South Carolina can be a difficult climate for grape growing. However, in the 1600s explorers noted that wild grapes grew in the hot climate on the shores of the state. The climate can be extremely hot in South Carolina, which can be tough on grapes.
Today the wines produced in South Carolina use the local muscadine grapes as well as grapes imported from other vineyards to create spectacular wines. South Carolina wineries are open for tastings. There are some special events and festivals during the growing year that celebrate the wines of the region. While the climate may not be perfect for grape growing, the wineries of the state have found a way to create wines in the region that are distinct and unique.
A trip to South Carolina allows you to enjoy all the state has to offer from fine dining to cultural experiences that you will not find anywhere else in the country. The wineries in the region offer wine tastings and festivals throughout the year. The Williams Vineyard, for instance, celebrates the muscadine grape in fun events for the entire family.
The Valentine Sagefield Vineyard and winery is the perfect romantic getaway for couples with a bed and breakfast available right on the premises. A stay at this vineyard allows you to explore the wines and vineyards and the surrounding area. This winery offers wines made from local muscadine grapes as well as fruits of the region for some interesting hybrid wines.
Hampton Street Vineyard
1207 Hampton Street
Columbia SC 29201
1 Highway 261
West Hemingway SC 29554
Valentine Sage Field Vinyards & Winery
1185 N Silverton
Jackson, SC 29831
Carolina Vineyards Winery
4922 S Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575