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
Bee Happy Farm
Business Name:
Contact:
Dean Richards
Address:
3102 Hester Rd, Creedmoor, NC
27522
Phone:
919-452-8167
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
Cullipher Farms
Business Name:
Contact:
James Cullipher
Address:
772 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
23457
Phone:
757-510-2521
Cypress Bend Vineyards
Business Name:
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
Business Name:
Contact:
Frankie Pridgen
Address:
170 Poplar Branch Road
Rocky Point, NC
28457
Phone:
910-512-2208
Frobergs Farm
Business Name:
Contact:
Alfred Froberg
Address:
3601 West Highway 6
Alvin, TX
77511
Phone:
713-824-4814
Grapefull Sisters Vineyard
Contact:
Sheila Suggs-Little
Address:
95 Dot's Drive
Tabor City, NC
28463
Phone:
910-653-2944
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
Stanley Creek Vineyard
Business Name:
Contact:
Wade Helms
Address:
1301 Stanley Lucia Road, Mount Holly, NC
28120
Phone:
704-560-7768
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
Business Name:
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