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Florida

The southeasternmost state of the USA with the capital Tallahassee was discovered by the Spaniards already in 1513. Already in 1562, vineyards were created by French Huguenots near Jacksonville 20 kilometers from the Atlantic coast. They used a wild ancestor of today still planted white variety Scuppernong, which they gradually cultivated and also won wine from it. From the 1760s Italian, Greek, French and Spanish immigrants tried to plant European varieties (without much success). In this hot climate with high humidity best thrive varieties of the American species Vitis rotundifolia (just like the Scuppernong) and Vitis labrusca, By the initiative of the American viticulture pioneer Philip wagner (1904-1996) came from the 1950s and French hybrids to Florida. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the European vines. From the named after the city Orlando Seedless be especially table grapes generated. In large quantities will too fruit wine produced. Currently there are none AVA, Of the eight wineries, Eden Vineyards in Alva is worth mentioning, it is the southernmost winery in the US and also one of the southernmost in the northern hemisphere. Others include Dakotah Vineyards & Winery, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards and Oaks Winery.

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