Do you need to pretend you are among the ladies who lunch, even though you have to head out on the one day of the weekend that you don’t actually have to work? This is California right … everyone works. The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards is your spot for a ladies who lunch outing. Wente is also a good place for dates with your honey, hubby, or daddy too (we saw all of the above). The complimentary lunch valet also makes you feel like your out-for-lunch, aka on vaca. You even get to head out of town a bit for a nice drive in the country to get there, a true San Francisco Bay Area Day Trip for sure, without having to go all the way to Napa or Paso Robles. It is about a 45 minute drive from Mountain View and from Oakland to get out to Livermore, CA. As you get closer to Livermore you will find fruit stands along the road. We bought cherries along the way and had a cherry spitting contest, FYI, not at Wente (don’t get yourself kicked out).
- Wineries around Livermore, CA (45 minutes from Mt. View, CA & from Oakland, CA)
- Lunch @ The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
We liked snacking on: Cayenne Spiced Roasted Nuts, Maple, Garden Herbs & Warmed Nicolau Farms Goat Cheese, Herbed Bread Crumbs.
We liked sipping on: SEASONAL COCKTAILS such as the Lavender Martini and local wines at Wente.