Experience the Equus Club at Lake Keowee
“Exceptional experiences create an exceptional life at the Equus Club & Winery.” This is our motto, and we’d like to invite you to join us. Set against the amazing backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lake Keowee, the Equus Club & Winery will be a retreat featuring ultra-premium fine wines, friendly faces and Southern hospitality. The Equus Club & Winery will be a member owned country club located on over 150 acres on the shores of Lake Keowee adjacent to the Cliffs at Keowee Falls South in Salem, South Carolina. Our mission is to assemble an “all-star” team of winemakers to make the best wine in the South. Our members will enjoy exceptional dining experiences highlighted by winemaker dinners and cooking classes in the Culinary Center, hands on experiences in our vineyards and winery cellar, equestrian activities, and boating on Lake Keowee. Members will be able to exercise in the Equus Wellness Center with the most advanced fitness equipment and swim in the resort-style swimming pool. Relax under the stars as you sit with friends around one of the many fire pits or stroll through the outdoor sculpture garden as you sip one of the twelve vintage wines we will be producing in our inaugural year.
The 15,000 square foot clubhouse will have an elegant rustic mountain architecture theme showcasing old world craftsmanship. The beautifully appointed dining room will be filled with equestrian paintings and sculptures. Members will delight in utilizing the state-of-the-art cooking school and chef’s kitchen to take cooking classes from award winning chefs. There will be large open areas for the club’s food and wine pairing events as well as intimate club rooms for small gatherings of friends. The Triple Crown Room will feature pool tables, card game tables, multiple TV’s for viewing sporting events and an extensive library on horse racing, the culinary arts and the history of winemaking for our members reading pleasure.
We will annually source nearly $1,000,000 worth of the best grapes from prestigious vineyards in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Monterey wine regions and then ship the crushed juice to our winery in South Carolina. Here our winemakers, in our newly designed state-of-the-art Equus Winery, will blend and age the wine to craft world class wines for our members. The winery design includes a wine barrel room and lab for members to take classes in wine blending and a wine tasting area for members to gather for the food and wine pairing events.
Long ago, there was a time of elegance measured in furlongs and fortnights populated by foals, stallions, and mares. An era where one could travel over country lanes, trails, and pastures and lose yourself in the enveloping calm. That time has come again…whether you’re a horse owner, a riding enthusiast, or simply looking to enjoy a day on horseback. The Equus Equestrian Center offers facilities and programs geared toward allowing members to enjoy access to more than 200 miles of scenic riding trails through Jocassee Gorge State Park as well as the opportunity to ride in a climate friendly 20,000 square foot covered riding arena.