George Washington’s Favorite Wine

Posted Mon, February 20, 2017 in All Posts

Did you know that George Washington’s favorite wine was Madeira? He first ordered a pipe (approximately 126 gallons) of this wine in 1759 and continued to enjoy it throughout his presidency and when hosting guests in his home at Mount Vernon. Madeira was even raised to toast the signing of the Declaration of Independence!

Today, wine continues to be an important part of White House dinners and events. We are honored that Ponzi wines have been served at the White House for the past two decades.