The Broken Tractor Winery is located in beautiful Preston County, WV. The Post Office says we're in Bruceton Mills, but it seems more like it's own corner of the world. The goal of the winery is to create hand-crafted wines and meads, spawned from natural goodness, that lead to the betterment of humanity. To read more about the series of events that led to the creation of the winery and where we see Broken Tractor fitting into the rest of the universe, please click here. To see the wines that we offer, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
In addition to the winery (which is only open by appointment and is in the middle of nowhere), several more convenient locations exist where our wines can be had.
Tamarack, Beckley, WV: At the southern end of the state is an artisan bonanza called Tamarack. This is a great place to see WV art, grab a bite to eat, enjoy music, and buy wine!
Pine Run, Hazelton, WV: Locally, and right off of the Hazelton, WV I-68 Interstate exit is Pine Run Service Center. Pine Run is a beacon of civilization in the no-man's land between Preston County, WV and Garrett County, Md. Did you go on vacation to WV and forget to pick up souvenirs for your loved ones? Pine Run is your last chance! Take home the gift of wine!
Slight Indulgence, Morgantown, WV: Slight Indulgence is a shop dedicated to the finer things in life. From wines to coffees to chocolates, this is Morgantown's place to go to, as they say, "intoxicate your senses!"
Front Street Grocer, Thomas, WV: Front Street Grocer is a really cool shop specializing in organic goods (with an emphasis on local sourcing) right on the main street of a really cool little mountain town in Tucker County. There's a lot of fun to be had in the area, and enjoying a glass of wine with a pickle plate at FSG sweetens any day.
The Broken Tractor Winery, Bruceton Mills, WV: Of course, our wines are sold right here on the farm! The winery is open by appointment only, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (304)282-7262 to set up a time! The prices for wines sold from the winery can be seen here.
We offer a wide range of wines so that every palate will be satisfied!
This French-American grape has proven itself to be a very versatile choice for red wines. It grows well in the mountains of WV. Even an exposed Preston County hilltop in a terrible winter can’t kill these vines! This wine experiences an extended maceration (it sounds dirty, but it just means that the wine is in contact with the skins for several weeks). The Foch (which is now destined for greatness) is then barrel-aged until they are deemed delicious. This wine is also best at room tempera
A melomel is a honey wine with fruit added to it, and it has been around since antiquity. The Broken Tractor Winery offers two distinctly different melomels. The Devil’s Share Melomel is the more robust of the two. It’s somewhat dry (although not as dry as the Marachel Foch), and benefits from malolactic fermentation and barrel aging. The honey was procured from a source in Pennsylvania (and will be until the Broken Tractor Winery stops killing its honeybees—a very sad massacre to behold), and
The Saugnee (french for "bleeding") is a style of rose wine made from draining some of the free-run juice from the skins shortly after they are crushed. It makes a wine that is very fruit-forward and playful. This wine is left somewhat sweet. The additional bonus is that the juice left behind has access to more skins, thus making the Foch (above) even heartier! Saugnee is best served chilled. It complements lighter meals, pizza, pork, zesty vegetables, and seafood.
Meads are likely the first fermented beverages that passed through human-kind's innocent lips!
The Angel's Share is a fruit-based honey wine that is tart, sweet, and heavenly! The Broken Tractor Farm is a lucky place in that an abundance of fruit grows all over the place with very little effort. It would be a shame to let it all go to waste! It makes for a great desert and is best served chilled.
Like the Angel's Share, the Devil's Share is also a fruit-based honey wine. The difference is that preference is given to fruits that contain more acidity and tannins (such as elderberries). The wine is also fermented to complete dryness and aged in oak barrels to a point where the oak flavor rings through the flavor profile. Dry melomels are somewhat rare in today's limited mead market, so this is your chance! While civilized environments favor this wine at room temperature, it is absolutel