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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Craft winery focusing on fruit and berry wines.
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.
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.
Small craft winery nestled on farm land just Southeast of Charlotte.
Recommendation: Strawberry Sensation
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
Location: Barefoot Landing, N. Myrtle
Recommendation: Bare-Foot Blush
Location: Pawleys Beach
Recommendation: Wine Slushie
Location: Broadway at the Beach
Recommendation: Wine Slushie
One urban winery can be found on Hilton Head Island.
Location: 12A Cardinal Rd.
Recommendation: Southern Passion
A few others of mention.
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.
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.
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.
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.