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!
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 Easter Sunday)
(Closed Easter Sunday)
Gourmet Brown Bag menu available Noon-5 p.m.
(Large group preorders by Sunday recommended)
Saturdays & Sundays -
Lunch & Brunch served 11:30-3:00
Resevations strongly recommended 336-677-1700
CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY
New Spring Hours
Beginning April 6...
Sunday Brunch 11:30-3
Boxed Lunches available
Thursday Night Suppers
Guest Caterers Gaye & Curt Baity of Branch Bakery and the former Battle Branch Cafe offer up some true Southern Cookin' each Thursday!
Thursday March 22 Menu - $14.50/person:
Choice of Lasagna or Lemon Pepper Chicken over Mediterranean Pasta with salad, bread & fresh bruchetta appetizers.
Dessert: Eclair cake $5 or Italian Cream Cheese Cake $6
Also this month...
PRIME RIB Saturday! March 24
Choice of Entree:
Savory Prime Rib $28.95/person
- or -
Chicken Cordon Bleu $16.95/person
Includes: Garden Salad, Twice Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Bread,Tea/coffee
Carolina Country Dance Classes
Sundays, April 8 & April 29 - 3-5 pm
$25/under 21 years old, $30/over 21. Reservations recommended 336-677-1700.
Wine Club Pickup Party - Mixology Class
Saturday, March 24 3-5 pm
Join us for a fun class creating wine cocktails with Sallie from Sallie's Greatest!
$20/person, wine club members FREE! Reservations required 336-677-1700.
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