Delaware wine

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Not to be confused with Delaware (grape).
Wine region
Map of USA DE.svg
Official name State of Delaware
Type U.S. state
Year established 1787
Country USA
Total area 2,490 square miles (6,449 km2)
Grapes produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Delaware, Merlot, Seyval blanc, Vidal blanc[1]
No. of wineries 2

Delaware wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of Delaware. Historically, the first Swedish settlers planted grapes and made wine in Delaware as early as 1638.[2]

Delaware has five wineries that each have limited production, the fewest of any state in the United States.[3] The largest winery is Nassau Valley Vineyards, which makes fruit wines in addition to grape wines. Two others are Pizzadili, a small, family business which opened in 2007[4] and Harvest Ridge Winery, which opened in 2013.

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  1. ^ Nassau Valley Winery (2007). "Our Wines". Retrieved Nov. 28, 2007.
  2. ^ T. Stevenson, De meest complete wijnencyclopedie (in Dutch) p.519 (2006)
  3. ^ Kevin Zraly, Kevin Zraly's American Wine Guide, p.9 (2007)
  4. ^ Sara Bredesen (November 25, 2009). "Delaware winery content to be small". The Country Today. Retrieved January 8, 2010.