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
Woodsong Mountain House - Long Weekend Stay near Caesar's Head
Edisto House - Week Long Stay on the marsh
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 Kayak
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
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 & Wine Tour
Gina Koder Massage - Massage
FiT Columbia - Personal Training Sessions & Wall Yoga Class
SC Railroad Museum - 4 train ride tickets
South Carolina State Parks - Annual Pass
Scenic Drives of SC Books - Two Books
Kyle Smith Pottery - Wine Goblets
Valerie Marcil - Ikebana Flower Arranging
Karen Dickey Designs - Two Handmade Enamel Cuff Bracelets
Nana by Sally - Clutch Purse
Sally's Greatest - Simple Syrup Gift Set
Mike Traufler - Clemson Print
Millcreek Pet Supply - Pet Basket & Gift Certificate
The Crescent Olive - Gift Basket
Mr. Friendly's - Gift Certificate
Floral & Hardy Farms - Gift Certificate
Glowout Salon and Spa - Gift Certificate
Local Buzz - Gift Card
Mast General Store - (TBD)
More to come...

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.

Purchase tickets through Eventbrite...

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Updated 4/27/17.