High altitude, steep slope, cold-hardy, Katuah Muscadine & Katuah Scuppernong grapevines for sale

HighlandLabelnative cold-hardy Muscadine BRNSeal

The first BRN Seal approved Mountain Vineyard                                    






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cold-hardy Muscadine


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wine etiquette plant

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wine etiquette book



wine etiquette book

Home of the famous cold-hardy, native

Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard
specializes in propagating and growing native, cold-hardy Katuah Muscadine™ grapes (see voucher here) using biodynamic methods. These special grapes make a great steep slope, cold-hardy crop that can be grown naturally, organically, or biodynamically from which important phytochemicals can be derived for the neutraceutical industry. Our small vineyard is slowly expanding to become a teaching vineyard and will offer visitors to our mountains a heritage experience with grapes. Here is the story of how we came to grow these special grapes (note that it will take several minutes for the videos to load):
Video of Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard

A TED Talk: The Story of the cold-hardy Katuah Muscadine

And another TED Talk:
A TED Talk: Using Viticulture an an Engine for Economic Growth in the Mountains

Farm/Vineyard Tours

Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard is a small steep-slope teaching vineyard planted with native, cold-hardy Katuah Muscadine™ grapevines and Katuah Scuppernong grapevines. We have heritage apple, cherry, fig, and peach trees on our farm. We also have Aronia Berry, kiwi, tea and Buffalo Berry bushes growing here. The views from our 2100' mountain-top vineyard are among the best in the county. On your tour you will get to see the small greenhouse where the cold-hardy Katuah Muscadine and Katuah Scuppernong grapevines are propagated. We will take you for a ride in our Polaris 4-wheel Ranger so you can see our 100 year old barn, our cows and calves, our horses, our top bar bee hive, our rabbits, and our chickens (kids can collect eggs if you are early enough in the day). During season you can also taste our grapes and real muscadine juice. Click the "Buy Now" button below to buy your 1-hour farm/vineyard tour tickets - $10 per adult, kids under 12 free.
Call us 828-606-3130 to make sure we are available.
Our farm tours are available from May 15 until October 15 each year.

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If you need a limo service to visit our vineyard, go to www.LuxuryForLessLimo.com or call 828-777-3888


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 2016 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.

Katuah Muscadine grapevine starts for sale
We now have Katuah Muscadine grapevine starts for sale. Minimum order is 4 plants. No deliveries. Customers must pickup at our greenhouse during season. Availability is dependent upon order backlog and rate of propagation. Please click on the buttons below to order your red Katuah Muscadine grapevine starts. Next available plants will be in June 2017.

Number of Katuah Muscadine (red) grapevines you need

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 pages.

Tobacco Stick Art

Chuck has created some napkin rings from old tobacco sticks found in many of Madison County's old Burley tobacco barns.
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Workshop Registration

April 2017 around our vineyard/farm

It's Spring! Dogwoods are blooming all over the farm.

March 2017 in the pastures

Paddy    Jenny
Our newest Scottish Highland calves -
Left is Paddy MacBeef, born September 28, 2016
and right is Jenny, born October 19, 2016

May showers over the vineyard 2016

New Scottish Highland heffer calf born to Ros on March 23, 2016
we nicknamed "Cutlet".


Chuck & Jeannie were featured in the
February 2016 Citizens-Times newspaper article

Chuck was master of Ceremonies for the 2015 International American Ginseng Expo at UNC Asheville this year.
Ed Fletcher - NCNPA Board Member on the right, with Sam Lundsford - a local star of the "Appalachian Outlaws" TV reality show - in the middle.

Our November 2015 newspaper article

Our donkey, Oh Pear! and her first colt, Gabriel,
born March 25, 2015. He is so cute!

Click here to see our Photo Gallery

Click here to read the April 2017 Article in The Laurel of Asheville magazine, "Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard - Living with Grapes"
Click here to read the September 2014 article in WNC Magazine,
"Muscadine Mania"


Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard and our Katuah Muscadines were featured in 2001 "Place-Based Foods of Appalachia: From Rarity to Community Restoration and Market Recovery "
Click here to read the article on pages 8 & 9.


Sustainable Viticulture Consulting Information
e-Mail (replace (at) with @):
Chuck (at) JeweloftheBlueRidge.com
Telephone: 828-606-3130
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 4
Marshall NC 28753 USA

Plant Sales Information
e-Mail (replace (at) with @):
Jeannie (at) JeweloftheBlueRidge.com
Telephone: 828-380-9066
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 4
Marshall NC 28753 USA