Niki oversees the farming operations for roughly 3,000 acres of our vineyards throughout the Central Coast. She makes critical decisions in the farming plans for over 200 blocks, leading the team towards improved efficiencies with a specific focus on vine health, fruit quality and sustainable vineyard practices.

Watch Video

Meet Elizabeth Kester

Head of Winemaking

Elizabeth has been making wines with Wente Vineyards since 2010. As Director of Winemaking, she drives innovation in the winery and implements the latest technologies to collaborate with the Viticulture and bring in the highest quality fruit, crafting world class wines. Her goal is to create the most delicious wines that express varietal typicity and honor the sense of place where the grapes are grown.

Watch Video

Meet Aly Wente

Vice-President of Marketing and Customer Experience

5th Generation Winegrower

Aly currently oversees the Wente Vineyards marketing strategy in coordination with managing the experiences provides through hospitality at the Wente Vineyards Tasting Lounge and The Grill at Wente Vineyards. By working collaboratively with both of these teams, she establishes key strategies to bring our world class wines and wine country experiences to you.

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Meet Jorie Robinson
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Meet Harinder Klair
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Meet Hannah Lindner
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Women in Wine

Meet other women leading the way in various roles at Wente Vineyards from winemaking, marketing, wine club, hospitality, and much more.