Eagle Mountain Winery LLC is being developed on a 54-acre parcel of land in Greenville County near Landrum. The property is located on S.C. Highway 11, between Highway 25 and Highway 101. The winery is scheduled to open in early 2019.
The land for Eagle Mountain Winery has been cleared for the vineyards to be planted. Amenities will include bocce ball courts, walking trails, fire pits and an outdoor sculpture garden. Monthly food, wine, music and art events will be open to the public, according to a news release.
For the first few years, Eagle Mountain will produce wine from grapes grown in the Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Monterrey and other areas in California. The production of estate wines will begin once the South Carolina grapevines have a chance to mature, likely in year three or four, the release said.
“We are sourcing the best grapes from the finest vineyards in California and finding creative ways to grow cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc varietal grapes on our estate in South Carolina,” said George Bursick, director of winemaking, in the release. “We have designed a state-of-the-art winery and we are dedicated to providing high quality wines on a consistent basis.”
More than 30 local investors are helping fund Eagle Mountain Winery, which will serve food and wine from its tasting room and be open to the public seven days a week. The venue will also be available for weddings and private events during off hours, according to the release.