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Mississippi

The state with the capital Jackson is located in the southeast of the USA on the Gulf of Mexico. About half of the state area is forest. It has a hot climate with high humidity. The grape harvest already takes place at the end of July, beginning of August. Mississippi Delta is the only AVA classified, which is shared with the states of Louisiana and Tennessee. Mainly French hybrids and descendants of the American species Vitis aestivalis, Vitis labrusca and Vitis rotundifolia are cultivated. Among others, this is the historical variety Scuppernong. European varieties are only represented in small numbers. The state produces mainly sweet white wines and table grapes. The vineyards are spread all over the country from the coast to the Mississippi delta. Well-known production companies are Almarla Vineyards & Winery, Aspen Wine Company, Claiborne Vineyard, Gulf Coast Winery, Old South Winery, Red Creek Inn and The Winery Rushing.

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