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York County Wine Convention, 1829

York County was quite a hotbed of viticulture and viniculture in the first half of the nineteenth century. A long article in the August 18, 1829 York Recorder reads, in part: “WINE CONVENTION A stated meeting of the Wine Association … Continue reading

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Another York County History Clue

Historical research is so intriguing because it is all about making discoveries and solving mysteries. You just never know when that ah-ha moment is going to happen. A friend showed me the watercolor portrait above recently. It is attributed to … Continue reading

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Early Yorkers Well-known for Grapes and Wine

York’s Vineyard Avenue from North Street Nearly 200 years ago, around 1818, Thomas Eichelberger planted the area of today’s Farquhar Park in York with vineyards. Others in the area quickly followed with their own vineyards and winemaking operations. In a … Continue reading

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York County Winemaking Has a Long History

Mr. Odenwald of York holding a glass of wine I spent yesterday afternoon touring some of the wineries on the March 2010 Tour de Tanks event, part of the year round Uncork York Wine Trail. I was amazed at the … Continue reading

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Wine Making Goes Back a Long Way in York County

William Wagner drawing of Newberry St. at Philadelphia St. Buildings in background at Upp vineyard, now Farquhar Park.</ I posted a couple of blogs lately on brewers in 19th century York County. That fits right in with the majority of … Continue reading

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