Where It All Began
Silver Vines Winery opened on December 2nd, 2011. Brothers Danny and Jeff Chayer were born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota and started the business after working in the wine industry for nearly five years. Minnesota, Texas, and Washington were three of the states where they learned how to manage and make wine. They took their knowledge to Colorado and started their first winery in Olde Town Arvada.
Jeff started making wine in Minnesota and wanted to grow his education so he moved to Texas to attend Grayson County College where he received his Viticulture and Enology degree in wine making. While Jeff was attending school, Danny having graduated from St. Cloud State University moved to Texas as well and started working at a local winery. After graduating, Jeff moved to Washington taking a position at Zerba Cellars as an assistant wine maker while Danny stayed in Texas. Back in Texas, Danny was a manager for Landon Winery in Greenville, TX.
The brothers re-united in Greenville, TX in 2010 where Danny was the manager for Landon Winery and Jeff was the wine maker. They turned their experience and opportunity to start their own business in 2011. They left Texas and headed to Colorado to open Silver Vines Winery.
Remembering Daniel ‘Danny’ Chayer
On December 6, 2017 our beloved Daniel “Danny” Chayer passed away peacefully with family at his side in Colorado. He courageously fought his medical condition for 5 years and left this earth far too soon but is now free of pain and suffering. He was a wonderful son, brother and cousin. There will be a private family memorial. On January 6, 2018 there will be a Celebration of Life from 12-7pm at Silver Vines Winery in Arvada, CO. Flowers, cards and memorials can be sent to Silver Vines Winery at 7509 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO 80002. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Danny is survived by his mother and father, Diane and Lee Chayer and by his brother and sister-in-law Jeff and Kristin Chayer, as well as many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.