We stumbled across MenaRick during a recent trip to the Elkin area. While it may be a little off the "beaten path," it's well worth the trip from Elkin (which in honesty doesn't take nearly as long as it looks). The owners take great pride in making everyone feel at home by regaling guests with their stories of world travel, encouraging picnics, and passing on their accumulated knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese wines. The wine is the most unique in the area...it's unfiltered so it has bold flavors that you just can't find in most places. They have a lot of variety, so everyone should be able to find something they love. They were out of Tempranillo (a personal favorite), but Rick pulled some of the next vintage out of the barrel to give us a sneak peak. Who does that for people who just wondered in off the street? We'll definitely be back!