Thursday, June 21, 2012

McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks Thurmond NC

After eating lunch in Elkin NC several weeks ago we headed off to find McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks in Thurmond, NC.  We had tried to find it on our last visit to the mountains but had failed miserably. This time failure was not an option. Although we did miss the turn and the huge sign, due to the beauty of the landscape, we turned around and as luck would have it we finally made it...
Here is how they describe the winery on their website...
"Located on nearly thirty acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains — deep in the heart of the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina — lies McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks. 
We are a family owned and operated winery and vineyard specializing in small lots of award-winning artisan wines and hard ciders. 
Our dedication to sustainable growing and low intervention wine making has resulted in wines and hard ciders as expressive and distinct as the land whereupon the fruit grows."

Can't wait for the wine tasting:-)

 Award winning delicious wine and cider....Yum:-)

 Not sure about the history behind the sculpture but they are interesting!
I sampled many wines and ciders.  I always lean toward the whites and they were wonderful.  The cider was good as well.  I still have not developed a taste for red wine, I am told it is a process so I will keep trying.  After sipping a refreshing glass of wine on the patio overlooking a beautiful landscape we decided to explore the grounds a bit...

After a wonderful visit we headed to Blowing Rock.....Had to stop and take a picture of the cows up the street.  I don't think the bull liked us...

 I bought a bottle of Chardonnay.  I looked forward to a chilled glass sometime soon:-)
Get out and visit a winery.  I suggest McRitchie.
Enjoy Your World:-)
By the way here are the GPS Coordinates so you won't get lost like we did
 36º 22’ 02” N
080º 56’ 43.68” W

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