Who's Behind Food Network's Wine Label, entwine?

If you're an avid Food Network lover like I am, you've recognize that they have their own wine under the label Entwine. I've seen it in cooking shows as well as their competition series. I've also seen it on the shelves at some retailers.

Each label showcases the Food Network logo and are single varietal; Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

This isn't breaking news, entwine has been around for a few years and sadly, I've overlooked these bottles when making wine purchases. All my fault, but I never researched where this wine came from. I assumed it was sourced grapes from all over CA to make an approachable, easy to pair wine, slapped with a Food Network label.

Little did I know that the nation's oldest, continuously operated, family-owned winery, Wente Vineyards, works with Food Network on their entwine product.

Recently, I was able to have lunch with Christine Wente herself. We sampled numerous wines including  Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc, Morning Fog Chardonnay, Riva Ranch Chardonnay and Charles Wetmore Cabernet. While learning about more about this iconic family and vineyard, entwine was introduced.

This family is known as the "First Family of Chardonnay". They have been producing CA Chardonnay for 100 years and have been producing wine for over 130 years! Wow!

Entwine should not be overlooked, as I have done in the past. It just goes to show that a little education about the winery/vineyard/label goes a long way. I now have another great, go-to, everyday wine to add to my collection. I look forward to tasting the entwine lineup and will be posting reviews in the future.

Thank you to the Wente family for inviting me a great luncheon where I was able to learn so much more about the wines, location, vineyard and more!