Four wineries in the Tryon Foothills are keeping the viticulture and winemaking tradition going with live music, fine wine, and smiling faces serving up the weekend fun. Each winery offering a vibe unique and different yet intrinsically enticing.
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOILING SPRINGS, S.C., May 10, 2019 Re: 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition Awards Announcement Dennis and Jenni Turner, of WineryEscapades.Com, on May 7th hosted the 2nd annual Palmetto Wine Competition at The Belmont Inn in historic Abbeville, South Carolina. The competition featured forty-nine wines produced and bottled by eight different commercially... Continue Reading →
Mercer House Estate Winery is a true rural farmstead winery. Producing field blended artisan crafted dry to semi-sweet muscadine blends and fruit wines. Owner and winemaker, Shannon Mercer, utilizes traditional Native American and time honored techniques. An estate winery only uses those grapes which it grows itself. The tasting room just an old farm building,... Continue Reading →
This past weekend was a lot of fun! Friday night we checked out a new restaurant in downtown Spartanburg called Mezcal. It was really nice and the food was great. We then checked out the new wine bar, Bond Street Wines, also in downtown Spartanburg. We met some fun people and had a very nice... Continue Reading →
Friday evening we had the pleasure of dining in Tryon, N.C. at an old favorite. The Caro-Mi Dining Room offers family style servings of Southern comfort food in a rustic cabin along the banks of the Pacolet River. The Caro-Mi does not serve alcohol, however brown bagging is allowed with a small service fee. So... Continue Reading →
Thinking we'd view some Fall foliage, Saturday we headed toward Andrews and Murphy, N.C. This area is part of the Upper Hiwassee Highlands American Viticultural Area. This AVA of the Southern Appalachian Mountains straddles the North Carolina and North Georgia Mountains around the North Carolina - Georgia state line. It is one of the nations newest American... Continue Reading →
Saturday we started with a quick stop at CityScape Winery in Pelzer, S.C. We had an alternative motive for the visit, more to come later. We enjoyed a glass of Müller Two-Goats (Müller Thurgau), and chatted with Deb. Pinot the Pig was dressed in his superhero costume and grazing out by the vineyard. We think the world of... Continue Reading →
This past weekend started on Friday when Dennis and I went to Abbeville to go to a play at the Abbeville Opera House and we stayed at the Belmont Inn. Both of these buildings are very quaint and hold a LOT of history. We love staying at the Belmont and can’t wait to return in April to see... Continue Reading →