South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

Bill 1209

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

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To Honor E. & J. Gallo Winery for employing hundreds of South Carolinians and to congratulate them for bringing great pride to the State of South Carolina.


Whereas, E. & J. Gallo is a family owned winery established in 1933 and headquartered in Modesto, California. Worldwide operations include a location in Chester, South Carolina, launched in 2022; and


Whereas, E. & J. Gallo Winery offers a broad variety of products that total more than one hundred brands of table, sparkling, dessert, and luxury wines, beverage products, and distilled spirits. Products produced by the company are distributed throughout South Carolina; and


Whereas, their incredibly skilled and talented workforce of nearly three hundred South Carolinians manufacture High Noon Sun Sips spirited beverages in eighteen different refreshing flavors made with vodka, tequila, seltzer, real fruit juice, and sparkling water; and


Whereas, Gallo represents the hallmarks of the American spirit where hard work, innovation, and a commitment to excellence never waiver. Their efforts have placed them as one of the most highly acclaimed wine and spirits companies in the world, having earned major awards from prestigious competitions in the United States and internationally; and


Whereas, Gallo is a strong corporate citizen that gives back to its local community through charitable donations and volunteer efforts by its associates. For the last nine years, the company has earned a one hundred-percent score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index, recognized as the Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality; and


Whereas, E. & J. Gallo Winery was recognized as the first winery in the country to receive the International Standards Organization's ISO 14001 certification, created to assist companies with reducing impacts on the environment. The company also has led the way in developing and refining new environmentally friendly practices such as minimizing the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides, recycling and reusing process water, creating new wetlands, and protecting existing riparian habitats; and


Whereas, there are more than six-thousand manufacturing facilities in South Carolina that make a myriad of worldclass products. In the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance's 2024 Manufacturing Madness: The Coolest Thing Made in South Carolina contest, Gallo was nominated and advanced to the top four round out of one hundred sixty-six products. Now, therefore,


Be it resolved by the Senate:


That the members of the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution, honor E. & J. Gallo Winery for employing hundreds of South Carolinians and to congratulate them for bringing great pride to the State of South Carolina.


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