When can I harvest muscadine grapes for winemaking?
Muscadine grapes are native to the southeastern United States. There are over 100 cultivars or types and skin colors range from light bronze to pink to purple to black. They are great off the vine or for processing jellies, juice or wine.
Grapes are ready for harvest when they taste sweet. Following harvest, store your intact muscadines in a plastic bag to maintain humidity and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. Grapes with broken skins can be processed for juice or wine if crushed within 2 to 3 hours.