Gllls Creek Watershed Association
Gills Creek Watershed Association Wine For Water

Join Us Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6-8:30pm
for the 7th Annual Wine For Water!

The Hall at Senate’s End, 320 Senate Street

This event will showcase a diverse selection of domestic and imported wines, food from some of Columbia's premiere restaurants, a silent auction for items from local businesses and individuals, and more.

Join Gills Creek Watershed Association and Sustainable Midlands April 19 from 6 to 8:30pm, to celebrate our vision for the streams and rivers that we are working to protect and restore! Enjoy food from local restaurants, wines from around the world, and great deals at the silent auction from local donors. Make a toast to Earth Day from the deck overlooking the Congaree River, and support healthy waterways!

Wine for Water will benefit Gills Creek Watershed Association, Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance, and Smith Branch Watershed Alliance, the non-profit watershed associations dedicated to restoring the Midlands' watersheds through education, grassroots action, and public and private partnerships.

Tickets are only $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers.
Membership in your watershed group and admission for one for only $60

All proceeds from this event will benefit the annual operations of the Gills Creek Watershed Association, Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance, or Smith Branch Watershed Alliance.



Sauvion Vouvray, Loire Valley
Hob Nob Pinot Noir, France
Chateau Bonnet Blanc, Bordeaux
Chateau Bonnet Rouge, Bordeaux
Cave de Lugny "Les Charmes" Chardonnay, Burgundy


Enza Prosecco, Italy
Villa Pozzi Moscato, Sicily
Barone Fini Pinot Grigio, Valdadige
Villa Pozzi Cabernet, Sicily
Villa Pozzi Nero d'Avola, Sicily

Spain & Southern Hemisphere

Ramon Bilbao Albarino, Rias Baixas
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Ruta 22 Malbec, Argentina
Peter Lehmann Portrait Cabernet, Barosa Valley
Ramon Bilbao Reserva, Rioja

United States

Girard Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
Skyfall Chardonnay, Washington State
Joseph Carr Chardonnay, Sonoma
Josh Cellars Pinot Noir, California
Skyfall Red Blend, Washington State
The Calling Cabernet, Alexander Valley

Organic & Sustainable

Eppa Superfruta White Sangria, California
Eppa Superfruta Red Sangria, California
Kunde Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley
Kunde "Magnolia Lane" Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley
Kunde Cabernet, Sonoma Valley

Not a wine connoisseur? Sierra Nevada will be pouring on the deck.

Restaurants Include

Tallulah - Opened early 2017 the upscale dining experience features Lowcountry seafood; Sandhills meat, poultry, and game; Piedmont vegetables; and Appalachian preserved food items reflecting the distinct regions of South Carolina.
White Duck Taco Shop - Known for quality ingredients, bold flavors and for doing things just a bit differently. Focusing on creative, tasty tacos, sides, soups and salsas made in house with local ingredients when possible.
Midwood Smokehouse - Menu features hand-pulled pork and chicken as well as brisket, ribs, sandwiches and burgers, plus side items such as mac-and-cheese and BBQ baked beans, and for dessert, peach cobbler and banana pudding.
Jake's on Devine / Savvy Foods - Using local, fresh, organic ingredients and buying from South Carolina vendors as much as possible.
Dupre Catering - Our host at Senate's End which is located where Senate Street meets the Congaree River. The woods and the river at the historic Gervais Street Bridge will make you forget you’re in the heart of downtown’s Vista.
Chocolate Nirvana - The original location on Ft Jackson Bld was destroyed in the 2015 flood. The bakery has been working out of DER Kitchen at 2501 Main St and will soon open a retail store there serving slices of cake, cupcakes and other baked items over the counter.
Boeshreen - Boeshreen has been making delicious Libyan food since 1925 and will be providing vegetarian specialties for grazing.

Silent Auction items include:

Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour & Tasting, Camp Chairs, Cooler, plus One Night Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott, Asheville, NC

Night On The Town
Aloft Hotel One Night Stay plus Terra Gift Card

Date Night
South Carolina Philharmonic - Two Tickets to a Concert plus Blue Marlin Gift Certificates

Mountain Getaway
Woodsong Mountain House - Weekend Stay at Mountain House near Caesar’s Head plus Scenic Drives of SC Books

