Do I need to have prior riding experience before taking a trail ride?
No prior riding experience is needed for trail rides! We will give you a short riding lesson at the start of the ride; our rides are guided and our horses are well-behaved.
Do I need to make a reservation to take a trail ride?
Yes; please make a reservation online!
What is the minimum age for horseback riding?
8 years old is the minimum age for horseback riding here.
Can my child ride with me on the horse?
No; that is considered dangerous. As well as difficult for the horse. Each horse carries one rider.
What is the appropriate attire for horseback riding?
Long pants and appropriate closed-toed shoes are required; tennis shoes are fine. Helmets are also required; we will provide those. Please visit our Trail Rides page to learn more details.
May I wear a purse, backpack or fanny pack on the horseback ride?
No; for safety purposes, you may not carry or wear any sort of bag while on the horse. We recommend you leave all purses/backpacks at home or in the car; and that any wallet, keys, or phones – if not left behind – be put into a zippered pocket, and left alone for the duration of your ride. Please visit our Trail Rides page for more details.
Can I ride a horse and taste wine on the same day?
Of course! We recommend making your horseback ride reservation first, as there are fewer spots available each week. Try to schedule the start time of your ride to be at or before 2:30 PM. After that, make a wine tasting reservation at the winery for 1.5 hours after your ride. For example, if you had a 2:30 ride, we would recommend you make a 4:00 PM wine tasting reservation; which would give you plenty of time to enjoy your wine before the winery closes at 5.
Are children allowed at the winery?
Yes, children are allowed! They should remain seated at the table. Please note – since we know that kids (and adults!) will be excited about the horses, and we also know that setting expectations ahead of time helps kids (and adults) out! – the horse owners have requested that winery guests not visit with horses. Horses can be seen from the patio, but guests may not pet or feed the animals, nor walk through the barns.
Where do we ship wine?
We ship directly to consumers in the following states:
Alaska, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Call us or click on the link to inquire about:
Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont.
We do not ship to:
Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, or West Virginia.
How it works:
We recommend a business delivery address, in part because an adult signature is required.
We ship overnight via GLS in California. Otherwise, we will directly ship via ground using either GLS, FedEx, or in rare cases, UPS; or we will use a freight forwarder, Buffalo’s Shipping Post, to get wine to those states that are harder to reach otherwise.
Thinking about the gift of wine for your customers?
Great! We can ship to your list, whether 1 or 100.
May I bring my own picnic?
We do not allow outside food; the winery does have Small Bites available for purchase, however!
May I hike from your property into the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve?
We do have a Pedestrian Path which allows hiking access to the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve. This is the path that we ask the public to use at all times when hiking to and from the park, please do not go through our horse barns. It is important to know that we are a private property, and a business – and reserve our parking lot for customers. So we recommend, if you plan to park here to hike, that you swing by the winery for a bottle on your way home!
May I cycle through your property into / from the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve?
Horses can find bicycles scary; which can lead to accidents and injuries for both people and horses. So we ask that when on our property, cyclists dismount and walk past horses. Cyclists are welcome to use our Pedestrian Path to access the Park, as long as they walk with the bike when doing so. And, when in the Fremont Older Open Space, it is important to remember that park rules state that bicycles must yield to equestrians.
May I bring my dog to the property?
The short answer is that we prefer that you leave your dog at home. As we are primarily a horse ranch, we do love animals! That said, when it comes to animals, the safety of the horses that live on the property is our top priority. So any dog that visits must be on a 6-foot leash and MUST be well-behaved: no accidents, no aggression towards people or other animals, no visiting horses, and no barking – as even happy barking can startle horses and cause injuries to horses and riders. It is important to understand that if your dog is found to be the cause of an accident, you, as the dog owner, may be held liable. If you have any concerns about your dog’s ability to behave around horses, other dogs, or people – please, leave your pup at home.
Do you have compost available?
Yes! We compost both our horse manure as well as our vineyard prunings, shavings from the bedding in stalls, and – during harvest – the grape skins after press. Our compost is free; but you do have to load it and haul it yourself. Please sign up for an appointment in advance here.
Do you make wine donations?
We make every effort to support as many charitable events as possible, but our small size and the volume of solicitations we receive keep us from responding to all.
Our priorities are education, senior and veteran programs, and environmental stewardship, and we thank you for providing this information about your request.