Gllls Creek Watershed Association
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. When purchasing tickets, please indicate which organization you wish to support.


The wine selections will be available soon!

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


Partial list of 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.

Silent Auction items include:

Week Long Stay in a North Carolina Mountain House near Cullowhee
Week Long Stay in a Marsh house at Edisto Beach
Two night stay at Sleep Inn in Mt. Pleasant
Two night stay at The Lodge on Lake Oconee
In-home Wine Tasting for Ten
American Whiskey Flight - Four bottles of whiskey, whiskey glasses, and ice molds

Gift Baskets, Gift Certificates, Original Art and more...

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! One ticket for $10 or 3 for $25.

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

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

River Ranger

South State Bank

Thomas & Hutton

Stream Steward


First Citizens Bank

Kimley-Horn Engineering Consultants

Kleinschmidt Group

WK Dickson

Atkins Law Firm

Daniel and Rebecca Johnson

Natural Awakenings

Get your tickets now!

Purchase tickets through Eventbrite...

(Processing fees will apply)

For more information, contact Gills Creek Watershed Association at or call 727-8326, or contact Audrey Jones at Sustainable Midlands at or 470-4302.

On Facebook? See the Facebook event... and invite all your friends...

Updated 4/15/18.