Age (in years) of the oldest grapevine in Great Britain. While this doesn’t make it the oldest in the world, a two-and-a-half century-old Vitis vinifera vine that still dependably yields grapes is not exactly what one expects to find growing in the middle of London. Curiously, the vine is Schiava, a sleek, spicy red variety indigenous to the Alto Adige/Südtirol region of northern Italy. It was brought to the UK by King George III.

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