Ginger Blue – Fat Ass Heifer Cidery

Our wine…uh Cider tonight is the Ginger Blue from Fat Ass Heifer Cidery in Campobello SC

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 nestled in the Northwest corner of South Carolina.

Open only on Saturday’s. Call ahead.

Owner John Macomson

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 mini tasting tonight.

Gift Mini Bottle Tasting

A wine sheet is included and provides the following tasting notes.

Lime in Da Coconut – A Pinot Gris bursting with a perfect blend of tantalizing coconut and zesty lime. One sip and your taste buds will be swept away to a tropical paradise of flavor. (Bronze Medal – 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition)

Crab-Apple Zinger – This sweet Chardonnay zings the tongue with a deliciously flavored blend of tart green apples and juicy white cranberries.

Raspberry Giggles – With a mouth watering raspberry flavor, this White Zinfandel will leave you giggling with delight. (Gold Medal – 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition)

Peachy Keen – This Chardonnay is bursting with such delectable preachiness you will feel like you have just bitten into a juicy, ripe South Carolina peach! (Silver Medal – 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition)

Raspea Sangria – Flavors of juicy peach and tart raspberry envelop the senses with every taste of this sweet red wine!

Blackberry Banger – A sweet red wine that is surprisingly rich with a blackberry taste that will make your jaw bang the table with delight!

Our favorites in this tasting were the Cran-Apple Zinger and the Lime in Da Coconut.

An absolute great, unique gift idea so we wholeheartedly encourage you to pick up one for yourself…..and yes of course also to give as Birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas gifts. Honesty, just perfect for any gift idea!

Six Mini Bottles of Wine

Purchase at Old Rock Quarry Winery

Location: 620 Old Rock Quarry Rd., Enoree, S.C.

Just off I-26 at Exit 41

Phone: 864-969-9566 or 443-735-1414

Open Thur. 12-6 Fri – Sat 12-8 Sun 1-6.

Peach – Boardwalk Winery

Our wine tonight is the Semi-Dry Peach from Boardwalk Winery in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Boardwalk Winery is located in the large shopping and entertainment complex Broadway on the Beach.

The winery offers a cornucopia of fruit wines, along with a few dry vinifera wines.

Our peach is semi-dry. A sweeter version was also available.

The nose is soft and pleasant, reminiscent of peaches in syrup. Flavor notes are true, with hints of cinnamon on the tip of the tongue. The sweetness and acidity are nicely balanced.

The label features a beautiful beach scene.

Winemaker Tim Walker is in top of his game with this offering.

12% ABV

$14.95 a bottle – only available at the winery!

WineryEscapades.Com scores this offering easily as Gold Medal worthy!

A few Myrtle Beach pictures to close out this post!

Myrtle Beach from the Boardwalk
View from our Condo!
Rising Sun!

Barrel Aged Malbec – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Barrel Aged Malbec from CityScape Winery in Greenville County, South Carolina.

In celebration of #WorldMalbecDay

Malbec – CityScape Winery

Vintage 2018

Cellared for 12 months.

Decanted for 90 minutes

100% Malbec Grapes sourced from Yakima Valley in Washington.

Aged in a mix of medium and medium plus oak barrels.

Inky purple color with a thin bright purple rim.

Nose of black cherries, blackberries, smoke and mild cedar.

Medium to Full bodied with well balanced tannins, shows bountiful thick legs.

Flavor profile of black cherries, black licorice, pomegranate, red plums, oak, vanilla, and soft herbal and spicey notes fading toward more complex earthy tones and a light hint of brandy.

This wine paired beautifully with our Italian takeout for dinner.

An excellent drinking and palate pleasing Malbec, one you wouldn’t expect was produced and bottled in South Carolina.

13% ABV

Gold medal winner in the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition.

In 2019 the Palmetto Wine Competition judges were harsh on vinifera wines so the fact that this Malbec won a Gold medal is a testament to its superior character!

We spoke with with CityScape winemaker Josh Jones and he said they would soon release a 2019 vintage Malbec. Josh said the 2019 was intensely more peppery and spicy than this 2018.

We’re anxiously awaiting!

Red Clay Rosé – Wellborn Winery

Our wine tonight is the Red Clay Rosé from Wellborn Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

Cranberry in color with a light peach colored rim.

