Wednesday, January 8, 2014
It’s a shuckin’ good time at the Third Annual Cork Shuckin’ Festival at Irvin~House Vineyards on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 1 to 5:00 p.m. at the vineyard. Admission is free but patrons are encouraged to bring their cash and credit for oysters, wine and Firefly spirits tastings and local food vendors.
Oysters from Holy City Seafood will be available and other food vendors will be on site including Coastal Crust, Stono Cafe and Dulce Truck. Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music of the One Kool Blow. Tastings in the Firefly Vodka distillery and Irvin~House Vineyards winery are only $6.00 to taste 6 Firefly spirits and $5 to taste five wines. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses during both tastings.
If guests are hesitant about driving to the vineyard due to a lack of a designated driver, the vineyard is proud to partner with the Lowcountry Loop Trolley. This trolley-style transportation will be offered for the Cork Shuckin’ Festival. Limited seats are available, guests are encouraged to reserve their spots by visiting www.lowcountrylooptrolley.com or by calling 843-654-5199. Guests will be picked up at three locations:
Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre at 12:00 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park at 12:15 p.m.
Charleston Visitors Center at 12:30 p.m.
Regular hours at the vineyard are Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What: Cork Shuckin’ Festival
When: Saturday, February 8, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Irvin-House Vineyards
About Irvin~House Vineyards
Irvin~House Vineyards, located at 6775 Bears Bluff Road on Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina, is owned by Jim and Ann Irvin. In March 2001, they planted 2,700 muscadine vines and converted farm barns into a winery with a tasting room, creating a unique business and a new attraction for the Lowcountry, becoming Charleston’s only winery and vineyard. The Irvin’s have produced five varieties of wine. These wines range from a semi-dry to the regular sweet muscadine that is reminiscent of the old South. Muscadines are the only grapes that will grow in the humid climate of the Lowcountry. Irvin House Vineyards works with 4 varieties of muscadine grapes. For more information, visit www.CharlestonWine.com” www.CharlestonWine.com