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Tasting with Botanist & Barrel

  • LouElla: Wine, Beer, & Beverage 316 West Geer St, Suite A 27705 USA (map)

Botanist & Barrel crafts a variety of ciders, sours, and dry fruit wines. Using techniques from wine-making, brewing, and mixology, they are constantly blurring the lines. Situated on Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm, they are Orange County’s first winery and cidery. The farm is certified organic and dry farms.

Founded in 2017 by brother and sister team and Orange County natives, Lyndon and Kether Smith focus on light-handed winemaking using old world methods with modern sensibilities. Botanist & Barrel leans towards whole fruit fermentation and make natural beverages with no additives or forced carbonation. Our ciders and wines are fermented to zero residual sugar and the ABV ranges from 7% to 15.5%. The ciders and wines are raw, wild, unfined, unfiltered, unpasteurized and mostly still.

Botanist & Barrel is hyper-local, sourcing ingredients whenever possible from within 200 miles of our farmhouse winery. Even the labels and corks are made in NC!