The mission of the Gills Creek Watershed Association is to restore and protect the Gills Creek Watershed by uniting citizens, government, organizations, and business.
Gills Creek Watershed Association Wine For Water

Join Us Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6-8:30pm
for the 8th 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 Rocky Branch and Smith Branch Watershed Alliances on April 18 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 non-members.
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, and Sustainable Midlands, the parent organization of Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance and Smith Branch Watershed Alliance.


Layer Cake Station

Layer Cake Rose, California
Layer Cake Chardonnay, California
Layer Cake Pinot Noir, California
Layer Cake Shiraz, Australia
Layer Cake Malbec, Argentina

France Station

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

Southern Hemisphere Station

[yellow tail] Rose, Australia
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Peter Lehmann Clancy's Red Blend, Australia
Ruta 22 Malbec, Argentina
Clos de los Siete, Argentina

United States Station

Skyfall Pinot Gris, Washington State Station
Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, Callifornia
The Calling Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, California
The Calling Russian River Pinot Noir, California
Skyfall Merlot, Washington State
Joseph Carr Paso Robles Cabernet, California

Mediterranean Station

Barone Fini Pinot Grigio Valdadige, Italy
Ramon Bilbao Albarino, Spain
Villa Pozzi Moscato, Sicily
Ramon Bilbao Tempranillo Limited Edition, Spain
Layer Cake Primitivo Puglia, Italy

These wines are available at Bottles Beverage Superstore


Participating restaurants!

Rosso Trattoria Italia — An elegantly casual Italian trattoria featuring local, seasonal ingredients Seasonal menus of locally farmed produce, succulent artisan meats and handmade pastas all hand-prepared over an open top wood-fired grill or in the searing heat of a wood-burning oven.
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.
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.
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.
Chipotle Mexican Restaurant — The idea is simple: show that food served fast doesn't have to be a "fast-food" experience. Using high-quality raw ingredients, classic cooking techniques, and distinctive interior design, we brought features from the realm of fine dining to the world of quick-service restaurants.
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.

Wine For Water 2018 Sponsors

Wine Glass Sponsor

Bottles "Bottles Beverage Superstore carries a superior selection of spirits, a wide array of accessible to world class wines, and an assortment of imported, domestic and craft beer – always at discounted prices." Locations in Columbia and Charleston.

Clean Water Champion

EDENS Retail Shopping Center Development, Operation & Management including Cross Hill Market and Trenholm Plaza

McCormick Taylor McCormick Taylor Engineering Consultants

Jakes on DevineJake's on Devine / Savvy Foods — Using local, fresh, organic ingredients and buying from South Carolina vendors as much as possible.

River Ranger

BottlesSouth State Bank
"South State Bank has been serving the financial needs of our customers and communities since 1934. By staying true to our values of relationship banking, we’ve become one of the fastest growing regional banks in the South."

Thomas & HuttonThomas & Hutton
"Thomas & Hutton provides a myriad of civil engineering and civil related services to our public and private clients in South Carolina, Georgia and throughout the Southeast."

Stream Steward

"Building on a tradition of excellence in community banking that stretches back to 1872, BB&T continues to offer clients a complete range of financial services, including banking, lending, insurance, trust and wealth management solutions. We invite you to learn more about us and our commitment to our clients."

