Common Grape Facts
Almost all Grapes in the world come from cultivars of Vitis vinifera, or Common Grape vine, native to the Mediterranean and Central Asia. Relatively minor amounts of Grapes come from American and Asian species including Vitis labrusca, or Fox Grape, that includes the famous Concord Grape cultivar, Vitis riparia, the wild Riverbank Grape or Frost Grape, native to the Eastern U.S. and up to Quebec, Vitis rotundifolia, or Muscadine, native to the Southeastern United States, and Vitis amurensis, the Amur Grape, the most important Asian species.
Common Grape Farms
It may be possible to find any common grape farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!
Common Grape Stories
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Woodinville winery aids Virginia vineyard hit by grape heist
But the Pacific Northwest had a great grape year, and her husband is set to fly out this week to help harvest them. No leads on the theft have been reported. Virginia Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Elaine Lidholm says grape heists have happened ... The Daily Herald [ story ]
Rogue Valley grape harvest underway
As I write this, it's mid-September and the grape harvest in the Rogue Valley is already underway. Randy Gold, long-time grower and owner of Pacific Crest Vineyard Services, reports that for the past two weeks his crews have been picking early-ripening ... Mail Tribune [ story ]