From Winery, Cabin, Restaurant and Zipline Visitors via email:
See review/Blog Post written by Eliane Baggenstos and Damian Schmidt
Just a quick note to let you know that everything was fantastic on Saturday. We had a great meal (love the batter fried green
beans!!) and discovered a couple of new favorite wines, which we stocked up on. Thanks for setting it up for us. I look forward to working with you again soon!
- Tom November 2015
"What a beautiful and exhilirating ride! The leaves were changing colors and we even saw nesting turkeys on our ride! Dinner in the restaurant was a perfect finish for our family celebrating birthdays. There were 13 of us and we are so glad we celebrated here"
Jill - October 2015
Thank you for a great weekend getaway! We loved your Wine,Cabin, & Dining. We hope to visit you again. Thank you. -- Heather & Brian
Jennifer, The rehearsal dinner was perfect! Everything turned out so well. Everyone had a great time and loved the atmosphere at sanders ridge, I could'nt of picked out a prettier place for Taylor and Morgan's special evening. All the guest raved about the great food and wine! Thank you so much for all your help and making it such a wonderful memorable night. We will be back for sure to enjoy the good food! Thank You, Kyndal & Terry Church
My lady friend and I came up Saturday and met Neil. We sampled the 5 wines and stayed for supper...which was delicious. It is a great venue, matched by the food and wines!!! Thank you,
Jennifer and Sanders Ridge staff,
I wanted to tell you THANK YOU so much for all that you guys did for our
wedding. It went so smoothly and everybody in
the crowd got the shock of their life. Everywhere I go people are talking about it and I don't fail to mention how wonderful you guys were in making the night perfect. I have received numerous compliments on your wine and the food. Most of the people have even said it was one of the best meals they have ever eaten. My compliments to Starr and her team for providing
an excellent meal with excellent presentation. It was above and beyond my expectations! I have recommended several people to you guys for functions of different sorts because I was so impressed. Also, I want to thank your dad for being so generous by sharing his car with us. It was so fun to
have him pick us up and drive us home. He is such a nice man and it was a pleasure to spend the last few moments before the surprise chatting with him. There were a lot of comments on the car and how awesome it was for us to arrive in style. In fact, it helped pull off the surprise because every one was wondering who was in the Chevy because we weren't in our cars. I
can not begin to tell you how special of a night it was and it went perfectly thanks to you guys. We didn't even have any fainters........we did have some that couldn't get their jaw off the ground but other than that...it was perfect. You guys even managed to have 70 degree weather in November.....you are a full service facility :) So THANK YOU, THANK YOU,
THANK YOU!!! I hope to have another function again there sometime......I want to do the whole night over again!
Laurie and Scott Griffis
April 2012 from our surprise wedding couple
Dear Neil and Cindy:
We've now had the distinct pleasure of having visited Sanders Ridge on a half-dozen occasions since 2009 and each and every new visit seemingly brings delightful new surprises. I cannot even begin to tell you at what a unique atmosphere you've cultivated at your gorgeous "mountain lodge-like" building setting. As a matter of background information, we've now had the pleasure of visiting 47 wineries (so far) throughout NC since 2008.
However, from the moment we pull into the Sanders Ridge front entrance area, we begin experiencing the "warmth of anticipation" for the experiences to come. We firmly believe that Sanders Ridge represents more than just a winery (we've been to plenty of those throughout the state), rather - you provide a superb balance of well thought-out experiences that just keep growing with each and every visit. We obviously enjoy many of your wines and please....do all you can to keep Chef well entrenched at Sanders Ridge. We still keep raving about your Fried Green Tomatoes and of course, awesome Pimento cheese! We've had nothing but consistently excellent culinary experiences at your Restaurant and coupled with the ambiance that you've managed to carefully cultivate, it just doesn't get any better than this!
We hope to spend a full day there next time we visit - coordinating a schedule to participate in your zip line set-up, include a nature/bird trail event, do a wine tasting (a good excuse to try more of your wine), and then to cap it all off by having a wonderful dining experience in the Restaurant. Sanders Ridge has evolved into much more than just a winery. It provides visitors with a series of experiences that when blended together, just make you feel.....well, damn good!!! There's no other way to say it.
