Award-winning wines are appreciated in a lively tasting room or outdoor seating area in a peaceful rural setting! Old Rock Quarry Winery (ORQ) on its 3 acres near Enoree offers a laid-back informal spot to enjoy their hand-crafted wines and ciders. Kick back and sip away.
Not sure what you’ll like? Order a tasting or a flight. With a tasting, you can choose either 7 or 10 wines to sample ($7/$10). Comes with cool souvenir glass. Side note: not available during events (see below). Or select a flight ($12) where you pick 4 different wines to test (2 oz ea).
Wines are sold by glass or bottle. Their list is extensive, but I thought I’d highlight the winners of the 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition:
Pineapple in a Pear Tree – Pinot Grigio
Lime In Da Coconut – Pinot Gris
Rasberry Giggles – White Zinfindel
Peachy Keen – Chardonnay
Blackberry Banger – Sweet Red
Tiger’s Blood – Sweet Red
Peggy’s Chocolate Cherry Decadence – Dessert Wine
Rise and Wine – Cabernet
ORQ also sells wine slushies in the summer and warm mulled wine in the cooler months. See their complete lineup here.
Love hard cider? They offer 5 fruit-flavored ciders by the bottle ($4.50 ea). Their ciders also won medals at the 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition including Mixed Berry, Spiced Apple and Raspberry Lime.
Two or three times a month, ORQ hosts a special event with food trucks and live music! The musicians come from the Upstate as well as places in GA, NC, and TN. Admission is free. All food and wine are available for purchase. Upcoming dates:
Saturday August 21, 2021: End of Summer! Music by Levelz (R&B) and food by Lobster Dogs Food Truck. 5pm – 8pm
Saturday September 4, 2021: Labor Day Weekend! Music by John Eason (Country) and food by Just-A-Smile Caribbean Food Truck. 5pm – 8pm
Saturday September 11, 2021: Wine Down Saturday! Music by Rhonda Funk (from Nashville!) and food by Roll-In Cuban Food Truck. 5pm – 8pm
Paint and Sip
Held occasionally, these fun experiences give guests a chance to create an original take-home piece of art and sip ORQ wines as they paint. Gather your friends together and make it a date! They sell out quickly so don’t delay getting tickets. To reserve your spot, tickets may be purchased in person at the winery or by phone during business hours Thursdays through Sundays. 864-969-9566
Sunday September 26, 2021: Autumn Sip & Paint. $40 includes all supplies.
Planning something special? Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries all go better with wine! Reserve the space for your party by calling 864-969-9566
They’re a friendly bunch! Just give them a call to get your questions answered. 864-969-9566
Hours: Thursdays noon to 6, Friday & Saturdays noon to 8 and Sundays 1 to 6. They can also do special appointments Monday through Wednesdays. Call ahead to arrange: 864-969-9566
Old Rock Quarry Winery
620 Old Rock Quarry Rd, Enoree, SC 29335 864-969-9566 Website here.