Exploring Wadmalaw Island: Deepwater Vineyard

In our last post, we highlighted the Charleston Tea Plantation, a great spot to visit on the picturesque Wadmalaw Island. While you’re on the island, get some tea with a kick at the neighboring Deep Water Vineyard and the Firefly Distillery – home of the Sweet Tea Vodka made with tea from the Charleston Tea Plantation.

Deep Water Vineyards produces five wines from the muscadine grapes grown on the property. It is the only vineyard and winery in Charleston. Visitors can take a self-guided tour through the grapevines and get a feel for how long it must take to pick each one. The vineyard also shares space with Firefly Distillery, which produces moonshine, vodka, rum and bourbon. The vineyard’s signature product is Firefly Vodka, which comes in such varieties as original sweet tea, skinny tea, raspberry tea and peach tea. A lemonade variety is available only at the distillery.

Firefly introduced Firefly Moonshine – and it’s been a hit. Bottled in a quintessential Southern Mason Jar, the moonshine comes in six flavors: White Lighting, peach, cherry, strawberry, apple pie and caramel. A blackberry flavor is available only at the distillery.

Situated in a rustic setting dotted with rocking chairs, a tire swing and corn hole boards, Deep Water Vineyards is an inviting space to just sit and sip. Plus, leashed dogs are welcome at the vineyards.

The vineyard hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including Weekend Winedown from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy food vendors and music plus Wine-a-Ritas and tastings.

Visit anytime 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Plan Your Visit: 

Deep Water Vineyards & Firefly Distillery
6775 Bears Bluff Road
Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487