How To Make Louisiana Muscadine Wine
Hey, y'all! I just found out it's muscadine season in Louisiana. It's a giant grape, with seeds in it and it's known as the fruit of the South. Did you know it makes the best wine? To be honest I don't consider myself a wine drinker. Another word, it's not my go-to when I am drinking socially. I like wine, but I'm more of a Canadian Whisky girl (Crown Royal.) Be that as it may, if I had to choose my favorite flavor in wine...hands down it would have to be muscadine wine. If you haven't tried it, you don't know what you're missing. It is so good!
I happen to have a very healthy, muscadine vine growing on my fence. Now truth be told, I love grapes but I don't care for muscadines, mainly because of the seeds. So, I always let two of my neighbors pick all the muscadines they want. One of them comes several times over the course of a few weeks and fills an entire backpack up. The other fills a big gumbo pot and then he makes wine out of them at his house. One day he offer me a glass and I couldn't believe how good it was. I mean it was delicious! Thanks to my neighbor, I also found out it's not that hard to make.
In honor of muscadine season, I thought I'd share of view videos on how to make your very own fruit of the vine. Below is a 4-part series complements of LSU AgCenter horticulturists Andre Brock and Will Afton, giving step-by-step instructions on how to make your very own muscadine wine. Enjoy and happy muscadine season!