Out on the rolling hills of North Carolina lies Sanders Ridge Winery and Farm, a beautiful 150 acre wineyard and organic farm that has been in the family for 6 generations. The owners Neil and Cindy Shore have put a lot of love into their work and it shows in every detail. From making award winning wine to growing certified organic produce that puts more emphasis on taste than on quantity, the winery has also build a beautiful restaurant and tasting room nestled in the woods of their property.
The building is stunning with southern charm and built with pinewood and stone harvested from their own land. Sanders Ridge Winery and Farm is a member of Harvest Hosts – a membership program that invites RVers for a small annual fee onto the host’s properties for an overnight stay.
We had such a wonderful experience at Sanders Ridge! We were welcomed warmly and learned from Cindy herself during our wine-tasting about the farm and winery. The produce is being sold at surrounding farmers markets that we went to visit and stocked up our fridge with their delicious veggies. We were allowed to park our travel trailer in the midst of their field next to the beautiful vineyard and woods and we had the most tranquil time spending a couple of days on their land.
Location and Scenery:
North Carolina near Boonville, a few miles off I77.
Site Type/Surface: open field, grass or gravel lot
Sun exposure: open field with lots of sun, shaded site possible
None. Dry camping only.
Very slow wifi is available at the tasting room and restaurant.
Verizon 2-3 bars, AT&T 1 bar
Very private and remote during the week, the restaurant is about 500 feet away from the campsite, during weekends there might be some traffic from the nearby parking lot.
Super quiet during the week. Crickets are the only source of frequent sounds, occasionally there is a tractor going by far away. On weekends there might be some noise from the nearby restaurant.
Pets are allowed on leash.
Recycling and Eco-friendliness:
The family runs a sustainable certified organic farm and the restaurant is farm-to-table only. The campsite is carry-in and carry-out.
The hosts were super friendly and welcoming and they even gave us great suggestions for things to do in the surrounding area.
Fresh, Healthy and Vegetarian Friendly Food Sources:
The winery and tasting room also has a farm-to-table restaurant serving local fresh and healthy brunch and lunch during weekends only. During the week a brown-bag lunch can be ordered.
Seasonal farmer’s markets in the area can be found in Elkin, Yadkinville, Old Salem in Winston-Salem. We highly recommend to visit the beautiful Cobblestone Farmer’s Market in Old Salem on Saturday mornings. Nearby vegetarian friendly restaurants can be found in surrounding towns: Winston-Salem, Pilot Mountain, Charlotte etc.
Hiking on the vineyard and land, wine-tasting onsite at the tasting room Mon-Fri 12pm-5pm.