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.

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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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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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Caramel Apple Cyser – Wandering Bard Meadery

Our wine tonight is the Caramel Apple Cyser from Wandering Bard Meadery in Greenville, South Carolina.

A Cyser is a combination mead and cider.

Honey and Apple Juice fermented together.

Color of light gold.

Nose of honey and caramel.

Semi-Sweet.

On the tongue the sweetness of the locally sourced wildflower honey is balanced by the lingering tartness of biting into a fresh county fair caramel apple!

The bottle notes carmalized South Carolina sourced wildflower honey blended with Carolina apple cider with added spices for extra flavor.

Recommended serving temperature @ 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

8% ABV.

Delight (Apple Riesling) – Elevation 966

Our wine tonight is Delight (Apple Riesling) from Elevation 966 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Today we are celebrating the opening of Greenville’s first urban winery. Elevation 966 Winery has officially been open just six weeks, but owners Donnie and Penny are long time lovers of wine. We enjoyed a great visit today to learn about Elevation 966 Winery and brought this bottle home to enjoy.

Delight is a green apple Riesling.

The nose is of sliced green apple, a little pear, banana, and caramel notes as well.

Color of light straw.

Semi-sweet, bright, and crisp.

Flavor of biting into a early season fresh orchard picked green apple, lingering notes of sucking on a green apple Jolly Rancher. The flavor is crisp and refreshing, with a pleasant tartness.

10% ABV.

$16.95 a bottle. Elevation 966 produces several whites and red, from dry to sweet, all in small batches. Donnie, the winemaker, explained they are using only high quality winemaking equipment and ingredients, yet he also enjoys experimenting with different yeast and formulas.

As the weather warms, they expect to have live music and will stay open later hours. A new eatery, White Duck Taco, is soon to open next door offering the ability to enjoy dinner with a bottle of Elevation 966 wine. There is a large patio with plenty of room to enjoy sitting outside.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit today and recommend you give Elevation 966 Winery a try for some sensational small batch #SCWine.

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White Merlot – Victoria Valley Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the newly released White Merlot from Victoria Valley Vineyards in the South Carolina mountains.

Vintage 2019

White Merlot is essentially a rosè, produced by allowing minimal skin contact.

Light strawberry in color.

Nose of pink grapefruit, cranberry, orange, and honey.

Semi-sweet.

Flavor notes of lemon curd, strawberries and cream, raspberries, kiwi, guava, and bananas foster.

12.25% ABV.

$15 a bottle.

Victoria Valley Vineyards is currently the only Winery in South Carolina producing estate grown vinifera wines such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay.

The winery serves lunch on the open air terrace overlooking the mountainside vineyard.

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