muscadine grape is king in the South, and apparently always felt
right at home in the Mississippi warmth.
settlers described them as growing on the sand, hills or plains
- or anywhere else the vine could plant its hardy roots.
Today, a handful
of Mississippi wine growers are supplying the demand for sweeter
tasting wines throughout the state with the all-purpose, disease-resistant
muscadine. Drinkers can also take heart in recent research that points to the muscadine grape lending one of the highest concentrations of health-giving resveratrol.
Find out more
about the muscadine, how it's used to make wine in Mississippi,
and why it's come to be called "the passion fruit of the South..."
More information about Mississippi wine around the Web:
Wineries on the WineWeb - A list of wineries statewide
with a map and contact details. Each listing also gives the name
of the winemaker, when the winery was established and the number
of bottles in production.
The Complete Guide to Muscadine
- The great Southern grape is given its due in Southern Living Magazine with historical details, and more on how to grow them at home.