Virginia's Vintage

Virginia's Vintage (HMBDO)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.072', W 76° 44.922'

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The plentiful grape vines in the New World raised hopes of a profitable wine making industry. Native and imported varieties produced a drinkable vintage, but the wine often spoiled during shipment to England. The venture failed.

A local market did exist, especially since drinking water was brackish. Large finds of wine bottle fragments, as well as several cooling pits or cellars, mark the sites of Jamestown stores or taverns.

Wealthier colonists also consumed wine from Europe, their stock marketed with personalized seals.
Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 344811 N 4118624
Decimal Degrees37.20120000, -76.74870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.072', W 76° 44.922'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 4.32" N, 76° 44' 55.32" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1670 Unnamed Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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