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Nassau Valley VineyardsAt right, feast your eyes on the first ever winery in Delaware, the Nassau Valley Vineyards located in Lewes, Delaware.

Winemaking was rarely (if ever) attempted in Delaware until owner Peggy Raley defied the critics by opening her farm winery in 1987.

Today, local wine is grown, fermented and bottled in one location - and winning international awards in the process. Since those pioneering days, three more wineries have opened along the coast, with a promise of more entrepreneurs in the future who will claim a stake in Delaware's growing interest in the grape.

Wine varieties produced in Delaware range from Chardonnay to Merlot and, in a strange twist also include wines made from the Delaware grape (which,contrary to popular belief, was actually first propagated in Delaware, Ohio in 1849.)

Learn more about Delaware's wineries and more opportunities for wine tours and tasting in nearby Brandywine Valley, PA...

More information about Delaware wineries around the Web:

Brandywine Valley Wine Trail - "Where Pennsylvania meets Delaware' and featuring local, nearby wineries in PA's Brandywine Valley with links to official sites, a trail map and event calendar.

Delaware Wine Tasting, Wine Education, Wine Classes and Wine Dinners - Current listings of events and wine happenings throughout the state with descriptions, locations and contact info.


also see -> Maryland Wineries | New Jersey Wineries

Pennsylvania Wineries | Virginia Wineries

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