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Posted on: March 24, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Wine Down and enjoy Old Towne!

Image of group shot at Wine Down Wednesday

[WEST ASHLEY] – This spring, Old Towne Creek County Park is set to be the perfect after-work spot for socializing! The popular Wine Down Wednesday series returns for the first event of 2015 on Wednesday, April 1. Old Towne Creek County Park is not yet regularly open to the public, but on select dates, Lowcountry residents are invited to experience the beauty of this park property.

Wine Down Wednesday will be held on select Wednesdays in April at Old Towne Creek County Park fom 5 – 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music (see schedule below) while exploring the park located in West Ashley. The event series debuted in 2013 and has gained popularity since. Event fees of $20 cover wine, hors d’oeuvres and a commemorative stemless wine glass. Charleston County residents can get a discounted rate in advance. Wine Down Wednesday dates for Spring 2015 are:
• April 1: live music from Chase Martin
• April 15: live music from Dave Landeo
• April 29: live music from Matt Alvanos

Old Towne Creek County Park is a beautiful property in West Ashley that is not yet open to the public on a regular basis. Formerly Ashem Farm, the site was once 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. 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. Events like Wine Down Wednesday and Brewsday offer great opportunities for the general public to get a sneak peek.

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