Sunday, December 1, 2013
All of the excitement - and stress - of the holidays are officially upon us. This time of year many are scurrying about, thinking of ways to entertain family and friends while getting all the holiday shopping finished. Mark off those “hard-to-buy-for” friends and family members on your Christmas list by escaping to Irvin-House Vineyards for two Holiday Open Houses to be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14 from noon until 5 p.m. These two events will get you in the holiday spirit and the best part - you get to sip and shop locally and purchase gifts for your friends and family they will truly want.
With each festive event, guests can enjoy live music from the De Gullah Singers, a complimentary glass of homemade hot, spiced wine (for those over 21 years of age), the delicious tastes of the Stono Café and plenty of shopping options provided by local vendors. Bring the whole family or make a trip out alone to enjoy the sounds and sights of the season under the oaks.
Need something for the person who has it all? Guests can choose from custom made gift baskets with themes such as the Bloody Mary Basket or the Moonshine Basket created by the Irvin House Vineyard and the Firefly Distillery. Relax and wine down under the oaks while a customized basket is made to order for you. Shipping options are available.
Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket and relax on the expansive lawn. Food will be available for purchase from Stono Cafe’ and Irvin~House Vineyards wine may be purchased by the glass or bottle and enjoyed outside. Tastings in the Firefly Vodka distillery and Irvin~House Vineyard winery are only $6 to taste six of 24 flavors of Firefly Spirits and $5 to taste five wines. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses during both tastings. Pets are allowed but must be leashed, and no coolers please. Regular hours at the vineyard are Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check ther website for information on special holiday hours and closings.