Since 1998 we have cultivated our vines with the aim of producing high quality locally produced wine. Our first three wines were released in 2001, and our selection has gradually grown as our vineyards expand and we find new sources of high quality fruit.
—Andy Troutman, winemaker
Please note: Due to the limited production of some of our wines, certain products may not be available all year. Please call for precise availability. Also, be sure to check our wine availability page for a list of current store locations for Troutman Vineyards wines.
Grandpa Ralph kept his horses long after he bought his first tractor, and we still grow Concord grapes long after more fashionable varieties have come along. Maybe it’s a way to honor the past, or maybe it’s just stubborn farmers being stubborn.
Farmer’s Red is a sweet red wine best enjoyed chilled with peanut butter sandwiches.
In the fall of 1907 the Troutmans gathered with their neighbors to harvest potatoes, pausing long enough to take a photograph. Over one hundred years later the horses are gone, and now we gather each fall to harvest acres of grapes.
Farmer’s White is made entirely from Ohio-grown Vidal Blanc grapes. Aromatic and fruity, this semi-sweet white wine is a perfect match with soft cheeses or an apple pie.
Long before the grocery store bread aisle the wheat was harvested using horses and the skilled hands of our friends and neighbors. When the weather was good there would be enough flour to put bread on the table for the year. Now when the summer is warm and dry we make wine for the table.
Farmer’s Blush is a sweet rosé made from a blend of lightly pressed red grapes. Best enjoyed chilled with a fresh loaf of bread.
In the last ten years we’ve accumulated a lot of goats and a lot of odd grape varieties in our vineyard. While we can’t do much with the goats we can create a interesting blend each year with the grapes.
Made with varieties such as Chambourcin, Lemberger, Dornfelder, Foch, Cabernet, and Syrah, this oak-aged dry red is never the same from vintage to vintage. It is, however, always an interesting wine.
This German-style dry white wine is a blend of each year’s finest white grapes. Made with such varieties as Seyval, Riesling, Traminette, and Geisenheim, this wine is never the same from vintage to vintage. Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, we strive to showcase the fruit that we work so hard to grow.
Dry brut-style sparkling wine made from estate-grown Vidal Blanc grapes. Produced by the true méthode champenoise, this fruity crisp white is our favorite wine for all occasions.
In 1914 my grandfather and great grandparents stopped after Sunday services to admire the progress on the neighbor’s oil derrick. One hundred years later we rely on the same mineral wealth of Wayne County soil to grow our grapes. This Chambourcin wine is only bottled in the years the fruit achieves optimum ripeness. Best enjoyed with smoked meats, salami, or strong cheeses.
Fans of over-oaked, buttery, high-alcohol cocktail-bomb Chardonnay are advised to steer clear of this wine. Made from the grape of the same name, this dry white is made from 100% Ohio-grown grapes. Oak aged in neutral French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, this Chablis-style white is crafted in a way to emphasize the fruit, and not all that other stuff.
Grown on our farm in gravel soils left from the last ice age, this dry red wine is full of cherry, violet, and cedar aromas. Hand picked and oak aged in small barrels for six months. Best enjoyed at room temperature.
Ohio-grown semi-dry white wine with a distinct spicy character, inspired by the gladiolas grown by Russell Roosevelt Stauffer on the same farm where we now grow our vines. Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to showcase the flavor and aromas of the Traminette grape.
This Landau sleigh, the first of its style made in America, had a body built along the same lines as a fine carriage. It was painted purple lake with carmine running gear, and fitted out with Morocco leather upholstery.
The Buffalo Speeding Cutter was a typical light sleigh common around the later part of the nineteenth century. The body was painted black and lined with gold. The runners were vermillion.
This 6-passenger Ontario sleigh from 1870 had a graceful, rounded body and a swan’s head at the front. It was finished in emerald green with green plush cushions.
Most of the old sour cherry trees that grew along the dirt lane behind the winery are long gone. The few ancient trees that remain are both the inspiration for and the source of our sour cherry wine.
I have fond memories of my grandparents’ raspberry patch. It was always a treat to help pick berries and eat a few along the way. The raspberry patch is long gone, but it is the inspiration behind our red raspberry wine.
The fencerow around our vineyard hasn’t seen cows for years, and are now tangled thick with wild blackberries. These tiny juicy berries are the inspiration for our blackberry wine.