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2014 News from the Farm

I didnt have a lot of time to post much News from the Farm in 2014...

The year started off pretty bad.  In addition to the damage to the high tunnels (photos below) from the heavy snowfall and ice, the extreme cold temps during the "Polar Vortex" resulted in the loss of about 1/3 of the grapevines in the vineyard...  

 

Despite the rough start, the rest of the growing season was STELLAR! Lots of wonderful vegetables, nice (but smaller) grape harvests - and good weather and health.  Once we rebuilt and replanted (whew!) the year took off and flew by. The weather was good, vegetable harvests were plentiful, bug and weed pressure was minimal, we made some outstanding wines, and traffic to the winery, restaurant, and farmers markets was WAY UP over 2013! 

 

But the BEST thing to happen in 2014 was our partnership with Chef Christian Froelich.  Christian took over the restaurant at Sanders Ridge in August.  We are SO fortunate to have someone with his talent, passion, management skills and experience running the restuarant, catering, and special event businesses. See chef's bio and more about The Hearth Restaurant at Sanders Ridge.  Thanks to Chef and to Jennifer Hiatt, Neil's daughter - who is managing the winery, zip line and cabin businesses, I hope to be able to have more time to devote to the farm and to farm outreach activities such as workshops and tours, markets, and helping others interested in sustainable gardening and farming!

 

I am SO EXCITED about 2015!

 

Where to Find Us:

Winery and Restaurant

3200 Round Hill Rd
Boonville, NC 27011

Tasting Room: 336-677-1700

Restaurant: 336-677-1701 

GPS Coordinates:  36.196234  -80.671353

 

Organic Farm
1501 Nebo Road
Boonville, NC 27011

 

Farm Phone: 336-961-3376

Restaurant:  

Lunch: Thursday-Sunday 11:30-3

Dinner: Thursday-Saturday 5:30-9 (Thursday is Family Style)

 

Tasting Room:

Sunday-Wednesday noon-5

Thursday-Saturday noon-6

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The Restaurant will be closed these NIGHTS for Private Events (we will be open for regular tasting room and lunch hours):

 

Friday, Oct. 14

Saturday, Oct. 15

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Thursday Night Supper Menu

Thursday, September 29

 

Choose Your Entree!

 

Choice of Entree:
Cast Iron Skillet Seared Cafe Strip Steak with Red Wine Demi Glaze
-or-

Grilled Salmon with Citrus Vinaigrette

-or-

Southern Style Fried Chicken with Pepper Gravy

 

All Served with:

Family Style Salad

Mashed Potatoes

Seasonal Sauteed Veggies

Fresh House Baked Bread with NC Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Whipped Butter

 

$21 per person, plus tax & gratuity

 

Vegetarian Option Available

Thirsty Thursday Wine Special - $2 off Wine Cocktails
 

Call 336-677-1700 for reservations.

 

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