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Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Virginia’s Vintage

 
 
Virginia’s Vintage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. Virginia’s Vintage Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park.
 
Location. 37° 12.072′ N, 76° 44.922′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Loop Drive, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on Jamestown Island, along the Loop Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown VA 23081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bowl, Pot, and Pipe (here, next to this marker); Silk Worn and Silk Spun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Medical Discoveries (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Golden Weed (approx. 0.4 miles away); The “Island House”
Marker on Jamestown Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Marker on Jamestown Island
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Iron for Corn (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Site of Habitation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Harvesting Ice (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jamestown.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of a Jamestown man using a grape press near several casks, while a woman stomps grapes in the background.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a virtual tour of markers located along the Loop Drive on Jamestown Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. Island Loop Drive. Colonial National Historic Park from National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Historic Jamestowne. Historic Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The site is jointly administered by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. (Submitted on March 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Markers on Jamestown's Loop Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
3. Markers on Jamestown's Loop Drive
Two markers are found at this stop on the Loop Drive on Jamestown Island. The Virginia’s Vintage marker is the one on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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