CANTON, Ohio — Gervasi Vineyard joins other businesses in Northeast Ohio in turning its production facility into a hand sanitizer distillery.
The popular Canton vineyard is working on a sanitizer product, scheduled to be ready sometime next week, that will be distributed to the Stark County community directly through medical facilities like hospitals, healthcare providers and the Stark County Emergency Management Team.
Scott Swaldo, general manager of Gervasi, put out a call on social media for ideas and advice on making the highly sought-after product.
“We want to use this amazing facility we have to do something purposeful to really help the community. We have the capability to make alcohol and make sanitizer from it,” he told News 5 media partner The Canton Repository.
After Gervasi’s initial alcohol supply is gone, the winery will use alcohol from fermented corn provided by Swartz Farm in Lake Township.
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