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“Treat you like family”

Menarick Vineyard & Winery
Ranked #3 of 3 things to do in Ronda
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: MenaRick Vineyard and Winery is a family owned vineyard and winery located on 40 acres nestled in the foothills of the Yadkin Valley. We are a unique Yadkin Valley vineyard and winery specializing in Spanish and Portuguese varietals. We currently have 8 acres of vines planted, including Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay, Albarino, Grenacha, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, plus a Vinho Branco and Blackberry and Peach wines. The MenaRick story started in 2006 with the purchase of the property in Ronda, NC-but our winemaking journeys started in California where Rick grew up and Mena in Portugal growing up around her family's vineyards. MenaRick is built from traditions and cultural experiences we had during our travels around the world. After planting our first 3.5 Acres of vines in 2008, we started planning and designing the winery and tasting room. Rick's years of building homes and doing construction was well-utilized in the new building which houses the winery and tasting room. We invite you to come, relax and enjoy the view from our vineyard, have a glass of wine (or bottle) and bring a picnic! Also, let MenaRick Vineyard and Winery host your intimate wedding, family and corporate events. Bem Vindo! Bienvendido! Welcome!
North Carolina
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“Treat you like family”
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

All I can say, is this is an awesome same family owned winery that loves for you to visit. The owners are world travelers & love sharing their stories with you as they pour your tastings. You taste all their wines (not just 6), the glass is included, and I loved several of their wines. Especially the Albariño & their fruit wines are divine especially the Peach. You'll walk away with several bottles and the plan to return. Their outside area includes a fire pit, chairs & picnic tables. They encourage you to bring a picnic, buy their wines & relax. We will definitely be back. We've visited numerous Yadkin Valley wineries, large & small, and this is now our new favorite. The owners have built a unique & welcoming small tasting house that just makes you feel like you are at home.

Visited February 2014
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“Awesome experience”
Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Because of weather we could not take the blue ridge parkway. We drove a long ways down the road and finally found the winery. We drove in and discovered the tasting room was closed. The vintner surprised us and opened up just for us and entertained us with wonderful stories about his vineyard. His wife's parents have a family owned vineyard in Portugal. Thus this is where his vines come from. We will be coming back. He has several events during the year. If you are in the area be sure to stop. It is a great afternoon.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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“Wine tasting and food parings”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was our first time to the Menarick winery. All the wines were excellent. The food parings were done very well. Mena and Rick are very nice and knowledgeable about the wines. The location was great. We do plan to go back again for there next Event.

Visited October 2013
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Stem, North Carolina
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“Excellent Unfiltered Wine”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

It's definitely a unique name. The wife's name is Mena and the husband's name is Rick. Hence, Menarick. During a visit to NC Wine country, my husband and I visited this vineyard. The wines are excellent. Their white wines are good, but their red wines are awesome! VERY unique favors. I've tried other unfiltered wines in the supermarket. They've always been dull of taste and weak in the flavor. These wines..... not weakness. The unfiltered processes gives them a very unique finish. We purchased 4 bottles of wine from this vineyard of all varieties. In fact, we're currently planning our next trip to purchase more. Unfortunately, they don't ship.

We also enjoyed a glass of wine by the fire pit, overlooking the vineyard. It's a peaceful and beautiful place.

Visited September 2013
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