About the Farm
Wenger Grapes is owned and operated by two generations of the Wenger family, Mark and Wendy Wenger Hochstedler and Dave and Mim Wenger, featuring Concord and Niagara grapes and Devon grass-fed beef. In 2023 we celebrate 85 years of our Wenger family raising Concord grapes in Augusta County in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Grapes are a family tradition in the Wenger family. Dave’s grandfather, A.D. Wenger, had large grape plantings at Chesapeake (Fentress), VA and at Afton mountain on the Blue Ridge near Waynesboro in the early 1900’s. Several of A.D. Wenger’s children carried on the grape growing tradition including Chester Wenger in Lancaster County, PA, Amos Wenger in Chesapeake, VA and Paul Wenger in Augusta County, VA. Paul’s youngest son, David, took over the Augusta Co. farm in 1972. In 2018 the farm transitioned to his daughter and son-in-law as the third generation to carry on the farm at this location. Already the fourth generation are regular contributors to the life of the farm, and our extended family and community are the helping hands and supporters on whom we depend.