End of Summer Sale through September 30. All fruit wines $15,case of 12 for $150!
Our small upstate South Carolina winery consists of the South Vineyard, the Terrace Vineyard, and the Carriage House Vineyard. We also source grapes, berries, and peaches from nearby growers.
We are what the French call "garagistes", small-scale craft vintners. We make wine because we love doing so in the old-school fashion of our Italian ancestors.
Our wines follow our "terroir", the nature of our upstate land in the Blue Ridge Foothills of western South Carolina. We grow select European, Hybrid, and native American grapes.
The Greenville News May 11, 2018 noted that Wellborn Winery earned a Gold Medal, 2 Silvers and 2 Bronzes in the inaugural Palmetto Wine Competition held May 1 at the Historic Belmont Inn in Abbeville, South Carolina.
Wellborn Vintner Tony "Dr. B." Beninati notes that "We entered at the last minute, encouraged by hosts Dennis and Jenni Turner, bloggers of WineryEscapades.Com, even though we had not yet opened our doors. As soon as we received label approval from the federal TTB board for 5 of our wines, we rushed them to the event. The results were pleasing and surprising!"
Wife and co-owner Debbie Sikora adds that "We had won a Best of Show medal as amateurs in Florida in the past, but this was our first foray into the professional arena. Of the 15 licensed wineries in the state, 9 submitted a total of 44 entries. As the newest licensee, and one of the few to go from the vine to wine, the outcome was superb!"
Wellborn's Gold Medal Winner was "Woodsy White" a blend of two French-American Hybrid Grapes that Tony and Debbie grow in their modest vineyard in Travelers Rest. "We've been experimenting with several hybrid grapes. Seyval Blanc and Traminette make up this unique blend," adds Tony. "Both are temperamental grapes that ripen early to produce an off-dry wine similar to a Riesling or Gewurztraminer. Our crazy Spring weather can challenge their production, but we're proud of this early result."
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254 Mush Creek Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-9231, US