The Oldest Grapevine In America Is In North Carolina And You’ll Want To See It

Attention history (and wine!) enthusiasts: the largest natural wonder of its kind in the U.S. can be found on Roanoke Island in Manteo. If it’s hard to imagine what’s so special about the oldest cultivated grapevine in the U.S., then try this on for size: one grapevine root system once covered an entire acre with not only vines, but also succulent muscadine grapes.

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North Carolina is home to some rather gawk-worthy and bizarre roadside attractions. See 15 of them in this previous article.