Farmhouse Vineyards is a vineyard in the Texas High Plains where the Seaton and Furgeson families joined forces to make quality grapes to sell to other wineries. In 2016, they started holding back some grapes to make their own wine, and their first wine was called House Wife. Realizing most of the traffic in Texas is in the Hill Country, they opened a tasting room in November 2017 located in Johnson City.
The Farmhouse Vineyards Tasting Trailer is unlike any other tasting room we have visited through the years, as this one is located in an Airstream trailer. The trailer is in a parking lot next to the winery 290 Vinery, which makes it a convenient location and time to visit both tasting rooms.
We arrived at the tasting trailer (okay, I’m going to call it a tasting room from now on) in the afternoon and we were the only ones there. Soon we added five people to the tasting, and I can imagine when the tasting room gets more popular, there will be people tasting outside too due to the confined quarters of the trailer. Do I see a double-wide in the future? 🙂
The trailer has been remodeled nicely with everything needed for a tasting room, and the tasting room part where customers taste in front of the bar occupies about 1/3 of the trailer. But on to the wine!
For a tasting fee, you get to taste the wines they have, plus you get to keep the glass. At the time of our visit, there were two Farmhouse Vineyards wines for tasting:
- Bloom Dry Rosé (100% Mourvèdre)
- House Wife (100% Malvasia Bianca)
Since they knew they are short on red wine currently, they also offered an unlabeled red wine. They did have a House of Drake wine called Assitant made by Tim and Spring Drake of Flat Creek Estate before they moved to Texas, but unfortunately it was sold out by the time we visited the tasting room.
Also available for purchase, but not for tasting, was the Farmhouse Vineyards Boyfriend sparkling wine (100% Malvasia Bianca). We had the enjoyment of this wine before, so another bottle came home with us without needing to taste it. All the Farmhouse Vineyards wines had great tasting notes including a little humor and a special song to be paired with the wine.
There are some Farmhouse Vineyards accessories available for purchase like clothing and something we had not seen before, copper stemless wine glasses. There were no koozies for sale though.
Wines can be purchased by the glass to enjoy in the courtyard under the old oak tree. I told one other popular winery in Fredericksburg before they opened, and they thought they had a quaint tasting room, that is only because people have not discovered you yet. I can say the same thing to Farmhouse Vineyards and 290 Vinery, especially as the wineries in Johnson City continue to grow. Cheers!