Ever wondered how great it would be to live on a farm or ranch? Or wondered how the goats and other animals are fed and cared for?  Is raising livestock difficult? Come and visit the farm at Bankersmith and Grapetown Vineyard in Fredericksburg Texas and get a behind-the scenes look at the complex operations and interactions of a working farm! We raise Boer, Nigerian Dwarf, African Pygmy and Saanen Dairy Goats, Zebras, Alpacas, Camels and even some Donkeys.

Tour pickup is at Bankersmith Saloon at 7905 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg Texas 78624. Please arrive slightly early. While you wait for your tour at Bankersmith you may grab some food or a libation and meet the goats on the front and back of the property (behind the historic dance hall). Please be understanding if the tour guide is late. On the tours we must take time to safely maneuver with animals and passengers. We may be tending to livestock or waiting on other guests.

Lunch and Dinner are not included in your tour, but are available for purchase before or after your tour. Lunch and dinner are served at Bankersmith from Noon to 8 pm on Friday and Saturday during the Farm Tours, so plan on enjoying some great food and libations before or after your Farm Tour.

Much of the behind the scenes experience will take place at Grapetown Vineyard and Farm across the street from Bankersmith. On this property, we also have a Tasting Room where we serve award winning wines and great artisan pizzas. Both locations, Bankersmtih and Grapetown, have play areas for the kids to enjoy!

Please understand that you do not need to pay for a tour to enjoy Bankersmith, Texas or Grapetown Vineyard and Farm. You can explore a lot of the farm on your own with no cost whatsoever.  Check both locations on Facebook to check on the publicly listed open hours. You can see many of the animals at both locations without a tour guide. Never feed or pet animals without a Farm Manager’s explicit permission.

  • Child tickets (aged 1 – 12) are $10 each
  • Newborns being carried are free, but children walking or in strollers (including newborns) must have a ticket.
  • We do offer a military discount through VetTix!
  • There is a two person minimum for each tour, so bring a friend or Contact Us for
    information on a single person tour.
  • If you have a group of 15 or more, please email us at info@blackstonetexas.com
  • Adults must sign farm liability waiver forms for themselves and accompanied children.

Tour Availability:

  • Off Season: End of December until February, we do not offer tours.
  • We cannot guarantee tour availability if you don’t schedule ahead of time.

Length of Tour:

  • The tour usually lasts 90 minutes depending on the day, the weather, the guests and the animals. 
  • If you have a time limit, please let your tour guide know at the beginning of your tour. 

Accessibility and Weather:

  • Tours are given during all types of weather and the majority of the tour takes place outside.
  • You may want to bring an umbrella or rain coat if rain is expected.
  • Please realize that this is a working farm and if possible, don’t wear flip flops or sandals during the tour.

The farm tours are for people who want to see where their food comes from, want to meet the goats, and want to get a glimpse at our farm life.


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