How Six Farm Families are Reinvigorating/Reinventing the Agricultural Landscape
on Maryland's Eastern Shore? Grapes!

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Every great agricultural region has its product of fame. In the 1920's the peninsula on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake was known for tomatoes and peaches. Today there's a new fruit heralding a new phase of agriculture - agri-tourism. The fruit is the wine grape. Maryland's Eastern Shore has seen dramatic growth in the number of vineyards and wineries over the last five years. Those leading the movement are a bunch of dedicated farm families who took up grape growing and winemaking to sustain their farms and along the way discovered the thrill of making good wines and the benefits of sharing their country settings with those wanting to visit and escape the crowds of city and suburban life.

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