Home of the famous cold-hardy,
of the Blue Ridge Vineyard
Jewel of the Blue Ridge
Vineyard specializes in propagating and growing native, cold-hardy
Katuah Muscadine™ grapes using biodynamic methods.
These special grapes make a great steep slope, cold-hardy crop
that can be grown naturally, organically, or biodynamically from
which phytochemicals can be derived. Our small vineyard is slowly
expanding to become a teaching vineyard and will offer visitors to
our mountains a heritage experience with grapes.
Cold-hardy, Native Grapes
Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard is a small
steep-slope vineyard planted with native, cold-hardy Katuah Muscadine™ Grapes
at 2100 feet. Grapes grown at high altitudes above the air
pollutants make better wines and contain higher concentrations of
health benefit-giving compounds. Europe's highest vineyard is over
8000 feet above sea level. The highest in South America is over
9800 feet. The secret to succesfully growing grapes at high altitudes
is in picking the right varieties that will withstand the cold
winter temperatures. There are over 60 such varieties that will
grow well in the mountains of WNC. Contact us for the list.
Sustainable Viticulture for our Mountains
Growing grapes with a minimum
impact on the land is a high priority for us. We have 30
years experience in growing grapes organically.
The result is grapes that taste better and make better wine.
And you can get top dollar from neutraceutical companies who want
chemical-free grapes for their phytochemical content used for
illness prevention and treatment. Experience has shown that the
initial cost to grow grapes organically may be slightly higher
than growing grapes traditionally but you can get a premium price
for good grapes grown sustainably. As we move into 2013 we continue
our transition to biodynamic viticulture. Our bees, chickens and
rabbits are now joined by our Scottish Highland cows who will contribute
the main ingredient for making horn manure - a key preparation
for biodynamic farming.
Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard & Greenhouse
Nursery now has Native Cold-Hardy Katuah Muscadines™ for
We will have rooted stock
Katuah Muscadines™ for sale in July 2013 from
our greenhouse nursery. The price is: $75 for a minimum of 5 plants
$200 for a flat of 16 vines ($12.50 each.)
$2000 for enough grapevines
to plant an acre ($10 each.) Send your check to Jewel of the
Blue Ridge Vineyard, PO Box 4, Marshall NC, 28753
click on the BUY
NOW PayPal link below to pay by credit card. We are the only source
of native cold-hardy Katuah Muscadines™ in
the USA. We guarantee our grapevines for 1 year from date of pickup
at our greenhouse.
The Wine Etiquette Guide
Your Defense Against Wine Snobbery
Chuck has published a book about wine etiquette.
It covers how to properly toast, hold a glass, and serve wines.
Click here to see some sample