A century before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, wine was being made in Florida. "Florida" was the name given by Spanish explorers in recognition of the state's beautiful fruits and flowers. Among that rich vegetation, native grapevines were discovered on Florida's east coast. Spanish settlers harvested the wild grapes and, applying the same traditions of their homeland, converted Florida's wild muscadine into the first American wine. Read about Wineries and Vineyards in Florida. Below are locations we visited.