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Spooktacular Halloween Wines from Virginia Dare Winery & Francis Ford Coppola Winery

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Celebrate Fright Night with Virginia Dare Winery’s The Lost Colony & Coppola Winery’s Diamond Collection Claret

Lost Colony BottleVirginia Dare Winery The Lost Colony (SRP $28)

THE STORY
THE LOST COLONY is inspired by the disappearance of one of the first English settlements in the New World. The Lost Colony left behind one of the great mysteries in American history and is the basis of this season’s American Horror Story: Roanoke.

In 1587, John White led 118 English men, women, and children on a three-month voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. They landed on Roanoke Island, and set about establishing a permanent colony. A month after arrival, White’s daughter, Eleanor, gave birth to a baby girl: Virginia Dare—the first child of English parentage born in the New World. Governor White made a trip back to England to secure aid. But when he returned three years later, the colony was lost without a trace. The only clue was a cryptic carving: “C-R-O” in the bark of a tree.

What had happened? Were there any survivors? To this day, the Lost Colony remains a mystery, and theories about its fate are numerous. Local legend has it that soon after the colony’s disappearance, a fair-haired baby girl was seen playing among the children of the Croatoan, the neighboring Native American community, and there she happily grew into a graceful young maid. Could she have been Virginia Dare?

THE WINE
THE LOST COLONY is a distinctive, full-bodied blend of Syrah, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc sourced from warm reaches of Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County. Each glass of THE LOST COLONY invites you to uncover its secrets and surrender to earthy flavors of oak and tobacco, subtle notes of black and red berries, and harmonious hints of spices.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Collection Claret (SRP $21):

Cheers to finally taking the scare out of Halloween decorating this year! After enjoying a bottle of Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s flagship Diamond Collection Claret, turn the bottle’s signature gold netting into spooky yet stylish spider web with a few simple steps.

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