Mr. ApCal

darren-schmallApCal is a dream come true for me and my family. As a fourth generation wine grape grower, I wanted to create a place that would showcase the quality of San Joaquin Valley wines and give credit to the family farmers who have supplied 75% of California’s wine for generations. Bringing together the very best wines from our regions wine makers into one convenient location seemed to like the best way to introduce travelers and locals to the delicious wines produced here in our own backyard. As a graduate of Fresno State University and the California Agricultural Leadership program, creating ApCal was a small token of appreciation to all the family farmers and ranchers that have gone before me. Salute!


I have always enjoyed a good party! When I first saw this beautiful venue, I knew it would make a great party destination. Our guest enjoy the beautiful landscaping, the magnificent 100+ year old Valley Oak tree and the sunsets over the vineyards. Add in LIVE music and a several hundred wine loving friends and you got yourself a party! We have earned our reputation as the “Best Outdoor LIVE Music Venue” in the Valley – I hope you come see why!
-Darren Schmall