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Posted on: March 20, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Wine Down at Old Towne

Image of event at Old Towne Creek County Park

[WEST ASHLEY] – The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites the Lowcountry to get another sneak peek of a future park this spring. In April, Wine Down Wednesday returns to Old Towne Creek County Park!

Old Towne Creek County Park is not yet regularly open to the public, but on select dates in April, Lowcountry residents are invited to experience the beauty of this property during Wine Down Wednesday. Guests will enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music while exploring this hidden gem located in West Ashley. The event series debuted in October 2013.

Wine Down Wednesday will take place from 5-7 p.m. on April 2, 16 and 30. Charleston County residents can register in advance for $15. Non-Charleston County residents and day-of admission is $20 per person. Admission fees cover wine, hors d’oeuvres and a commemorative wine glass.

Old Towne Creek County Park, formerly Ashem Farm, was home to Charleston preservationist Emily Ravenel Farrrow and her St. Andrews Riding Academy. Located in West Ashley, the 67-acre estate is dotted with open fields mixed among groves of Live Oaks. The public is invited to come be inspired by the legacy of the Lowcountry’s nature and history with views from the park of South Carolina’s first English settlement at Charles Towne Landing, and the winding of Old Towne Creek through the salt marsh.

Currently, Old Towne Creek County Park is only open for special event purposes and private rentals, but along with several other property holdings throughout the Lowcountry, it will one day become a county park available for regular use. Wine Down Wednesday is a great opportunity for the general public to get a sneak peek of their future park.

Read more and purchase tickets at the link below!

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