This was a very pleasant surprise we ran across on our way to another vineyard.
The knowledge of our tasting guide was fantastic and overall was a great way to start the day.
The Spanish and Portuguese design of the tasting room is a unique and more intimate feel than many of the other tasting rooms we’ve seen. My wife really loved the Tempranillo so we came home with a bottle of it. We are generally not fans of the sweeter wines but they had a Peach and a Blackberry wine that was a very pleasing way to finish our tasting. So much so, we walked out with a bottle of the blackberry as well. The stemless tasting glass we received was also a nice touch.
As we were leaving, the sky opened up and it began pouring, so we chose to sit on the patio for a bit enjoying a glass. Part of the fun in tastings is the people you meet at the tables next to you. You never know what type of conversations you might hear. We had a fun exchange where we met another older couple from Raleigh. The wine tends to make others more friendly as well.
We would recommend you putting Menarick at the top of your list, early in your visit to the Yadkin Valley.