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    Hard apple cider created here in SC
    Open Saturdays 1PM to 7PM
    10125 New Cut Rd
    Campobello, SC 29322
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    Meet the cows that inspired the names!
    All Lowline/miniture Hereford and Angus cows
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    51 Acre Ranch
    Farm fresh beef
    Cider that is pressed and fermented here
    from SC mountain grown apples!
    Patio Winery tasting room

Our Namesake


Our herd is a collection of miniature Hereford, Lowline, and Angus cows. We have this one heifer (meaning a young female cow) that’s cute as a button, with an excellent “Body Conditioning Score”, as we say in the cattle industry. But she’s also an escape artist, routinely breaking out of the pasture, though thankfully she does not like to stray far from her mother. When we head down to the pasture, she’ll see us coming and maneuver between the wires to sneak back inside, almost as if does it just to mess with us.

One morning, while we were moving the herd from one pasture to another, she kept fleeing from us and would not come out through the gate. When she finally came through, John chuckled seeing her plumpness, exclaiming "you Lil’ Fat Ass Heifer!”, as his grandmother might have called her long ago. Now, to a cow, that’s a compliment. If she didn’t look as she does, we’d probably have culled her a long time ago given all the headaches involved in keeping her. But we’ve come to realize that her strong personality gives her a certain charm. Today, we have a special appreciation for our “Lil’ Fat Ass Heifer”.

With that said - My darling 'Lil Fat Ass Heifer was evidently what my Grandmother would have called a "Lil Fat ass" Heifer.

Today she is a heifer no more, in May 2017 she became a Mama cow!


About Us

Motlow Creek Ranch and Cider Company (MCRC), Inc., was founded by local entrepreneur John Macomson in 2017, and opened to the public two years later. John has been raising cattle since 2004, and upon deciding to enter the cider arena, he realized he could combine the ranch with his newest venture, and so the Fat Ass Heifer Cidery was born as a component of Motlow Creek.

Alongside Motlow Creek, John continues to work with Carolina Software as a Service, Inc., an information technology services provider which he founded in the early 2000s. The Ranch and Cider Company is a start-up, and John is grateful for the small, dedicated team of family and friends that are helping to make his vision a-go, including his wife, Denise.

Our mission is to become South Carolina’s premier source for creative hard ciders and eclectic non-grape wines – locally produced, while providing a glimpse into cider and winemaking traditions from around the world. We integrate the character of our ranch into our guest experience, to make ourselves a cidery unlike any other.


Our Ciders

Choose from our selection that we have available and ask about our daily special.
If you have any allegeries please notify us upon arrival.

  • Son-In Law
  • Deliverance
  • Sassy Black Baldie
  • Bad Ass Rangy Heifer
  • Lowline Dirty Heifer
  • Ozark Mountain King

Our Location

Motlow Creek Ranch and Cider Company (MCRC), Inc., is located in Campobello, South Carolina, near the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, not far from the North Carolina and Tennessee borders. Our properties feature mountain views, a pond, trails, wooded areas, and now hundreds of dwarf apple trees. The ranch takes its name from the small, picturesque creek which flows through the area.

We are currenty open Saturdays 1PM to 7PM. Be sure to ask about our custom T-Shirts and Hoodies! There's plans to add an additional dedicated on-premise tasting room and gift shop, where we will offer our ciders alongside farm-fresh meats and gift items. Stay tuned by following us on Facebook and Instagram!

Farm Tours

Closed until further notice due to Covid-19.

Our Winery

Over 21? Visit the winery and try our Cider.

Go Hiking

We are currently not offering trail hiking at this time.