Welcome to FarmHouse Vineyards – an organic winery located in Petoskey, Michigan. Owners John and Nancy Plichta have a true passion for farming – Nancy tends to an organic garden every summer and also grows her own lavender. About 10 years ago, they decided to extend their passion into planting a vineyard.
Knowing that the cold climate in Northern Michigan limited their choices in grape varieties, John started out by growing the Valiant grape variety. The Valiant grapes are a “cold hardy grape” (perfect for withstanding our winters!) that produce a sweet, tangy flavor. After growing this variety for several years and after extensive research, John decided to plant Marquette grapes (another cold variety grape). The Marquette grapes can produce a more complex red wine with flavors of cherry, black pepper, and spice.
At FarmHouse Vineyards, we pride ourselves on our organic vineyard – we have never applied any pesticides or treated our grapes with any chemicals. Everything we do is organic…we even have sheep as a “natural fertilizer” and they help us prune the grapes!
This is a quaint vineyard in Petoskey – our children, grandkids, friends, and neighbors pick the grapes on Harvest Day. And we make the wine ourselves! This has become a “family adventure” and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Our tasting room is now CLOSED for the season! We had another great year and we will see you in July 2022! If you would like to host a private party, please email us at email@example.com