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Driving down Maybank road on Wadmalaw Island is like taking a step back in time.  Other than the much small Dewees Island to the north-east Wadmalaw Island is the most undeveloped habitable area in Charleston.  Between John’s Island, Edisto Island, Wadmalaw is home to working farms and the only remaining tea plantation in America; the Charleston Tea Plantation makers of “American Classic Tea”.  Wadmalaw is also home to a distillery that produces “Firefly”, a sweet tea flavored vodka, popular throughout the Southern United States. If tea and vodka is not your thing then don't miss the only winery and vineyard in Charleston, South Carolina.  Wadmalaw is also home to Irvin House Vineyards.  They are open to the public and offer affordable and informative wine tastings.

Wadmalaw Island cannot be commercially developed, and residential real estate contain no high-density subdivision, only rural estates.  One of the few communities is the town of Rockville.  Homes range from modest fixers to estates listed in the millions, but they all share a rural tranquility of the classic Southern island life.  If you’re looking for unspoiled lands not far from Charleston, that provide a calm and rural lifestyle, then Wadmalaw Island should be on your short list.

Charleston Tea Timeline
  •   1700's the first Tea Plant arrives in the United States from China.
  •   1888 Dr. Charles Shepard founded the Pinehurst Tea Plantation in Summerville, South Carolina.
  •   1904 Pinehurst oolong tea wins "Best Tea" at the World's Fair.
  •   1915 Pinehurst produced award-wining teas until Shepard's death in 1915.
  •   1963 Lipton pays to have the surviving Pinehurst tea plants relocated to Wadmalaw Island.
  •   1987 William Hall purchased the farm from Lipton and began producing "American Classic Tea".
  •   2003 The Bigelow Family purchased the property and renamed it Charleston Tea Plantation.
  •   Today the Charleston Tea Plantation offers more than just a cup of fresh tea, its true working tea farm.

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