Announcing the Judges: 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition

It is with extreme pride, we present the panel of judges for the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition. This year's group is exceptionally strong in industry qualifications each with a developed appreciation of regional wine knowledge. Related Post - Press Release: 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition In 2019 we are seating eight judges. Our Two Head Judges... Continue Reading →

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Press Release: 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition

The second Palmetto Wine Competition is scheduled for May 7th, 2019 at The Belmont Inn in historic Abbeville, South Carolina. The Palmetto Wine Competition is sponsored by The VinoWine App, The Belmont Inn, The South Carolina Wine and Grape Growers Association, OurWineTonight.Com, and WineryEscapades.Com Organized by Dennis and Jenni Turner, the focus of the Palmetto... Continue Reading →

Peach Black Cherry – Lazy Bear Winery

Our wine tonight is the Peach Black Cherry from Lazy Bear Winery in Easley, South Carolina. A true fruit wine, blend of peaches and black cherries. Gorgeous amber color. Sweet, though not Moscato/Muscadine sweet. Nose of overripe black cherries. Flavor notes of black cherries up front, hints of cherry cola mid palate finishing with notes... Continue Reading →

Favorite Winery Roadside Signs

Upon finally reaching our desired winery, we will most times stop and snap a picture of the roadside sign. Let us share a few of our favorites. Starting off big! I love the billboard size sign announcing your arrival at Sanctuary Vineyards. Check out the huge saw blade welcoming you to Woodmill Vineyards. CityScape Winery... Continue Reading →

Black Rose – Wellborn Winery

Our wine tonight is the Black Rose from Wellborn "wine in the woods" Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Rosé of 100% South Carolina grown Lenoir. Beautiful dark rosé color. Shows nice legs. Nose of freshly cut ripe strawberries and orange cream soda. Sweet on the tongue though not overly. Flavor notes very jammy, ripe... Continue Reading →

Why We Promote Local Wine?

It's not just a tag line when we say our hobby has turned into an obsession. We so enjoy visiting local and regional vineyards with each other and with our great friends, that we feel inspired to promote the local wine industry as a way to ensure their success and longevity! Bluntly stated, it's personal.... Continue Reading →

Finding Common Ground In a Glass

The differences between our members at our small Episcopal church has me thinking a lot lately. Our small church is extremely active in our community, and despite our many differences we function much like a large family. It has dawned on me, our experiences at local wineries have likewise bought us closer to so many... Continue Reading →

Farm to Table Wining…..

Farm to Table Dining. It's all the latest rage. Every city boast chic restaurants promoting farm-to-table dining. A social movement focusing on food sourced directly from local farms. Sounds great right? However, as the key criteria is locally sourced, wouldn't you agree locally produced wines should also be offered? We think so. Who wouldn't want... Continue Reading →

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