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Explore South Carolina Wineries

Did Someone Say, “Wine”?

When you think wine, you may not immediately think “South Carolina”. Our goal is to change your mind. We did some research, reached out to some great people, and this month we are featuring 3 wineries in our State. Here they are (in no particular order):

Lexington, South Carolina – Mercer House Estate Winery – A favorite with local residents, the winery offers all organic, Certified South Carolina wines.

Kathy Foster, expounds on the vast wine selection, they have “muscadine wine to wines made with tea leaves from the Charleston Tea Plantation, strawberry, blueberry/jalapeño, spiced coffee, bloody mary and many more!” (Wait, blood mary wine???)

The winery includes walking paths, a tasting room, vineyards tours, and picnic areas. Ready to take a tour? Set your GPS and plan for a fantastic day of wine in the Midlands of South Carolina.

Vary by season; (803) 957-7102

Mercer House Estate Winery
397 Walter Rawl Road
Lexington, SC 29072

Visit their website: http://mercerhouseestatewinery.com/ (online ordering available)

Cleveland, South Carolina – Victoria Valley Vineyards – Head to the Upstate and experience a little piece of Europe.

“This winery is nestled in the foothills of Table Rock. It’s a great place to relax on the covered outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard while enjoying a glass of wine,” Kris C. They offer a full lunch menu from open-3pm and small plates & desserts are available until close.

Enjoy a traditional wine tasting of European Vinifera wines, no appointment necessary!

Hours: Thursday and Friday 11 AM – 5 PM; Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM; Sunday 12 PM – 6 PM

Victoria Valley Vineyards
1360 S Saluda Rd
Cleveland, SC 29635

Visit their website: http://victoriavalleyvineyards.com/

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina – Island Winery – Open 7 days a week, the winery receives grapes fresh from the finest vineyards in the world. Island winery offers wine tasting of Muscadine and Low Country Specialty Wines, Riesling from the U.S. Great Lakes, grapes from various regions in California, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Carmenere from Chile. Online ordering is also available.

They are just off the beaten path in Hilton Head.

Monday – Saturday 12:30 PM – 5:30pm; Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM

Island Winery
12A Cardinal Rd
Hilton Head, SC 29926

Visit their website: http://www.islandwinery.com/