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Charleston’s First Urban Winery will Open on Friday



Charleston’s first and only urban winery, Charleston Wine Co., will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, February 4th at 2 pm. The new business, which is located at 63 S. Market Street, will bring globally-sourced grapes from the best wine-making regions of the world to the Holy City.

At the helm of Charleston Wine Co. is attorney-turned-winemaker Lindsey Williams (right), who launched Davidson Wine Co. in 2018 in the suburbs of Charlotte. She is proud to be a part of the 1% of winery owners who are African American.

“I’ve admired the city of Charleston for many years and couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the urban winery concept to the Holy City,” said Williams. “We’re looking forward to providing locals and visitors alike with a variety of unique wines and local bites in a warm atmosphere.”

Charleston Wine Co.’s menu includes over a dozen wines, each with a nod to the Lowcountry such as Market Street, an Italian Nebbiolo, Gullah Geechee, a crisp and refreshing white with sweet and nutty flavors, and Sweetgrass, a delicate Riesling with floral aromas. To pair with their wine menu, Charleston Wine Co. will offer charcuterie and dessert options from CHS Coastal Charcuterie.

The winery will also offer membership to the City Sippers Wine Club, providing customers with their choice of either two bottles every month, or six bottles quarterly, for delivery or curbside pickup downtown. Each bottle bundle comes complete with tasting notes and suggested food pairings. City Sippers also receive a 10% discount in-store, as well as access to exclusive wine tastings and VIP events. Charleston Wine Co. also offers shipping to most states, perfect for out-of-town guests.

Charleston Wine Co. will be open from noon to 9 pm, Sunday through Wednesday and noon to 10 pm, Thursday to Saturday.

Williams was a guest on Holy City Sinner Radio back in November. You can listen to that podcast episode here.

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  1. Anonymous

    February 1, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    How is this a winery if the wine isn’t even made in the state, let alone Charleston? Also, wine delivery is illegal in SC.

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