The Williams Farm in Nesmith has a rich history, and one of its goals (besides producing juicy muscadine grapes) is to educate visitors about early black farm life in the rural South. The Rev. Gabriel Williams founded the farm in 1924, where he lived with his wife Mary and 20 kids in one crowded farmhouse as the first generation out of slavery. Today, the Williams Vineyard has won preservation awards for keeping their land and that farmhouse so intact. After his father's passing, David Williams converted the farm from tobacco, cotton, and corn production to muscadine. He and other family members also grow watermelon and okra on the estate. The Williams make muscadine cider, but you have to go to Nesmith (northeast of Charleston, near Georgetown) to get a taste. While you're there, pick up some of their goods like jelly and cider made from their thick-skinned Muscadelles. Visit the farm for a tour and take home a bucket of grapes.