Announcing The 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition

Jenni and Dennis Turner of WineryEscapades.Com officially announce the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition will be held May 7th, 2019 at the historic Belmont Inn in Abbeville, South Carolina. Planning for the 2019 state wine competition is ongoing and further details will soon follow. The 2018 competition awarded 38 medals amongst entries from nine South Carolina... Continue Reading →

Old Edwards Inn – Highlands NC

There exist a magical resort and spa high in the rainforest of the North Carolina mountains…….wait what? It’s true, Highlands climate is temperate rainforest with rainfall amounts approaching and often exceeding 100” of rain annually. The town of Highlands sits atop a plateau in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains at an elevation of 4,118 feet.... Continue Reading →

Tryon Foothills: Four off Nine

Tryon boast a rich viticulture history of growing quality grapes and producing fine wines. Four wineries are keeping this tradition alive. Each with its own unique vibe. All four of these wineries located just off North Carolina Highway Nine. When driving North from the South Carolina state line, you'll find in the below order. All... Continue Reading →

Magnolia – Abiding Vine Vineyard

Tonight's wine is the Magnolia from Abiding Vine Vineyard in Laurens, South Carolina. Abiding Vine grows six different varieties of muscadine. This small rural vineyard and winery is well worth a visit. Abiding Vine Vineyard is one of our participants in the upcoming Palmetto Wine Competition at The historic Belmont Inn in historic Abbeville, South... Continue Reading →

Winery Escpade – Weekend 1, 2018

 Saturday we head out to Morgan Ridge Vineyards in Gold Hill, NC. I had wanted to go back there for quite sometime and Dennis made it happen this weekend. We first stopped in Historic Downtown Gold Hill and met some really interesting and fun people. We shopped in the antique store and found a Merlot key hook... Continue Reading →

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