Charleston Winery Tours
Sippin’ Wadmalaw Island Tour - This scenic Lowcountry drinking tour is NOT for lightweights. First you will stop at the Angel Oak Tree for pictures then onward to your Wine Tour at Deep Water Vineyards followed by a Distillery Tour at Charleston Distillery. Finish your tour with local seasonal Craft Beer. Be prepared for a lot of drinking, scenic country roads, & a cute baby Tibetan Dwarf calf!
CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION AND WINERY TOUR
Beware: This Wine & Tea Lover’s Dream is a great way to see the Lowcountry sights outside of Charleston. This All-Inclusive tour starts off with a group photo among the majestic Angel Oak Tree. Then, your group will visit America’s only tea plantation, the Charleston Tea Plantation, for a tour of the factory and unlimited freshly brewed hot/cold tea. Come enjoy the best local tea and wine.
A Charleston Winery Tour with Crafted Travel always begins with a journey to the romantic Angel Oak Tree. Take advantage of the perfect photo op before you begin a beverage-driven journey through Charleston. Next, visits to Deep Water Vineyard and Low Tide Brewing offer unique wine tastings and a locally crafted pint of John’s Island brew, respectively. Finish the tour at Firefly Distillery for spirit tastings starring their iconic Sweet Tea Vodka. The fun doesn’t have to stop there. Our all new Charleston Tea Plantation & Winery Tour also features a stop at America’s only active Tea Plantation. At Charleston Tea Plantation, you’re treated to a full factory tour that takes you behind the scenes of the tea making process, with carefully kept tea bushes that stretch for dozens of acres. Once you’ve tasted their freshly brewed tea, served hot or iced, you’ll be hooked. Crafted Travel’s Charleston wine tours offer a unique taste of Charleston you won’t find anywhere else.
Deep Water Vineyard sets a romantic scene worthy of the movies, with grapevines set in perfect rows as far as the eye can see. A winery adjoins the vineyard property, where you can sample the delightful Muscadine grape varietal this region is known for, along with a few others, for five total tastings. Each label is grown and bottled right on the property, including vineyard favorites like Low Tide, High Tide, Magnolia, Lowcountry Red and Deepwater Blend. Feel free to explore the vast outstretch of the winery, punctuated by picnic tables and dreamy live oaks. If you’re lucky, you may even have the opportunity to meet and pet the adorable Baby Brahma-Dwarf Cow that wanders freely through the vines. Stop by the Gift Shop to take home a bottle of your favorite wine on the way out.
This dreamy winery visit is followed by stops at two famous Charleston venues. Low Tide Brewing on John’s Island offers delightful craft brews, and the Firefly Distillery (in a brand new location near Park Circle) boasts unique spirits that you can sample and shoot to keep the good time rolling. Your first pint at the brewery is on us, but don’t let that hold you to a one-and-done sampling. The dream team at Low Tide draws their brewing inspiration from the Charleston coastline, culture and natural resources, with a little flare thrown into each batch. They’ve partnered with local chefs and restaurateurs to produce beers that compliment the flavors of Lowcountry cuisine. At Firefly, play the role of student or judge as you tour the distillery and sample their signature Sweet Tea Vodka, along with other vodka and moonshine varieties.
If you’d like to experience a true Charleston staple, add a stop at the Charleston Tea Plantation to your tour. This destination adds a different twist to the standard Sippin’ Tour, and a chance to sample some herbal refreshment while you recharge. This unique spin on our Charleston Winery Tour is a Wine & Tea Lover’s Dream. Discover the secrets of tea making while sipping on an abundant variety of hot and cold teas crafted and brewed on-site. Outside, endless acres of tea bushes and sprawling oak trees give a new appreciation to the process and history behind the tea blends that are shipped and sold worldwide. The Plantation Gift Shop offers tins of traditional tea and flavors that include mint, raspberry and peach tea. You’ll be given the freedom to roam among the tea plants and find the perfect place for a group photo. As one of Charleston’s favorite wedding venues, The Tea Plantation has plenty of photo-worthy backdrops.
Here in the Lowcountry, wine and Tea are a huge part of our history and culture, and paved the way for much of what Charleston has become. Whether you’re strolling through a quaint Downtown neighborhood or touring our many picturesque parks, you’re bound to see a Charlestonian with a glass of tea in hand. And don’t be surprised if you spot local wines in social settings and throughout our world-famous food scene. Locals and visitors alike simply can’t wait for a trip to Deep Water Vineyard and Stems & Skins, for a taste of these local wineries’ ruby red heaven. So pick your poison, and dive on in. Whether you prefer beer, wine or tea, Charleston’s local beverage offerings are the purest reflection of what it means to experience and love the Lowcountry.
Crafted Travel has a vision to provide uniquely crafted tours that explore the hidden gems and coveted destinations that define Charleston. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, we’ll take you on an adventure through historic alleyways and past breathtaking inland waterways as we plot the course to Charleston’s hottest drinking venues. From pubs and bars to breweries and distilleries, we deliver adventure in a bottle (or a glass), served with a side of southern hospitality. To elevate our guest experience, we‘ve expanded our fleet of Limo-style Party Buses, making it the largest and newest in the Palmetto State. Each bus is luxuriously equipped with tinted glass windows for privacy, wraparound leather seats for comfort, and an upgraded sound system that will keep the party going from one side of town to the other.
Please book at least 24 hours in advance - Extra hours are charged accordingly. All tours include entry fees and a personal guide. We reserve the right to combine groups of 8 or less into a larger group.
All tours include door-to-door transportation, a knowledgeable guide and tastings at each location. Please note rates do not include driver gratuity.
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The team at Crafted Travel understands your concern for the safety and security for your whole group while you have a good time. This is why we take the burden of drinking and driving off of your shoulders and hand the keys to trustworthy drivers experienced in the art of chauffeuring.