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Though Delaware’s three bordering states of Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey all have well-developed wine industries, Delaware has been slow to follow suit. The state’s first winery, Nassau Valley Vineyards, only began making wine in 1993. It took nearly a decade for a subsequent winery to open its doors. Nassau Valley, in southern Sussex County, features French hybrids, including Chambourcin, Seyval Blanc, and Villard Blanc. Consumers would surely welcome more company for the two existing wineries in this tiny eastern seaboard state. Delaware has an agreeable climate for viticulture. It is greatly influenced by the ocean, which is never more than 35 miles from any point of land here.

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The AppellationAmerica database identifies 1 wines labeled with the Delaware designation.

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