History and Facts:
Florida is the birthplace of winemaking in the United States. Through the centuries, various winegrowers tested the state's capability as a grape growing and winemaking region, only to find non-native grape vines could not endure the state's climate. Beginning in the 1930's, grape research and breeding programs were initiated at Florida's universities.

Today two distinct families of wine grapes thrive in the state. The two grape varieties produce wines that are diverse in taste. Muscadine grapes are fruity and tinged with sweetness. Florida hybrid bunch grapes also create wines that are fruity, but less sweet than Muscadines.

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