New Wine Distributor Opens in Charleston - Top Shelf Wines Offered with Enhanced Level of Service by Owner Chuck Richards

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Palmetto Fine Wines, LLC is now open serving the Greater Charleston region. This wholesale wine distributor will be offering only the best wines in the industry to the best restaurants, hotels, wine shops and private clubs in the region.

“Our direction is two-fold,” says owner Chuck Richards. “Our portfolio represents only the exceptional domestic wines available and secondly, we offer unparalleled service and education to support our brands,” continues Richards.

This unique, in-depth approach comes from the fact that Richards and his team have over 40 years of experience in the wine industry. They have worked not only in wholesale, but also at many levels including retail, hospitality, branding, fundraising and directly with the wineries for special on-location release of new varieties.

“Our focus is going to be in full support of the wines we sell to premier establishments in the low country,” states Richards. “We represent many hard-to-find wineries that produce smaller quantities, offering our customers first access to these stellar wines,” says Richards.

Some of the wineries represented are Robert Foley Vineyards, Stanton Vineyards, Switchback Ridge, Jones Family Vineyards, Chateau Boswell, Phifer Pavitt and Sherwin Vineyards, among others.

Palmetto Fine Wines is planning special events featuring noted winemakers for their customers in the Greater Charleston region, including Charleston, Kiawah Island, Mt. Pleasant, Daniel Island, Bluffton, Summerville and Hilton Head.

For more information, visit online at, Facebook at Palmetto Fine Wines LLC or call 1.800.670.3358.

About Chuck Richards
Richards is a noted and respected professional in the wine and food industry in the Carolinas. He is the former owner and operator of the iconic Reid’s Fine Foods in Charlotte, NC, having started as a bag boy at the age of 15, purchased the company in 1984 and sold it 26 years later in 2010. During that time, Richards was named North Carolina’s Grocer of the Year and served as past president of the NC Food Dealers Association. Under Richards’ ownership and direction, Reid’s Fine Foods was recognized as one of the top six Specialty Food Retailers in the United States. Richards has served on the Board of Directors of the Carolinas Food Industry Council and on the Board of Directors of the NC Retail Merchants Association. He is a founding member of what is now Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend and has served on the Executive Committee and as past Chairman of this 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has raised over $3.2 million for children’s causes. Under Richard’s chairmanship, the organization celebrated its 25th Anniversary and was named in 2014 as one of the Top Five Festivals to visit in the country by Forbes Travel Guide.

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