This Urban Vineyard And Winery In South Carolina Belongs On Your Summer Must Do List

It’s no surprise the winery voted Best in the State for 2018 (by readers of The State newspaper) is located in the Sandhills of South Carolina. A silt-based soil is known for having some of the best growing conditions for grapes the world over. So it’s only natural that the state’s best winery is where there lies some incredibly fertile (sandy) soil. What does come as a surprise is this winery and its five (yes, FIVE) vineyards are about as urban as it gets for a winery of this quality.

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The best place to keep up with the business hours, the events, and the wines offered at The Winery Mercer House is on their Facebook page here. Many of their wines are available at local and regional shops, but the tasting room at the winery affords a personal connection to The Mercers and a chance to sample the wines before you buy.

The tasting room is open five days per week. The hours are: Wednesday/Thursday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Friday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Vineyard tours are by appointment only and can be scheduled by clicking the Vine and Wine Tours link on the Facebook page. You can also learn more about the winery on their official website.

Address: 397 Walter Rawl Road, Lexington, SC, 29072

While you’re over in Lexington, consider a walk about this refuge to see the newest natural landmark in South Carolina!