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”

Wandering Bard Meadery Wins Big

Wandering Bard Meadery in Greenville, South Carolina recently took to social media to announce winning four medals in the prestigious Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition! The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition promotes American produced wine in seventeen states along the East Coast. Wandering Bard Meadery is no newcomer to the world of award-winning meads, having wine multipleContinue reading “Wandering Bard Meadery Wins Big”

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”

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”

Mead Tasting Class – Ciders, Cysers, and Sessions – Wandering Bard Meadery

Wandering Bard Meadery in Greenville, South Carolina hosted the tasting class led by meadmaker Brian Daughhetee. Purpose of the class was to gain a greater appreciation for Mead, to understand the evaluation process of Mead, all while sampling a variety of different Meads, and a discussion of what foods will pair with Mead. Traditional MeadContinue reading “Mead Tasting Class – Ciders, Cysers, and Sessions – Wandering Bard Meadery”

Snapped – Elevation 966 Winery

Snapped is a Holiday wine offering from Elevation 966 Winery in Greenville, South Carolina. Grape wine with natural flavors. We would guess a Riesling base. Deep lemon in color. Sweet with nicely balanced acidity. Pronounced nose of cinnamon and nutmeg, with notes reminiscent of holiday spiked eggnog. Flavor notes of freshly baked gingerbread cookies, prominentContinue reading “Snapped – Elevation 966 Winery”

Rustic Red – Wellborn Winery

Our Wine Tonight is the Rustic Red (Chambourcin) from Wellborn Winery in the Woods located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Produced of locally grown South Carolina Chambourcin. Roughly 75% Estate grown at Wellborn Winery Vineyard and 25% grown at Calico Vineyards in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Chambourcin is a French-American hybrid with deep purple skins.Continue reading “Rustic Red – Wellborn Winery”

Petite Sirah – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Petite Sirah from CityScape Winery in Pelzer (Greenville County), South Carolina. 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, red currants,Continue reading “Petite Sirah – CityScape Winery”

Recap: Open That Bottle of Mead!

We were thrilled to host a livestream of Open That Bottle of Mead night! The first ever #OTBM night lasted about one hour on Tuesday evening June 30th, 2020. Joining Dennis and Jenni of Winery Escapades on the livestream was Dathan and Jen with Triangle Around Town, Mike with Bee Town Mead and Cider inContinue reading “Recap: Open That Bottle of Mead!”

Seven Must Visit Upstate South Carolina Wineries.

The upstate of South Carolina is home to several very unique wine destinations. Just in case you haven’t heard, below we break down seven must visit local award winning producers. Cityscape Winery – Pelzer The Muscadine vineyard and winery was established approximately 10 years ago on old farm land along the southern outskirts of GreenvilleContinue reading “Seven Must Visit Upstate South Carolina Wineries.”