The 2022 Palmetto Wine Competition was judged May 7th at The Belmont Inn in historic Abbeville, South Carolina. The Palmetto Wine Competition serves to increase exposure for commercially licensed wineries in South Carolina.
The event is made possible by our generous and supportive sponsors, Van in Black, Bristow Beverage Law, JenNis Beverage Marketing, and the Belmont Inn in Abbeville, South Carolina.
Best in Show and Double Gold: La Crescent – South Bend Winery, Greenwood
Best Estate Grown Wine: Lily White – Wellborn Winery, Travelers Rest
Best Vinifera: Petite Sirah Reserve – Cityscape Winery, Pelzer
Prestigious Palmetto Signature Half Case:
Scuppernong – Elevation 966 Winery, Greenville
Harvest White (Muscadine) – Island Winery, Hilton Head Island
Lily White (Chardonel) – Wellborn Winery, Travelers Rest
Magnolia (Scuppernong) – Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island
Carlos (Muscadine) – Enoree River Winery, Newberry
Single Vineyard Dry Chambourcin – Cityscape Winery, Pelzer
Best Cider: Lemon Ginger – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery, Campobello
Gold Medal Winners: Peggy’s Chocolate Cherry Decadence – Old Rock Quarry Winery, Enoree
Lemon Ginger Cider – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery, Campobello
Winemaker’s Reserve Petite Sirah – Cityscape Winery, Pelzer
Guava Chipotle Cider – Ships Wheel Hard Cider, North Charleston
Mead with Sour Cherry – Bee-Town Mead and Cider, Bluffton
Thank you to all of our participants that allowed us to give a presentation and take pictures. That’s the fun part of running this competition!! 🍷🍷
A few other accolades!
Best Muscadine: Magnolia (Scuppernong) – Deep Water Vineyards, Wadmalaw Island (Charleston)
Best Fruit Wine: Blackberry – Enoree River Winery, Newberry
Best Mead: Mead with Sour Cherry – Bee-Town Mead and Cider, Bluffton