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Wine Grape U-Pick Orchards in East-Central Michigan in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for wine grapes that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have wine grapes orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

St. Clair County

  • The Property Farms and McCallum's Orchard and Cider Mill - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, apricots, blackberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, elderberries, wine grapes, pears, peaches, red raspberries red, other berries, sunflowers, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    5697 Harris Road, Jeddo, MI 48032. Phone: (810) 327-6394. Email: mindyradatz@thepropertyfarms.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, All credit cards. The Property Farms and McCallum's Orchard and Cider Mill We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Click here for our Instagram page. (UPDATED: June 19, 2023)

 

Wine Grapes

Types of Grapesgrapes

There are  several; types of grapes:

  • Table Grapes for eating fresh and making juice and jelly, can be seedless or with seeds. See this page for a master list and guide to table grape varieties
  • Muscadines and Scuppernongs, Large, very sweet southern grapes with large seeds
  • Wine Grapes... for making wine.
    These are obviously specialized grapes that generally do not taste very good when eaten fresh, but do make excellent wine.  Most are Italian or French varietals (like Pinot Noir) that are grafted onto native American grape roots (like Concord) because the American variety roots are resistant to fungus and diseases that devastate vineyards.

Grape picking tips

  • Pick ripe: Grapes do not ripen after they are picked. Of course, wine grapes are unique and for sweet dessert wines, like Auslese, are often picked after a frost or after they have shriveled.  The wineyard will know what's best for you.
  • Appearance: Look for heavy, firm grapes
  • To harvest grapes, carefully cut the grape clusters from the vine using pruning shears. Be careful not to bruise or damage the fruit or the surrounding vines.

Grape recipes, canning, jelly making juice, etcFill the jars and put the lid and rings on

 

 

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)