Five Star Rating on yelp.com from Lisa C. Charlotte, NC; - Reviewed August 1,2016
Every time I have come here the staff has gone out of their way to help me. I was able to find a much sought after wine that I had been unable to find in the greater Charlotte area. If you are looking for something that they do no have you are welcome to write down the details of what you would like and they will try to source it for you. The wine selection is great with wines that are reasonably priced to the ultra high end. The beer selection is pretty impressive as well
FIVE STAR rating on facebook.com from Lisa D. on February 18, 2016
I went today for a latte in the afternoon. Charles did a great job explaining the coffees they use - and was just a really friendly guy! It was the best latte that I have had in a long time! They serve their coffee drinks in real mugs, which somehow makes it taste better to me. I took a book and read a little and then enjoyed the beautiful view of the river. A lovely new place in our area!
FIVE STAR rating on yelp.com from Meg G. in Fort Mill, SC on January 23, 2016
Grapevine is the best. Good beer selection, great wine recommendations and really friendly people. My go-to place for a drink on a night out.
from tripadvisor.com EXCELLENT rating: "Great place to hang out and drink wine."- reviewed September 7, 2015
The room is spacious and full of laughs, the wine selection is very diverse and they always have my favorite cheese plate! Many great memories made in this wine bar! Best in town!
from tripadvisor.com EXCELLENT rating: "Absolutely the best Wine Bar EVER" - Reviewed October 2, 2014
Melanie and David are absolutely the best ever! They talk to you and act like they have known you forever! Everyone on staff is super knowledgeable about the beer and the wine. I can tell them that I dont like dry and they will help me pick something out. Super relaxed cool place. In Baxter which is awesome. Just wish it was bigger because this place is ALWAYS busy! Because it is soooo amazing!
Not just a bar. Love when I find a wine that I really like I can buy it there and take it home with me. All round just a great place to sip on wine with some friends and have a great convo! PS they do tastings! SUPER LOVE THOSE! Great for a date night or a group of friends!
FIVE STAR rating on facebook.com from Sandra W. in April 2014
If there is one place that I call home outside of my own house, than it is the Grapevine in Baxter (Fort Mill), SC. You cannot find a better wine and beer bar. Excellent selections from all over the world, with great staples to remain and new additions to come in often enough to make you want to go back more than you should. Wonderful team, great owners and their "beergarden" patio is the place to be on any of the many sunny afternoons/eves we get here in the South. And what if it rains, than just go inside as it is cozy, comfy and very pleasant. Love the decor and even the bathrooms are worth a visit!
FIVE STAR rating on Google from Lisa Bell in November 2013
We love the Grapevine!! Dave and his staff are always friendly and helpful with all of the many variations of beers and wines. He runs his business well by offering superior products, supports multiple non-profits with fundraisers and active in the community. Can't say anything but positive things about the Grapevine! Glad they're in our wonderful Town of Fort Mill!
FIVE STAR rating on yelp.com from Brian F. in Fort Mill, SC on 3/18/2013
Grapevine has earned 5 stars. They now have 10-14 rotating taps and you can have any growler filled with any of them unlike in NC. They always get good beer in for their special one-time cask events, and everyone who works here is very nice and friendly. They also do a lot of charitable events and their Beertopia is one of the best beer festivals in the Charlotte area selling out days in advance with no advertising. It looks like it might be a pretentious wine shop from the outside, but it is very laid back and there is always good beer.
FOUR STAR rating on yelp.com from Steve G. in Fort Mill, SC on 11/13/2012
This is a friendly, relaxed and intimate atmosphere with plenty of choices for wine and beer (usually 12 on tap and plenty more in bottles and cans). Enjoy Indoor or outdoor seating or take something home from the shop, even on Sunday.
Dave the owner is always very cordial and knowledgeable. The staff is fantastic. They offer plenty of tastings and events, get on their mailing list to stay informed. No television, yeah! This is a great place to sit and let the world pass by for a few hours.
