Sanders Ridge Vineyard and Winery

About

Whether you are wanting to sip wine, have a hearty meal, watch birds, nature journal, sample freshly harvested vegetables, or just need a quiet change of pace and scenery - you'll find it here at Sanders Ridge, a Century Designated farm consisting of old growth forest (which the old timers still refer to as "The Big Woods"), marshland, creeks, lakes, and open fields. Taste the flavor, unique character, and heritage of the North Carolina Yadkin Valley through our carefully crafted homegrown wine and foods – all served within one of the region’s most pristine and meticulously preserved natural spaces. We appreciate your interest in our winery, vineyard, and restaurant, and invite you to make us a destination whenever you need a day away from routine. Our many award winning wines are produced on site exclusively from the 7 varieties of french wine grapes. We look forward to your visit to Sanders Ridge!

Location Description

We are located within the Yadkin Valley Wine Appellation just outside of the Yadkin County community of Boonville, NC (25 minutes west of Winston-Salem).

Features

  • The first winery in North Carolina to produce a boxed wine.

Additional Information

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History

Sanders Ridge has been in the Shore family for nearly 170 years. Neil Shore, the great great grandson of John Benjamin Shore who settled the original 800 acres in 1847, is the fifth generation of Shore farmers to work the land on Sanders Ridge.

Neil and Mom Kate in pictured in the vineyard in 2004. Kate is the family matriarch and the namesake of our sweet Chambourcin wine - Sweet Kate. She raised four boys (Neil is the baby) while helping on the farm, working in a local factory, and as a waitress and pie maker at the local diner. She IS the sweetest woman in our world.

In December 2005, Neil began producing USDA certified organic vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers at the Farm at Sanders Ridge. In June of 2009 he opened the winery and restaurant in a rustic and towering post and beam structure built from lumber and stone he harvested right off the farm.

Neil's goal has always been to make Sanders Ridge a place where folks can laugh, relax, and experience the farm and the special places within it. He and his family invite you to visit the Winery and Restaurant for a taste of a simpler time and place.

Awards

2007 Viognier
Silver Medal, 2009 NC State Fair
Bronze Medal, 2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal,2009 Indy International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2010 Budbreak Festival, Mount Airy, NC
Bronze Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition

2007 Chardonnay
Gold Medal, 2009 NC State Fair
Gold Medal 2010 Budbreak Festival, Mount Airy
Bronze Medal, 2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2009 Indy International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition

2009 Chardonnay
Silver Medal, 2011 Budbreak Festival, Mount Airy, NC
Bronze Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2010 NC State Fair

2010 Muscat Canelli - Dry
Silver Medal, 2011 NC State Fair

2008 Cabernet Franc – Rich claret color, spicy berry toasty notes with an earthy finish. Good aging potential!
Silver Medal, 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2011 NC State Fair
Bronze Medal, 2011 Budbreak Festival, Mount Airy, NC
Bronze Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2010 NC State Fair

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – Dark ruby-garnet color with plum, vanilla and earth aromas. Clean, deep and layered cherry and light spice flavors. Medium oak, full body, creamy finish.
Gold Medal, 2011 Budbreak Festival, Mount Airy, NC
Bronze Medal, 2011 NC State Fair
Bronze Medal, 2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

2007 Big Woods - A Bordeaux blend of the Cabernets - Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot, and a dab of Syrah suggests rich black cherry with light licorice and pepper and a smooth velvety finish. A great food wine.
Silver Medal, 2009 NC State Fair
Silver Medal, 2009 Indy International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2009 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Silver Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition
Wine Enthusiast Magazine Rating of 81 Points, February 2011 Issue

2008 Big Woods – Same blend as our 2007 Big Woods but with ’08 fruit and aged in the bottle for a year before releasing. Rich warm pepper, black currant & berry notes.
Silver Medal, 2011 Budbreak Festival, Mount Airy, NC
Silver Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2010 NC State Fair
Wine Enthusiast Magazine Rating of 83 Points, February 2011 Issue

2008 Merlot Barrel Select
Gold Medal, 2010 NC State Fair
Silver Medal, 2011 NC State Fair
Silver Medal, 2011 Budbreak Festival, Mount Airy, NC
Bronze Medal, 2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

2011 Merlot
Silver Medal, 2014 NC State Fair

2007 Chambourcin
Silver Medal, 2009 Indy International Wine Competition
Silver Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2010 NC State Fair

2008 Chambourcin - Smokey nose with a lot of fruit - plum, blackberry - and a lovely rich finish that feels good on the tongue and hangs in there a while.
Bronze Medal, 2010 NC State Fair
Silver Medal, 2011 Budbreak Festival, Mount Airy, NC

2007 Semi-Dry Chambourcin
Gold Medal, 2009 NC State Fair
Silver Medal, 2009 Indy International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2009 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition

Semi-Dry Chambourcin
Bronze Medal, 2010 NC State Fair
Silver Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition

Semi-Dry Chambourcin (made with our 2010 Chambourcin) - Released May 2012 - Our off-dry 2010 Chambourcin isreminiscent of Neil’s mother Kate’s rich ripe blackberry crisp - not too sweet, with a silky soft finish that will have you going back for seconds - every time!

2008 Sweet Kate
Silver Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition

Sweet Kate - Our rich 2009 Chambourcin - sweet, deep dried cherry and blackberry flavors with warm vanilla and a smooth, velvety finish. Mmmmm...!
Bronze Medal, 2011 NC State Fair

2008 Muscat Canelli
Gold Medal 2010 Budbreak Festival, Mount Airy
Silver Medal, 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Silver Medal, 2009 NC State Fair
Silver Medal, 2009 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Silver Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition Fair
Bronze Medal, 2011 Budbreak Festival, Mount Airy, NC

2009 Muscat Canelli
Bright lemon and grapefruit notes mingled with jazzy rich pineapple.
Double-Gold, 2010 NC State Fair
Best of White Vinifera, 2010 NC State Fair
Silver Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition Fair
Bronze Medal, 2011 Budbreak Festival, Mount Airy, NC

2010 Muscat Canelli - Sweet – The smell of a Southern summer - deep honey with golden pineapple and light apricot flavors and a well balanced, light finish. Half-bottle size - perfect for sharing!
Silver, 2011 NC State Fair

2013 Muscat Canelli - Sweet
Best of Class - Gold, 2014 NC State Fair

Limited Edition Sparkling Carlos Muscadine - Lightly spirited, slightly sweet and all the Southern flavor of the Carlos Muscadine you already love.
Silver Medal, 2011 NC State Fair

Non-Vintage Carlos Muscadine – Sweet, aromatic, and richly flavorful. Reminiscent of summer evenings at grandma’s.
Silver Medal, 2010 NC State Fair
Silver Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition Fair
Silver Medal, 2011 NC State Fair
Silver, 2014 NC State Fair

2008 Carlos Muscadine
N.C. Muscadine Cup 2010 NC State Fair
Best of White Native American, 2009 NC State Fair
Best of White Native American, 2010 NC State Fair
Double Gold - Best in Show - 2009 NC State Fair
Double Gold - Best in Show - 2010 NC State Fair
Silver Medal, 2011 Budbreak Festival, Mount Airy, NC
Silver Medal, 2009 Indy International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2010 Mid Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition
Bronze Medal, 2010 Budbreak Fstival, Mount Airy, NC

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Hours

Mon - Wed: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Thu - Sat: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Address

3200 Round Hill Rd
Boonville, North Carolina 27011
United States

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