City Scape Winery
Just outside the sultry heat of Greenville, tucked among shady pecan trees and green pastures, is the oasis of City Scape Winery.
Since 2015, owners Debra and Josh Jones have revamped the 12-acre winery, presenting the Upstate with a diverse variety of wines that have each been fermented, pressed, aged and bottled on-site.
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Days at City Scape Winery are fast-paced for the couple. A regular day is full of public wine tastings, weddings, caring for the vines and mashing down grapes while they are fermenting; not to mention bottling and marketing the wine. Amidst all this, Deb, Josh and family members each lend a hand to create a relaxing atmosphere where anyone can enjoy the delicious notes and flavors in each glass of wine.
The moment grapes arrive at City Scape they begin the transformative journey from fruit to wine. Every step is taken seriously at City Scape to create an enjoyable bottle. Equipment is kept clean and sanitized; even the antique Italian grape press used to squeeze the fermented juice from the skins has been expertly sanitized for the best experience.
When asked about the best part of working with her husband, Debra says, “It’s amazing because at the end of the day we are sharing and building together. There isn’t anyone else I’d want to be in business with.”
Just as the aged tannins linger on your lips, you will want to linger at City Scape Winery. Walk among the old muscadine vines and listen to Josh’s excitement describing the new Tempranillo vines that have just been planted.
Relax in the company of friends while sipping a Pinot Grigio. Experience the breath of the vineyard, from the grape ripening beneath the summer sun to the sound of a wine cork being pulled before gently being poured.
City Scape Winery offers a quiet place to slow down and unwind. What better place is there to watch the upcoming solar eclipse? City Scape Winery is in the Eclipse Totality Path, and is promising to be a wonderful party with wine, food trucks, games and more wine!
Get your tickets at City Scape Winery.
Pelzer is not through offering a great day though....
On your departure from City Scape, you may not be so ready to let go of the easy country feeling. Just a short drive away, Cedar Falls Park promises a spectacular view of graceful falls and the chance to explore local history. Follow the stone foundations of an 1800’s mill, or simply walk beneath the canopy of cool shade that the Cherokee themselves once enjoyed while camping and hunting.
Writer: Jamie Rose Lewis