Windy Hill Orchard is a family owned and operated boutique apple orchard and Hard Cider producer located in the upstate of South Carolina. Open every fall from Mid August until Christmas, Windy Hill offers visitors Award Winning Hard Ciders, Pick Your Own Apples, Fresh Pressed Apple Cider, Fresh Made Apple Products, and much more.
Cute establishment. Visited a few times. Outdoor, spacious seating only. Apple picking is available when in season. You have the option to sample 6 hard ciders ($13), along with some fresh in-house made apple cider donuts . Which are delicious! The only hiccup is staff not wearing masks and social distancing can be a challenge.
Good cider, enjoyed the live music.
Great place for the whole family. Lines were well organized. If you just want to pick up stuff to go, the farm Stand has everything you need. If you want to stay a while and enjoy the live music, the sunshine and let the kids play there are 2 lines for grabbing cider and donuts outside. Fresh cider was great, donuts were amazing and everyone was pleasant and helpful. Wish we could have stayed longer but we were just making a quick stop on a road trip.
Fun day and great ciders!
We went to the orchard at 11am on a Friday. We didnt have reservations for apple picking and there werent any cancellations, so we werent able to do that. But we went to the store area, got some donuts, chose a spot at a table and relaxed until the pouring area opened up (which that day was at 1pm). The donuts were AMAZING and we ordered a flight of ciders. Delicious. There werent any pretzels that day. But youre allowed to bring a picnic lunch or snacks, so we came prepared w that and just enjoyed the beautiful weather. There are port-a-potties and a hand washing station right on site. *wearing masks are recommended but not enforced, as everything is outdoors. Reminders to maintain a 6ft are everywhere and those around seemed to be cooperating, which was really nice. *I would definitely make reservations for the apple picking ahead of time, if thats something that youd like to do. *I would definitely arrive early. We left by 2pm and more people starting arriving at that time; but up until that point, there was plenty of room for everyone to comfortable social distance. I would imagine that the evenings and weekends fill up. Social distancing can be hard and were all dealing w cabin fever. So, if youre leery about too many people being around, I recommend going early in the day.