Press Release: 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition Awards Announcement

MEAD WITH WILD BLUEBERRY WINS PALMETTO WINE COMPETITION BEST IN SHOW.
PRESS RELEASE (1 pg. + attachment)
August 21, 2020

Boiling Springs, SC – The 3rd annual Palmetto Wine Competition was held August 18th at Carter’s Steak and Seafood restaurant located near Lake Bowman in Inman, South Carolina. The competition featured 68 entries of wine, mead, and cider produced from 11 different South Carolina wineries.

Awards announced include the following winners.

• Palmetto Grand Best in Show: Mead with Wild Blueberry – Bee Town Mead and Cider, Bluffton, SC

• Best Estate Wine and Best Muscadine: Magnolia – Deep Water Vineyards, Wadmalaw Island, SC

• Best Cider: The Mangy Heifer – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery, Campobello, SC

• Four Double Gold Medal Winners

• Ten Gold Medal Winners

• Six (Half Case) Palmetto Signature Wines – The six highest scoring entries produced entirely from South Carolina grown fruit.

• Twenty-one Silver Medal Winners

• Thirty-three Bronze Medal Winners

Organizers Dennis and Jenni Turner of WineryEscapades.Com stated, “with the Palmetto Wine Competition, we seek to promote awareness of the twenty plus commercially licensed wine, mead, and cider producers of South Carolina.”

Best in Show Sponsor for the 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition is Bristow Beverage Law of Charleston. Double Gold Medal sponsors are The VinoWine App, WineryEscapades.Com, and OurWineTonight.Com.

Thirty-one Bronze Medals

Sauvingnon Blanc – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

Runway Lights – Elevation 966 Winery, Greenville, SC

Muller Two-Goats – City Scape Winery, Pelzer, SC

Raspberry Honey Wine – Island Winery, Hilton Head Island, SC

City Limits – Elevation 966 Winery, Greenville, SC

Pineapple Riesling – City Scape Winery, Pelzer, SC

Blueberry Session Mead – Deep Water Vineyards, Wadmalaw Island, SC

Sauvignon Blanc – Enoree River Winery, Newberry, SC

Sea Island Red – Deep Water Vineyards, Wadmalaw Island, SC

Carlos – Enoree River Winery, Newberry, SC

Peachy Keen – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

Tiger’s Blood – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

Lowline Dirty Heifer – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery, Campobello, SC

Dry White Muscadine – City Scape Winery, Pelzer, SC

Curiously White – Enoree River Winery, Newberry, SC

Pinot Grigio – Elevation 966 Winery, Greenville, SC

Tropical Escape – Carolina Vineyards Winery, Myrtle Beach, SC

Son of 7 – Bee Town Mead & Cider, Bluffton, SC

Baron Theodor – Wandering Bard Meadery, Greenville, SC

Sangria (Blueberry) – Carolina Vineyards Winery, Myrtle Beach, SC

Mead from Cotton Blossom – Bee Town Mead & Cider, Bluffton, SC

Naked Cat Spiced Apple Cider – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

Naked Cat Raspberry Lime Cider – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

Blackberry Banger – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

Riesling – Enoree River Winery, Newberry, SC

Creamsicle Session Mead – Deep Water Vineyards, Wadmalaw Island, SC

Peach Fruit Wine – Enoree River Winery, Newberry, SC

Sassy Black Baldie – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery, Campobello, SC

Pineapple in a Pear Tree – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

Black Spanish – Enoree River Winery, Newberry, SC

Santa’s Reward – Carolina Vineyards Winery, Myrtle Beach, SC

 

Twenty-three Silver Medals

Red Cherry – Carolina Vineyards Winery, Myrtle Beach, SC

Peach on the Beach – Island Winery, Hilton Head Island, SC

Oaked Black Cherry – Wandering Bard Meadery, Greenville, SC

Delight – Elevation 966 Winery, Greenville, SC

Malbec – Elevation 966 Winery, Greenville, SC

Rise and Wine – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

Raspberry Chocolate Port – City Scape Winery, Pelzer, SC

Hustle – Elevation 966 Winery, Greenville, SC

Blackberry Merlot – City Scape Winery, Pelzer, SC

Peris Mueller – Elevation 966 Winery, Greenville, SC

Mead with Coffee Bean – Bee Town Mead & Cider, Bluffton, SC

Chardonnay (unoaked) – Elevation 966 Winery, Greenville, SC

Green Apple Gewurztraminer – City Scape Winery, Pelzer, SC

Raspberry Giggles – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

The Barbarian – Enoree River Winery, Newberry, SC

Tupelo Mead – Wandering Bard Meadery, Greenville, SC

Rockin’ Robin Red – Enoree River Winery, Newberry, SC

Pinot Noir – Elevation 966 Winery, Greenville, SC

Cabernet Sauvignon – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

Pomegranate Pinot Noir – City Scape Winery, Pelzer, SC

Lime in da Coconut – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

Naked Cat Mixed Berry Hard Cider – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

Peggy’s Chocolate Cherry Decadence – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

 

Palmetto Signature Half Case

Blueberry Fruit Wine – Island Winery, Hilton head Island, SC

The Mangy Heifer – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery, Campobello, SC

Magnolia – Deep Water Vineyards, Wadmalaw Island, SC

Dry White Muscadine – City Scape Winery, Pelzer, SC

Carlos – Enoree River Winery, Newberry, SC

Blueberry Session Mead – Deep Water Vineyards, Wadmalaw Island, SC

 

Ten Gold Medals

Montepulciano – Enoree River Winery, Newberry, SC

Viognier – City Scape Winery, Pelzer, SC

Blueberry Fruit Wine – Island Winery, Hilton Head Island, SC

Gewurztraminer – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree, SC

Magnolia – Deep Water Vineyards, Wadmalaw Island, SC

The Mangy Heifer – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery, Campobello, SC

Honeysuckle Honey Wine – Boardwalk Winery, Myrtle Beach, SC

Old World Bochet – Wandering Bard Meadery, Greenville, SC

Runway Nights – Elevation 966 Winery, Greenville, SC

Raspberry White Zin – City Scape Winery, Pelzer, SC

 

Four Double Gold Medals

Reserve Petite Sirah – City Scape Winery, Pelzer, SC

Cabernet Sauvignon – Elevation 966 Winery, Greenville, SC

Mead with Chocolate & Raspberry – Bee Town Mead & Cider, Bluffton, SC

Mead with Wild Blueberry – Bee Town Mead & Cider, Bluffton, SC

 

Palmetto Grand Best in Show

Mead with Wild Blueberry – Bee Town Mead & Cider, Bluffton, SC

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Press Inquiries Contact:
Dennis and Jenni Turner
wineryescapades@gmail.com

Mobile: 864-357-1435

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