TIP on foursquare from Mark E. on 5/23/2012
Voted BEST BAR in Fort Mill by readers of the Fort Mill Times 2011 - 2012
90 POINTS rating on ratebeer.com from Onenote81 in Winston-Salem, NC on 05/03/2012
Stopped here on my way back from Columbia. Saw it on Beerfly, thought I'd check it out. Wow! This is a freaking excellent beer stop! Walking in, I can tell it s mostly a wine bar, but tucked in the back corner is a sweet gold mine of a beer section. They don t carry the largest of quantities, but the quality of beer they do carry more than makes up for it. I saw some from Ballast Point (Sculpin just arrived), Hoppin Frog (BA B.O.R.I.S. just came in that day), tons of Stone, Rogue, Southern Tier, Lagunitas, Weyerbacher, Founders, Ommegang, etc. And the prices were all very reasonable; actually much cheaper than my local spot, which shall not be named. If I were local here, I would hit this spot up all the time. I talked to the bartender quite a bit, and he was very knowledgeable and helpful. Told me they have a quick-freezer in the back if I wanted to pull a bottle off the wall and consume there at the bar. Pretty cool. He was telling me all about the tasting he and his buddies host, even showed me the list from their last meeting. Now that s a man that appreciates good beer. Very cool dude. I will recommend this spot to anybody and everybody that is driving through, or lives around there.
FIVE STAR rating on yelp.com from Natalie K. in Charlotte, NC on 8/26/2011
Went to grapevine for a wine tasting event - GREAT event and inexpensive! For $15 you were able to taste 6 different wines that vary in price (by the bottle) from high $20's to $80! These were VERY healthy pours for a tasting event and the owners, who put the event on, were very informative about each wine. Apparently these tastings happen every 2 weeks or so...I know I'll be back!!
FIVE STAR rating on google.com from Megan on 5/15/2011
Liked: Selection, The best service and selection! Great for beer lovers!
FIVE STAR rating on yelp.com from Greg G. in Fort Mill, SC on 5/10/2011
Great, Great, Great little wine bar. Every one of their bartenders/servers is not only knowledgeable about wine, but loves to talk about it, if you want to! Never once, no matter how busy they were, has a server made me feel like I was inconveniencing them when asking questions about wine to educate myself. For a boutique wine bar, the prices are very good. Also, the selection is good, but not so big you feel lost; obviously very selective in what they stock. If you want a wine warehouse, WalMart-style, go to Total Wine. If you want a great selection of wines/beers for any price range, go to grapevine.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention their philanthropic activity in the community as well. They always have fun "Guest Bartender" charity events, as well as donations to local charity auctions, etc. They go far and above the normal "PR" type philanthropy.
LIKES IT on urbanspoon.com from Michael on 2/12/2011
First off, they have the nicest staff of any wine bar/taproom in the area. I have gone to grapevine maybe 30 times now, and I have been treated well every single time. One thing you may not know about grapevine: they have a collection of the best craft beers in the country available by the glass, bottle, or growler. They will help guide you to a beer that you will surely enjoy. They also have a great selection of wines as well! I know very little about wine, and have come to rely on their tasting events as a way to learn more. Unlike alot of places in the Charlotte area, grapevine creates a welcoming atmosphere for novices and experts alike. If you've always wanted to go to a tasting, but were intimidated, you won't feel that way within seconds of walking through the door. It's my favorite place in the area to get a drink. In fact, I think I am going to wrap up this review and head over there now. :)
A+ rating on beeradvocate.com from kinged8th in Fort Mill, SC on 12/21/2010
I first stopped in this place last January after reading a story in the local paper about growlers. I was just starting to dabble in the craft beer scene. The owner Dave is a super nice guy always willing to help or just offer good conversation. He referred me to BA which helped me out a great deal. Marie is the sweet lady who works during the day. She is always a fun person to talk with. Alex is cool dude who knows his stuff. I'm not familiar with the folks who work at night but every time I go in, they are always super friendly. The place has a good selection of beer and wine. I always find something to pick up along with my growler fills. The atmosphere is laid back and they play good music. They also do a beer fest in March called Beertopia. Definitely worth checking out.
FIVE STAR rating on Facebook.com from Cindy Curtis on 12/9/2010
This place is my "Cheers." Only classier. And the owners are already married. And it doesn't have a mailman...but it DOES have some UPS folks. My point is that this is the kind of place where everybody knows my name and they are always glad I came. I trust their recommendations...so far Dave and Melanie have been right on the mark with all beer & wine suggestions.
FIVE STAR rating on yelp.com from Jenna D in Los Gatos, CA on 10/25/2010
"In a word, AMAZING. We went on a weekend evening and were greeted by incredibly knowledgeable staff. The food was amazing, the wine was even better and my fiance said the beer was some of the best he's had.
