Oak Farm Vineyards is a family owned and operated estate winery located in Lodi CA.
The property was originally home to William DeVries and his wife Cornelia Crowe, which William purchased in 1860. At the time, the area was called “Elkhorn Township”. DeVries was a wheat farmer, raised cattle, and even became Justice of the Peace. The beautiful colonial style home was built by William in 1876. The property has been largely renovated with great attention to its’ heritage. The ranch was known throughout the San Joaquin Valley as one of the most magnificent and beautiful pieces of property within the state. DeVries was an enthusiastic lover of trees, particularly of oaks, and on the home ranch, he never allowed a tree to be cut unless it was a menace. Today, many of the property’s enormous oaks still stand, along with the DeVries family burial plot.
The Panella family arrived in the region in 1936, and began an agricultural journey that ultimately culminated with the purchase of Oak Farm in 2004. As a third generation California Farmer, Dan reveled in undertaking the task of replanting the property’s 60 acres of vineyards in 2012 to fufill the vast potential of Lodi. Dan leads a talented team of agricultural specialists to build a diverse portfolio of wines made from estate fruit and selectively sourced grapes.