When there’s a chill in the air — which is a common occurrence as the last days of December transition into January to bring the promise of a new year — there are few better ways to warm up than by joining friends and family members around a bonfire. And on the Grand Strand during this year’s waning days, one local business is offering a great way to make a cozy conversation around the fire sound even more appealing — by adding wine.
On Saturday, December 29 — the Saturday just before New Year’s Eve — Little River’s La Belle Amie Vineyard will host its New Year Bonfire event, providing a perfect way to warm your spirits on the final weekend before 2019 arrives. The event is part of a series of special “Admission Saturdays,” when live music or other special features presented at La Belle Amie warrant a small entry fee. (For those looking to save a bit on the price of admission, the winery offers $2 off entry for guests who bring two canned/dry good food items for the area food bank.)
Here’s a quick rundown of the schedule for the remaining Admission Saturdays set to be held in 2018 at La Belle Amie:
Nov. 10 — Oldies Saturday Bonfire ($5)
Nov. 17 — WineStock ($8)
Nov. 24 — Holiday Spirits Bonfire ($5)
Dec. 1 — Oldies Saturday Bonfire ($5)
Dec. 8 — An Afternoon of Holiday Tunes ($7)
Dec. 15 — Oldies Saturday Bonfire ($5)
Dec. 22 — Yuletide Music & Bonfire ($5)
Dec. 29 — New Year Bonfire ($5)
Found on a 38-acre farm in Little River — located about 20 minutes north of The Strand Resort — La Belle Amie is a small, family owned and operated winery that produces 20-plus wine varieties ranging from reds and whites to dessert wines. Those looking to sample the wines can try six different types for a small fee of $6, then take bottles home with them to enjoy later or to give as gifts. An on-site gift shop offers wine accessories, salsas, sauces and more. The winery also regularly hosts other fun events, such as its Wine Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays and Wine Down Fridays.
Learn more about La Belle Amie Vineyard at labelleamie.com.
After warming your body by the fire and your soul with some good company, grab a couple bottles of wine and head back to your comfortable accommodations at The Strand Resort to gear up for another fun winter’s day in the Myrtle Beach area. Book your holiday getaway at The Strand today — all that the Grand Strand has to offer will be here waiting for you!