Holiday Open Houses
All of the excitement and stress of the holiday season is here. With many scurrying about to get Christmas shopping lists complete, they’re also planning ways to entertain family and friends. Instead of shopping the “big box” chain stores, escape to Charleston’s only winery, Irvin-House Vineyards and Charleston’s first and largest distillery, Firefly Distillery, for their annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 13 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Food, hot mulled wine, local crafts and live music will get you into the Christmas spirit.
This annual festive event will have local vendors selling delightful seasonal gifts, and shoppers over the age of 21 will receive a complimentary glass of our homemade, hot mulled wine. While shopping, guests can enjoy the musical sounds of The Plantation Singers, enjoy the tastes of Stono Café and snag a picture with Santa under the oaks starting at 3:30 p.m.
If you’re in need of the perfect gift, the Firefly Distillery and Irvin-House Winery will have Lowcountry gift baskets already created for purchase, or relax under the oaks while a custom basket is made to order for you, which include the Irvin-House Vineyards variety of wine, and Firefly spirits. Shipping options are available.
Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to 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 $6.00 to taste 6 of 24 flavors of Firefly Spirits and $5.00 to taste 5 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, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please check our website for information on special holiday hours and closings.