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Florida

The southeastern state of the United States with the capital Tallahassee was discovered by the Spaniards in 1513. As early as 1562, French Huguenots planted vineyards near Jacksonville, 20 kilometers from the Atlantic coast. They used a wild ancestor of the white variety still planted today Scuppernong which they gradually cultivated and also made wine from. From the 1760s, Italian, Greek, French and Spanish emigrants then tried to plant European varieties (without much success). In this hot climate with high humidity thrive best varieties of the American species Vitis rotundifolia (just like the Scuppernong) and Vitis labrusca, Through the initiative of the American wine-growing pioneer Philip wagner (1904-1996) also came from the 1950s in France hybrids to Florida. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the European vines. From the one named after the city Orlando Seedless above all table grapes generated. In large quantities too fruit wine produced. There are currently none AVA, Of the eight wineries, Eden Vineyards in Alva is worth mentioning, it is the southernmost winery in the United States and one of the southernmost in the northern hemisphere worldwide. Others include Dakotah Vineyards & Winery, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards and Oaks Winery.

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