Wente Family Estates ‘Legendary Family of Chardonnay’ Award

Posted: 2/08/2017

On Friday, May 13, 2016, Fourth Generation Winegrower Eric Wente and Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl D. Wente accepted the inaugural ‘Legendary Family of Chardonnay’ Award at the International Chardonnay Symposium La Paulée Dinner & Vintner’s Award Ceremony in Pismo Beach, CA. The event, sponsored by The Tasting Panel Magazine, is a gathering of the world’s top chardonnay producers, trade, media and consumers celebrating America’s #1 varietal with a series of panel discussions, educational classes and Grand Tasting.

The Legendary Family of Chardonnay Award presented by Tasting Panel Magazine will be an on-going annual honor for those wine producing families or winery owners who have made an impact on the growth and/or promotion of Chardonnay, have helped it gain positive recognition in technology, production, sales or viticulture and have contributed to the industry, domestically and on the world stage.

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Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards is the oldest continuously operated family-owned winery in the United States. From its earliest years, it has also been a leader in the world of wine, maintaining a global vision for quality and integrity in every aspect of the wine industry.