Growing the Grape Business

You may be aware that there are, in fact, wines made in Arkansas. You may have also seen our previous story on the Post Winery in Altus or our videos about the process of harvesting and processing muscadine grapes. But, did you know that the business of growing grapes in Arkansas has grown enough to spawn the creation of an official association?

The Arkansas Association of Grape Growers¬†¬†is a non-profit agricultural organization “dedicated to unite and educate growers; assist with research; promote and protect the art, science, and commerce of viticulture in Arkansas.” We spoke to member Renee Threlfall, a University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture scientist specializing in grape growing and winemaking, and John and Paul Post about the group and why it’s important to the industry in Arkansas.