Best Wine Bars & Vineyards in Charleston

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Explore Charleston’s exquisite drink scene by paying one of these wineries a visit! With a city with such vibrant and diverse design and culture, it is a haven for wine shops to thrive and grow. Whether you’re searching for an evening of elegant elixirs or a new cozy nook to wine and dine, this list contains your answered prayer!

With critics ranking Stems and Skins in lists of top wine bars in the South, the business has proven themselves to be a top contender in the world of wineries. In addition to an inviting and elegant atmosphere, Stems and Skins makes a dedication to fun and socialization by hosting a variety of weekly events to attract guests of all interests! Monday – Friday between the hours of 4 and 6 PM, the bar hosts apertivo hour, where they offer drinks designed to be served before a meal. Additionally, the bar offers vinyl night every Thrusday starting at 6 PM and Meatball Night, which is every Sunday at 4 PM. Whether you’re looking for a lively social event or laidback evening with friends, Stems and Skins is a great way to spend your evening.

Co-owned by self proclaimed music junkies, Graft Wine promises a quality evening that is sure to be filled with tunes! Shop from the finest selection of wines or sit down and enjoy a drink with family, friends, and loved ones. Not only do they sell wines, but they also have extensive retail selections for you to browse on your visit. Consider joining their “Extra Sauce” membership to receive 3-4 specially curated wines a months. Or check out their playlists that they provide online to stay in tune with their musical side! Graft Wine Shop and Wine Bar should be next on your list if you love wine and jamming out.

If you’re looking to both wine and dine, Goat Sheep Cow is the place for you! Priding themselves on cheeses, deli, charcuterie, wines, and high-quality groceries, the shop has it all! Not only can you enjoy a daily sandwich or customizable fine cheese plate,  but you can also browse their impressive wine collection. They’ve mastered the art of event planning, hosting events such as “hangover helper,” holiday dinners, lady nights, Sunday suppers, and many, many more. Visit Goat Sheep Cow today to find your new favorite wine stop!

Baba’s offers a trip across the sea by taking inspiration from the traditional European bar experience. Select a high-quality snack, coffee, cocktail, or wine on your next visit! Whether you’re looking to come in and dine with friends or looking for a treat on the go, Baba’s on Cannon has you covered! Download the Baba’s app to have access to its many benefits – browsing the menu, quick and easy mobile pay, and even express pickup to skip the line in store and save time! Additionally, consider their catering services next time you have a crowd to feed. 

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As the only domestic winery in Charleston, Deepwater Vineyard should be at the top of your list while in the low country. Deepwater prides themselves on their unique blends of traditional and innovative drink choices to taste and enjoy, though they do have an expertise in muscadine wine. Their transportation partnerships makes visiting easy and accessible for all. Additionally, children and pets are welcome to come and enjoy the swings, lawn games, animal exhibits, and big open fields. On Fridays and Saturdays, Deepwater hosts a Tipsy Tour and a Weekend Wine-Down to create a community for their loyal customers. Visit Deepwater Vineyard today!

Choose from Charleston’s large array of wineries and sit back, relax, and unwind by having a drink with friends. With a shop to fit every taste and style, you’re sure to enjoy your time socializing and and experiencing the cities’ drink scene surrounding by the ones you cherish. Cheers!


Written by Alexis Boatner

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