August Facts

Dwarf Goats

Pull your car up to our kick back tasting room and you will be greeted by Nutmeg and Sage, two Nigerian goats who joined our growing Broken Spoke family of animals this summer. Our two goats are into bleating, nuzzling your leg and eating grass (of course). They spill the wine for drinking - no glasses!

There are several breeds of small goats. The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature goat breed of West African ancestry. The original animals were transported from Africa on ships as food for captured carnivores being brought to zoos; the survivors were then maintained in herds at those zoos. Nigerian Dwarf goats are known for their even tempers and gentle, playful personalities. Due to this, they have made a name for themselves as a great family pet. They are easily trainable and wonderful with children, making them attractive to youth or first-timers participating in 4-H or FFA clubs. (source: Wide Open Pets)

While a herd animal, their steadfast personalities enables them to make strong connections with people on an individual basis and they are used in nursing homes and hospitals.
Their milk is higher in protein than milk from most dairy goat breeds. The higher percentage of butterfat (6-10%) also gives their milk a rich, sweet taste that can’t be beat.
Broken Spoke Winery Goats