The tasting room at McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks is open year-round for tastings and tours.
New hours beginning in March:
Wednesday through Saturday from 10 to 5.
Sunday from 1 to 5.
Our final tasting of the day is at 4:45.
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. We are located in the rolling foothills on the Blue Ridge Mountains and our focus is on providing you with an informative and fun experience focused on our wines and ciders.
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 we are a non-smoking facility. Dogs on leash are welcome on the grounds (but not in the tasting room or on the porches).
Reservations are required for groups over six so we can provide the best visitor experience for you and all our guests. We may not be able to accomodate larger groups without notice. Tours and tastings for large groups available on Saturdays between 10 and 1 only.
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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.
The tasting room is available for small parties and meetings. For more information contact Patricia McRitchie at 336-874-3003 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.