Awards Announcement – 2022 Palmetto Wine Competition

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, and the Belmont Inn. VanContinue reading “Awards Announcement – 2022 Palmetto Wine Competition”

JenNis Beverage Marketing

Who is JenNis Beverage Marketing? We are Dennis and Jenni Turner. Dennis is certified at WSET Level 2 and a BJCP certified Hard Cider judge. Jenni is a full-time marketing professional! We both are members of the French Broad Vignerons and both are experienced wine competition judges. Together having judged the Asheville Wine Competition andContinue reading “JenNis Beverage Marketing”

Snapped – Elevation 966 Winery

Snapped Elevation 966 Winery. Greenville, South Carolina. We celebrate Christmas with one of our favorite Holiday wines. Snapped is a Riesling base infused with flavors of gingerbread and Winter spices. Beautiful light gold in color. The nose is of fresh gingerbread cookies, vanilla, allspice, and Bananas Foster. Sweet and creamy on the palate with notesContinue reading “Snapped – Elevation 966 Winery”

Cityscape Winery – Expansion Update

We recently stopped by CityScape Winery to check on the construction progress of their new 10,000+ sq. ft. tasting room and production facility. With an expected finish date in December, 2021, it’s very exciting to see the building really coming along. I took the first two pictures below on our recent visit. Co-owner and winemakerContinue reading “Cityscape Winery – Expansion Update”

Pinot Noir – Eagle Mountain Winery

Non-Vintage Pinot Noir Vintner’s Reserve, Soaring Eagle Collection. Eagle Mountain Vineyards and Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Pinot Noir juice of Temecula, California. Medium-pale ruby in color.with a youthful light colored rim. Medium intensity nose of cherry, raspberry, red plum, cranberry, and caramel. Medium-Light body with medium-plus acidity and low tannins. High alcohol showingContinue reading “Pinot Noir – Eagle Mountain Winery”

City Scape Winery – Major Expansion

Greenville County kept saying no, no, no, and then they said yes! Construction set to commence immediately! Josh and Deb Jones purchased City Scape Winery back in 2015. The vineyard consisted of 1.5 acres under vine and a 620 square foot tasting room. At that time, they were the youngest winery owners in the Southeast,Continue reading “City Scape Winery – Major Expansion”

Local Vineyard and Winery Tidbits, Notes, and News!

We’ll keep this pinned toward the top of our page and do our best to keep it updated as we hear interesting industry tidbits. E-mail tidbits to WineryEscapades@gmail.com or text Dennis @ 864-357-1435 Let’s get going!!! Jones Von Drehle is constructing an amphitheater near the vineyards. Rumor is it’ll seat up to 2,000 people. MyContinue reading “Local Vineyard and Winery Tidbits, Notes, and News!”