Date night, or girls night, or even just a regular Friday night are always highly anticipated during any week. If you’re searching for the perfect place sip and savor, and aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got you covered—alleviate the pressure of making big plans with a laid-back wine tasting. Try a variety of fine glasses at one of these six area establishments, and make sure to maximize your evening in the Upstate.


FOXCROFT WINE CO.

This West End joint is an excellent stop for those craving a vibrant atmosphere filled with hand-selected wines and multiple signature dishes. While they don’t take reservations, their menu is well-rounded with delectable food and wine pairings, and with their retail shop, you can take your favorite bottle home for later.

Address: 631 S Main St, Greenville
Hours: Tues–Sat, 10am–11pm (kitchen), 5–10:30pm; Sat, 10am–11pm (kitchen), noon–10:30pm; Sun, noon–8pm (kitchen), noon–7:30pm
Food: Yes
What to Try: Malbec Alhambra

NORTHAMPTON WINE & DINE

Northampton offers regular evening tastings, and you’ll want to book one to guide you through their hundreds of options. However, if you’re an avid wine drinker and know what you like, there’s always a space at the bar. Purchase your favorite bottle at their shop to save for later.

Address: 211A E Broad St, Greenville
Hours: Mon–Sat, 10am–9pm; Sat lunch, 11am–2:30pm; Sat dinner, 5–9pm
Food: Yes

TASTING ROOM TR

For the couple craving a casual, no-frills environment to sip their wine, Tasting Room is the place to be. The cozy atmosphere, complete with couches and a wood-burning fireplace, provides the perfect setting to enjoy your special someone outside of the hustle and bustle.

Address: 164 S Main St C, Travelers Rest
Hours: Wed–Thurs, 3–8pm; Fri, 3–10pm; Sat, 1–10pm
Food: Cheese and charcuterie
What to Try: Rotates weekly

THE ANCHORAGE

If you’re wanting to wine and dine, and even be a little bold, The Anchorage offers a weekly-changing dinner menu with the perfect wine list to match. There is always something new here, so even if you’ve been before, your experience is sure to be unique.

Address: 586 Perry Ave, Greenville
Hours: Tues–Thurs, 5–9:30pm; Fri–Sat, 5-10pm; Sun, 10am–2:30pm
Food: Yes

THE COMMUNITY TAP

If you and your date have strong, but differing, beverage opinions, never fear, both Community Tap locations offer a wide variety of beer and wine by-the-glass options. Head here for an evening out with the girls, or a pre-dinner date with that special someone.

Address: 217 Wade Hampton Blvd & 147 Welborn St, Greenville
Hours: Mon–Sat, 11am–9pm; Sun, 1–8pm (Wade Hampton); Mon–Sat, 11:30am-9pm; Sun, 11am-8pm (The Commons)
Food: Snacks, popsicles, cheese, and charcuterie
What to Try: Trousseau Gris (Orange Wine)

WINEHOUSE

This upscale wine bar and shop is the ideal way to wrap up your evening. While they don’t serve food, join WineHouse for a night cap or two with their one-of-a-kind selection.

Address: 475 Haywood Rd #8, Greenville
Hours: Tues–Wed, 2–9pm; Thurs–Sat, 11am–11pm; Sun, 1-5pm
Food: No
What to Try: Christophe Mignon Champagne, Pinot Meunier, Sparkling Rosé de Saignée

 

Stay tuned for Urban Wren Winery, a restaurant and winery opening in the historic Markley Train Station that will offer a menu of small plates, tapas, and shareable dishes.