TASTING ROOM HOURS:
Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Our final tasting of the day is at 4:45 pm.
The tasting room at McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks is open year-round for tastings and tours. Winter hours begin in January (Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5).
We are located in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and our goal is to provide an informative and fun experience focused on our wines and ciders in a tranquil and harmonious setting.
McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks is located just north of Elkin off Highway 21 on Thurmond P.O. Road (NOT Thurmond Road!). We are less than 15 minutes out of town but it feels like worlds away. Our vineyard is minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Stone Mountain State Park and many other attractions.
Enjoy a day in the mountains or visiting other local wineries. Better yet, bring a picnic and spend the afternoon with us. We’ve got picnic tables with your name on them!
Please note that our grounds and buildings are non-smoking. Pets must be on leash and in designated area only. Pets are not permitted in the tasting room or on the porches. Please no pets on event days.
Advance reservations are required for groups over six so we can provide the best visitor experience for you and all our guests. To make a reservation please call us at 336-874-3003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From May through November reserved tours and tastings for groups over six are available on Saturdays only between 10 am and 1 pm.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in helping us keep our winery and tasting room a peaceful, relaxing, and enjoyable experience for all!
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315 Thurmond PO Road, Thurmond, NC 28683
36º 22’ 02” N
080º 56’ 43.68" W
NOTE: Some navigation systems default to 315 Thurmond Road when 315 Thurmond P.O. Road is used ... try using 315 Thurmond Post Office Road. We are not on Thurmond Road!
Take I-77 North to Exit 83 (Highway 21 – Sparta). This is a left-hand exit. Continue north on Highway 21 for approximately 10 miles. Turn right on Thurmond PO Road (NOT Thurmond Road!). Winery is .2 miles on left. We are about 1 ½ hours from Charlotte.
From Winston-Salem / Greensboro / Triangle:
Take I-40 West to Highway 421 North. Take I-77 North to Exit 83 (Highway 21 – Sparta). This is a left-hand exit. Continue north on Highway 21 for approximately 10 miles. Turn right on Thurmond PO Road (NOT Thurmond Road!). Winery is .2 miles on left. We are about 1 hour from Winston-Salem; 1 ½ hours from Greensboro; and 2 ½ hours from the Triangle area.
From the Blue Ridge Parkway (10.5 miles):
At milepost 229, near Roaring Gap (NC), go east on US Highway 21. Turn left on Thurmond PO Road (NOT Thurmond Road!). Winery is .2 miles on left.