Ben and Jane Herrmann
Fuquay Varina, NC
What a great time we had at the restaurant!!! Great atmosphere, food and wine! Thanks for the hospitality!!!
Rocky Mount Senior Center
I wanted to go some place we had never been before. It was our 45th wedding
anniversary. We came to Sanders Ridge. The meal and time spent was wonderful. We hope to come back soon, maybe this Thursday for the pot roast.
Thanks for a great evening,
Our group is two girls, two sets of parents, and two sets of very proud
grandparents. For a number of years, our group has shared Sunday brunch after dance recital weekend. Today we visited with you. The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable, the food
was great, and after our meal we enjoyed watching the fish and turtles, taking pictures, and more visiting.
This evening, my husband and I are enjoying some of your Chambourcin.
I think I can say for all of us---Thanks for a lovely afternoon.
I wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for the amazing time on Saturday. My friends and I were so happy with the overall experience. Zip lining with the “boys” Rhett and Justin was so much fun. Then to finish the afternoon off with your absolutely fabulous food was fantastic. Needless to say the wine was delicious as well. Again, Thank you for the most excellent time. We had some very happy birthday boys. We will definitely be back! Please pass along our thanks the Rhett and Justin as well. Take care, Keith Burns March 2011
I wanted to let you know that the food was delicious, the service was great and the
atmosphere/grounds were beautiful. We were very impressed and will definitely be back!
Thanks, Elizabeth February 2011
Hi Everyone at Sanders Ridge,
I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I were there yesterday and absolutely fell in love with your Winery. The ambience of your beautiful building is like walking into a warm and inviting home. The wine tasting was great with Sara. She was extremely informative and fun. Your selections of wines were wonderful. I fell in love with the Carlos. I have never smelled an aroma from a wine that I could actually taste the same aroma on my tongue. We will definitely be back and bring friends!!! Thanks for a wonderful experience. Cindy Sebrasky Jan 2010
Did the holiday wine tasting, was very pleased with the choices of wines and the restaurant food that provided was a nice surprise. I hope my next visit will not be too far away. Thanks for a very pleasant experience. Betsy January 2010
I live a good 3.0 hrs away from your winery and have visited your winery twice. I absolutely love your Carlos wine. Planning on joining your wine club soon. Wilma February 2010
3/21/2010. We had dinner at your restaurant today. The mussels were wonderful. They were so fresh I felt as if I was back home in Antigua and went down to the bay to pick them off the rocks. The other dishes we tried were also very good. We are in Elkin not far from you and are so glad we have discovered Sanders Ridge. Thank you. Please keep us informed of coming events. Robert & Pam
You have a beautiful facility, very much enjoyed your Thursday dinner with our family Tuesday and Thursday are the only days we can leave our business. The food was wonderful no room for improvements. We will be sending our guests to you. Thanks Alan Scenic Overlook B&B March 2010
Interested in your organic farm and anything to do with food. Love, love, love the restaurant!!! Linda & Steve May 2010
We enjoyed late afternoon lunch at The Restaurant yesterday! What a hidden jewel you have. We will make sure to reveal your little nook to everyone we know who enjoys fine dining and wine. Blaine May 2010
We had dinner at The Big Woods last night. It was awesome. We will be back. Very interested in weekly menus and wine specials. Thinking about doing the Zip Line. Reginia June 2010
My best friend and I just visited your winery this past weekend for the first time,
and we fell in love with it
Jennifer, June 2010
Phenomenal. First Class. What other adjectives can I come up with to describe our dinner experience last evening. All of us had a wonderful time. Both the food and service were out of this world. And it's not always easy to pull that off on opening day. I had to keep reminding myself I was in Boonville. And I can't believe you put my name on that bar stool. What a hoot!!! You guys are the greatest! We can't wait to come back. - Bonnie Lasky (June 2009)
