Welcome to Deaver Vineyards, in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, where grape growing has been a family tradition for over 150 years.
A drive over Deaver’s 300 acres will take you past 140-year-old Zinfandel vines and eight acres of Mission vines, so called because they were brought from Mexico by the Jesuits and Franciscans. The Deaver mission vines were planted around 1854 by Ken Deaver’s great grandfather John Davis. His son, Ken’s grandfather, planted the Zinfandel a decade later.
For years, the Deaver’s “old vine” grapes were sold exclusively to home winemakers. The first vintage of Deaver Vineyards Zinfandel was bottled under the “Lakeshore” label in 1985.
Since then, Deaver Vineyards has become recognized the world over for its velvety Zinfandels.