"The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on the 4th July in 1776, and saw 13 American colonies become independent sovereign states free from British rule. The United States of America was born.
It was a momentous moment in the country’s history, however what many might not know is that the historic moment was celebrated by the founding fathers with a glass of Madeira.
Madeira, a fortified wine made on the volcanic island of Madeira on the west coast of Africa, was a popular beverage in the US, which accounted for the majority of the country’s sales. Because the wine was fortified, it travelled well, making its export to the US viable." - The Drinks Business
We're not drinking Madeira today - we're toasting with glasses of Sevona and LaPointe.
Approximately 85% of Madeira is produced with the red grape, Negra Mole. We produce Sevona and LaPointe with St. Croix grapes.
And even though Madeira was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson, Bayfield Winery's own Hauser's Colonial is created from a 300 year old recipe of what Mr. Jefferson drank for breakfast.
If you're in the area stop in and join us! We have great tunes on, a great view, great wine, great weather and promise great fun.