The owner was great, down to earth, making his rounds to check on people in a very personable way - the way a host would do at a cocktail party or BBQ full of friends. For a while I wasn't sure if the owner didn't actually know every one of the patrons on a personal level or not.
We were there when they happened to have live music - not sure if this is a regular event or not - but what great ambiance it added!
We live in California, but have resolved to go out of our way to stop by this place again the next time we happen to be in that general region. I can't say enough great things about this place, the owner or the staff! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!"
If you have the chance, GO!!
A+ rating on beeradvocate.com from marine1975 in Mt Holly, NC on 4/24/2010
"I have been to the Grapevine and made a few purchases in the past and have always dealt with Alex who has always been great to talk to and isvery educated when it comes to good beer. Today I stopped in and met the owner David for the first time. Super nice guy who seemed more like a regular BA not someone trying to sell me a beer. We talked about a few types and he made some suggestions. The growler station always seems to have 2 or 3 great beers ready to flow. I live about 45 minutes away but my work takes me this way quite often so I see myself becoming more of a regular. As far as selection I seem to always pick up something here that I can't find a few miles across the boarder in N.C. While there today in stock was D.O.R.I.S., Black Ops, Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S., Expresso Yeti, Ten Fidy on tap and many more! All around great place to pick up some great beers to go or just grab a pint to drink there and have some great conversation."
FIVE STAR ratings on Facebook.com on 3/29/2010
"I love coming here. The music and atmosphere set this place apart. This is not your typical wine bar. It is not uncommon for the owner to come out from behind the bar and talk wine, beer, music, or anything else that is on your mind. Great place and I love its success."
"THE place for great wine, great beers and great people. ...and free wi-fi for us mobile bidness folk!"
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"Love the atmosphere and broad selection you have. The staff feel more like friends when I am there. Great entertainment on the weekends and always good conversations and laughter. Love you guys!!"
FOUR STAR rating on yelp.com from Terri P in Fort Mill, SC on 3/3/2010
"Cozy and convenient place. Very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive bartender.
"Stopped by for a couple glasses of wine with an old friend and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the varieties of wine that the bartender thought I might enjoy. Trusted his judgement and tried a few and was not disappointed. The atmosphere is very nice--not too big, not too small, nicely decorated, and quite cozy, I think. I've heard the food is good, but I've not yet tried it myself. I certainly intend to though."
FOUR STAR rating on insiderpages.com from amy m in Gastonia, NC on 2/9/2010
"Nice little place to find all your wine and fruit needs. They people are very kind and always help you if you are not to sure about something."
A+ rating on beeradvocate.com from ddtprm in Charlotte, NC on 1/27/2010
"My buddy and I stopped in for the first time yesterday. We were greeted by the owner who is extremely knowledgeable about beer and obviously very passionate about it. I was glad to see they carry Southern Tier which I haven't had since I left Ohio. The growler station is clutch and the draft beer selection is all top notch stuff. I was given a sample of Foothills DIPA which I had not had before. I then enjoyed a glass of '08 vintage Founders Imperial Stout...outstanding. I will definitely be going back soon."
FIVE STAR rating on yelp.com from c a in York, SC on 9/12/2009
"Some beer enthusiast friends took me to this place a few months ago, I've been back several times since. I had driven by several times and just assumed it was a fancy wine shop, boy was I wrong.
I was astounded by the selection of hard to find craft beers, at decent prices (for craft beer). These guys have a wall that is literally filled with beer bottles 6' high.
The bartenders really make or break a place like this. The guys who are usually there are knowledgeable and are able to make good recommendations."
A+ rating on beeradvocate.com from hopmeister in Morgantown, PA on 4/6/2009
"I was brought here by a friend from Fort Mill - what a great little treasure. Now every trip to Charlotte requires a trip to The Grapevine.
First off, it is great to see such a wide variety of beer and wine in the same shop. The owner, Dave Sills seems to have a real passion for beer and it shows in his establishment. Service has been top notch on each visit and I think the same people have been behind the bar each time I have visited. The menu listings are limited but they will chill any bottle you bring off the shelf. If you are in the Charlotte area it's worth the drive down to Fort Mill to visit and say hi, you won't regret it ...."
92 POINTS rating on ratebeer.com from CoachJT in Columbia, SC on 10/23/2008
"This place is amazing. From the incredible craft beer and hard-to-find wine selection, to Dave (the owner) being just an all around great guy, it makes me a bit sad that I don�t get up to Fort Mill more often."