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South Carolina Winery Reference

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - May 16, 2019 - EntSun -- Our research has uncovered 17 operating wineries and 3 cideries and 2 Meaderies. Majority of South Carolina offers a challenge to grow the common European vinifera varieties, yet many offerings of muscadine, native, French-American hybrids, and some excellent fruit wines are produced. We encourage as you travel into and through South Carolina, stop and enjoy some of the excellent wines and destination wineries in our state. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised. If you're local, you will find your local winery a great place to spend a relaxing day with family and/or friends.

First we'll take a look at the operating wineries with estate vineyards.

1. CityScape Winery - Pelzer (Greenville County)
A small rural boutique winery operating since 2007 'ish. The current owners bought the winery just three years ago. Growing Carlos, Noble, Spanish Black, and Blanc du Bois in four estate vineyards. Josh and Deb Jones, owners and winemakers, also import grapes from other wine regions. The wineries mascot is the adorable Pinot the Pig. You will often find Pinot tethered outside the tasting room sporting his super hero costume.

Location: 589 Dunklin Bridge Rd.  Recommendation: Müller Two-Goats

2. Victoria Valley Vineyards - Cleveland
Mountain vineyard and winery styled after a French chateau, offering a bistro with gorgeous views of the mountains overlooking their vineyard. Victoria Valley is growing several varieties of vinifera wines, which can be enjoyed with lunch from their gorgeous terrace.

Location: 1360 S. Saluda Rd.   Recommendation: Sangria

3. Enoree River Winery - Newberry
Open 12 years now and still going strong, this quaint vineyard and winery sits just off Interstate 26 about 30 miles Northwest of Columbia. Growing Carlos, Noble, and Black Spanish and offering several handcrafted fruit and seasonal wines. The winery offers a spacious tasting room and beautiful porch overlooking the vineyards, perfect for relaxing with a bottle of good wine.

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Location: 1650 Dusty Rd.   Recommendation: BlackBerry or Peach

4. Mercer House Winery - Lexington
The Winery at Mercer House is a rural craft estate winery. Several Muscadine blends are offered, along with some very unique fruit wines. A walking path winds through the five picturesque vineyards.

Location: 397 Walter Rawl Rd.  Recommendation: Gamecork

5. Deep Water Vineyard - Wadmalar Island (Charleston County)
Charleston area's only Vineyard and Winery, originally Irvin – House Vineyard, is nestled among the live oaks just outside of Charleston. The Firefly distillery tasting room is on the same property and makes for a fun experience.

Location: 6775 Bears Bluff Rd.  Recommendation: High Tide

6. Wellborn Winery - Travelers Rest
This winery in the woods is growing French-American varietals and sourcing other fruit from local South Carolina Farms.

Location: 254 Mush Creek Road  Recommendation: Peachonelle

7. Hyman Vineyards - Florence
Not a destination winery, a working vineyard which doesn't support a tasting room. Their wines are sold at local farmers markets.

Location: Pee Dee Farmers Market, Florence   Recommendation: Southern Sunrise

8. Lazy Bear Winery - Easley
Small craft winery focusing on fruit and berry wines.

9. Cartersville Country Winery - Timmonsville
Working Muscadine Vineyard and Winery currently open only by appointment.

10. Cats Paw Winery - Rock Hill
Small craft winery nestled on farm land just Southeast of Charlotte.

11. Old Rock Quarry Winery - Enoree
Small rural craft Winery in Spartanburg county located just off Interstate 26. Old Rock Quarry offers a diverse selection of sweet fruit wines. The vibe is similar to visiting your neighbors, hanging out in their backyard and drinking homemade wine.

Location: 629 Old Rock Quarry Rd., Enoree   Recommendation: Snap Apple Sassy

12. Carolina Vineyards Winery - N. Myrtle Beach

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Location: Barefoot Landing, N. Myrtle Beach   Recommendation: Bare-Foot Blush

13. Boardwalk Winery - Myrtle Beach
Location: Broadway at the Beach  Recommendation: Wine Slushie

One urban winery can be found on Hilton Head Island.

14. Island Winery - Hilton Head Island
Location: 12A Cardinal Rd.  Recommendation: Peach on the Beach

A few others of mention.

15. Proverbs 31 Winery - Newberry
Not a destination winery, open only by appointment offers hand crafted wines for tasting and purchase.

16. Silver Dew Winery is found on Dafuskie Island near Hilton Head. Silver Dew is a  very historic and significant winery in South Carolina history.

17. Bowman Vineyards - Round O
Family owned Muscadine vineyard and winery since 2004. Bowman Vineyards is one of only a handful of black owned wineries in the United States.

You may also find of interest…
Duplin Winery operates a tasting room in North Myrtle Beach however this is a North Carolina based Vineyard and Winery.

Mira Winery Napa Valley operates a tasting room in the historic district of Charleston on King St. allowing for the tasting of their Napa Valley produced wines.

South Carolina also had three operating cideries.
Windy Hill Apple orchard and Cidery in York is alway busy during the fall Apple harvest season.
Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery and Winery is in Anderson and along with it's craft brew does offer cider and occasional mead.
Ships Wheel Hard Cider operates in the historic district of Charleston on King St.

Two production Meaderies.
Wandering Bard Meadery in Mauldin host an open house first Saturday of each month.
Bee Town Mead and Cider is located in Bluffton near Hilton Head Island.

As always, use the https://VinoWineApp.com for details and directions. Visit https://www.wineryescapades.com for updates and news.

Dennis Turner

Source: Winery Escapades
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