History of the Folts Family

Adam Folts is a fifth-generation grape grower, tending vines on the same property his great, great grandfather first cultivated.  

As one would imagine, Adam spent his life in the vineyard, helping his father on the family farm for about 12 years. He served four years active duty in the Air Force, but in his heart and mind he never really left the farm. It was happenstance, then, that the Air Force sent him to Texas, where he met a couple who owned a small winery. He helped them in the cellar and developed a love for making wine.

Adam had had earned his degree in business management while serving active duty. When he returned, he decided that he wanted to help the family farm grow into a successful family winery. More than a business interest, he is passionate about the idea of growing grapes and turning them into a product for people to enjoy.  He first created his business plan in 2010, and his father Mike and wife Nikki have joined him in this venture to create an estate winery on 50 acres of Folts Farm. The Farm now consists of over 170 acres in total.

A Registered Nurse by profession, Nikki has always had a passion for wine and shares Adam’s desire to nurture the grapes and the craft of wine making. In addition to helping to set the vision for the winery and tasting room, she has been an active member of the Folts farm since they met.

 

Mike Folts along with his wife Linda, have been the longest active members on the farm, taking it over from Mikes father in 2002. Mike also grew up on the farm working with his father and grandfather who passed down the knowledge and skill of viticulture. It has always been a vision of Mike’s to pass this down to his son and carry on the family tradition. This families love of the area and its history runs as deep as the vines. 

As of 2022 The Winery has been in operation for almost ten years. Their business and their family have grown. 

Nikki and Adam welcomed two beautiful children shortly after opening their tasting room. The oldest Brylee and youngest Parker. You will often find them running around nearby or helping out in production or in the vineyards.

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