Efren Chavez is the proud owner of High Desert Cellars/Chavez Vineyards. He has been in the wine grape growing business since 1978, starting in Sonoma County in the Russian River Appellation, Alexander Valley.
In 1999 Efren started Chavez Vineyards on 20 acres located in east Palmdale, in the Antelope Valley of the California High Desert AVA. Producing grapes for wines of uncompromised quality including red varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Malbec, Barbera, Alicante Bouschet and White Varietals of Chardonnay, Semillon, Viognier, Muscato, as well as rose wines of Merlot and Syrah. The first bottles of wine under the Chavez Cellars label were bottled in 2009.
HIGH DESERT CELLARS
In June 2011 Efren’s ambition of opening a tasting room for his wines became a reality and High Desert Cellars Tasting Room held its grand opening. The beautiful tasting room offers fine wines for tasting, as well as draft beer from Kinetic Brewing Company and Indian Wells Brewing, bottled beer, soda, water, snacks and unique gifts. Our wines can also be enjoyed in the outdoor garden area along with a picnic lunch if desired.
Tasting Room Hours are Thursday thru Sunday 11-6
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