Discussion on the Wine Future of the Tryon Foothills Region!

We hosted a livestream discussion on the future of the wineries if the Tryon Foothills wine region. A discussion on the evolution of viticulture and winemaking in the Tryon Foothills. Could an AVA designation be in the future? Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Joining our live discussion were the next generation of the families who own... Continue Reading →

Winery in Pictures Volume 4

Grape Clusters Protected by Netting Cabernet Franc Elkin Creek Vineyard Campground Vino! Enoree River Winery View at Piccione Vineyards Stone Ash Vineyard St. Paul Mountain Vineyards Jenni and Pam Framed @ Parker-Binns Vineyard Sugar Tit? Distillery? Open Bottles at 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition Keepers Cut Meadery Mountain Brook Vineyards Kick Ass Cider and Kan-Gria White... Continue Reading →

Press Release: 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition Awards Announcement

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.
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.”

Meet the Judges: 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition

The Palmetto Wine Competition seeks to promote awareness of the twenty plus commercially licensed wine, mead, and cider producers of South Carolina. This year the competition is to be held at Carter's Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Inman, South Carolina.  The 2020 panel consist of eight highly qualified judges from many different sectors of the... Continue Reading →

Recap: Open That Bottle of Mead!

We were thrilled to host a livestream of Open That Bottle of Mead night! The first ever #OTBM night lasted about one hour on Tuesday evening June 30th, 2020. Joining Dennis and Jenni of Winery Escapades on the livestream was Dathan and Jen with Triangle Around Town, Mike with Bee Town Mead and Cider in... Continue Reading →

Island Winery HHI Give Away

It’s give-away Time! WooHoo! This is a big one too! Giveaway is now live! In celebration of Island Winery opening their brand new tasting room mid-July, we are giving away a $30 gift certificate! That’s right! $30! Sorry this one is not valid! The gift certificate will only be redeemable in person at the new... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapades in Pictures Volume III

Burntshirt Vineyards Hendersonville Fat Ass Heifer Cidery Cheers @ Wandering Bard Meadery Taking in the view @ Marked Tree Vineyard Picture Perfect Postcard Views @ Marked Tree Vineyard Wine on the Terrace @ Red Horse Inn Rosé all Day @ Mountain Brook Vineyards Pinot the Pig @ CityScape Winery Mini-Bottle Wine Tasting @Old Rock Quarry... Continue Reading →

Palmetto Signature Wines 2019

As we gear up once again our planning for the 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition, I was looking over the results from 2019. The Palmetto Signature Wines make up a half case of the highest scoring wines produced entirely from South Carolina fruit and honestly these six were an exceptional collection. Six Palmetto Signature Wines awarded... Continue Reading →

Carolina Rosé Sangria

Anytime is Sangria Time! Ingredients: 1 bottle (750 ml) semi-dry or semi-sweet rosé wine. We recommend CityScape Winery Raspberry White Zin or Parker-Binns Loco Lulu Rosé! 1/4 cup Red Bordner’s Barrell Buddies Groovy Rum. 2 quarts Orange Juice. 2 tablespoons sugar 3/4 cup farm local raspberries (or juice) 3/4 cup farm local blueberries. 1 1/2... Continue Reading →

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