Blend of Catawba, Concord, Noble Muscadine, and Zinfandel.

Shows consistent long cascading legs.

Nose of cranberries, red apples, red plum, cherries, rose petals, white pepper, and boysenberry jam.

Off dry with a light-medium mouth feel. Flavor notes of raspberries , blackberries, cranberries, cherries, raisins, and a finish reminiscent of fig preserves.

A really nice easy drinking wine, we paired with a light Asian meal of chicken, vegetables, and fried rice.

12% ABV.

Wellborn Winery has racked up the wine rewards

Runway Lights – Elevation 966 Winery

Our wine tonight is the Runway Lights from Elevation 966 Winery in Greenville, South Carolina.

Runway Lights

Blend of Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, and Simillon.

Pale canary yellow in color.

Nose of lemon meringue pie, pink grapefruit, lime, and pineapple.

Light and crisp, slightly petillant.

Flavor notes of green melon, lemon-lime, pineapple, grapefruit, fig preserves, and honeysuckle.

12% ABV.

$17 a bottle.

Elevation 966 Winery

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Müller Two-Goats – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Müller Two-Goats from CityScape Winery in Pelzer (Greenville), South Carolina.

Produced from the German Müller-Thrugau varietal and bestowed a name more fitting of this small rural craft winery.

Named of it’s creator, Professor Müller of Thurgau, Switzerland, who created it in 1812 by crossing Riesling and Gutedel.

Beautiful golden color.

Nose of dandelion, unripe peach, and green apple.

Semi-sweet with flavor notes of apricot, lemon, green melon, gardenia, freesia, and a soft honeysuckle finish.

12.% ABV

Winery Escapade scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Priced at $17 a bottle.

Awards: Gold Medal winner 2018 Palmetto Wine Competition: Gold Medal winner 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition

Appearance: 3 Aroma: 5 Taste: 5 Aftertaste: 3 Impression: 2

Total: 18 – Gold Medal worthy!

Ships: Only in South Carolina.

The 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition is scheduled for May 12th. Email WineryEscapades@Gmail.Com for details.

Elderberry – Wandering Bard Meadery

Enjoying a bottle of Elderberry from Wandering Bard Meadery in Mauldin, South Carolina

Reddish in color, close to shade of cranberry.

Melomel style is a mead fermented or flavored with fruit.

Perennial Series Mead with Elderberries.

Produced of locally sourced South Carolina Wildflower Honey.

375 ml bottle

Nose is true to honey and fruit.

Naturally flavored with elderberries.

Semi-sweet with elderberry fruit notes on the front of the palate with more subtle notes of blueberries, red grapes, honeysuckle, grapefruit, and kumquats. The lingering finish is true to a Wildflower Honey mead.

$14.99 a bottle.

12% ABV

Silver Medal award winner in the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition.

Ships most states via VinoShipper. Click link to purchase from their website.

Serve (cellar temperature) 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

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The 2020 American Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition is scheduled for October. Email WineryEscapades@gmail.Com for details.

Runway Lights – Elevation 966 Winery

Our wine tonight is the Runway Lights from Elevation 966 Winery in Greenville, South Carolina.

White wine blend of Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, and Semillon.

Pale banana in color.

Expressive grapefruit and citrus aromas.

Semi-sweet with crisp acidity.

Flavor notes of cantaloupe, green apple, fresh figs, lemon drops, lime zest, passion fruit, and white peach.

12% ABV.

Elevation 966 is the first urban winery to open in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Rustic Red – Wellborn Winery

Our wine tonight is the Rustic Red from Wellborn Winery in the Woods in beautiful Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

Produced of locally grown South Carolina Chambourchin. 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.

Vintage 2019

Aerated. Did not decant.

Ruby in color with a bright purple rim.

Aromatic nose of fresh baked blueberry muffins, elderberries, raspberries, and chocolate covered cherries.

Semi-sweet.

Medium mouth feel, juicy acidity, with a low tannin structure.

Layered notes of tart raspberries, red currants, cinnamon spice, pepper sauce, and a fresh hot cherry tart, slight smokiness on the finish with a lingering tartness of a Christmas fruitcake.

12% ABV

This wine is racking up awards.
Gold medal winner in the 2019 Wine of the South Competition. Silver medal winner in the 2018 Palmetto Wine Competition.

Rustic Red

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