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Visit. Taste. See.

Where Old World Inspiration

Meets New World Innovation

 

Inspired by winemaking techniques perfected over centuries in places like France, Italy, and Spain, our award-winning, handcrafted wines are made in small batches at our Butte County winery, from only the finest, carefully selected grapes.

 
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Locally Grown

Carefully Crafted

First planted in the spring of 2001 by Steve and Creasia Gale, our vines have been a labor of love from the very beginning. 

Each of our estate varietals are grown using organic farming practices and are dry farmed, producing rich, concentrated fruit. We prune our vines using the Old World technique of “head pruning” to protect the fruit and yield a fuller, richer flavor.

Every vintage is carefully balanced and artfully aged in French oak, making it ready to enjoy upon it’s release.

All that is to say: we’re really in to what we do, taking full advantage of our climate and soil to provide you with the best wine that California’s North Valley has to offer.

 
 
 

Our Estate Series Wines —

 

Like the winemakers of old, we’re always creating, crafting, and innovating which means our offering changes from vintage to vintage. But then again, some things never change—like our three deliciously perfected Estate Series Wines:

 

Primitivo

The Italian mother of the popular Zinfandel is ideally matched to the warmer climate of the North Valley. This old world style wine is fruity and delightfully drinkable.

Rosé

This dry and fruity wine will surprise you with its crisp, refreshing character perfect for hot summer afternoons. Pairs great with flavorful dishes like fish tacos, barbecue, game, Thai and Indian.

Mélange

Our premium red table wine blend yields a big, rounded and balanced flavor with a nice finish. Great with all kinds of food from pepper steak, to gamey meats and chocolates.

 
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This is the best family owned, local winery. The wine is delicious and the owners Steve and Creasia are very personable—often pouring wine at the tastings. The vineyard is beautiful and located just outside of Chico. Take the time to make a visit and taste some wonderful local wine!
— Laura H. | Chico, CA
The vineyard and the grounds are nothing short of breathtaking. The trees and foliage will blow your mind. The tasting room is such a cute and rustic place to have some wine. The wine itself is really good, too. I always take home a few bottles for gifts and for myself.
— Bianca L. | Chico, CA (via Yelp)
Beautiful grounds. Tasty wines (I especially love the Rosé) served by the nicest people. A real treat!
— Kevin K. | San Francisco, CA (via Yelp)
This place was wonderful! Great atmosphere and amazing wines. Highly recommend this winery! I loved how it was so local and unique to the area.
— Sarah B. | Akron, CO (via Facebook)
We had an awesome time wine tasting. They have a great selection of wines and great staff. If you love wine you definitely must visit!
— Dan D. | Chico, CA (via Yelp)
 
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Be Our Guest

Visit our Tasting Room
Open Saturdays & Sundays
Noon–5pm

Just 7 miles from downtown Chico!

9345 Stanford Lane
Durham, California (map it)

 

Contact Info

530.891.1264
steve@galevineyards.com