Welcome to our Home and our Passion

Gale Vineyards and Winery, (formerly Standford Oaks Estate) is located in Durham, CA and is just 7 miles south of Chico, California. Gale Vineyards is owned and managed by Steve and Creasia Gale. This boutique winery specializes in handmade wines made in small quantities from the finest local grapes.

The Experience
Between the shady avenues of the vineyard, a secret oasis awaits you. Soaring groves of bamboo, oak and sycamore cast shadows as you meander throughout the gardens, taking in the smells of warm earth, rich soil, and Italian grapes.
You’ve arrived – Welcome to Gale Vineyards.

Primitivo Vines
First planted in the spring of 2001 the Primitivo vines flourished. This Italian varietal is ideally matched to the warmer climate of California’s Central Valley and are head pruned and dry farmed to allow the grapes to produce balanced wines that are a vivid expression of Gale Vineyards.

Wines for every taste
Gale Vineyards boasts six unique and rich wines for you to taste – and fall in love with. Ranging from Rose di Primitivio, which is a light and refreshing summer wine, to the rich, earthy, Sangiovese, you will undoubtedly find a flavor that fits your personality. First planted in 2001, Gale Vineyards offer these fine varietals for your tasting experience:

  • Tempranillo
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Rose Di Primitivo
  • Primitivo
  • Melange
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Syrah

A Canopy of Majestic Oaks
Not only does Gale Vineyards handcraft small amounts of local wine, they also host weddings and receptions under the canopy of majestic oaks and adjacent vineyard. Gale Vineyards is the ideal setting for weddings, receptions and private wine tastings.

Visit us for a Tasting

A Hidden Treasure
Contact us at 530-891-1264 or email us at [email protected] to schedule a visit and to discover the hidden treasure of Gale Vineyards. Visit our newly constructed Tasting Room Open Every Saturday and Sunday 12-5! read more

Visit Our Tasting Room

  • We are pleased to announce our newly constructed Tasting Room! Built in 2008 with rice straw bales, the tasting room provides many benefits. With it’s exceptional insulation qualities, the room provides a perfect place for wine tasting and storage. Plus, the construction is environmentally friendly using local renewable resources and reducing the amount of lumber used in building. Plus, it is a great place to hold an intimate event!

    A little bit about our Straw Bale Construction!
    The practice of building with straw and grass.
    This building technique was first noted in the late 1800’s. With the invention of the horse driven bailing machine, farmers in Nebraska lacked timber so they began to use the bundles of straw for building. They soon noticed that the straw buildings stayed cool in the summer and warm in the winter!


    Exceptional Insulation Qualities – as high as R-50
    Good indoor air quality and noise reduction
    Low construction cost
    Use of natural and abundant renewable resources

Check out our upcoming events to see where we are in the community and when our tasting room is open to the public.

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