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Things to do this weekend: Wadmalaw Island

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WADMALAW ISLAND, SC - (WCBD) If you are looking for something to do this weekend,

We may have your answer.

It’s nearly 20 miles from downtown, around an hour from Summerville, we are talking about Wadmalaw Island.

We start with the Charleston tea plantation, where you can drink all the tea you want and get a lesson on how tea is made from it’s very beginnings.

“We are really the only tea plantation in America that has a factory that you can visit, you can walk in and see the tea being made during our harvest period from may through the end of October.”

Now that we’ve seen where they make the tea, let’s go to the place that uses that tea in their vodka…

It’s on to the Firefly Distillery where they will pour you 6 tasting's of their moonshine, vodkas and bourbon and of course their locally famous sweet tea vodka all bottled right here, all for 6 dollars. 

Across the sidewalk, Irvin House vineyards shares the same lot.

The grapes are grown right on their estate and made into wine.

You can get a lesson on wine at their tasting's  that run Tuesday-Saturday.

It’s open Strawberry picking season out here at Ambrose Farms, but next month, you will have your choice of fruits and vegetables ripe for the picking.

“We’ll have other things to pick during the season, we’ll have blueberries to pick during the season,  then we’ll have tomatoes, blackberries,” says “Farmer Pete” Ambrose.

So if it’s strawberries or grapes that you want served up, Wadmalaw Island is your one day destination.

Firefly Distillery/ Irvin House Vineyards 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island, SC   843-557-1405

Ambrose Family Farms 2349 Black Pond Lane, Wadmalaw Island, SC


Charleston Tea Plantation 6617 Maybank Hwy Wadmalaw Island 843-559-0383


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