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.
Lab Testing and Analysis Services Testing for soil, plant tissue, water quality, animal waste, feeds and forages, pesticides, and much more!
On-Site and Telephone Consultation Available in many county offices for ag producers.
Organic Agriculture Certificate Program Understand organic agriculture production in the southeastern United States.
Pesticide Safety Education Program Topics include pest identification, storage and disposal, pesticide drift and runoff prevention, water quality protection, and food safety.
Production Meetings Updates on local issues for growers and producers.
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Muscadines (C 949) Muscadines are truly a fruit for the south. Although muscadines can be grown successfully in most parts of the state, they are best adapted to the Piedmont and Coastal Plain areas.
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Bunch Grapes (B 807) Bunch grapes are often called “pod” grapes in rural Georgia since they produce large clusters of fruit. Georgia's climate is not well-suited to home garden production of European bunch grapes, but Ame…
- Winemaking at Home (C 717) This publication provides essential material and detailed instructions for successfully making wine at home. The information is designed for beginners who do not know where to begin and for experience…
- Vineyard Frost Protection (B 1490) The vineyard industry is growing across Georgia and across the Eastern United States. Frost is a perennial threat in these regions, and reducing frost risk can save approximately $48,000 per acre in r…
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.
Grape Growers Grape growers’ conferences set for Athens and Braselton.
Downy Mildew Disease The downy mildew that impacts grape production is caused by the water mold Plasmopara viticola.
Vineyard Tour Northeast Georgia vineyard tour, Aug. 8, highlights the technical know how behind Georgia's wine industry.
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Displaying farm gate values for 2017. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.