We began planting the vineyard in 1982, with one experimental acre that included six different varieties of grapes -- Marechal Foch, Leon Millot, Seyval Blanc, Chancellor, Chardonnay and Riesling. We found that all the grapes seemed to do well, so subsequent expansions brought additional Seyval, Chardonnay and Riesling, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. An interest in growing table grapes led us to the Reliance grape. Given the competing demands of growing table grapes and wine grapes, we later found that the Reliance grape, which is both aromatic and tasty, produces a lovely wine. Hence the name Serendipity for that wine ... truly a fortunate discovery.