In case you thought Napa Valley had the biggest and best wine region, Virginia has been busy planting its own vineyards. In fact, our country's wine industry began in Virginia when our forefathers planted European vines at Jamestown. Unfortunately, these European grapes did not fare well in our Virginia climate. However, by the late 1700's Virginians began cultivating native varieties. Today Virginia is ranked 11th in wine production.

Blackwater Vineyards is proud to be part of this heritage. The vineyard opened for business in 1990 and now has the largest planting of muscadine/scuppernong vines in Virginia. Over 1500 vines are in the ground, encompassing ten varieties of these wonderful grapes.

Muscadine Grapes Vineyard Muscadines

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