The state with the capital Annapolis on the mid-Atlantic east coast was one of the 13 founding states of the United States, In the 1940s, the American wine pioneer Philip wagner (1904-1996) on his still existing winery Boordy Vineyards on a large scale by the vineyards Baco. Seibel and Seyve Villard Finishing documents and French hybrids imported from France. Many countries then followed his example. As AVA the three areas are classified Catoctin, Cumberland Valley and Linganore. Most hybrids are still cultivated today, but European varieties have been added. Eleven companies produce wine on just 150 hectares of vineyards. The hinterland of the largest city, Baltimore, is the main wine region. Well-known wineries are Boordy Vineyards (traditionally mainly hybrid wines), Basignani (Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon), Boordy Vineyards (Seyval Blanc, sparkling wines), Elk Run Vineyards, Fiore Winery (Chambourcin) and Woodhall Vineyards & Wine Cellars ( Seyval Blanc, CS). In Baltimore is the grave of the well-known writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), which in connection with the mysterious " Poe Toaster “Has become famous.