Food and Drink

The Midlands’ Wineries and Tea Rooms

November 5, 2019

Visit a Local Winery this Fall!

Did you know that the South Carolina Wine Growers Association has 18 vineyard-members? The Midlands is home to these two, each producing native wines, fun wines and sophisticated, complex wines.

Enoree River Vineyards & Winery

1650 Dusty Road | Newberry, SC 29108 | 803.276.2855
Thursday – Saturday: noon – 6 pm | Sunday: 2 pm – 6 pm

Located just 30 minutes northwest of Columbia, Enoree River Winery is a relaxing, intimate winery that serves local, hand-crafted wines. Guests can enjoy wine tastings in their Upper Room from this season’s harvest or relax outdoors on their covered porch overlooking the vineyard. Wine is also available for purchase by the glass and bottle.

Mercer House Estate Winery

397 Walter Rawl Road | Lexington, SC 29072 | 803.957.7102
Wednesday – Sunday: afternoons until 6pm

24 miles from downtown Columbia, Mercer House Estate winery is one of only 10 organic wineries in the country. Visitors can take a Vine & Wine Tour aboard a golf cart as you tour the vineyards where 50 varieties of native grapes are cultivated. You will sample the renaissance of “field blended” vineyards and wines. Tastings in the studio are available anytime during business hours. Call ahead for Vine & Wine Tour.

A Spot of Tea, Dear?

Delightful Tea Rooms

Cornwallis House Tea Company

141 S Congress St. | Winnsboro, SC 29180 | 803.815.1143
House blended teas are its specialty, along with homemade chicken salad and “Better Than Charleston’s She-Crab Soup”.
Open for lunch and tea Wednesday – Sunday. No reservations.

Laura’s Tea Room

105 N. Palmer Street | Ridgeway, SC 29130 | 803.337.8594
Wear your own hat or pick one of theirs to don for tea! 3-course tea service is served along with your choice of tea served in your choice of teacup. Open Tuesday – Saturday. Reservations required.

Market Tea Room

Corbett Building, Farmer’s Market Dr. | West Columbia, SC 29172 803.212.9248
Cream Tea: Scones & Tea. Served without reservations.
Afternoon Tea: Tea Sandwiches, Southern Savory of the Day,
Scones with Whipped Cream and Jam, Petit Fours and Fresh Fruit, Tea. Reservations required. Open Tuesday – Saturday.

The Gallery Tea Room

1104 Caldwell St | Newberry, SC 29108 | 803.276.7822
They offer a fresh, made-on-site menu, according to season. Lunch, Tea & Dessert and Full Luxury Tea are offered. Creme Tea & Classic Tea are also served on Tuesdays.
Reservations required for weekday events.
Walk-ins welcomed on Friday and Saturday.

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