Compton Family Farms is a 17-acre homestead in Philomath, Oregon. Ten acres of vineyard on the property supply grapes for Compton Family Wines. The guiding principle of our farm is the health of our family and of the land. We practice regenerative agriculture, which is a conservation and rehabilitation approach to farming and food systems. For us this includes minimal handling in the vineyard, dry farming, and incorporating animals.
Katahdin sheep and KuneKune pigs graze in the vineyard while pasture raised chickens dig and scratch the soil. Two Maremma livestock guardian dogs sit on the hill protecting their herd and the land. The property also has two ponds with a few ducks who keep us company and eat pests. The animals on our farm are great companions, add nutrients to the system, help with topsoil regeneration, increase biodiversity, and reduce the water needs of the vineyard.