Muscadine Grapes & The Secret Token of the Lost Colonies
September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The vine that sparked the imagination and wine makers of colonial America! The earliest European explores like Sir Francis Drake used images of a land filled with wild grapes to help convince investors to develop this land.
The grapes, very different in taste and in how they ferment became a unique flavor of early American wines. Even into the early 1900’s the grape was associated with the lost colonies of Roanoke Island. America’s most popular wine of 1920 was called, Virginia Dare — for the first European born here. It included muscadines.
Today, still our most vigorous grape — the only grape we can grow without chemical pesticides, muscadines should have a place in all gardens.
We’ll also have muscadine wine tasting and Sassafras Ice cream
Join Andrew La who’ll discuss his book, The Secret Token