Boone Hall Plantation included on USA Today’s 10 Best Travel Section for ‘Homes For The Holidays’

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Boone Hall Plantation has been included on USA Today’s 10 Best Travel Section for “Homes For The Holidays.” PHOTO PROVIDED BY BOONE HALL PLANTATION

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Boone Hall Plantation has been included on USA Today’s 10 Best Travel Section for “Homes For The Holidays.”

The beauty of the Boone Hall Holiday Season will be unveiled Sunday at Wine Under the Oaks.

Enjoy Wine under the Oaks at Boone Hall Plantation Sunday Dec. 8. Gates open 12:30 until 5 pm. on the back lawn.

What started on the front lawn as a “casual but elegant” affair has now moved to the next level. The event was presented on Boone Hall’s beautiful back lawn for the first time in 2012 and by all accounts was a huge success.

The growth contnues for 2013 and here’s a list of what’s included with admission.

Over 125 fine wine labels for sampling from over 20 wineries and distributors which is a huge increase from the 80 labels that were presented last year.

•Bubbles and Desserts with champagne samples provided by Biltmore Estate and desserts provided by Cypress Restaurant

•Food and wine pairing with complimentary samples provided by

•Boone Hall Farms and The Wine Shoppe

•Breads and Spreads with complimentary samples provided by Harris Teeter

•Oyster sampling provided by St. Jude Farms

•Wine and cooking demonstrations presented by some of Charleston’s finest chefs in a portable kitchen provided courtesy of the Charleston Restaurant Association and The Culinary Institute

•Complimentary table seating on a first come first serve basis

•Live Entertainment by The Gullah Singers

•Live concert performance by legendary soul pioneer Booker T. Jones - formerly of Booker T. and The M.G.’s and 2010 and 2012 Grammy Award Winner for Best Pop Instrumental Album

• Artwork display by critically acclaimed artist Jonathan Green - Specially designed 10 year anniversary posters available for purchase

•Silent Auction that benefits the American Red Cross with a diverse selection of items up for bid

•Gourmet food selections from the menus of 12 of Charleston’s finest restaurants that will be available for purchase at reduced prices.

•Special pricing on featured wines at World Of Wines retail tent

•Unique gift options exhibited by a number of specialty vendors

•The Plantation will be decorated in holiday décor and it is the perfect way to kick-off the holiday season. Wine Under The Oaks 2013 is one event you will want to make sure is circled on the holiday calendar that is not to be missed.

As holiday time rolls through the giant oaks at Boone Hall Plantation, Christmas comes alive with festivities, decorations and good old southern holiday hospitality, that is only befitting America’s Most Photographed plantation.

“This time of year re-emphasizes how Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens is truly ‘Unlike Any Other’ as one of the leading tourist attractions in the Charleston Lowcountry,” said Rick Benthall, director of marketing for the plantation.

There’s plenty of beautiful Christmas trees in every room of the plantation’s main floor - adorned in every size and shape of Christmas ornaments and decorations. But if you look closely, you will see some things that are unique about the decorations that are distributed all around.

There’s a variety of very creative ornaments on one tree that is made with local sweetgrass. On another tree there are decorations made with cotton and berries grown right on the plantation.

There are wreaths made from magnolia tree leaves also grown on the historical grounds. The front entrance is decorated with arrangements that are filled with live fruit.

All the trees are live, and the fresh smells generated by them, fill the entire house. It’s holiday decorating at its finest - an annual affair at Boone Hall.

The 2013 holiday decorations will be unveiled at the Wine Under The Oaks event on Sunday Dec. 8.

See others on the list at www.10best.com/interests/trip-pics/historic-homes-for-the-holidays.

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