M-QEP Resources

Find files, presentations, recordings, and other resources for the Muscadine Winegrowers and Winemakers Quality Improvement Program (M-QEP) on this page. Learn more about this ongoing series of webinars and winery visits here.  Sign up now to participate and to receive notices of upcoming sessions.


This grant-funded program offers special benefits to NC commercial muscadine winegrowers and winemakers, including a FREE Brix Refractometer, FREE analysis of  juice from your grapes before harvest, and FREE analysis of your wines during the winemaking process. There are added benefits for those who substantially participate in or complete the full series.

Here’s how to get a free Brix Refractometer and/or free analysis of samples from your grapes

  • Watch the recording and/or view the PowerPoint presentations from the Testing and Sampling webinar July 14 if you did not participate in the live session. It is important that you understand the protocols for sampling and sending samples.
  • Request your free Brix Refractometer and/or grape/wine analysis by filling out this form. This compiles names, addresses, and information about what you want, such as the number of samples you plan to submit through the program.  If you have trouble with the form, contact NCMGA at 919-542-4037 or ncmgasec@gmail.com.


Virtual Session July 28: Essentials of Muscadine Winemaking Newly Posted 

Virtual Session July 14: Grape Testing and Sampling 

Virtual Session June 16: Summer Vineyard Management for High Quality Muscadine Grapes 

UPCOMING SESSIONS –  These are in-person events!

November 10, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm: Essentials of Winemaking and Winery Tour, Cypress Bend Vineyards (Wagram, NC) Find details and registration form here. Please register by Nov. 8.

November 17, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Vineyard and Winery Tour, Treehouse Vineyards (Monroe, NC) Find details and registration form here. Please register by Nov. 15.

Additional virtual sessions are also under consideration.

Sign up now to participate in any or all of these programs!!