The Silver Dew Winery address is 144 Beach Rd, Daufuskie Island, SC 29915
THE ISLAND'S ONLY WINERY | The Silver Dew Winery is South Carolina's Oldest Winery in the State
Historic Silver Dew Winery
NOT YOUR TYPICAL WINERY
The tiny and historic Silver Dew Winery is located in an unassuming building that dates all the way back to 1883. The building was originally constructed as what was known back then as a “wick house”. Wick houses were used as a place to store oil, wicks, and even the lamp for the nearby Bloody Point Lighthouse.
In the mid-1900’s this Daufuskie Island icon was converted to a winery by Arthur “Papy” Burn. Papy loved Daufuskie Island and his home. He began making wine from grapes, scuppernong, pears, elderberries and other fruit in this tiny shed in the early 50’s. Locals soon dubbed the old wick house the Silver Dew Winery. The first mention of Silver Dew was when South Carolina author Pat Conroy wrote about it in his Low Country novel, The Water is Wide in 1972.
The Silver Dew Winery located at 144 Beach Rd, Daufuskie Island, SC 29915
Silver Dew Winery on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina: A Must-See Historical Landmark
Visit Daufuskie Island and Take a Guided or Self-guided Tour and Be Sure To Stop By the famous Silver Dew Lighthouse
The Silver Dew Winery is the oldest winery in South Carolina. It was established by Arthur “Papy” Burns. Interested tourists may visit the lighthouse when they book with DaufuskieDifference.com. Guests can go on a guided tour or self-guided, and visitors to Daufuskie Island interested in history enjoy this excursion. Remember, getting to Daufuskie Island is apart of the adventure--it's only accessible by boat!
Arthur "Papy" Burn was no exception to these values of tradition. He started making wine in Silver Dew Winery from grapes, scuppernong, pears, elderberries and other fruit in this tiny shed of a building.Papy loved Daufuskie Island and his home. Today, in 2021, we're thankful for both Papy's love of wine and being truly unique in his own way.
Guests and locals alike enjoy the wine produced at Silver Dew Winery, which is available for purchase from the "Not so General" General Store on Daufuskie Island.
Get your souvenirs here before you go back to the mainland!
Eating Lunch or Dinner Before Touring the Silver Dew Winery?
If you're just beginning to plan your trip to Daufuskie Island, there really is quite a bit you need to know about. Being there is only about 400 full time residents and the fact that Daufuskie is only accessible by boat, it should come to no surprise that both food and beverage accommodations as well as traveling options are limited.
The Daufuskie Difference is a tour company with decades of experience and their strongest restaurant recommendation is Old Daufuskie Crab Co Restaurant. Located in Freeport Marina, it is known as the "Gateway to Daufuskie". Our recommendation is to EAT FIRST at the ODCC, and then make your way over to the "Not so General" General Store. Once you've rented or picked up your golf cart keys, depart from Freeport and make your way down to the winery.
If you are considering a visit to Silver Dew Winery on Daufuskie Island, please contact us for answers to any questions or concerns you may have before making your reservations. Silver Dew Winery is one of Daufuskie Island's most popular attractions, and we book up well in advance. We highly recommend making your Silver Dew Winery reservations as soon as possible to ensure you have the opportunity to take a tour of Silver Dew Winery on Daufuskie Island!