From Havre de Grace to Monticello: Tracking the Grapes of Maryland's First Winemaker

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Text, photography, and site design by Bill Bates
Harford New Media, Inc.


For Swan Harbor Farm
Craig Lanphear
Swan Harbor Farm
401 Oakington Road
Havre de Grace, Maryland  21078
P: 410-939-6767
Map to Swan Harbor Farm

For Monticello
Jeremy "Jay" Williams
Assistant Curator for Interpretation 

Contact for cuttings:
Peter Hatch
Director of Gardens and Grounds

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Post Office Box 316
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Phone 804-984-9837
Fax 804-977-7757

architectural detail
Architectural detail from Monticello: the soffit design is used in the header of these Web pages.

More photos: 
Monticello's Underground Areas
Monticello's Grapes
Monticello's Gardens
Jefferson's Grave

Swan Harbor Vineyard Groundbreaking Part One

Swan Harbor Vineyard Groundbreaking Part Two

These 18 varieties of grapes are cultivated on the Monticello hillside today
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chasselas Dore
Chasselas Rose
Magala Rosala
Mamondo Toscano
Muscat of Alexandria
Muscat Blanc
Muscat d'Hambourg
Olivet Blanche
Pinot Blanc
Pinot Noir
San Giovese

Why so many varieties? For a concise summary of Jefferson's grape-growing efforts at Monticello, see this page on the Monticello Web site.

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