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Oak Family Vineyard & Ranch Mountain Estate Grapes

Oak Family Vineyard & Ranch Mountain Estate Chardonnay

Oak Family Vineyard & Ranch Mountain Estate Chardonnay

Oak Family Vineyard & Ranch Mountain Estate Plump Grapes

Oak Family Vineyard & Ranch Mountain Estate Plump Grapes

Oak Family Vineyard & Ranch Mountain Estate Grapes

Oak Family Vineyard & Ranch Mountain Estate Grapes

In the spring of 1965 at age of 18, Richard James Oak, allocated 300 acres of the family estate to plant a vineyard with the help from his good friend Samuel George Washington who was educated in viticulture.  They only planted 10 acres that year but sold their first crop of Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir in 1968; by 1974, 30 acres of usual to unusual varietals were growing and producing.

Today, only 120 of the 300 acres, Richard allocated for the vineyard, are used to produce our grapes.  There were several times expansion was brought up, but "What would we grow that we don't grow already?"  Was the question everyone stubbled on.

Oak Family Vineyard & Ranch Mountain Estate uses traditional and up-to-date grape growing for the use of eating, rasins, and other grapes uses — yes, even some are made into wine, but not at our facility.

Oak Family Vineyard & Ranch Mountain Estate Vine

Oak Family Vineyard & Ranch Mountain Estate Vine





We could go on about how the grapes love the terroir here at Oak Family Vineyard & Ranch Mountain Estate; how we nurture them by hand; how our grapes are organically grown and have big, bold, fruity forward attributes; but does that add to the essence, quality, or uniqueness of the flavor of our grapes?   Yes it does.

This is not a real location; it is created for the movie Petite Chardonnay & Chardonnay.

Oak Family Vineyard & Ranch Mountain Estate - Nevada County