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William Vigne (Vin-Ya) was the first generation of Fulkersons in New Amsterdam in about 1619. The Vignes were one of 30 Walloon families selected by the Dutch West India Company to establish a permanent settlement in New Netherlands [New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Connecticut]. The original Company plan was to send only five or six men to set up a fur trading post on Manhattan Island. The grapes for this wine were Estate grown at the Fulkerson Vineyards on Seneca Lake. [+]