Like Mike Tyson, wine is usually robust, is often boxed, and should never influence tattooing decisions. Imbibe the spirit of a champion with today's Groupon at Irvin~House Vineyards on Wadmalaw Island. Choose between the following options:
- For $8, you get two tastings and two glasses of wine (a $16 value).
- For $15, you get four tastings and four glasses of wine (a $32 value).
Situated within Wadmalaw Island's picturesque oak trees, Irvin~House Vineyards handcrafts five wines from four varieties of muscadine grapes, growing and harvesting each grape and bottling each wine in-house. Two-time recipient of the silver medal at the Hilton Head Wine Festival, Irvin~House's Magnolia swirls crisp fruit flavor into its refreshing white wine. Fellow Hilton Head silver-medal-winner Mullet Hall Red imbues dry-table wine with hints of lively muscadine, ideal for candlelight dinners and toasting to a successful building demolition. On Wednesday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tastings include Irvin~House Vineyard's five selections, a glass of each taster's preferred wine, and a complimentary souvenir glass to serve as a snifter for future drinks. Irvin~House Vineyards' 48 acres house its winery and tasting room, a renovated party barn, and a chicken coop. Walking trails border a large, fish-filled pond, flower and vegetable gardens, and old oak trees draped with Spanish moss.
Beneath the shade of oak trees bearing Spanish moss, Irvin~House Vineyards' owners Jim and Ann Irvin concoct five award-winning wines from four varieties of muscadine grape grown and harvested on their 48-acre property. Each batch fills bottles adorned with labels crafted by local Charleston artists before visitors sample their muscadine-rich flavors during tastings and tours. In addition to weekly winery sessions, the Irvins enthrall community members and wine connoisseurs alike with varied events, such as bluegrass and grape-stomping festivals, held on land that shelters a renovated party barn, flower and vegetable garden, chicken coop, and outdoor picnic area. The Irvins' acreage also accommodates Firefly Distillery, which supplies tastings of its Firefly vodka and Sea Island rum to curious visitors and marooned pirates bemoaning their empty flasks.
6775 Bears Bluff Rd.
Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina 29487