2020 in Our Rearview Mirror!

What could we say about 2020 that hasn’t been said? It’s just time now to put 2020 in our rearview mirror. To do that, let us take one final look back. In prepping for this blog, I arranged 100+ pictures. Well that’s not happening! lol. So we’ll just hit a few highlights! The year started... Continue Reading →

Petite Sirah – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Petite Sirah from CityScape Winery in Pelzer (Greenville County), South Carolina. Petite Sirah Winemaker’s Reserve Double Gold medal award winner in 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition. Deep purple in color with a bright garnet rim. We decanted for one hour and it opened up expressively on the nose. Nose exhibits blueberries,... Continue Reading →

Reserve Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Reserve Merlot from Parker-Binns Vineyard in Tryon, North Carolina. Reserve Merlot Estate grown Merlot. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep maroon in color with a short purple rim.  Aromatic bouquet of red plum, bing cherry, fresh blueberry, vanilla extract, black tea, and mocha.  Dry, medium-plus bodied, pleasantly sultry with long cascading legs. ... Continue Reading →

North Carolina MCF Wine Competition!

It’s time for a HUGE announcement! We are thrilled to formally announce our newest wine competition. The first North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition is scheduled for May 24th, 2021. The North Carolina MCF will seek to generate increased awareness of all North Carolina commercially licensed producers of Mead, Cider, and Fruit Wines! Jenni and I... Continue Reading →

Vidal Blanc – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Vidal Blanc from Burntshirt Vineyards. Non-Vintage Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA Color of light straw., almost golden. Nose of pear, honeysuckle, and lemon zest. Semi-sweet Notes of Bosc pears, Granny Smith apples, pink grapefruit, mint, and almonds. 12% ABV AWARDS Double Gold – 2018 Dixie Classic Best... 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 →

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 →

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