Picture this: you’ve got your favorite beverage in hand. You’re hanging out at the coolest craft beer bar or winery you’ve ever been to. In the distance, there are beautiful views of sparkling lakes or the rolling hills of the Appalachian mountains.
Luckily, this isn’t a dream scenario. It’s real life in Lake Hartwell Country! Libations are poured here in abundance and the good times roll throughout the seasons. Whether you’re a craft beer fanatic, a wine connoisseur, or a fan of spirits, your thirst will be quenched in the land beyond the blue wall.
Jocassee Valley is located on Highway 11. Every week they have live music and local food trucks which makes the beer on tap taste that much better. They have indoor and outdoor seating as well as a rustic outdoor fireplace.
The Pint Station is where “good people drink good beer”, according to their slogan. They’ve got great craft beer and wine and are located in historic downtown Easley. Food trucks are regulars here and they have lots of fun events!
California isn’t the only state with delicious wine. Here in the upstate of South Carolina, we’ve got local wineries that will make any wine lover happy!
If you’re a fan of fruit and berry wines, then Lazy Bear needs to be on your list. This mom and pop winery is hidden away in Dacusville, SC and their wines have won several regional, national, and international awards. Seriously, these guys are the real deal!
If you need views with your wine, this is the place to be. Victoria Valley has gorgeous views of the mountains and has a lovely outdoor patio where you can enjoy your wine. They also have a tasty lunch menu!
Have you ever had a glass of wine on a farm? Now you can say you have! City Scape’s adorable mascot, the pig named Pinot, can be seen on the property of this unique winery. Be sure to say hello to the goats, too!
Being in a part of the country where moonshine once reigned supreme, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of distilleries in LHC.
At Chattooga Belle, the ingredients that go into making their whiskey, vodka, and moonshine are grown on the farm. Then, everything is fermented, bottled, and labeled on the farm. Their spirits must be tried and are truly a labor of love!