The History of our Property:
Oak Farm Vineyards, located at the end of DeVries Road, was home to William DeVries, a well-regarded historical figure in San Joaquin County. The historic estate was built in 1864 and DeVries lived there until his death in 1908, according to a Sacramento Bee article.
His 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, the newspaper reported upon his death.
Today, many of the property’s enormous oaks still stand and 60 acres of our estate vineyards are harvested each year, but it’s the entertainment accommodations that are worth the short ten-minute drive from Lodi. In the mid 1990's, our vines were planted where we proudly grow Lodi Zinfandel. Although it's man-made, our private lake is one of the favorite areas on our grounds for guests to enjoy catch & release fishing, picnic lunches and a quiet place to enjoy a glass of wine with the delta breezes at sunset.
The property has been largely renovated with great attention to its heritage. Oak Farm Vineyards has an oasis in the country and our guests will appreciate the trip to experience it.