Wine Country Alpacas
Read about how we got started!
In 1993, Tom Esterline purchased this farm from his Grandfather. At the time, they were only raising beef cattle, pigs, and maintaining 6 acres of concord grapes. Over the years the farm evolved into a different operation offering homes to goats for 10 years. When Tom decided that goats werent enough for him, he started doing research for new ideas. Talking with friends, a local knitter suggested Alpacas and thats when the focus had changed. Being so interested in this subject Tom visited several farms such as Ramblin Rose Alpacas and also North Penn Alpacas. On sight he fell in love with these fuzzy animals and instantly knew this was where his heart was. Tom's first alpaca named Cinnamon, and her cria, Firecracker were purchased in late July 2009. In Sepember of 2009 Gray Ghost, the first herdsire, was purchased. They were boarded at North Penn Alpacas until Tom was able to get the farm for the new Alpacas ready. In January 2010, two more female alpacas were purchased. They were boarded at their native farms until they were ready to come to their new home. During the spring and summer of 2009, the barn at Wine Country Alpacas was renovated my and put in three new pastures were added. In July, the family of Alpacas started moving to their new home one at a time. Through the years there have been more Alpaca purchases; total babies in the herd have grown to 19 animals and 1 herdsire named National Treasure, who is co-owned by Promised Land Alpacas.