Strawberry Wine – Lazy Bear Winery

Our wine tonight is the award winning Strawberry wine from Lazy Bear Winery in Easley, South Carolina.

Lazy Bear Winery focuses on award winning fruit wines and meads.

Produced from 100% strawberries.

Many of the strawberries are grown on-site and the rest sourced from local South Carolina farms.

Bright salmon in color.

Light nose of strawberry starburst and strawberry twizzlers.

Semi-sweet on the tongue, not overly sweet throughout the tasting.

Flavor notes reminiscent of fresh strawberry shortcake dripping with strawberry syrup, mid-palate lingers with notes of a hot-out-of-the oven strawberry cobbler, finishing similar to a strawberry tart.

12% ABV

This is an excellent representation of a true strawberry fruit wine.

Lazy Bear Winery is a micro-producing family owned winery. They may be small yet they have rack up multiple domestic and international awards!

The Lazy Bear Winery team poising with medals won at the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition.

Hardscoop Ice Cream and Sorbet.

We promised our review of the Hardscoop Ice Cream and Sorbet.

We first saw the product advertised on Facebook.

We purchased the Chocolate Ice Cream and the Strawberry Sorbet.

Price each $9.95 per 375mm plastic tub.

Strawberry Sorbet 9.0 % ABV.

First the not so flattering out of the way. We didn’t enjoy the Strawberry Sorbet as much as we hoped that we would. Weirdly enough we’ve since seen others post how much they loved the Strawberry Sorbet. So to each their own, we recommend you try it for yourself.

The Strawberry flavor was in my opinion overly intense and just not balanced. The sorbet wasn’t horrible by any means, let me just say not $10 good.

Hardscoop Strawberry Sorbet

But OMG the Chocolate Ice Cream!!!

Chocolate Ice Cream 8.1% ABV.

The Chocolate Ice Cream is everything we hoped it would be and more! True silky chocolate flavor with the grain neutral alcohol subtly and pleasantly present on the finish! The alcohol is similar to a top shelf vodka flavor.

The chocolate ice cream is oh so good, simply decadent and so very worth the $10 price point!

Hardscoop Chocolate Ice Cream

We remain interested to try the peach sorbet and other flavors of ice cream.

Flavors available at our local Ingles were the Strawberry Sorbet, sadly no Peach Sorbet was available, the Chocolate Ice Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, and a Coffee Flavored Ice Cream.

Produced by Hardscoop Distillery based in Charleston, South Carolina.

Strawberry Vanilla – Honeygirl Meadery

Our wine tonight is the Strawberry Vanilla from Honeygirl Meadery.

Honey Strawberry Wine with natural flavors.

Style of Melomel.

Melomel is mead fermented with fruit for added flavors.

Metheglin style mead is made with spices to enhance the flavor.

Light amber in color.

Nose of wildflower honey, yet as the mead opens up more of strawberry aromas start to surface.

Sweet and aromatic.

Flavor notes of strawberries and silky vanilla custard with an expressive wildflower honey finish which lingers.

Medium mouthfeel with some mild tannins.

12.5% ABV

The aromas and flavors take some time to open up.

Strawberry Wine – Old Homeplace Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Strawberry Wine from Old Homeplace Vineyard in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Fermented 100% of fresh strawberry juice.

Color of deep amber.

Nose and flavor notes true to it’s strawberry origin.

Sweet but not syrupy.

11.2% ABV.

Available only at the winery.

Old Homeplace Vineyard sits nestled lakefront along Lake Thomalex. The back patio offers hypnotic views of the lake. Out front of the tasting room is a large pasture where you can view and if you’re lucky, pet the horses and donkeys. The back barn is for special events and weddings. Don’t forget as you leave to ring the bell and let’em know what a great time you enjoyed.

#NCWine #AmericanFruitWine #StrawberryWine

Strawberry Wine – Enoree River Winery

Our wine tonight is the Strawberry Wine from Enoree River Winery in Newberry, South Carolina.

Fermented of 100% Strawberries.

Beautiful delicate rose color. Similar to red-orange blend.

Nose of strawberry shortcake and freshly picked strawberries.

Semi-sweet on the tongue.

Flavor burst of a strawberry starburst, notes reminiscent of strawberry lemonade, with lingering notes of a strawberry crème brûlée, and strawberry sorbet.

Excellent representation of a real fruit wine.

12% ABV.

Strawberry – Lazy Bear Winery

Our wine tonight is the Strawberry from Lazy Bear Winery in Easley, South Carolina.

Lazy Bear Winery focuses on fruit wines.

Produced from 100% strawberries.

Salmon in color.

Light nose of strawberry starburst, perhaps strawberry twizzlers.

Semi-sweet on the tongue, not overly sweet throughout the tasting.

Flavor notes of fresh strawberry shortcake, reminiscent of a strawberry cobbler, finishing tart much like a just underripe fresh picked strawberry.

12% ABV

This is an excellent representation of a true strawberry fruit wine.

Black Rose – Wellborn Winery

Our wine tonight is Black Rose from Wellborn wine in the woods located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

Rosé of 100% South Carolina grown Lenoir.

Beautiful dark rosé color.

Shows nice legs.

Nose of freshly cut ripe strawberries and orange cream soda.

Sweet on the tongue though not overly.

Flavor notes very jammy, ripe elderberry, raspberry, strawberry, tangerine, pink grapefruit, and finishing like an orange creamsicle smoothie.

12% ABV

Strawberry Sensation – Cats Paw Winery

Our wine tonight is the Strawberry Sensation from Cats Paw Winery in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Aroma and flavor of fresh strawberries abound in this crisp sweet fruit wine. This is the real deal. Fresh summer time Strawberry Wine just as The Wreckers sang about!

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