McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks

Hey guys! Here’s the recap of McRitchnie Winery & Ciderworks, as promised! Just writing about this place makes me so happy!!

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The vineyard is located just outside Sparta in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s beautiful out there. The owner was raised in Oregon and used to work for very large vineyards. And he wanted to open a small vineyard, work with local growers and practice sustainability.

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I can’t wait to go back and spend some time on this cozy back porch.

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The front porch overlooking the vineyard was equally as nice.

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What a view!

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Maizey loved it too.

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Their tasting room was intimate and welcoming, and the super-friendly employees really knew their stuff.

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I really liked their white wines. The cider was fun to taste but not my favorite cider ever…the employee pouring our tasting said each batch varies so I’d definitely try it again. The apples were local so that was cool.(Everything they use at the vineyard comes from within a 30 mile radius.)

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There is really just a great vibe at McRitchnie Winery & Ciderworks – definitely check it out in you’re in the area! Plus, it’s a pretty drive to get there and there is a cute pumpkin patch nearby to add to your itinerary!

If you could have a dream second job, what would it be? Not a full-time gig, but just something fun to do on the side…. After my trip to McRitchie, I think pouring wine on the weekends at a beautiful winery would be pretty sweet! I’d learn about a lot of wine, everyone that visits is happy, and it seems like such an enjoyable atmosphere!

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15 comments // by Teri [a foodie stays fit]



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Heather (Heather's Dish) October 17, 2012 at

i {heart} your denim shirt! so adorable!

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Teri October 18, 2012 at

Thanks!

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Lauren October 17, 2012 at

I always have said my dream job is to open a winery in Napa. I will do this one day! :)

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Teri October 18, 2012 at

Can I work for you when you do? 😉

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance October 17, 2012 at

What fun! My husband and I “dream” with another couple about having a vineyard in CA together someday. It looks beautiful–I hope you love it!

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Brooke October 17, 2012 at

My dream side job would be to work at a furniture store or a hip knitting store.

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lauren @ sassy molassy October 17, 2012 at

Love your shirt. Is it a JCrew find?

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Teri October 17, 2012 at

J.Crew Factory Online :)

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Clare F October 17, 2012 at

Super cute shirt! Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always dreamed of having my own bakery…maybe someday!

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Teri October 18, 2012 at

I used to dream of owning a bakery too!

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BroccoliHut October 17, 2012 at

The winery looks beautiful!
My dream job would be a cookbook author. Maybe someday!

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Stephanie @ Legally Blinde October 17, 2012 at

I love your outfit! You look so cute. Sounds like a really fun visit. I think my dream “on-the-side” job would be an event planner; I’m sure it could be stressful, but I love organizing and planning things!

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Teri October 18, 2012 at

Thanks! I’ve always thought an event planner would be fun too! Think of all the fun to-do lists!!

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Rachel Wilkerson October 19, 2012 at

You look awesome, love that outfit! Also, this place looks SO fun!

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Amanda October 19, 2012 at

I scrolled down to ask about your chambray shirt but I see others beat me to it! I tried one on at J.Crew (not factory) and didn’t love it. I will check out the factory store soon!
While I’d love to open a bakery, I don’t know if I could be baking cupcakes everyday at 4 am…

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