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South Carolina

The state on the southern Atlantic coast with the capital Columbia was one of the 13 founding states of the United States, Around 1680 settled here (and also in North Carolina ) Huguenots expelled from France and brought with them their knowledge of viticulture. Among others was Nicholas Herbemont (1771-1839) worked extensively in Columbia as a vine grower. In 1816 Dorchester became the famous historical variety Isabella discovered. In larger quantities hybrids and varieties of the American species Vitis labrusca and Vitis rotundifolia cultured. There is no as yet AVA classified area and few manufacturing operations, these are Carolina Vineyards Winery, La Belle Amie Vineyard, Montmorenci Vineyards and Truluck Vineyards.

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