About Us

Fox Wire Farm Alpacas is strategically located in Toano, VA and is only minutes from I-64. Head west and you hit Richmond in 30 minutes. Head east and 35 minutes later you’re sitting in the queue in Hampton at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel!

Toano was established in the late 19th century in western James City County at the former site of "Burnt Ordinary,” which was named in the 18th century for a roadside tavern that had burned down. The word Toano comes from a Native American word meaning "high ground.” And speaking of “high ground” Fox Wire Farm (FWF) is proud to claim the highest elevation in the entire county at just over 100’ above sea level!


FWF is close to major Historic Triangle attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA theme parks. Smaller attractions at Lakewood Trails and Go-Karts Plus are also located nearby.

Fox Wire Farm is made up of approximately 200 acres of farmland, pastureland, woods, creeks and is the home to some of the happiest alpacas around. The farm is situated on its own peninsula at the end of a mile long private road. This creates the PERFECT environment to raise healthy, safe and happy alpacas!!

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Owners John Ballentine and Laura Hineman invested millions of dollars and gallons of sweat and blood into FWF. The result is one very well laid out, organized and labor friendly farm staffed by consummate professionals! As you can see in the pictures above, the farm is clean and esthetically pleasing to the eye. So much so that we are commonly referred to by those in the alpaca industry as operating “The Alpaca Taj Mahal."

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We are experienced, proven breeders of award-winning Huacaya alpacas with superior genetics and championship bloodlines. We offer a full array of services ranging from quality breeding stock, herdsire (stud) services, boarding (agistment), fiber, alpaca products, and unlimited mentoring.

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Additionally, John, who is also a Venture Capitalist; create a wide array of creative, affordable and custom made Alpaca Investment Portfolios. Each portfolio is tailored for the individual or serial investor(s) seeking income tax relief.


Please take the time to review this website and ask yourself, “Are alpacas for me?” They definitely are for us!

We warmly welcome you to come out to the farm for a personalized farm tour and consultation. We offer numerous tours daily (weather and temperature permitting).  All tours and farm visits are By Appointment Only.  Please click on the "About US" Tab and then click on the FARM TOUR pull down menu for detsiled information on our tours or give us a call at (757) 218-4520 or (757) 707-5052 to schedule an appointment.

Keep up with the day-to-day activities and special events going on at the farm by visiting our website at https://www.foxwirefarmalpacas.com and our Facebook page: Facebook @ Fox Wire Farm Alpacas.

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Paca Fact of the Day

Alpacas are herd animals and are instinctively gregarious, as are other domestic livestock. They obtain security and contentment from having at least one other alpaca for company.

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Dust, Mold & Allergan Free
Non Toxic
Highly absorbent
Warm & comfortable
Maintains separation
Does not bind
Composts in weeks after use
Does not blow around
Inert to digestive systems

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