Wine Lovers unite! South Carolina is getting a new winery! And it’s just across the border in Chester County. E. & J. Gallo is bringing its new east coast hub to Fort Lawn, South Carolina. Gallo will fill a void in the community that was been there ever since the Spring Industries textile plant in 2007.¬† Fort Lawn, which is home to less than 1,000 residents is located at the intersection of SC Highway 9 and US Highway 21.

Fort Lawn, SC 29714

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E. & J. Gallo Winery is the nation’s largest winemaker. The hub will create 496 jobs in the region, to begin with, and more coming as operations grow. This will be a major boost to the small-town economy that has been struggling since the textile industry’s exit. Construction on the South Carolina winery plant is supposed to wrap this summer which includes a production facility, bottling and canning, warehouse, and distribution center.

No word yet on if they will have a tasting room open to the public. But here’s to hoping!

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Source WSOC-TV

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