Update: Wine Down Wednesday, usually held at Old Towne Creek County Park, will be held at McLeod Plantation Historic Site on Oct. 29 and 26 due to debris from Hurricane Matthew.
The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites the Lowcountry view this beautiful future park property and enjoy a wine social, with the final two of the three-part fall series set for Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 from 5-7 p.m. The Oct. 26 event was rescheduled after Hurricane Matthew affected the original event date of Oct. 5.
At each Wine Down Wednesday event, guests will enjoy wine and live music while exploring this hidden gem located in West Ashley. Admission fees also cover wine and a commemorative wine glass. Food trucks will be on site, with food available for purchase.
On Oct. 19, with Matt Alvanos will perform, and the Pic-A-Nic Basket food truck will be on site. The event will return on Wednesday, Oct. 26 with live music from Wood & Wire and food from Café Tippeneaux.
Charleston County residents can register in advance for $15. Non-Charleston County residents and day-of admission is $20 per person. Event hours are 5 – 7 p.m.
Old Towne Creek County Park is located in West Ashley and is currently only open for special events and private rentals. Formerly Ashem Farm, the property was home to Charleston preservationist Emily Ravenel Farrrow and her St. Andrews Riding Academy. The 67-acre estate is dotted with open fields mixed among groves of Live Oaks.
Along with several other property holdings throughout the Lowcountry, Old Towne Creek County Park will one day become a county park available for regular use. Wine Down Wednesday is a great opportunity for the public to get a sneak peek of their future park.