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Being a winemaker in South Carolina is all about hard work and dedication, not to mention a fair dose of luck. The climate is the major obstacle. Grapevines must endure 100-degree summer days in a region where summers range from being too wet in some years, to too dry in others. Vines are grown in high-acid soils and pruned to provide shade from the hot sun of this southern state. It’s often necessary to harvest grapes early to maintain acidity. Even when the crop is safely in the fermenter, vintners must keep their fingers crossed that an autumn hurricane doesn't roar through and destroy the land for next year’s harvest. There are fewer than ten wineries currently operating in South Carolina. The search goes on for just the right varieties for this unique terroir, with native Muscadines, viniferas, hybrids, and everything in between, being tested. It’s a difficult struggle, but for South Carolina wineries it’s a labor of love. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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Varietals Produced in South Carolina View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Scuppernong

    Scuppernong is a historically important Native American Muscadine variety. This bronze-skinned grape is a member of t...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Muscadine

    Muscadines (Vitis rotundifolia) are a grapevine species native to the present-day southeastern United States that has...

Popular Wineries in South Carolina View all

  • Island Winery

    Island Winery was started by Loren & Georgene Mortimer. Dr. Georgene Mortimer is a professional ...

  • Irvin-House Vineyards

    Jim and Ann Irvin both grew up on family farms. Jim in Louisville, KY and Ann on Johns Island, SC...

  • Hyman Vineyards

    Hyman Farms, Inc. is a South Carolina Agri-business specializing in growing and processing botani...

  • La Belle Amie Vineyard

    La Belle Amie Vineyard is family owned and operated by Vicki. The family built the wine and gift ...

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  • Hyman Vineyards Noble Red Muscadine NV

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    I went to the Hyman Vineyards, and I was treated very well...As for the wine, it was on the jammy side...A very heavy wine with an uneven balance...It was hard to swallow from the "weight" of the wine...I found it to have low tannins, low acidity, and a oval-like body...There was little aftertaste due to the syrupy center...The bouquet was lovel... Read More

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  • Firefly Vodka

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    Alone, it has a light jammy after taste, not overpowering, slightly bitter to the palate, and crisp finish. With water, (1 part firefly to 1 part water)it's less bitter and has a breakfast tea with grape flavor. Very clean and very aromatic. Read More

    Wine review by Krys Still


  • I'm from lexington, south carolina and where I live, there aren't many places that serve wine.  But in our downtown area, we have tons of restaurants that not only serve wine, they have wine tastings too.  I'm really just starting out with wine.  I've had some cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and shiraz which I liked.  I'm wanting to expand my wine k... Read More

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  • I stopped in at the Tucson "Total Wine" Store yesterday, since I was in Tucson ... Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Arizona and California, but perhaps you can request a copy on line at totalwine.com.Just so you are sure, I don't own shares in Total Wine and nobody I know is an employee, I have just never seen anyone... Read More

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  • Hyman Vineyards Noble Red Muscadine NV

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  • Hyman Vineyards Southern Sunrise Doreen NV

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  • Hyman Vineyards Southern Sunshine NV

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  • Hyman Vineyards Southern Sunrise Doreen NV

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