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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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Recent Publications

  • Muscadine Grape Management (C 1303) This phenology-based muscadine grape management poster provides a reference for sound viticultural, disease, and insect management practices in a digestible format. Produced in cooperation with Univer…
  • 2024 Southeast Regional Muscadine Grape Integrated Management Guide (AP 126-3) This 2024 update to the regional integrated pest management guide provides recommendations for muscadine grape production in the Southeastern U.S. Recommendations are based on information from the man…
  • Home & Garden Georgia Pest Management Handbook Series: Home Orchard (SB 48-05) This section of the Home & Garden Edition covers pest control in home orchards, including apples, peaches, bunch grapes, muscadines, strawberries, blueberries, and other fruits. Beginning in 2022, the…
  • Blanc du Bois (C 1274) ‘Blanc du Bois’ has made a significant contribution to wine production in southeastern regions where Pierce’s disease is prevalent. Though possessing resistance or tolerance to Pierce’s disease, Phyll…


UGA-affiliated sites

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.

Sustainable Agriculture at UGA Brings together information on sustainable agriculture including organic agriculture, pollinators, and other resources.

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.

Commodity Teams at CAES Teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.

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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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  • Grape Expectations
    Grape Expectations The Winegrowers of Georgia Internship program is a collaboration between UGA and Georgia wine producer associations. Published: 11/07/23
  • New Viticulture Specialist
    New Viticulture Specialist Sarah Lowder joined the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences this spring as the state’s only viticulturist, a position dedicated to providing the best methods for the cultivation and harvest of wine grapes. Published: 08/23/23
  • Cropping Up
    Cropping Up Georgia is now home to more than 100 farm wineries and vineyards and UGA Extension agents work with nearly all of them. Published: 09/09/22
Top Grape Producers
County Name Value
Gilmer $6,480,000
Lumpkin 6,220,800
Union 6,000,000
White 4,561,920
Haralson 4,200,000
Habersham 3,732,480
Towns 3,000,000
Irwin 2,295,425
Calhoun 1,800,000
Madison 1,575,000
State Total: $47,293,024

Displaying farm gate values for 2022. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.