The twins’ great-grandparents set down agriculture roots in Lodi in the 1870s and began a family farm growing non-irrigated watermelons. The farm grew year over year and by 1916 the family purchased their first vineyard. It was on this farm that the twins’ dad gained experience to carry on the family’s agricultural roots. The twins’ dad expanded their farm to include the River Ranch and the DeVries Road Ranch, where the twins grew up helping work the farm while exploring the surrounding land.
After returning from college, the twins purchased a small vineyard from their dad and began their farming partnership. It was here, the River Ranch, where they had countless childhood adventures, where they built their lives as neighbors, raised their families, and reignited their love for the land.
This true respect for the land developed into being responsible land stewards, and this commitment guides our daily farming and business practices to ensure they benefit our land, business, team, and the communities in which we live.
Today, with the fifth-generation grown-up, each child made a lifelong commitment to the family, joining the business with roles spanning across both the winery and viticulture teams. The decisions they make today are generational – ensuring our farm, our communities, and the agricultural way of life thrives.