Welcome to the family owned and operated Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard. For many years this facility was one of the foremost ostrich breeding and ranching facilities in the southwest. The structure that houses our winery, tasting room and corporate offices was once filled with ostrich eggs, chicks and fledglings. The acreage to the west that nurtures our Tempranillo, Viognier and Cabernet grapevines was the same hillside where hundreds of 7 foot tall ostrich roamed during the 80’s and 90’s.

As our ostrich ranching adventure drew to a close and we relinquished our herd, the future of the remaining birds was uncertain . . . until we needed a name for our winery and vineyard. Today our feathered friends not only adorn the Blue Ostrich label, they also function as our official winery mascots and welcome you to our beautiful Red River Valley.

Patrick Whitehead

Managing Partner and Winemaker

Julie Fredrick Whitehead

Managing Partner

Presley Whitehead Davies

Production and Operations Manager

Toni Deweber

Assistant Manager
Stan and Judy Fredrick

Stan Fredrick

Founder and Visionary