The Palmetto Wine Competition announces the 2018 Palmetto Signature Six.
October brings harvest in South Carolina vineyards and we celebrate South Carolina grown fruit by presenting our inaugural selection of home grown award winning wines, the Palmetto Signature Six.
Six award winning wines produced entirely from South Carolina grown fruit. This year’s award winning group includes three whites and three reds produced from vineyards spanning from the Low-country to the Upstate.
Presenting The White Wines
Woodsy White – Wellborn Winery – Travelers Rest
An unique blend of Syval Blanc and Traminette create this award winning off-dry white. Two French-American Hybrid varietals grown in Wellborn’s modest vineyard rooted in Northern Greenville County.
Vineyard Owners – Tony Beninati & Debbie Sikora
Winemaker – Tony Beninati
Curiously White – Enoree River Vineyards – Newberry
A blend of different white Muscadine varieties. A vineyard planted of Carlos Muscadine at this Newberry winery, curiously yielded several vines with grape of unknown varieties. Fruit from these specific vines are blended to create this limited production award winning semi-sweet white wine.
Vineyard Owners – Richard & Laura LaBarre
Winemaker – Laura LaBarre
Magnolia – Abiding Vine Vineyards – Laurens
Produced entirely from the single Magnolia Muscadine varietal. The young vines at Abiding Vine Vineyard have thrived in the rich country soil producing this light and crisp award winning white wine.
Vineyard Owner – David Barnes
Winemaker – David Barnes
Taking Notice Of The Red Wines
Carolina Nights – CityScape Winery – Pelzer
Southern Greenville County grown Noble Muscadine and locally grown South Carolina blackberries beautifully blend to produce this award winning semi-sweet medium bodied easy drinking red wine.
Vineyard Owners – Josh and Deb Jones
Winemaker – Josh Jones
Blueberry Jalapeño – Mercer House Estate Winery – Lexington
Complex award winning blueberry wine with just the right amount of extra ummppp! This unique blend produces a bold complex flavorful red wine.
Vineyard Owners – Shannon and Kim Mercer
Winemaker – Shannon Mercer
High Tide – Deep Water Vineyards – Charleston
A light bodied wine produced from grapes of the single Noble Muscadine varietal harvested from Deep Water’s mature vines rooted on Wadmalaw Island. This award winning wine exhibits a robust nose and deep bold flavors.
Vineyard Owners – Jesse and Andrea Friewald
Winemaker – Jesse Friewald