Wellborn Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina is a family-owned winery that offers a unique and authentic wine tasting experience. The winery, named after the Beninati family, which means "wellborn" in English, produces small-scale craft wines that reflect the history and nature of the upstate South Carolina climate and soil, or "terroir".
The vineyard consists of the South Vineyard, the Terrace Vineyard, and the Carriage House Vineyard, as well as grapes, berries, and peaches sourced from nearby growers. The winery produces a variety of French-American hybrid and native American grapes, with a focus on unique blends that highlight the terroir of the region.
In 2018, Wellborn Winery won a gold medal and two silver medals in the Wines of the South Regional Wine Competition, and in 2022, their Lily White was named the Best Estate-Grown South Carolina wine in the Palmetto Wine Competition.
Visitors to Wellborn Winery can enjoy a wine tasting on the patio, with their furry friends by their side. The winery is dog-friendly and encourages visitors to bring their pets along for the experience.
In addition to wine tastings, visitors can make a day of it in the upstate by starting with a morning hike at nearby state parks or county parks, such as Paris Mountain, Jones Gap, Caesars Head, or Pleasant Ridge County Park. Wellborn Winery is open on Fridays and Saturdays, with other days available by appointment.
Overall, Wellborn Winery offers a unique and authentic wine tasting experience, with a focus on small-scale craft wines that reflect the history and nature of the upstate South Carolina climate and soil.
Location: 254 Mush Creek Road, Travelers Rest, South Carolina