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Summer 2010 Concerts, Movies and More

6 October, 2010

Livermore Valley, CA – Summer 2010 – Summer at Wente Vineyards promises to be bustling with a host of sporting, cinematic and musical events.   Wente Vineyards offers a range of entertainment to suit guests of all ages, from crisp afternoons teeing off on the green to lazy evenings watching favorite classic films, and dining under the stars with live music.

Summer Activities Include:

The Course at Wente Vineyards

Rated as one of the best public courses in California by GolfWeek, The Course at Wente Vineyards announces its summer tournaments and clinics for golfers and golf enthusiasts alike.

  • Ladies Golf Month – June 2010: Various clinics, special golf rates and promotions will be offered throughout the month for beginner and experienced female golfers.  Include a visit to the golf shop for great savings on ladies golf merchandise.
  • Sustainable Golf Tournament – Sunday, June 27, 2010; 1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start: In honor of its recent designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, this four-person scramble tournament will highlight the sustainable practices of both The Course at Wente Vineyards and the Wente Family Estates.  The day will include a hole-in-one contest and wine tasting at various holes.
  • Junior Clinic Program – July/August 2010: Before students head back to school, The Course at Wente Vineyards will offer various clinics during the months of July and August geared for junior golfers to hone in on their skills.
  • Annika Sorenstam Golf Tournament – Sunday, July 25, 2010: The Course at Wente Vineyards is holding its annual Annika Sorenstam Golf Tournament in celebration of Annika’s upcoming release of her Wente Vineyards’ wine label.

Newly Renovated Caves at Wente Vineyards

The Caves at Wente have been beautifully renovated and will be opening in June.  Originally constructed in the late 1800’s, these historic caves are designed to seat up to 60 people.  Providing an intimate spot for events, the caves are ideal for an evening of wine tasting, a reception or simply a romantic dinner.

Cinema at Wente Vineyards

Bring a blanket and enjoy a night at Wente Vineyard’s outdoor cinema series.  Featuring classic films, the nights are free of charge and are a perfect outing with friends and family.  Venue seating opens at 6.30pm and the movies begin at Twilight, around 8.30pm.  Guests can dine beforehand at The Restaurant, or enjoy more casual fare and drinks from the Reel Classics Café.

Mama Mia – Tuesday, June 29

Ghost Busters – Tuesday, July 27

Twilight – Tuesday, August 17

Discover The Wine, Discover The Music on The Vineyard Lawn @ Wente Vineyards

Enjoy a casual night of great music and wine on the Vineyard Lawn at Wente Vineyards.  Bring your own blanket and enjoy up-and-coming artists, as well as the Front Porch Band featuring Karl Wente - opening each night.  Food will be available by Catering with Wente Vineyards and wine will be served both by the glass and bottle.  Dates include:

Tom Luce Band and The Gun and Doll Show – Friday, June 25

Scissors for Lefty – Friday, July 23

Megan Slankard & Pine and Battery – Friday, August 20

Barrel Release Week Dinner Series at The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

As new wine barrels are released to market, The Restaurant at Wente offers a dedicated three-course dinner menu paired to compliment the featured wine including a glass straight from the barrel. The three course dinner is $39. Upcoming release weeks include: August 15 – 21 and November 7 – 13.

Wente Vineyards Summer Concert Series 2010

The annual Summer Concert Series 2010 is Northern California’s most unique concert experience.  Hosting a summer of top name headliners in the spectacular vineyard setting, Wente will feature hot acts such as The Fray and Huey Lewis and The News, as well as acclaimed Multi-Grammy winners Earth, Wind and Fire.


THE FRAY – Thursday, June 17

LIZA MINNELLI – Thursday, June 24


BARENAKED LADIES – Tuesday, July 20


HUEY LEWIS and The News – Tuesday, August 10

CHRIS ISAAK – Thursday, August 19

ZZ TOP – Wednesday, August 25

EARTH, WIND & FIRE – Monday, August 30


WILLIE NELSON – Monday, September 13

HARRY CONNICK Jr – Tuesday, September 21

Ticket options are available to include different dining and seating choices, including both Restaurant Dining and Outdoor Dining Options.

About The Course at Wente Vineyards

The Course at Wente Vineyards opened in July 1998 and designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2009.  Designed by golfing great Greg Norman, the 18-hole championship course is a picturesque 7,181-yard, par-72, upscale, daily-fee golf course tucked away in the scenic, rural Livermore Valley, 50 minutes east of San Francisco.  With three distinct topographies – native woodlands, mature vineyard and rolling hills of natural grasslands – The Course at Wente Vineyards offers extraordinary visual panoramas and a diversity of play unmatched in the Bay Area. For tee times, call (925) 456-2477 or visit The Course is located at 5040 Arroyo Road in Livermore, CA.

About The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards is an accurate reflection of the entire Wente Vineyards experience: estate grown, family owned, sustainable.  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 Restaurant serves lunch and dinner, with brunch service on Sunday. The telephone number for reservations and information is (925) 456-2450 or online at The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards is located at 5050 Arroyo Road in Livermore Valley, CA.

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.

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. Catering Chef Scott Ritchie leads the catering team.  “Catering with Wente Vineyards” is coordinated by Sales Director Robert Gundrey.

About Wente Vineyards

The country's oldest continuously operated family-owned winery, Wente Vineyards is led today by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. More than 125 years of committed stewardship to the land has led to the development of Wente Vineyards’ Farming for the Future, a system of sustainable viticultural practices designed to produce the best quality wines with the least environmental impact.

Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf. For more information, visit