First Citizens Bank

Kimley-Horn Engineering Consultants

Kleinschmidt Group

WK Dickson

Atkins Law Firm

Daniel and Rebecca Johnson

Natural Awakenings

Wine For Water 2018 Silent Auction Items

1 Two Homemade Kahluah Bottles and Three Cakes For Special Occasions
2 Bottles In-Home Wine tasting for 8-12 People
3 Ceramic Art Lidded Jar from Confluence Ceramics & Fabrik Gift Card & Bracelet
4 Wooden Box with Ceramic Insert & M Boutique Necklace
5 Decorative Ceramic Bowl and fused Glass Pendant
6 Sgraffito Footed Serving Dish
7 Nancy Pryor Grills Ceramic Parsley Planter, Whole Foods Gift Card, Reusable Produce Bags & Becky Leonard Blue Flower Vase
8 American Whiskey Flight
9 2 Nights at Sleep Inn Hotel in Mt. Pleasant & Scenic Driving South Carolina Book
10 2 Nights at the Lodge on Lake Oconee
11 2 Hours Design Time by Katherine J. Anderson /design/Interiors
12 Heaven in the Mountains at Cullowee Mountain House (5 days, 4 nights)
13 Southeastern Backcountry Adventures Weekend Guided trip for 2 and Hiking South Carolina Book
14 Hunter-Gatherer Brewery Gift Card, Growler, T-Shirt & Hat
15 Carved Vase by Evon Kirkland Interiors
16 Wood Duck Framed Print by J.S. Wilson
17 Oil and Water Don’t Mix by Gunars Strazdins
18 Ladder Bone Bracelet
19 Wild Birds Unlimited Gift Card & Blue Bird Meal Worm Feeder
20 Beautiful Vintage Tea Set, Four Placemats, Pot Holder & Cloth Coasters
21 Scout & Mollys Boutique Earrings & Koozie, & Urban Nirvana Gift Card, & Tazza Gift Card
22 Aqua Sea Quilt & Pottery Bowl with infused Glass
23 18 Holes with Cart Foursome at Linrick Golf Course
24 Jo.S A. Banks One Traveler Collection Sport Coat
25 Neiman Marcus Four Old Fashioned Glasses & One Bottle of Johnnie Walker Red
26 On the River Fabric Art and Finely Crafted Ceramic Sculpture
27 Anytime Fitness 3 month Membership plus 1 Month of one on one personal training & Athleta Gift card
28 South Carolina Railroad Museum Ride in the Train Cab and Two Hats
29 Proven Beauty Salon Gift Card with Gabriela Garcia & AG Colour Savour Shampoo, Conditioner & BB Cream
30 Pamper Yourself in Trenholm Plaza with gift cards to Urban Nirvana, Rosso, Bevello & the Original Pancake Hours
31 One hour Aromatherapy Massage with Pamela Lorintz & Devine Styles Haircut Shampoo & Blow-dry
32 Eight hours of Private Investigative Work by Brian Setree
33 Gift Card Package (Wildwater Adventure Center, Earth Fare, Cracker Barrel, Texas Roadhouse, Starbucks and Walmart)
34 Studio Fringe Micro-Dermabrasion Service & Tazikis Gift Card
35 Massage With Ginas Massage Therapy & Cut and Style with Kristin Lever at West Main Street Salon
36 Charcoal Graphite and Pencil 11x14 Portrait of one Pet in white Mat 16x20 Frame
37 Charcoal Graphite and Pencil 11x14 Portrait of one Subject in white Mat 16x20 Frame
38 Total Wine Private Wine Tasting for 20 People
39 USC President’s House Print & Capitol Steps and Misssteps Book
40 Farm to Table Event Company Gift Card, Bourbon Gift Card and Manchester Farms Gift Basket
41 Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Gift Card, Duck Donuts Gift Card, 32 Degree Yogurt Bar Gift Card, and The Iguana’s Eyes Young Adult Book
42 Treat and Toy Basket for Dogs
43 One Week Vacation Home on Lake Wateree and Two Ceramic Fish
44 The Crescent Olive Private Tasting with friends for Ten Individuals/Couples and Gift Basket
45 Whole Foods gift basket, Nickelodeon Theatre
46 Pair of Swedish Inspired Lamps
47 Norwex Gift Basket & Spring Time Wreath
48 Beer Den Growler and Jakes Gift Card
49 One 60 Minute on Location Portrait Session with 20 Digitals by Lola Dee Photography
50 Tigers Eye Bracelet, Amethyst Bracelet, and Beaded bracelet
51 His Masters Voice Victrola
52 Cobblestone Golf for four (Cart rental included)
53 Week Stay at a Marsh Front House on Edisto Beach
54 Two hour Consultation with Fee-Only Financial Advisor at Abacus Planning Group, Inc.
55 Ten Gift Certificates to Troy’s Cutting Edge
56 Rain Barrel Gardeners Outpost
57 SUP Weekend Rental for Two, Half Moon Outfitters
58 Case of Wine RNDC/Jon Sears
59 $100 Gift Card to Terra
60 Original Art by Sophesia Nehhesti Johnson
61 Makeup Package from Lips by Ke Nichole, LLC
62 Potted Hibiscus Tree from Gardeners Outpost
63 Fit Columbia 5 Personal Training Sesssions

Music by Music by Harry Braswell with Elizabeth Griffin

On Facebook? See the Facebook event and pictures...

Watch a short video shot by Austin Porter, a journalism student at the University of South Carolina, at Wine For Water 2018.

Updated 6/3/18.