Currently at Lakeridge, we have about 75 acres of vineyards planted. Our Muscadine grape varieties are Noble (red) along with Welder and Carlos (whites) that flourish in Florida because of their disease resistance and adaptability to our warm, humid climate.

Breeding programs over the past 50 years by plant geneticists and food scientists have brought about dozens of new types of Muscadine grapes, some of which are excellently suited to winemaking. The Muscadine varieties we use are Noble (red), Carlos, and Welder (whites). Our vineyard does not provide all the grapes we need. To supplement our vineyards we contract with local growers who specialize in these grape varieties. We have been growing grapes here since 1988.

Ripe red Muscadine grapes on the vine.