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Vineyard grows from golf course

Matt Johnson Matt Johnson
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Three men in Sumter County may have found a hidden gem in an old, overgrown golf course.

The group has turned the old Wolf Creek Golf Course into a vineyard, and is hoping to make it a winery. They planted nine varieties of grapes on the fairways of old golf holes.

They are waiting on zoning permits and licenses before officially turning this into a winery.

"And those take time but in the meantime we're building the wine production room and working on remodeling the store and of course maintaining our vines. This year will be our first harvest," said Matt Johnson of Wolf Creek Plantation.

Johnson says they will also make juices and jams and visitors can pick their own grapes when they open in August.

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