Island Winery

(843) 842-3141 12 A Cardinal Rd
Hilton Head, SC 29926
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Island Winery was started by Loren & Georgene Mortimer. Dr. Georgene Mortimer is a professional winemaker and has been making award-winning wines with her husband Loren for years. Westfall Winery Loren & Georgene also own Westfall Winery on a beautiful and rustic farm in Montague, New Jersey. South Carolina, Hilton Head Loren & Georgene visited and fell in love with Hilton Head Island. After vacationing here for years, they finally settled here and brought their passion for fine wines along with them. – Description from Alejandro

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  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Hi Folks!This site was really great several years ago helping me track down Corsican reds here in NYC (I'm in Staten Island.) Many of my friends, and myself included, are interested in very good wines (mostly reds)  at the lowest possible price. There really are many such wines out there if you look hard enough! For example, several years ago a ... Read More

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  • Wildfires Threaten Wine Regions in California, PortugalWildfires are again ravaging California, threatening the vineyards and livelihoods of many in notable winegrowing regions. South of Carmel Valley, the Soberanes fire has been blazing since July 22, burning more than 79,000 acres. The fire is still only 60 percent contained, but has not threa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wildfires in Cali & Portugal


  • Yep, you're right DM - I left out fishing! Fishing was my favorite pastime throughout my teens and I'm just now picking it up again - after 30 years!  I can't believe how light the reels and rods have gotten!But back to wine and yes California, particularly in the Central Coast, gets little precipitation.  Many vineyards out there remain dry-far... Read More

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  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Bruce.  We look forward to learning from you.Other than a few restaurant people, not too many regulars here are in the business.  I know that at one time GregT was, but it is not clear to me that he is now.  Also, Gregory Dal Piaz pops up semi regularly.  Larry Shaffer of Tercero Winery did make an appearance here a ... Read More

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  • Hi, I'm Bruce.  I'm a UC Davis graduate of enology (26 years ago..alas) and have recently joined Snooth.  I was a former winemaker and enologist at two wineries on Long Island during the 1990s and am now semi-retired in Sarasota, FL.I'm still working in the wine trade, part-time in retail, but otherwise retired.  I'm still active in wine and eno... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Have enology-related questions?


  • Thoma Coyne made wine in the LV and seemed like the best prospect, but they closed the business recently after the founder died.  That link will take you to K&L where they are closing out the wines.  On the whole, I think LV is too hot, always was, but now especially.  It's been paved over enough to be a heat island in a hot place, and Californi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic "Whatever happened to..."


  • Post here about wines that used to satisfy, but for whatever reason (corporate buyout, founder dying, price gouging or other repositionings resulting from lusting lunges towards greater monetary reward, etc., etc. ad nauseum) have either disappeared or now become a disappointment. The more story, the better.I'll get the ball rolling with some si... Read More

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  • Those who know Riesling intimately, and drink it often, can argue that the top Rieslings are some of the greatest white wines in the world. It is interesting to think about its greatness in comparison to another top white variety – Chardonnay. Chardonnay is a chameleon, having a great affinity for expressing winemaking techniques and terroir whi... Read More

    From the article Australian Riesling: No One Formula for a Great Wine


  • I find my 1995 Madiran a bit dry/tart for my taste and am considering blending the remaining four bottles with a Cabernet.  Any objections?  Suggestions?  March 25, 2016  Read More

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  • Avalon California Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    There are many intriguing stories of a mystical island called Avalon. Many stories of King Arthur visiting the island and forging his sword Excalibur there. And tales about the abundant lush gardens, beautiful people, and dreams of paradise were all part of the legendary Isle of Avalon. It was said that the Isle of Avalon was a place of wonder, ... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


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