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“Nc wine country royalty”

McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Thurmond
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Hmmm where to start. We've been visiting McRitchie's winery for almost 7 years now. Sean and Patti are very welcoming. It is clear that Sean is a craftsman and Patti is a great spokesperson for what they wanted to accomplish in the Yadkin appellation. This family has been a huge influence on wine country in NC. Take time to research how involved the family is in our state. It is a great story in itself. The wine & the cider. Most of the vines here are so very young compared to other wine producing areas. Nonetheless, Sean's craftsmanship more than makes up for the youth of his vineyard. The merlot and the ring of fire blend are two of our favorites. Buy a bottle on line, or better yet, come and visit and try one for yourself. As far as the cider, I am almost speechless. By using the heirloom apples, Sean captures a piece of history that represents the region perfectly.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Cute tasting room with lots of local art displayed. Beautiful locally handcrafted tasting bar - we wanted to take it home! Their wines were very good, loved Ring of Fire. Also interesting ciders. Definitely worth the stop. Anna was our wine host and was very information. Turned out she was the daughter of the owners of Frog Holler Cabins, which was where we were staying.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks is in Wilkes County and one of many wineries in the area. The grounds are beautiful and the vineyard is rather young and not very mature by most standards in this area. The wine tasting is nice, but not spectacular. Recommend going to this winery if you have a few spare hours on a Sunday afternoon. Wine tasting is $7 and you get to keep a very nice wine glass. wines are average.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great personal service and attention to the guest's preferences while focusing on the uniqueness of their products. Especially enjoyed "Ring of Fire." It is worth the time to find this really nice boutique winery.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

An easy detour off the Blue Ridge Parkway. We could set our own pace trying all the wines and ciders. Having a choice of ciders made it fun for the non-wine-drinking member of our family. No hard sell, and the tasting comes with a glass.

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