Chambourcin

French-American Hybrid Pronunciation: SHAM-bore-sin. Unknown parentage. Vinifera most similar to would be Pinot Noir. Chambourcin is teinturier grape, meaning it’s flesh and juice are naturally red-hued. (Most red grapes have white juice and develop their color only from soaking on the red skins) Produces a deep purple wine. Medium bodied with crisp acidity and smoothContinue reading “Chambourcin”

Ginger Blue – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery

Color of burnt orange. Serve chilled.  Still not sparkling. Semi-Dry.  Nose of ginger and sliced crabapple.  Flavor profile up front of blueberry, finishing more of tart apple and ginger. Lighter citrus notes and hints of minerality linger.  5% ABV Fat Ass Heifer Cidery is a small craft Cidery in the small community of Campobello nestledContinue reading “Ginger Blue – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery”

Mead with Wild Blueberry – Bee-Town Mead and Cider

Mead with Wild Blueberry Bee-Town Mead and Cider in Bluffton, South Carolina. Best in Show award winner in the 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition. Beautiful color of violet. Nose pronounced of wild blueberry. Sweet with a full body and perfectly balanced acidity. Prominent blueberry notes on the tongue with a sweet wildflower honey finish. The isContinue reading “Mead with Wild Blueberry – Bee-Town Mead and Cider”

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!”

Where We’ve Wined Local Lately – Jan-Feb 2021

Covid took our New Years Eve celebration, however we still managed a few visits to several local establishments. Warmth and wine are the theme of our January escapades! January 2 – we start the year off right and take advantage of the mountain top open air tasting room at Point Lookout Vineyards in Hendersonville. Doesn’tContinue reading “Where We’ve Wined Local Lately – Jan-Feb 2021”

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”

The “Mini” Wine Tasting Gift Bag – Old Rock Quarry Winery

Some ideas are just plain better than others, such as the gift bag mini bottle tasting from Old Rock Quarry Winery in Enoree, South Carolina  Packaged in a fuchsia colored mesh gift bag, comes six different wines in 50ml mini bottles all for $20. Available in a dry or sweet selection, we’re enjoying the sweet miniContinue reading “The “Mini” Wine Tasting Gift Bag – Old Rock Quarry Winery”

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 startedContinue reading “2020 in Our Rearview Mirror!”

Find your Couples Passion!

After another fun Weekend Winery Escapade, I was browsing through our kitchen wine rack. This is the wine rack we got for free from Wandering Bard Meadery when they were moving from their original location in Mauldin to the current taproom at Hampton Station in Greenville, South Carolina. The rack was unfinished and I spentContinue reading “Find your Couples Passion!”