Silver Dew Winery of Daufuskie Island was the first registered winery in the state before closing in 1956 when owner Papy Burn retired. More than six decades later — and a little delay thanks to Hurricane Irma — Silver Dew has reopened. Daufuskie’s rich soil, which includes a mix of sand and salt, gives the wine a distinct flavor, though visitors will have to wait a little longer to sample it: Currently, the winery is producing bottles of wine using pressed and frozen Oregon grapes. Owner Wick Scurry expects to harvest the first Daufuskie-grown grapes next year.
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