The Carlos muscadine is an extremely heavy producer of medium-sized, bronze grapes. It is the number one bronze variety for white muscadine juice in the southeastern United States. Ninety to 95% of the commercial muscadine production in North Carolina is Carlos.
Just up the street from its tasting room, Chautauqua Vineyards carefully nurtures its white Carlos grapes so that you can enjoy this Southern treat year-round. Florida muscadine juice is another gift from a state that also charms us with the thoughts of sunshine, beaches, and citrus fruits.
Dakotah Winery is a family business, with the vineyard established in 1985 when 200 Muscadine grape vines were planted. The first grapes were sold on site from a board across two five-gallon buckets! Today Dakotah is a 12-acre site with more than 6,000 grape vines. Its non-alcoholic Muscadine juice is produced from Carlos grapes, a bronze-colored fruit that is small, flavor pleasing, and with a 16% sugar content. Carlos grape vines are vigorous and very productive.
White Carlos muscadine grapes, slowly ripened by the long Southern summer, are as sweet as kisses. Savor the intense flavor and aroma of these uniquely Southern grapes sold in a beautiful collectible bottle. This is Post Familie's #1 seller in the juice category.
Perdido Vineyards has capitalized on Alabama's signature grape -- the Muscadine. Their White Muscadine juice, a stunning blend of Magnolia and Carlos grapes, is naturally sweet with no sugar added.
Just 30 minutes east of Raleigh is North Carolina's largest Muscadine producer, Hinnant Family Vineyards. Since the first vines were planted in 1971, a new and rewarding lifestyle has changed the father and son team from dentist and dental lab owner to caretakers of the soil. Their white muscadine juice from Carlos grapes celebrates all the goodness of this Southern grape. The Hinnant Family Vineyard takes the natural sweetness of this black-skinned beauty to create a taste sensation. One sip will leaving you wanting more! Hinnant Family Vineyard is one of four stops along the Muscadine Heritage Wine Trail.
Hyman Vineyards is helping set the stage for alternative crops grown throughout the state of South Carolina and the entire Southern region, an area where muscadine grapes are native to the soil. The vineyard includes three varietals of muscadine grapes: Carlos, Noble, & Doreen. All three grow differently and require unique specific needs. But never fear; the vineyard has done all the work. All you have to do is chill and open a bottle of 100% Carlos juice without the distraction of added sugar!
Nestled amidst majestic views of Cherokee National Forest, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and east Tennesse's lush green valleys is Tsali Notch Estate Vineyard. As the state's largest commercial vineyard, it has more than 21 miles of muscadine vines including Noble, Carlos, Doreen, Magnolia, and Sterling varietals. You will want to pull up a lawn chair by the weathered barn or relax in the rope swing as you sip from a chilled bottle of their white muscadine juice.
North Carolina is the home of our nation's first cultivated grape. The earliest written account of the "White Grape," as it was called by our colonists, occurs in Giovanni de Verrazzano's logbook. "...Many vines growing naturally there. Grapes of such greatness, yet wild, as France, Spain, nor Italy hath no greater." Of the state's bounteous store, few have been more celebrated than the scuppernong grape. North Carolina's Gregory Vineyards is one stop along the Muscadine Heritage Wine Trail. This 120-acre century-old working farm boasts four non-alcoholic juices and ciders plus seven award-winning wines. This white muscadine juice is a blend of Scuppernong and Carlos grapes.
Lu Mil Vineyard sits on the family farm site of the late Lucille and Miller Taylor in North Carolina. The vineyard, which has grown to more than 58 acres, was named in their honor. But Lucille had a thing against alcohol; she didn't approve. To honor her commitment to a non-fermented life, the family has produced two non-alcoholic grape juices and named them in her honor. The Scuppernong is created from Carlos muscadine grapes.
In the shadow of North Carolina's Ft. Bragg military complex is a small county named after a decorated general of the Confederacy. In its early days the area was described as a "wilderness" and filled with law-breakers that had not been apprehended. Two-rut trails connected the houses and farms. Today nine acres of peaceful muscadine vines form Hoke County Vineyard. A sip of white Carlos juice on the porch would be a perfect setting for retelling some of those old tales about the boys who got away!
North Carolina's Old North State Winery started as a cooperative in 2002 and has since evolved into a winery owned by two families with one vision. The vineyards were established on farms that have been in the families for generations. Their muscadine juice is a blend of Carlos and Noble grapes.
John Ward of Ward Farms once plowed over acres and acres of tobacco. But that all changed when he diversified and replaced tobacco with muscadine grapes. These native grapes to the humid North Carolina coastal areas were discovered by colonists looking for food in their new land. Today you can enjoy Ward Farms golden grape juice made from the Carlos Muscadine varietal.
In the gently rolling countryside some 25 miles west of bustling downtown Orlando, Florida, sits a quiet 127-acre estate of grapes. Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, which opened its doors in February 1989, is a perfect place to linger on the patio chairs and sip a personal bottle of Carlos muscadine grape juice. As you look over the manicured rows of grapes trailing off into the distance, you may never want to return to the tourist life again!
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White Carlos muscadine grapes, slowly ripened by the long Southern summer, and graced by a light sparkle is one of Post Familie Vineyard's newest creations. Bottled in a clear glass champagne style bottle, you might think you are looking at liquid gold. But you better hurry. This is a special limited production product.