"Wine is a Perfect Reflection of Time and Place"

We have an exciting reason to gather and celebrate! It's been a year since Sheryl Kennedy  joined The Wine Shop of Charleston!  Join us this Wednesday as we celebrate Sheryl’s first year with us and raise our glasses high and commemorate the incredible journey that she has undertaken with us.

Sheryl became a valued member of The Wine Shop team on October 14, 2022, bringing with her an impressive 30 years of experience in the beverage industry. Her expertise quickly proved to be an asset. In May 2023, she assumed the role of manager at our spirits shop located on James Island. Just a few months later, in July, she took on the pivotal position of Operations Manager overseeing both The Wine Shop of Charleston and City Marina Spirits on Lockwood Drive. We feel very fortunate to have her on our team.   Sheryl's wealth of experience and expertise will contribute significantly to our success at the Wine Shop and City Marina Spirits.   

We consider ourselves lucky to have been at the perfect place when the opportune moment arrived.   What more suitable choice for celebrating than opting for Time Place Wine Company's amazing wines?

Time Place Wine Company

“Our inspiration is the truth that wine is a perfect reflection of time and place, the culmination of climate and season, site and study, and that moment you share a bottle with friends and family.”

The Wine Maker: Jamey Whetstone

Jamey Whetstone moved out to Napa Valley from his home in South Carolina to manage Mustards Grill in 1996. Simply captivated by the community, lifestyle and culture of wine country, he found himself quickly growing roots. By 1998, he had begun his winemaking education at Turley Wine Cellars where he would remain in his apprenticeship until 2005. During that time, he spent a summer sabbatical working for the Seysses Family at Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis and laid the groundwork for Whetstone Wine Cellars in 2002.

The Artist:  John Duckworth

John is know for his abstract photography so that the photos look more like paintings. What John decided to do for the label artwork is take his signature photos of different scenes of Charleston's waterways and then also time stamp them. 

Wines We're Tasting

Picpoul – Terra Alta Vineyard, Lodi 2018

TIME | 4:58:09pm - 2016-07-13 - Wednesday

PLACE | Stono River - Johns Island - South Carolina 32.778144° N , -80.094260° W

ARTWORK | John Duckworth | “I was in the right place at the right time - standing knee deep in the pluff mudd as a summer storm was rolling over over opposite shore of the Stono River throwing huge lightning bolts and thunder, while the sun was still breaking through the clouds behind me to light up the marsh in the foreground."

WINE | Whole cluster pressed, stainless steel fermented and aged, indigenous primary & secondary fermentation. Pale straw in color. Rich, floral nose of gardenia and citrus peel. Background notes of paper whites, liquid minerals and pine. Bright, mouthcoating flavors of green apple & pear. Finishes long with citrus peel, melon and a touch of salinity.

Grenache – “El Jamon”, Sheldon Hills Vineyard, Lodi 2018

TIME | 7:02:50am - 2014-04-01 - Tuesday

PLACE | Stono River - Johns Island - South Carolina 32.725356° N , -80.0098325° W

ARTWORK | John Duckworth | "Little known public access to the Stono River that is an all-time favorite of mine for watching the sunrise. Hidden at the end of Burden Creek Road, a dirt road lined with a beautiful live oak canopy, this pot never ceases to inspire as I walk into the water in my hip-waders, it feels like a baptism every time. Incredible way to start the day."

WINE | Completely destemmed, punch downs in ¾ ton bins, indigenous primary & secondary fermentation, aged sur lees 8 months in neutral French oak barrels. Lighter shade of ruby in color. Big, booming noseful of cassis, camphor, tea, wild strawberry pie and red roses. Background notes of blackberry, white pepper, jasmine and garrigue. Wonderfully ripe, medium-bodied flavors of cassis, blackberry and tobacco. Long finish of boysenberry pie, baker’s chocolate and fine tannins, all framed with a bit of acidity.

Mourvedre – Sheldon Hills Vineyard, Lodi 2019

TIME | 8:26:44pm - 2013-06-22 - Saturday

PLACE | Kiawah River - Johns Island - South Carolina 32.601938° N , -80.131139° W

ARTWORK | John Duckworth | "This particular evening timed sunset with an astronomical high tide caused by a super moon. The foreground in this image is normally marsh grass, but the tide covered it all and allowed me the luxury of 'walking on water'. looking out over the Kiawah River, the water was so smooth it reminded me of mercury."

WINE | Destemmed, stainless steel fermented, gentle pumpovers twice daily, indigenous primary & secondary fermentation, aged in neutral French oak barrels for 8 months sur lees. Ruby red in color. High tone, racy floral notes of rose petals, cassis, hints of all-spice and crushed black pepper. Background notes of black licorice and caramel. Medium bodied, fresh flavors of ripe raspberry & cassis. Finishes long with red fruits and a hint of licorice.

 Zinfandel – Suss Vineyard, Lodi 2018

TIME | 8:33:48pm - 2009-06-16 - Tuesday

PLACE | Church Creek - Johns Island - South Carolina 32.714738° N , -80.091287° W

ARTWORK | John Duckworth | "Church Creek divides Johns Island, SC from Wadmalaw Island, SC. It's a favorite spot for local fishermen to drop their lines in the water from the bridge which was named after Essau Jenkins - a local civil rights leader who was friends with Martin Luther King Jr. and a powerful man himself. I climb down under the bridge to capture the sunset, creating ripples with my feet as I wade into the water."

WINE | Destemmed, stainless tank fermented with gentle pumpovers twice daily, indigenous primary & secondary fermentations, aged in neutral French oak barrels for 8 months sur lees. Rich ruby red in color. Pretty, floral notes of rose & gardenia, ripe blackberry, orange pekoe tea, and mint. Subtle background notes of baked berry pie and sassafras. Medium bodied flavors of ripe plum and raspberry framed with velvety tannins. Finishes long with hints of tea and baker’s chocolate.

Let's create an unforgettable evening with laughter, great conversations, and superb wine. We eagerly anticipate toasting Sheryl's dedication and the promising future ahead.

Thanks for being part of the Wine Shop Of Charleston family and we can't wait to celebrate with you!

The Time: This Wednesday, October 11th from 5 - 7

The Place: The Wine Shop of Charleston

We'll see you there!


The Wine Shop of Charleston Team


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