INDIANA WINERY JEANETTE MERRITT LECTURE 5a

INDIANA WINERY JEANETTE MERRITT LECTURE 5a - Jeanette...

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Unformatted text preview: Jeanette Merritt Marketing Spet Indiana Wine Grape Council In the year 1798, Frenchman from Switzerland by the name of John James Dufour, came to Jessamine County, (near Lexington, KY) to start the first commercial wine vineyard in the United States." Indiana Wine – A History , Butler & Butler http://images.indianahistory.org 1801 Map of Northwest Territory This is the first map to clearly define Indiana Territory within the greater Northwest Territory. Wild Grapes abound Poor “indifferent” wine Dark color, harsh bitter flavors European vines suffered Cold winters Unknown diseases ▪ Mold & Mildew Only two survived the 2 nd year Cape & Madeira grapes Indiana Wine – A History , Butler & Butler 1802, Purchased land near Vevay north of Ohio River First year congress authorized sale of land in Northwest Territory Dufour & 17 Swiss family & friends – 3 acres of Ohio River front land Planted cuttings of surviving grape vines By 1804 colony owned 3700 acres 1806 or 1807, first real grape crop 1808 – 800 gallons of wine made Sold for $2/gallon By 1820’s produced 12,000 gallons Jean-Daniel Morerod – first successful commercial American winemaker...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2010 for the course FS 470 taught by Professor Christianbutzke during the Spring '10 term at Purdue University.

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INDIANA WINERY JEANETTE MERRITT LECTURE 5a - Jeanette...

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