South Carolina Winery Reference

As native South Carolinian’s, we set out here to provide a reference for each operating destination vineyard and winery in the state. Our research has uncovered 18 operating wineries and 2 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 vineyards.

1. CityScape Winery – Pelzer (Greenville County)

A small rural boutique winery south of Greenville, operating since 2007 ish. The current owners bought the winery just two years ago. Growing Carlos, Noble, Spanish Black, and Blanc du Bois on site. Josh and Deb, owners and winemakers, also import grapes from the Finger Lakes region. The wineries mascot, is the adorable Pinot the Pig. You can often find him tethered outside the tasting room sporting his super hero costume.

Location: 589 Dunklin Bridge Rd.

Recommendation: Müller Two-Goats (Müller-Thurgau)

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. 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 Vineyards and Winery – Newberry 

Open 11 years now and still going strong, vineyard and winery sit just off Interstate 26 about 30 miles Northwest of Columbia. Growing Carlos and Noble, plus Herbemont and Lenoir on site, offers several handcrafted blends and fruit wines along with several seasonal wines available. The winery offers a spacious tasting room and beautiful porch overlooking the vineyards, perfect for relaxing with a bottle of good wine.

Location: 1650 Dusty Rd.

Recommendation: BlackBerry or Peach

4. Mercer House Estate Winery – Lexington

The Winery at Mercer House is a rural craft estate winery. Many muscadine and blends are offered, along with a few very unique  wines. Try the very unique Blueberry Jalapeño wine.

Location: 397 Walter Rawl Rd.

Recommendation: Sagaree

5. Deep Water Vineyard -Wadmalar Island

Charleston area’s only Vineyard and Winery, originally Irvin – House Vineyard. Nestled among the live oaks just outside of Charleston. Fryfly distillery is right next door.

Location: 6775 Bears Bluff Rd.

Recommendation: High Tide

6. Wellborn Winery – Travelers Rest

Wine in the Woods. Growing French-American varietals and sourcing other fruit from local South Carolina Farms makes this one a must visit.

Location: 254 Mush Creek Road

Recommendation: Black Rose

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

Craft winery focusing on fruit and berry wines.

Recommendation: Strawberry

9. Cartersville Country Winery – Timmonsville

Working Vineyard and Winery and wedding venue located just off the intersection of Interstate 26 and Interstate 95 near Florence. Growing muscadine with twenty acres under vine and also producing real fruit wines. Overnight accommodations and full camper hookups available. No joke, winemaker is named Carlos Noble.

10. La Belle Amie Vineyard and Winery – Little River

A working vineyard and gift shop serving the Grand Strand area. The vineyard is popular among the millions of visitors each year to the Myrtle Beach and surrounding Grand Strand area. Not a producing winery, but serving the Twisted Sisters wine brand.

Location: 1120 St. Joseph Rd.

Recommendation: Cabana Boy “Just Peachy”

The wineries listed below are operating without support of their own vineyard. Each is unique in it’s own way and provide a destination to relax and enjoy some good wine.

11. Cats Paw Winery – Rock Hill 

Small craft winery nestled on farm land just Southeast of Charlotte.


Location: 1567 Fayrene Rd., Rock Hill

Recommendation: Strawberry Sensation

12. Old Rock Quarry Winery -Enoree

Small rural craft Winery in Spartanburg county located just off I26. Offering a diverse selection of sweet fruit wines. Like visiting your neighbors, whom just happen to make good wine.

Location: 629 Old Rock Quarry Rd., Enoree

Recommendation: Snap Apple Sassy

The following three are urban wineries in the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand area. All three are in high tourist shopping venues.

13. Carolina Vineyards Winery – Myrtle Beach

Location: Barefoot Landing, N. Myrtle

Recommendation: Bare-Foot Blush

14. Coastal Carolina Winery – Myrtle Beach

Location: Pawleys Beach

Recommendation: Wine Slushie

15. Boardwalk Winery – Myrtle Beach

Location: Broadway at the Beach

Recommendation: Wine Slushie

One urban winery can be found on Hilton Head Island.

16. Island Winery – Hilton Head

Location: 12A Cardinal Rd.

Recommendation: Southern Passion

A few others of mention.

17. Proverbs 31 – Newberry

Not a destination winery, open only by appointment offers hand crafted wines for tasting and purchase.

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

19. Bowman Vineyards -Round O

Family owned Muscadine vineyard and winery since 2004.

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.

Cideries.

Windy Hill Apple Orchard and Cidery in York is alway busy during the fall Apple harvest season.

Ships Wheel Hard Cider operates in the historic district of Charleston on King St.

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.

Soon to Open. 

Urban Wren Winery  First Urban Winery in Greenville set to open Late 2019.

Eagle Mountain Vineyards  Vineyard and boutique winery in the foothills of the Upstate slated to open in Fall of 2019. 

 

As always, use the VinoWine app for details and directions.

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