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Ten Vines Day
In 1619, the Virginia House of Burgesses – the first legislative assembly of the New World – passed Acte 12. The Acte required every landowner in Virginia to plant ten vines on their property yearly for the purposes of growing grapes to make wine. This Acte was the first recorded history of the efforts to grow European varietals in the New World. While unsuccessful due to Phylloxera aphid and disease, today we celebrate this Acte as the beginnings of wine production in Virginia. Additionally, it was in response to Acte 12 that Charles Carter planted 1,800 vines at Cleve Plantation. It was from these vines that he produced the first internationally recognized wine in the New World in October of 1762.
Our Ten Vines label was created as a tribute to Acte 12 and the Ten Vines that the landowners were required to plant.
In celebration of this historic Acte, on Friday, November 11th, we are offering our customers a 30% bottle discount on all bottles of our Ten Vines Wines! Maximum two cases per customer.
WINE CLUB MEMBERS: receive a discount at 40% off.
AMBASSADOR CLUB: purchase a case and get 50% off! Today and every day!