I had a wonderful dining experience at your restaurant on opening night and wanted to send my heartiest congratulations to the owners, chef, wait staff, and others who made this such a memorable evening. The locally grown vegetables were prepared in a European theme and the meal presentation and interesting flavors far exceeded my expectations. Everyone in our group of seven commented on how delicious their meal choice was. We had to remind ourselves that we were in Boonville! I may choose the sampler at my next visit. The atmosphere, meal, and excellent attention we received was quite commendable. It was a dining "event" and I hope to frequent there often. Your muscadine wine has risen to the top of my favorite list now too! Congratulations! Sorry I had to leave town and couldn't make the Sunday open house. Hope you will consider Sunday brunches in the future (if you haven't already). You have a winner nestled in the woods. Hope word spreads quickly...but also hope to be able to get in after the influx of locals discover you. Good luck for a long and successful future!! Penny Bovender Charlotte, NC (June 2009)
Hi Cindy and Neil! Ken and I visited your Tasting Room on Saturday. We arrived back in Wake Forest today. We have visited 86 NC Wineries and wanted to tell you that yours is TOPS!!! Your wine is excellent; however, you need to keep Olivia and Kate there, with a glass of wine at hand, for some of the best entertainment in the country. Wishing you all the BEST!! Teresa and Ken Stallings (June 2009)
I visited your winery with a friend this weekend and had the BEST time. We talked all the way home about how nice everyone was, how accomodating, and how AMAZING the food and wine were. Thanks, and good luck! Caryn Woodruff (Sept 2009)
Hello Cindy, Neil, Starr and Kris,
Thank you for a lovely bridal luncheon last Saturday. Despite the chilly and wet weather, we enjoyed a warm and glowing afternoon with easy-going, yet attentive service, an informative wine tasting and of course a delicious lunch. All but myself and one other were new to Sanders Ridge, so I hope the luncheon will create some repeat business for you. With much appreciation and best wishes for continued success, Roseann Rush (October 2009)
I visited Big Woods for brunch this past Sunday and loved everything about your place - the food, the wine, the surroundings, the service...everything! Can't wait to visit again. - Tara Ballard (November 2009)
It was perfect--the drive, the weather, the stars, the place, the food, the conversation. A perfect, perfect night. thanks, Emily (December 2009)
We so enjoyed our visit yesterday. Your place was our last stop of the day and our favorite. Your story, wine, place and atmosphere are truly delightful. We can't wait to return for dinner and bring more friends with us. - Russell and Sonya Yeomans (December 2009)
From Farm Members and Friends:
We had beets tonight – they were amazingly good. Roasted with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, topped with some cracked pepper, feta and roasted walnuts. Served with quinoa and a tossed salad. Let me tell you, I haven’t eaten beets since childhood and they were the canned kind. There is no comparison with the fresh beets we get from your co-op. Thanks for all you do – Lara
Dear Cindy & Neal,
Your restaurant and wine tasting spot is just beautiful! You should be so proud of all that you have accomplished. We were very impressed with the warm welcome we received, Neal’s sons’ wine knowledge during the tastings, and the supper on Sunday. It was so nice.
Cindy, you are a great tour guide and cow herder, too! Thank you for showing us all over Sanders Ridge Farm and kindly answering all of our questions. My sister and her husband, and my husband, Jim, and I all loved seeing the fruits of your labor. Thank you and keep up your good work!
Again, we will not be members during the summer months, but will appreciate staying on the main newsletter to know of opportunities to buy veggies at Krankies and of other farm events (like new chicks being born!). Thank you! We learned so much! Kind regards, Marianne DeCristo
You have no idea how my weekly box has changed my eating habits!! I NEVER bought chard, kale, or mustard greens. I didn’t even know what they looked like (I had to use the internet…so sad). Only 2 weeks and we are eating better and I am cooking, with pleasure, rather than dreading it!!! Thank you!!!!!! - Claire
Sanders Ridge Winery & Restaurant
3200 Round Hill Rd
Boonville, NC 27011
GPS Coordinates: 36.196234 -80.671353
Winery Tasting Room
Daily (EVERY day) - Noon-5 p.m.
(Closed New Years Day and Christmas Day)
Sunday Brunch 11:00-3
Wine Bar Menu
Everyday - noon to 5pm
Thurday, May 17 - the Restaurant will be CLOSED for dinner for a private event.
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