||The North Carolina Muscadine
Grape Association, Inc. (NCMGA) was established on August
17, 1973. Thirty-four years later, the purposes for which the
non-profit organization was originally organized remain the
- To promote educational research for the purpose of
discovering and developing better, or new varieties, methods
of production, packing, handling, storing, processing,
marketing, and disease control.
- To promote through advertising, service work,
merchandising, tours, and other means the consumption of
grapes and grape products and the use by producers of better
- To promote efficient production, pacing, handling,
storing, processing and marketing of grapes and grape
products and to secure and distribute to its members,
information and trends relative to the operation and
management of the grape business.
The grape and wine industry in North Carolina is
flourishing! Muscadine wine now represents a significant
proportion of wine sales in the state. The industry now
includes over 1,000 acres of muscadine grapes, with the
prospect of more acreage being added each year as formerly
used tobacco land converts to vineyards. A number of
successful, established wineries, and several brand new or
developing wineries specializing in muscadine wine can be
found throughout all regions of North Carolina. In addition,
at least two businesses have been created based on production
and marketing of "nutraceuticals" or health-oriented muscadine
Today, the North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association (NCMGA)
is proud to reresent a small but active group of producers,
processors, and marketers. The NCMGA hosts an annual
meeting/trade show and vineyard/winery tour that brings
individuals together from across the state who have interest
or investment in the NC muscadine industry.
We invite you to enjoy the resources this site offers and to
consider becoming an NCMGA member.
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2011 Summer tour photos...