Wine Tips Blog Posts

Save on Mom! 5 Money-Saving Coupons to Help Celebrate Mother’s Day

May 8th, 2019

Celebrating Mother’s Day on Hilton Head Island? Here are 5 ideas to make Mom merry and save money. 1. Island Winery | Coupon Is your mom a wine lover? Then how about a complimentary cheese platter to compliment a wine tasting with the purchase of three or more bottles of wine! The Island Winery is located… Read More…

Chocolate Covered Raspberry Recipe, Courtesy of Hilton Head Distillery

February 3rd, 2019

This is perfect cocktail for you and your Valentine and here’s how to make it at home! At Hilton Head Distillery, we believe in crafting new experiences that are adventurous, indulgent and rooted in tradition. Our craft is our adventure – a never-ending exploration of the senses, and a journey across infinite possibilities. We hope… Read More…

Holiday Cheer with Wine and Cheese

December 10th, 2018

Host a Wine and Cheese Tasting this Holiday Season. By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery We all love the idea of being with friends during the holidays, but sometimes we refrain from hosting a get-together for many reasons: too much work and not enough time, lack of confidence in your hosting skills or maybe your friends… Read More…

Thanksgiving Wines

November 12th, 2018

Choose the perfect wines to complement a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner or you’re a guest, chances are you may find yourself in charge of the wine selection this holiday season. However, if your Thanksgiving Day experience begins with the Macy’s Parade and ends… Read More…

Muscadine Wines: Understanding These Sweet Southern Vintages

October 23rd, 2018

Muscadine wines are misunderstood. They certainly aren’t the most popular wines, but they are uniquely amazing and worth a try. Muscadine, not to be confused with Muscat or Moscato, is native to the Southeastern United States. The grape’s winemaking history can be traced back to the sixteenth century near St. Augustine, Florida.  Muscadine grapes thrive… Read More…

Discover Virginia Wines

September 4th, 2018

By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery The central part of the state hits the “sweet spot” for viniculture. If your fall road trip to or from the Lowcountry takes you through Virginia, it’s worth a detour to spend some time in central Virginia. In addition to historic early American sites, Civil War battlefields and bucolic farmland,… Read More…

Beyond Sake: How to Pair Wine with Japanese Cuisine

August 22nd, 2018

By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery Japanese restaurants are ideal destinations for groups with different food preferences. Sushi and sashimi provide the opportunity to experience the true essence of fish, from cooked and familiar to raw and exotic. Subtly flavored noodle dishes such as udon, soba and ramen make a hearty comfort meal. Tempura cuisine is… Read More…

Better Together: Delicious Cocktails with Local Ingredients

August 1st, 2018

Did you know that Hilton Head Island is home to a brewery, a distillery and a winery? Tucked behind the airport on the north end of the Island, Cardinal Road is the location of these three craft beverage makers, all of which are located within walking distance of one another. A trip to Cardinal Road… Read More…

Pairing the Right Wine with Oysters

July 27th, 2018

By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery What you need to know to create the perfect pairings. Exploring oysters on the half shell has become just as adventurous as sampling wines. Thanks to advances in oyster farming and the growing popularity of raw bars, oyster tasting has advanced to the point of being akin to wine tasting…. Read More…

Liquid Refreshment at Your Next Celebration

June 17th, 2018

By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery Create the perfect drink station to celebrate joyous occasions. June is the month for hosting joyous celebrations: graduations, showers, weddings and summer vacation! With such wonderful occasions to celebrate, you want to make sure that you provide for all of your guests’ needs without stressing yourself out. Good planning keeps… Read More…