North Carolina Mountain House - Week Long Stay near Cullowhee, NC
The Inn at USC - One-Night Stay
Sleep Inn in Mt. Pleasant - 2 night stay
The Lodge on Lake Oconee - 2 night stay
River Runner Outdoor Center - Dagger Zydeco 11 Kayak
Stand Up Paddle Board from Jon Sears
Camping Package - MalloMe Double Parachute Camping Hammock, South Carolina State Parks, Half Moon Outfitters - Large Duffle Bag, Water Bottle, and Hat Orca Coolers - Orca Cooler
The Fireflies - Prince Commemorative Jersey, Fireflies Cap, and Game Ball
Benton Wilinski - Turkey Hunt & Cabin
Four Tickets to a Wild, Edible Plant Walk led by Matthew Kip
The Spirit of Lake Murray & Dinner at Alodia's Cucina Italiana
One Year Individual Membership to Columbia Museum of Art plus Two Handmade Enamel Cuff Bracelets by Karen Dickey Designs
An Outdoor Yoga Class For Three At a Small Goat Hobby Farm with Autumn Perkins
Chi Design Indigo Workshop
City Roots - One Week Of Summer Camp
River Banks Zoo - Family Ticket Package
The Members Club at Woodcreek & WildeWood - Round of Golf for 4
LinRick Golf Course - Round of Golf for 4
Oak Hills Golf Club - Round of Golf for 4
Cobbleston Park Golf Club - Round of Golf for 4
Windermere Club - Round of Golf for 4
Rob Robertson - In Home Wine Tasting for up to 12
Mercer House Wines - Vine To Wine Tour
Crouch Distilling Bottle of Whiskey and a Private Whiskey Tasting for 10, plus Sallie's Greatest Simple Syrup Set, and Mixology Book
Columbia Brew Bus - Tour for Two
International Food Experience at Harambe Ethiopian, Il Giorgione Pizzaria and Wine Bar, 2Gingers Indian, & Green Olive
Vampire Basket - Books by C. K. Hevener and Christopher Farnsworth & Three Bottles of Wine
Gina Koder Massage - One hour Therapeutic Massage
Janie Beville - Shampoo, Haircut, Style
FiT Columbia - Personal Training Sessions
FiT Columbia - Wall Yoga Class
Barre3 One Month Unlimited Classes
Anytime Fitness - Three Month Membership & Three Personal Training Sessions
Clark Berry Photography Head Shot Photo Session
SC Railroad Museum - 4 train ride tickets
University of South Carolina Gamecocks Basketball Autographed by Frank Martin plus Recycled Glass Serving Dish from Sonoco Recycling
Kyle Smith Pottery Wine Goblets, Spirit of the Stone Reclaimed stone cheese & butter board and cheese knife, Bohemian Home Three Bottles of Wine
Tim Graham Pitcher & Flat Possum Pottery Ceramic Bowl
Good for the Sole Men's and Women's Shoes plus Loose Lucy's Gift Certificate
Valerie Marcil - Ikebana Flower Arranging
Framed Photographic Art Print from the “Gills Creek Elegies 1991” series by Gunarz Strazdins
Augusta National Signed Limited Edition Print by David Nichols - from Kirstin Dow
Statehouse Photograph by Mike Traufler
Our Fragile Earth framed poster from 2011 art exhibition by Gail Teschmacher McCormick and Sabrina McCormick - from Valerie Marcil
Nana by Sally - Small purse from Sally Peek plus a Pottery Bowl from Nancy Butterworth
Mike Traufler - Clemson Print
Hippy Do Da Hand Stamped Necklace & Brenda Oliver Pottery Pottery Basket
Sunrise Artisan Bath and Body Gift Basket and Handbag plus Just the Thing Handbag
Gallery West Handmade BoHo Fly Designs Handbag plus Ceramic Palm Leaf plate by Pottery
Blue Hawaii Quilt by Marie Huntt - from Valerie Marcil
Wild Birds Unlimited Forest Drive - View-thru Bluebird House and $25 Gift Certificate
Gardener's Outpost - Two Wall Planters and Succulents
Costco - Planters with Flowers
Whit-Ash Gift Certificate plus Ceramic Art Vase from Betsy Kaemmerlen
Millcreek Pet Supply Year Supply of Pet Food
Millcreek Pet Supply - Pet Basket & Gift Certificate
Camp Bow Wow Doggy Daycare plus a Gift basket from the Humane Society
The Crescent Olive - Gift Basket
Whole Foods Market - Healthy and Beauty Gift Basket
Starbucks - Coffee Gift Basket
Baking Beauties Dessert Gift Basket
Nickolodeon Theatre Dual Membership & Mr. Friendly's - Gift Certificate
Glowout Salon and Spa and Floral and Hardy Farms Gift Certificates
Forest Drive Dental Care - New patient exam, regular cleaning, and radiographs with holistic dentist Dr. Joanna Dover
20/20 Vision - Comprehensive Eye Exam
20/20 Vision - 10 Units of Botox
Owletteshop - Handmade Baby Bib and Bonnet
Horizon Group Consulting - One Hour Business Consulting and Lunch
Natural Roots Pest Control and Wildlife Removal - Quarterly Pest Control for One Year
Local Buzz - Gift Card
Mast General Store - Maerchandise
Norwex - Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Supplies Basket

Featured Attractions

Get your Raffle Tickets at the check in table for your chance to win big. Tickets can be used for the Cork Pull or Gift Card Tree. One ticket for $10 or 3 for $25.

Cork Pull

Don’t go home empty handed! Check out the Cork Pull station to win a bottle of wine. Purchase a ticket, pull a cork, and get the bottle that matches that cork—it’s that simple. We’ll hold onto your wine until you’re ready to go. The wines range from $10 and up, pius one bottle worth more than $100!

Gift Card Tree

Feeling lucky? Head over to the Gift Card Tree for a guaranteed win with one of any number of possible gift cards. All gift cards are at least $10 in value and range from hair cuts to dinners to massages!

Gift cards:
Pawley's Front Porch, Vestique Boutique, Jake's on Devine, Columbia Museum of Art, Woodley's Garden Center, Lima Peruvian Restaurant, Frank's Car Wash, Bonefish Grill, River Banks Zoo, Strong Foundations, Hunter Gatherer Brewery & Ale House, The Cock N' Bull Pub...

This event is made possible thanks to our sponsors:

Clean Water Champion

EDENS Retail Shopping Center Development, Operation & Management including Cross Hill Market and Trenholm Plaza GC
McCormick Taylor Engineering Consultants GC

Watershed Warrior

OceanaGold SM

River Ranger

W K Dickson Community Infrastructure Consultants GC

Stream Steward

First Citizens Bank SM
Kimley-Horn Engineering Consultants GC, SM
Hussey Gay Bell Engineering Consultants SM
Amec Foster Wheeler Engineering Consultants SM
Atkins Law Firm GC

Please contact Erich Miarka or call 727-8326 for tickets and more information.

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Updated 4/29/17.