A HUMAN'S TOUCH ON NATURE IS FOREVER A CHOICE: TO DIMINISH HER BEAUTY, OR TO ENHANCE IT.
Nestled amongst the valley’s rolling hills is a place where the sun rises through the coastal fog and where families of deer wander free beneath the towering redwoods. This ranch property was imagined by Dan Lester in the 1950s, but wouldn’t be discovered until more than three decades later. It was 1995 when Dan turned to his wife and said, “Patty, I found my ranch.”
"DRINK AND REMEMBER IN EVERY DROP OF GOLD THAT AUTUMN LABORED TO FILL THE VESSEL"
After discovering his dream ranch was naturally suited for a vineyard, Dan and Pat Lester planted the first vines for Lester Family Vineyards in 1998. The upper vineyard was planted in 2001. Well known for producing a variety of expressions of pinot noir, syrah and chardonnay from a single plot of land, these vines have produced some of Santa Cruz Mountains’ most desired and award-winning wines. Today, these grapes are the sole source of Lester Estate Wines.
The Tasting Room
Open for tasting 12-4:30 pm on February 1 and the first 2 Saturday and Sunday of each month beginning February 8. For an immersive ranch experience – reserve a Safari Wine Adventure or our Picnic Pail on the Patio.
Deer Park Ranch
2010 Pleasant Valley Road
Aptos, CA 95003
Lester Estate Wines
1950 Pleasant Valley Road
Aptos, CA 95003
We love them, BUT we do not allow pets or children at Lester Estate Wines without written prior arrangement. Please drive responsibly.
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