FarmHouse Vineyards is an organic winery located in Northern Michigan. Owners John and Nancy moved from Northern California to Petoskey in 1995. They have always had a passion for healthy living and organic gardening. So they decided to plant some cold-variety grapes (Valiant) about 10 years ago on their property.
After a few years of harvesting and making small batches of wine, they decided to add another grape variety – the Marquette grape. Although the Valiant grapes were thriving and healthy, it limited the winemaking process to making “sweet” wines. The Marquette grape, also a cold-variety, lends to a bolder wine with hints of cherry and pepper.
FarmHouse Vineyards is a small family business – we rely on our family (including our twelve grandkids!), friends, and neighbors on Harvest Day. We use our own organic grapes to make two varieties of red wine – Marquette & Valiant. We are excited for the future and plan on planting more grapes (include grapes for white wine) in our growing vineyard.
Our tasting room opened in the Summer of 2020 – we are open on Friday & Saturday afternoons from July through October. Our boutique tasting room and rustic barn are the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon. And we have ample outdoor space for you to enjoy some peace and quiet. We hope to see you out here!