Perdido in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
A 50 acre Muscadine Grape Vineyard was established at this site in 1972 to produce grapes for Bartels Winery of Pensacola, Florida. In 1979, legislation sponsored by Rep. John M. McMillan (Stockton) and Sen. Dick Owen (Bay Minette) was enacted into law by Gov. Fob James as The Alabama Native Farm Winery Act of 1979. The Winery was established September 1, 1979 as Bonded Winery-Alabama-No. 1, the first Alabama Winery since before Prohibition. Jim and Marianne Eddins, as owners and winemakers, produced table wines from the native Muscadine grapes and other fruits grown in the State of Alabama. In 2002, the Winery began producing wine vinegars that have won international awards.
Jim Eddins, owner of Perdido Vineyards Winery, petitioned the Baldwin County Historic Development Commission on March 21, 2009, for Historic Site Designation, pursuant to the authority conveyed by Act No. 80-497, as amended by Act No. 89-960 and during their April 20, 2010 regular meeting, the Baldwin County Historic Development Commission
Historic Development Commission
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
Location. 31° 1.164′ N, 87° 38.92′ W. Marker is in Perdido, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on County Road 47, 0.4 miles east of Interstate 65, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22100 CR-47, Perdido AL 36562, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Lottie, Alabama (approx. 6.9 miles away); Watson Cabin (approx. 9.2 miles away); Railroad Bill (approx. 9.3 miles away); Williams Station, Alabama 1866-1897 / Atmore, Alabama (approx. 9.3 miles away); Escambia County Training School (approx. 10.1 miles away); Historic Stockton / Old Schoolyard Park (approx. 12 miles away); Lynching in America / The Lynching of Rueben Sims (approx. 12 miles away); Bottle Creek Site (approx. 12 miles away).
Also see . . . Perdido Vineyards website. (Submitted on August 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.