Before Pocahantas, John Smith and the Jamestowne Colony in 1617, before Plymouth Rock and the pilgrims 1620, the settler’s of Sir Walter Raleigh’s colony at Roanoake, North Carolina were enjoying wine in 1585, the first American wine made from native Muscadine and Scuppernong grapes which grew in abundance all around them.
These unique grapes, found only in Southeastern United States, make a unique wine. A wine which has nourished our nation from the earliest settlement to the present.
Bennett Vineyards is proud to offer the opportunity to enjoy this wine that is so important to American history. Our Muscadine and Scuppernong grapes are grown on land located between the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers and granted to colonists from the Bennett Family by King Charles II.
Our recipes and techniques emulate the recipes and techniques of those earliest colonists. It is our promise to our customers that estate bottled Bennett Vineyard Wines will give you a true taste of our American colonial experience.
We would enjoy having you visit of call us for more information on our wines. We are able to produce private labels with a colonial motif for inns, restaurants and for corporate gifts.
Bennett Vineyards. LTD.
Vinters of America’s First Wine