U-Pick

Pick Your Own Muscadines

 

Pick your own muscadines for a great farm experience this fall! It won’t take long to fill your container, and you’ll have a family experience to remember — plus a lot of muscadines to enjoy! Many farms also offer ready-picked grapes, other muscadine products, or other produce, and other on-farm activities. To find a farm near you, check out the listings and map below. You can also call your local Cooperative Extension office. We know that not everyone is in our directory, but we’re working on it!


Basic U-Pick advice

  • Call before you go to make sure the farm will be open and find out its hours. Also ask if you should bring your own picking containers.
  • Dress appropriately for weather and walking in the vineyard.
  • Keep an eye on your children to make sure they are respectful of the vineyard and don’t wander off.
  • Remember that very small children won’t be able to reach the grapes themselves. If they want to help you will need to lift them up or assign them a job like holding containers or counting grapes.
  • Don’t leave your grapes in a hot car while you run other errands on the way home.

Picking: Go for ripe! Muscadines won’t continue to ripen or get sweeter after you pick them.  Ripe grapes are fully colored and slightly yielding to the touch, and not as shiny as under-ripe grapes. They detach from the stem easily when you touch them. Clusters don’t all ripen at the same time, so gently  “tickle” the cluster to get the ripest grapes.  Train yourself — and your kids — by tasting a few as you start to pick.

Storing your grapes: You can leave your grapes on the kitchen counter for a day or two, but it’s better to refrigerate them in a closed container. Then they will last for a week or more.

Using your grapes: It’s so easy to pick muscadines, you may come home with quite a few — and there are lots of ways to use them. Check out our Recipe Collection for some suggestions.  You can also freeze grapes for later use.

Below are listings of member Pick-Your-Own vineyards. At the very bottom of the list is a map you can use to find farms nearest you.

Auton Valley Berry Farm
Contact
Tammy Auton
Address
442 Auton Rd, Taylorsville, NC
28681
Phone
828-612-4059
Baker Family Vineyard – Moccasin Creek Muscadines
Contact
T. Y. Baker
Address
9409 Baker Road, Zebulon, NC
27597
Phone
919-414-3811
Benjamin Vineyards
Business Name
Contact
Andrew Zeman
Address
6516 Whitney Road
Graham, NC
27253
Phone
336-525-2401
Carter Farms
Business Name
Contact
Ralph Carter, Jr.
Address
6504 US Hwy 701N
White Lake, NC
28337
Phone
910-874-1444
Cauble Creek Vineyard, LLC
Contact
Biff Yost
Address
700 Cauble Farm Road
Salisbury, NC
28147
Phone
704-633-1137
Cowan Farm and Vineyard
Contact
Lawrence Cowan
Address
387 Snow Creek Road, Statesville, NC
28625
Phone
704-902-2098
Crooked Run Vineyards, Inc
Contact
John & Gavin Thompson
Address
5070 Union School Rd.
Clnton, NC
28328
Phone
910-214-5369
Cypress Bend Vineyards
Contact
Tina Smith
Address
21904 Riverton Rd.
Wagram, NC
28396
Phone
910-369-0411
Deerpath Farm
Business Name
Contact
Rebecca Finocchiaro
Address
11045 Harrells Hwy.
Harrells, NC
28444
Phone
910-532-4521
Frankie Pridgen Farm
Business Name
Contact
Frankie Pridgen
Address
170 Poplar Branch Road
Rocky Point, NC
28457
Phone
910-512-2208
Gregory Vineyards
Business Name
Contact
Lane Gregory
Address
275 Bowling Spring Drive
Angier, NC
27501
Phone
919-894-7700
Griffin Vineyards
Business Name
Contact
A. K. Griffin
Address
915 Thomas Rd.
Sanford, NC
27330
Phone
919-258-3587 (home) or 919-842-6306 (cell)
Category
Herndon Hills Farm
Business Name
Contact
Nancy Herndon
Address
7110 Massey Chapel Rd., Durham, NC
27713
Phone
919-544-3313 or 919-544-1235
Category
Hinnant Family Vineyards
Contact
Bob Hinnant
Address
826 Pine Level Micro Rd
Pine Level, NC
27568
Phone
(919-965-3350
HoneyStrong
Business Name
Contact
Cameron Spath
Address
1753 Ebenezer Rd
Smyrna, SC
29743
Phone
704-993-6833
Lineberger’s Farm
Business Name
Contact
Ethan Lineberger
Address
906 Dallas Stanley Hwy, Dallas, NC
28034
Phone
704-922-8688
Lu Mil Vineyard
Business Name
Contact
Ron Taylor
Address
438 Suggs-Taylor Rd
Elizabethtown, NC
28337
Phone
910-866-5819
Mrs. Ann’s Grape Farm
Contact
Talitha Batts
Address
549 Brices Store Road
Rose Hill, NC
28458
Phone
704-578-6790
Myrick Vineyards LLC
Business Name
Contact
David Myrick
Address
205 Hatcher Rd.
Selma, NC
27576
Phone
336-601-8658
Native Son Vineyard
Business Name
Contact
Tammy Capps
Address
1511 Mamie May Rd
Franklinville, NC
27248
Phone
336-495-1428
Sanders Ridge Vineyard & Winery
Contact
Neil Shore
Address
3200 Round Hill Road, Boonville NC
27011
Phone
336-414-5775
Seven Springs Farms and Vineyards, LLC
Contact
Preston Williams
Address
348 Axtell-Ridgeway Road, Norlina, NC
27563
Phone
919-702-5525
The Vineyard at Borgo Medioevale
Contact
Gregory DiFalco
Address
2202 Pine Plain Rd., Swansea, SC
29160
Phone
631-323-5939
The Vineyards at Willow Run
Contact
Dixon Nance
Address
100 Whiteville Rd., Bladenboro, NC
28320
Phone
910-885-4629
Triple BBB Vineyard
Business Name
Contact
Debra Blanton
Address
1117 W Zion Church Road
Shelby, NC
28150
Phone
704-473-1525
Twisted Vines Vineyard
Contact
Tracy Horne
Address
82 Twisted Vines Lane, Clinton, NC
28328
Phone
910-385-4218
White Rock Vineyard
Business Name
Contact
Lawrence (Chip) Liner
Address
7612 Efland-Cedar Grove Rd.
Cedar Grove, NC
27231
Phone
919-732-4732 or 919-452-8372
Windy Knoll Farm
Business Name
Contact
Andrew J. Angyal
Address
7149 Ludgate Rd., Gibsonville, NC
27249
Phone
336-449-5029