Annika is one of the most dominant players in women’s golf. Throughout her storied career, she rewrote the LPGA and Ladies European Tour record books, won countless awards and events, and brought unprecedented attention to women’s golf. Her success has changed how women’s golf is played, covered, and viewed, and in her rise to mainstream athlete and celebrity, she has had a positive impact on all women’s sports. Annika continues to impact lives with the establishing of the ANNIKA Foundation, which teaches children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and offers aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams. In addition, her boutique golf instructional school, the ANNIKAAcademy outside of Orlando, Fla., provides individualized golf instruction and custom-made fitness programs to help golfers of all levels improve their game.
About Wente Vineyards
2008 marks Wente Vineyards’ 125th Anniversary. The country’s oldest continuously operated family-owned winery, Wente Vineyards is led today by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed estate vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of wines. 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.
What does Annika have in common with fifth-generation winemaker Karl Wente? An unyielding devotion to being the best. Theirs is a partnership born of a mutual passion for excellence, whether it’s on the links or in the pour.
A Family of Winemaking Artisans Since 1883
The grapes for Annika wine are grown and vinified based on a family winemaking tradition that dates back five generations, to 1883. All this time, the Wente family has been a constant steward of the belief that the finest wines originate with the most meticulously-kept vineyards. This attention to detail made Wente the ideal partner to assist Annika in the creation of a vintage that would meet her standards for perfection.
Where Life’s Finer Things Come Together
At Wente Vineyards, a passion for golf is a way of life. The same scenic acres that produce our varietals are also home to Northern California’s premier destination golf course. So it’s only natural that Annika would choose to meld her passions for fine wine and golf together here in the rolling hills of the Livermore Valley at Wente Vineyards.