Savor the Flavors of Seabrook Island With a Local Wine Tasting
Recognized around the world for its charming cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, and soft-hued historical architecture, the romantic city of Charleston, South Carolina, has been voted America’s #1 small city for 10 years and counting. The Lowcountry truly has it all, from beautiful beaches and lush marshland to eclectic fine dining and, of course, intricately nuanced wine. That’s right, Seabrook Island offers quite the scene for self-proclaimed wine connoisseurs and refined foodies. So, get ready to swirl, smell, sip, and savor at the best venues near Charleston, South Carolina!
The Best Venues to Enjoy Fine Dining and Wines
Few places capture the aura of history, romance, and Southern charm like Charleston, SC. The Holy City has rightfully topped Travel and Leisure’s best cities in America list since 2013, even taking the top spot in the world in 2017. Seabrook Island, located just minutes from the heart of Charleston, embraces all the uniquely magical elements of the city, marrying them to the luxuries of a coastal resort. In doing so, Seabrook Island, a flourishing intersection of tastes, talents, and passions, affords the opportunity to experience a variety of unique and exciting culinary adventures. If you are a resident of our oceanfront community or simply stopping in for a visit, make sure to check out these one-of-a-kind venues!
1 – The Hemingway
One of Seabrook Island’s newest standout culinary options, The Hemingway is a vibrantly quirky (or in this case, corky) coffee and wine bistro brimming that offers delicious artisanal food and a side of world-class sass. Their motto? They have chosen to memorialize Ernest Hemingway’s famous phrase, “My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.” “We simply give a damn about what we make,” they proclaim, and the proof is on the plate. Their menu is brimming with fun twists on fresh bagels and breakfasts, while the ambiance is effortlessly chic and inviting. The Hemingway starts the day with quality coffee, then breezes through the afternoon with a suite of local craft beers and a cultured palate of wine options.
As if you needed any more reason to head over to this hotspot, the Hemingway has partnered with the Seabrook Real Estate office and the Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy to host the socially-distanced Seabrook Island Wine Tasting event on February 13th at 5 pm. Put on with a purpose, the event will provide a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the vibrant Seabrook dining scene, with 10% of proceeds set aside to support the SIGSC organization. Remote attendance will also be available with live-streaming, as an inclusive way for everyone to enjoy the community, lifestyle, and sustainable beauty of Seabrook Island. Make sure to purchase your choice of 2 whites for $30, 2 reds for $35, or all 4 for $65 ahead of the event. We hope to see you at our celebration of sea, sand, and sustainability!
2 – The Club at Seabrook Island
If you prefer not to venture out for a sophisticated sampling, there are plenty of options right in our oceanfront community. The Club at Seabrook Island offers various dining options, each tailored for a different style and atmosphere. Bohicket’s Lounge, which offers stunning views of our world-renowned Crooked Oaks and Ocean Winds, is the perfect place to enjoy a casual glass of lighter Pinot Grigio paired with our locally famous “carpetbagger” grouper. Savor a rich glass of Argiano Brunello di Montalcino imported from the hillside of Tuscany, Italy at the Palmetto Room while watching a vibrant sunset overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. At the helm of The Club at Seabrook Island, the Pelican’s Nest restaurant offers casual, outdoor dining with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Deveaux Bank, ideal for enjoying the flavors of summer with an aromatic, semi-sweet glass of Riesling.
View the expansive selection of wines offered at The Club at Seabrook Island here.
3 – Deep Water Vineyard
Situated just a few miles away from Seabrook Island on Wadmalaw, this 48-acre vineyard provides coveted views of the expansive marsh and a unique taste of the Lowcountry region. Partnering with a grower in California, Deep Water Vineyards offers a tasteful, unoaked chardonnay and a dry, full-bodied cabernet in their eclectic collection. But their offerings get especially interesting when they incorporate the local muscadine grape, a superfruit native to the United States and firmly rooted in the South. Sweet, aromatic, acidic, and fruity, these unique grapes inject an intriguing burst of flavor that is sure to excite even the most experienced connoisseur. Nicknamed “the fountain of youth”, muscadine grapes are also a powerful antioxidant and contain seven times more resveratrol than other wines. Get ready to dive deep into their famous five labels made from four varieties of grapes inspired by the heart of the Lowcountry.
4 – FortyEight Wine Bar
Located between Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island, SC, at the Freshfields Village shops, FortyEight Wine Bar is owned and operated by longtime locals Amy and Loren Beadle. Stylish and cool, FortyEight boasts an enormous selection of wines from around the world, sampled and collected by the pair in their travels. With tastefully curated cheese and charcuterie pairings, and a tempting dinner menu, FortyEight is a wonderfully modern spot for a date or girl’s night out. You and your friends can also stop by to enjoy live music every Sunday evening from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.
While you are in the area, make sure to stop by the Freshfields Village shops on Friday, February 14th for the Annual Art and Wine Walk featuring live art demonstrations, jazz performances, wine tastings, and works from local and visiting artists!
5 – The Woodruff
Another highly-rated favorite of Johns Island locals is the Woodruff Wine Bar. In Live Oak Square, it’s always wine o’clock (sparing time for a savory snack, too). Get ready to enjoy a Friday night flight of imported fine wines with custom charcuterie boards featuring various meats and imported or local cheeses from goats, cows, and even sheep.
We can’t wait for you to experience the relaxation and romance of the Lowcountry – the Seabrook Island way! Whether a novice or a wine aficionado, these unique venues truly embrace the coastal ambiance and are sure to inspire your taste buds. First, make sure to review this grape glossary and guide to experiencing a wine tasting like a sommelier.
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