On your next trip to the Charleston area, stop by this charming vineyard on Wadmalaw Island. Their 48 acres features 7 miles (I know, right?) of vines!
Remaining true to their predecessors’ Southern roots, Deep Water Vineyard grows muscadine grapes, a fruit native to the Southeastern United States. They produce authentic muscadine wine, five different labels from four varieties of grapes. In addition to their 100% South Carolina grown and bottled wines, they also offer the product of a partnership they have with a grower in California. The grower ships its grapes to Deep Water Vineyard and then Deep Water vints and bottles them based on lots of their own dedicated taste-testing. They’re proud to offer an increasing list of these viniferous grape single varietals and blends.
Deep Water offers self-guided tours and wine tastings on Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm. For $15.00, you’re able to choose 6 samples from their current wine list to try and you’ll get a souvenir wine glass to remember them by. They also sell bottles of their wines. On Saturdays, they have a Weekend Wine-Down from 12 pm – 4 pm with music, wine, and a food truck. All guests are welcome to stroll through the 7 miles of vines in their vineyard as a self-guided tour. Don’t forget to get your South Carolina Agritourism Booklet stamped while you’re there!
Deep Water Vineyard has 4 main events each year, as well as wine pairings. Here are two items on their calendar that you may want to include on yours:
Valentine’s Wine and Chocolate Pairing
Saturday February 12, 2022
Our first pairing of the year comes as love is in the air. Valentine’s weekend is a great time to try the chocolatey flavors of love paired expertly with our wines. The flavors featured in this pairing will be sure to set off some sparks:
- (New Vintage) Magnolia with a Caramel Sea Salt Truffle
- Creamsicle Mead with an Orange Cream Truffle
- (New Vintage) Sea Island Red with a Cherry Truffle
- High Tide with a Red Wine Syrup Truffle
Come for the wine and chocolate and stay to explore the grounds, listen to our friends Seth & Sara as they take over the lawn playing great covers and even greater originals. Don’t forget to grab lunch from La’Son Anchor Grill. Visit the animals, stroll around the garden, and enjoy the Lowcountry nature and lifestyle as you dive deep at the vineyard. Pairings will be in groups of 25 people every hour and tickets are only $20/pp (which includes 4 wines, 4 chocolates, and a commemorative wine glass). Tickets are available right here while supplies last, and will sell out quickly.
Annual Cork Shuckin’ Festival (Oyster Roast)
Saturday February 26, 2022
Local oysters, music, food trucks, and beer, with tastings and drinks from Deep Water Vineyard and mead from Bears Bluff Meadery as well. Something for everyone, even the kiddos, and the dog… so bring the whole family!
Tastings: offered every 45 minutes throughout the day. Deep Water Vineyard – $15 which includes a souvenir stemless wine glass.
Music: Live music from our pals Dallas Baker and Friends with a special mini-concert from a small group of high schoolers from the School of the Arts too – as they look to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
Food Trucks: Local Oysters by the bucket from Bohemian Bull and food trucks include Lib’s Diner, Welton’s Pizza, A Boy and His Dogs, and Wicked Waffles.
Drinks: We will be serving local beer, mimosas, blood marys (with our Jalapeno Wine), draft meads, wine by the glass/bottle, wine-a-ritas, and hot mulled wine.
Fun: Swings, swurfer, many vineyard animals, and kid slushies. Local vendors will be selling unique gifts and showcasing their talents as well.
More to add to your calendar:
- Grape Stomp Festival – These popular Lucille Ball look-a-like and grape stomp contests mark the start the fall – taking place on August 27th, 2022
- Blessing of the Vines Festival – They bless the vines for the dormant season at their Boots, Bottles, and a Blessing Festival, one that is very special for them – November 12th, 2022
Deep Water Vineyard
ADDRESS: 6775 Bears Bluff Rd.
South Carolina, 29487
HOURS: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
PHONE: (843) 559-6867