In 1981 we purchased 180-acres in rural Henry County. Like many farm couples, our dedication and desire to stay on the land has driven us to implement a variety of farming ventures. Over the past 35 years, each new venture was designed to be profitable both monetarily and emotionally.
We started out milking a dairy herd and growing Burley tobacco. Other products have included a combination of direct sales of free range chicken, turkeys, vegetables and beef.
We are still farmers. We raise pasture beef cattle and hay crops without chemicals, antibiotics or growth hormones. We also raise vegetables for ourselves and for our events. We have replaced tobacco with grape growing and wine making.
Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery builds on the relationship we started twenty five years ago with customers picking up vegetables and chickens at our farm. Many of those customers are still our customers, coming to concerts and purchasing wine. They are not just our customers they are our friends.