The state with the capital Annapolis on the central Atlantic east coast was one of the 13 founder states of the United States, In the 1940s, the American viticulture pioneer Philip wagner (1904-1996) on his still existing winery Boordy Vineyards on a large scale from the Rebzuchtbetrieben Baco. Seibel and Seyve Villard Finishing documents and French hybrids imported from France. Many states then followed his example. When AVA The three divisions Catoctin, Cumberland Valley and Linganore are classified. For the most part, hybrids are still cultivated today, but European varieties have been added. On only about 150 hectares, eleven companies produce wine. The hinterland of Baltimore's largest city is the main wine-growing 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, there is the grave of the famous writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), who, in connection with the mysterious " Poe Toaster "Has become famous.