Enoree River Winery

Enoree River Vineyards and Winery is located near Newberry South Carolina, a perfect place for growing quality Southeastern grapes. These four types are grown at Enoree River Vineyards + a quick lesson on grapes: Carlos Muscadines are the predominant bronze-colored small-sized grape grown for the production of jelly and wines. Noble Muscadines are medium-sized black grapes that are grown for the production of red wines. Herbemont grapes (originally cultivated in South Carolina in the 1820s) are small to medium in size, pale reddish-brown to almost white in color, have an excellent balance of sugar and acidity, and are intensely flavorful. They are used in the production of pale red to white wines. Enoree River Vineyards and Winery is one of just a handful of producers who make Herbemont wine. Lenoir grapes, also known as Black Spanish grapes, originated in Texas and are a black-skinned grape used to produce musky weighty red wines as well as fortified sweet wines (fortified means it has extra spirit added to increase or fortify its alcohol content).

Want to sample their wines? They are open Thursday – Sunday for wine tastings. Here’s a recent wine menu (wines are seasonal and subject to change):

Pinot Grigio (Stainless Fermented & Oaked)

Carlos Dry (2020 Estate)

Sangiovese (Slightly Oaked)

Montepulchiano (Fruit Forward, Oaked)

Black Spanish (Estate)

Berry Berry Licious (Estate Blend)

Barbarian (Peach/Carlos Estate Blend)

Moscato (Semi Sweet)

Naked Noble (2020 Estate)

Blueberry (100% Blueberry)

Wine tastings include a sampling of each wine which also includes a souvenir glass and the cost is $15, plus tax. You can also enjoy wine by the glass or by the bottle during your visit. You don’t need a reservation unless your party is 7 or more. Walk-ins welcome. Click here for more info on wine tastings.

The winery’s Unpack the Porch is held frequently throughout the year on Sunday afternoons. The “porch” is a wide covered porch, with rocking chairs, that overlooks the vineyards. This special admission-free event features a food truck that changes each Sunday and live music. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blanket and relax with a glass of wine, wine slushie, or split a bottle of wine between friends. (no dogs, outside food, outside beverages or tobacco permitted on ERW grounds). Click here for more info on Unpack the Porch Sundays.

Each fall, Enoree River Winery hosts its annual Newberry Harvest Festival where guests can enjoy locally produced wines. The next one is scheduled for October 9, 2021. Wines will be offered from Enoree River Vineyards and Winery as well as Old Rock Quarry Winery, Elevation 966 Winery, and South Bend Winery. Live music will be provided by Time Pirates and the Sherri Cafarro Band. Food trucks in attendance will be Food Hippie Chicks and Hungry Boriaca. Thirty vendors will also be in attendance. Tickets ($35) go on sale on September 1, 2021. Click here for more info.


Address:
 1650 Dusty Road Newberry, SC 29108 

Phone:  (803) 276-2855

Hours of Business:

Monday-Wednesday: closed

Thursday – Saturday: noon – 6 pm

Sunday: 2 pm – 6 pm

By Kathy Gardener

Publisher at Gardener Media | Gardener Publications LLC

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