If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re lucky enough to be on vacation on Hilton Head Island.
You’ve spent the whole summer “liking” pictures of fish taco platters and oversized frozen drinks on social media. Secretly, you’ve promised yourself that your sunset beach picture is going to be 10 times better than that old college roommate’s photos.
Now it’s their turn to gawk at your “check-ins” at Hilton Head’s local winery. They will envy your soon-to-be-uploaded pictures of she-crab soup, and “like” your picture of dolphin at play just yards off of the beach. And why not? You’re on Hilton Head Island, darn it!
But then again, we do things a little differently “on the Island.”
We pride ourselves on Southern hospitality and know that the best vacation photos always tell the real story. Resist the urge to simply post your vacation photos in real time from your smart phone. You’re on vacation, so take the time to disengage from cyberspace and rediscover your own personal space. Snap lots of pictures, but make sure you’re making memories in the process.
At Hilton Head’s Island Winery, guests frequently “check-in” and post pictures of their favorite wine on their Facebook page. Some of the regulars in the tasting room opt for a more interactive vacation photo experience.
After all, wine is meant to be shared with friends – Facebook or otherwise – and so are vacation photos.
Some of our annual visitors tell us that they like to purchase a bottle or two of their favorite wine to share with their best friends back at home while they show off their vacation photos.
We thought that was a brilliant idea! After all, a bottle of Hilton Head’s vintage captures the scents and flavors of the Island that can only enhance your audio/visual presentation of your dream vacation. It’s the perfect “show and tell.”
Have your friends back home ever tried Peach on the Beach?
What about a Sangria Punch made from Island Winery’s Southern Passion? Bring some of that Southern hospitality back home with you and reminisce about the Island with the people who matter most to you.
What about those friends who you’ve been trying to convince to come to Hilton Head with you? A picture may be worth a thousand words, but we all know a fine wine always seals the deal. Share your vacation pictures, but also share some of the excitement.
The unique flavor of wines only available on Hilton Head Island serves as a tantalizing enticement to get those recalcitrant friends and family to join you in making the next set of vacation photos – and creating the next round of memories!
By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery
The perfect bottle of wine awaits at Island Winery on Cardinal Road. Store and tasting hours are Monday-Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 843-842-3141 or www.islandwinery.com.