Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The pop of the cork, the smell of the cheese board, the clink of the glasses; settle down and toast to yourself at some of Spartanburg’s best wine spots.
A blossoming wine culture is just another great feature of Spartanburg living, but with so many choices you may not know where to start. We’re here with some of the best places to pass the time with a glass, or share a bottle with your family and friends when you’re in Spartanburg.
If you’re looking to start your day and end your day at the same place, then you will love this coffee shop and wine bar hybrid, Cork & Beans. Pair a Cabernet Sauvignon from France with one of their gourmet paninis, or relax with a North Carolina Riesling and build your own charcuterie board at this Duncan staple.
With an inviting environment, this spot is ideal if you’re looking to drink a glass while getting some studying done, meet with co-workers, or just want to wind down on the patio and leave the troubles of your day behind.
Brick-covered walls, artisanal pizzas, and Italian wines will highlight your trip to The Wine Gallery in Woodruff, SC. This quaint and comfortable wine spot boasts great reviews of their knowledgable staff and delicious offerings, but don’t stop here just once. They also offer plenty of wine tasting parties and a wine club to expand your palette, and find your perfect glass.
Start with the fig and goat cheese crostini, follow it up with the pesto margherita pizza, and drink it all down with a hand selected wine to see why locals can’t stop falling in love with this charming place.
Boasting a large variety of global and local wines, Bond Street Wines should be one of your first stops while visiting downtown Spartanburg. Opened in 2017, they are focused on bridging the gap between wine producers and consumers, allowing for a more personal connection thanks to their special events. Be sure to visit when they host a wine tasting every Friday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. as they discover new wines from every part of the world. You may not be a sommelier but come to one of these tastings and have a newfound understanding of the work, time, and meticulous planning that goes into crafting a wine.
Recently opened next door, Wall Street Gourmet offers charcuterie, boutique goods, salads, and sandwiches for those looking to snack on something while tasting your favorite wines. From reds, to whites, to rosé, and everything in between, Bond Street will amaze you with their selection of all of your favorite wines.
Walk into this wine shop and be amazed by over 500 bottles available for you to purchase. Winners of The Best of The Best of Spartanburg for Best Place to Buy Wine, Carriage House definitely does not disappoint with their wine selection and is a must-stop for any wino looking to find their next great bottle.
Found a bottle you’d like to enjoy at the shop? Head back to the bar and have a glass poured for you while you sit back and ease your mind. Maybe you’re just getting into wine and don’t know where to start? Come out to one of their monthly wine tastings to learn more about the local and global wines they have to offer.
Featuring award winning wines such as Peachy Keen and Raspberry Giggles, Spartanburg’s sole winery, Old Rock Quarry has many varieties that are sure to please your palette. With room inside and outside for activities, we highly recommend visiting with your friends during one of their karaoke nights, or Sip & Shop where you can shop local vendor products while tasting some of Old Rock Quarry’s latest wines.
Want to taste their lineup, or maybe order by the glass? Just speak with one of the managers and they’ll make sure you find a wine you love. Once you’ve a wine that suits your liking, order a bottle and cozy up under the stars next to one of their fire pits and enjoy Spartanburg at its best.
No matter what type of wine you prefer, Spartanburg has plenty of options to relax, enjoy your favorite wine, or discover something new just for you. With over 40 downtown restaurants, plenty more throughout the County, and new businesses opening up this year, these spots are just the start of your wine journey when you visit Spartanburg.
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