On the trip up from Florida to Virginia, we planned two stops.

The strategy was to avoid I95, so we drove from the Steinhatchee area on County roads up past Augusta towards Lexington which is just outside Columbia, SC.

The roads we followed through farm country in Georgia and South Carolina were beautiful and we didn’t see a single other car until we were almost to Augusta. That night we met Shannon Mercer of Mercer House Estate Winery. He is a nice guy who made us feel welcome. We arrived too late to participate in a tasting, but Shannon helped us park up and it was a lovely place to stay.