Traditionally, Georgia's grape and wine industry has been known for the state's native muscadine grape. In fact, Georgia leads the nation in its production of these grapes. Georgia's climate is well suited for growing muscadines, which are traditionally used for making jams, sauces and wine.

In addition to muscadines, modern fungicides have recently been used in the successful production of the European bunch grape and French-American hybrids in North Georgia, leading to interest in these varieties.

UGA Extension provides both growers and home gardeners a variety of information to help have the best output with the least amount of labor possible.


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UGA Extension Viticulture Blog Resources for improving grape and wine quality and for increasing vineyard health and sustainability.

Muscadine Grape Breeding at UGA A source of information for home and commercial growers on currently available muscadine cultivars. Our cultivar pages provide pictures and information on the many cultivars we have trialed in our test vineyards.

Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium Newsletters related to the production and marketing of bunch grapes.

Impact Statements: Grapes Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to grapes.

UGA Department of Horticulture Learn more about the horticulture department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

UGA Department of Plant Pathology Learn more about the plant pathology department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.


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Muscadine Grape Breeding at UGA A source of information for home and commercial growers on currently available muscadine cultivars.
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  • New to Grapes? UGA Extension specialists will offer aspiring wine makers a crash course on the wine industry August 16. Published: 07/27/17
  • Northern Nut Growers Association August conference to highlight building sustainable, efficient agricultural practices. Published: 07/11/17
  • Georgia's Grape Industry UGA Extension fruit plant pathologist Phillip Brannen says grape farmers should be wary of diseases like Pierce's disease. Published: 03/30/17
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Top Grape Producers
County Name Value
Lumpkin $4,435,200
White 3,991,680
Habersham 3,041,280
Madison 2,640,000
Irwin 1,454,000
Rabun 729,000
Grady 720,000
Calhoun 665,000
Towns 440,000
Pickens 367,360
State Total: $20,414,060

Displaying farm gate values for 2016. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.