"Fran and I started Fenestra Winery in 1976 at the old Ruby Hill/Stony Ridge Winery. As I recall, there were only 5 wineries at that time: Wente, Concannon,
Villa Armando, Stony Ridge and Fenestra. I was still teaching Chemistry full-time at San Jose State University, and we were living in San Jose. We moved our winery to our present location in 1980. We have seen remarkable changes in the Livermore Valley with the planting of new vineyards and the emergence of new wineries (now 35)." - Lanny Replogle, Owner
Fenestra in introducing different flights of wines for tasting in the tasting room. Please click here for more details!
and Lanny Replogle, owners of Fenestra Winery, celebrate 30 years
of award winning winemaking in the Livermore Valley With a Ph.D.
in Organic Chemistry, owner Lanny Replogle’s aim is to produce
flavorful well-balanced wines with a lot of varietal character.
“I like the challenge of making each varietal, each year, an individual
The charming winery site dates back to the 19th century when George
True, a German immigrant, constructed the winery building and planted
the first vineyards on the property.
The tasting room is open
every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 PM. At Fenestra you can taste
wines inside the winery surrounded by wine aging in barrels, and
in the company of Fenestra Fanatics, immensely loyal and enthusiastic
members of Fenestra’s Wine Club. A creek and vineyards edge the
shaded picnic area. The ambiance is that of no-frills, country winery
where the owners greet every visitor as a welcome guest, and the
guests soon become old friends.
We will be open 12-3PM on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and New Year's Eve (Dec. 31). We will be closed on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) and New Year's Day (Jan. 1).
We promptly stop pouring wine at 5PM.
Take a tour of the tasting room!
We have started a regular
program of sampling up to three library wines for a nominal fee
of $5.00 ($3.00 for Fanatics). These wines are available in limited
quantities for purchase. We have poured several wines, including
'89 Merlot, '92 Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley and '96 Zinfandel,
Lodi. These tastings are very popular. However, since the quantities
of these wines are quite limited, the lineup will change periodically.
The 2009 Fenestra Livermore Valley Malbec was named the best Malbec in CA with a score of 94 points, and it was also selected as the Best Red Wine of the Region (Greater SF Bay Area).
Three other wines, the 2009 Conjugation (Meritage-type blend), the 2009 Grenache and the 2009 Tempranillo, as well as the Malbec were named as Best of Class of Region.
2009 Fenestra Malbec, Livermore Valley Ghielmetti Vineyard, Best of Class of Region
2012 Fenestra Verdelho, Lodi, Silvaspoons Vineyard
2009 Fenestra Tempranillo, Liv Valley, Best of Class of Region
2008 Fenestra Syrah, Liv Valley Estate
2009 Fenestra Grenache, Liv Valley, Best of Class of Region
2009 Fenestra Bordeaux Red Blend, Live Valley Best of Class of Region
2008 Fenestra Cabernet Sauvignon, Liv Valley Thatcher Bay Vineyards
4-Star Gold! 2008 Merlot, Livermore, Thatcher Bay
Gold: 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Liv, Thatcher Bay, 2009 Malbec, Liv Ghielmetti, 2009 Conjugation, Liv, 2009 Touriga Nacional, Lodi Silvaspoons, 2009 Mourvedre, Liv, Estate,and 2009 Petit Verdot, Liv Ghielmetti
Silver: True Red Lot 27, California, 2009 Grenache, Liv, 2012 Semonnay, Liv, 2010 Graciano, Lodi, and 2009 Tempranillo, Liv
bronze: 2008 Syrah, Liv, Estate, 2010 Touriga Nacional, Liv, 2012 Verdelho, Lodi, Silvaspoons, 2012 Riesling, and Arroyo Seco
Gold: 2009 Mourvedre, Estate, Livermore,
2009 Grenache, Livermore Valley,
2010 Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley and
2010 Graciano, Lodi
Silver: True White Lot 1,
2008 Merlot, Livermore Valley,
2009 Malbec, Livermore Valley,
2008 Syrah, Estate, Livermore,
2009 Tempranillo, Lodi and
2009 Tempranillo, Livermore Valley
bronze: 2009 Conjugation, Livermore Valley,
2011 Pinot Gris, Livermore Valley,
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore, Thatcher Bay Vyd, and
2012 Verdelho, Lodi
Gold: 2010 Graciano Lodi Chairman's Award (Unanimous Gold),
2009 Cabernet-dominant red blend, Livermore Valley
Silver: 2008 Syrah Livermore Valley Estate
bronze: 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Livermore Thatcher Bay Vyd,
2009 Grenache Livermore Valley,
2009 Tempranillo, Livermore Valley,
2012 White wine Lodi Silvaspoons Vineyard,
2010 Touriga Nacional Livermore Valley