Deep Water is a name with many meanings, first and foremost you'll hear the term deep water in the Lowcountry as coveted access beyond the pluff mud of the marsh. We also, honestly, as owners of a winery feel a little bit overwhelmed so you could say we're in deep water.
But really, if you pressed Jesse or Andrea, they would say that the name "Deep Water" embodies their view of this short life. That we are not meant to wade in the shallows of the shore, but are meant to dive deep and maybe feel the weight of water over your head and depth of water beneath your feet, but ultimately know you've tried something bigger than yourselves - and, if you're truly fortunate, float satisfactorily on top of the deep for awhile.
The wine itself is one of the only truly native grapes to the US, and we embrace it. Remaining true to our predecessors Southern roots, we grow muscadine grapes, a fruit native to the Southeastern United States. We produce authentic muscadine wine, five different labels from four varieties of grapes (we've provided the Irvin-House Vineyard name for ease of finding your favorite):
Previously known as "Mullet Hall". Our dry red wine, made with the Ison Muscadine grape, is fruity and fully flavored; try it while enjoying your favorite low-country farm to table fare.
Previously known as "Palmetto". Our light-bodied red wine, made from the Noble grape, has a robust Muscadine flavor and nose; making it perfect to enjoy while watching the tide roll in.
Previously known as "Tara Gold". Our semi-dry smooth white wine is made from the Tara Scuppernong grape - best enjoyed sittin' on the dock of the bay, you know... wastin' time.
Previously known as "Magnolia". This sweet white wine is made from the Carlos Scuppernong grape; this wine reminds us of kicking your shoes off and enjoying an endless summer.
Deep Water Blend
Previously known as "Live Oak Reserve". Uniquely created each year, this wine showcases the versatility of our grapes; enjoy early and often, there's more next year.
LOOKING TO PURCHASE OUR WINE IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS?
Below is a list of some of the local stops that you can stop buy and pick up your favorite Deep Water wine, or call us and we'd be happy to ship to you:
Charleston - Market Street Winery
Edisto Island - Green Boat Discount Liquor
James Island - Toddy Shop
Johns Island - J&R Liquors
Goose Creek - Port City Liquors
Mount Pleasant - Bottles and Boone Hall Farm Store
West Ashley - Total Wine
Other Wines and Unique Blends
In addition to our 100% South Carolina grown and bottled wines, we also offer the product of a partnership we have with a grower in California. This allows us access to grapes we cannot effectively grow here, we ship them in from California before vinting and bottling them based on lots of "market research" (read: tasting, tasting, and more tasting). We're proud to offer an increasing list of these viniferous grape single varietals and blends.
Driftwood - this wine is vinted with toasty barrel chips to get a smoky flavor that draws out the fruit tannins in the tara and chardonnay grapes, while still offering a buttery smoothness and clear finish. If you like oaked chardonnays or sipping bourbon, this wine may be your new best friend.
Chardonnay - our straight chardonnay wine offering, we've enhanced the acidity in this wine a bit to give it more depth across the middle, it is a true unoaked chardonnay for those who may find some muscadine flavors too full or fruity.
Sea Island Red - another unique blend, this wine pairs the noble muscadine grape with a reserve cabernet sauvignon which lends for a sweetness on the nose and front of the wine, a dryness from the cabernet in the middle, and ends with a snap of sweet to leave you wanting more.
Cabernet Sauvignon - our straight cabernet sauvignon offering, vinted a bit longer to draw out depth of flavor, this wine is still young but should age well. It is dry throughout and should appeal to those who tend to prefer bold reds.
Every Saturday from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m, we are proud to offer food and music to entertain all of our visitors. It's hard to find food on Wadmalaw Island and we understand! We want to make sure you enjoy your tastings with some food in your stomach, while you eat you can listen to local musicians and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the vineyard. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your smile - you're bound to have a great time.
See the calendar for upcoming events and Facebook for planned food and music so you can plan your weekend wine-down!