About Our Vineyard

Backporch Vineyard broke ground in 2019 when the Amish started our barn. Within 30 days the exterior of the barn was finished. It took a bit longer to get electricity, running water, etc. Here are highlights, and you can follow the progress on Instagram. ​

 

WE STARTED WITH A HAY FIELD

It all started with a conversation between neighbors.

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Our Wine Family
Rick Gump
Rick Gump

Co-owner and grape guru People don’t know he: has trained hunting dogs He is passionate about: growing things Favorite wine: 77 Steps (ask him why!) Last book he read: Wine and Health by Richard Baxter Talk to him about: -Upland bird dogs -Shooting sporting clays

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Lorrie Gump
Lorrie Gump

Co-owner and County Registrar People don’t know she enjoys: shooting sporting clays She is passionate about: feeding everyone Favorite wine: Freeman’s Red Oak (ask her why!) Last book she read: The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate Talk to her about: -Cooking -Books

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Sherri Spillman
Sherri Spillman

Co-owner and cowgirl People don’t know she: hiked on a glacier She is passionate about: the education obtained by traveling Favorite wine: Andrea’s Flock (ask her why!) Last book she read: Untamed by Glennon Doyle Talk to her about: -Travel/international education -Cows

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