THE PEOPLE & OUR STORY

As a family run winery in the heart of Lodi wine country,  our story is one of passion,  vision and a way of life.  Our vines,  our wines, our history and the very experience our guests receive,  all thrive by the people who make it happen.

Our location has its deep roots as one of the oldest properties in the Central Valley,  founded in 1864,  and yet our staff is young and vibrant.  In a busy world where everything is rushed and fast-paced, Oak Farm Vineyards is a retreat where new traditions begin,  of family, circles of friends gathering together, and the writing of new stories starting here.  The vision of the Panella family was to create such a place for the generations who appreciate this passion for the celebration of great wine,  family, and special friends.  Our staff has a passion for making awarding winning wine, and creating a genuine hospitality experience as a wine country destination you don't only visit, but feel a part of.

Dan Panella

Managing Partner

Nicole Panella

Business Manager

Chad Joseph

Winemaker

Kim Sauseda

Event Director 

Elene Fattarsi

Tasting Room Manager