Terroir de Whole Foods?

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The Whole Foods Market in Winston-Salem, NC, sells wine grapes by the pound. $2.49 a pound for “Organic Red Granache (sic) Wine Grapes,” “Organic Green French Colombard Wine Grapes,” and “Organic Black Carignane Wine Grapes.” Taste the difference, pre-wine! Or maybe it is another DIY wine thing?

Even though the store sits on the edge of the fastest-growing wine region of the country, the grapes are from California.

Thanks, Mark, for the cameraphone pic!

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7 Responses to “Terroir de Whole Foods?”


  1. That’s 5000/ton for French Colombard :-o


  2. A bargain, I’m sure!

    Has harvest even started in California yet? I guess it has somewhere!


  3. “I saw this wino, he was eating grapes. I was like, ‘Dude, you have to wait.'” – Mitch Hedberg

    The harvest is finally starting here in the foothills. If you are interested in tasting pre-wine, or even during the process, get thee to a local winery and check out the crush!


  4. isn’t it DIY?


  5. Yes, DIY!

    Funny to see three California vingerons commenting here–more testimony to the fact that the harvest really hasn’t started, I guess. Thanks for stopping by!


  6. Actually I just finished harvest. :-)

    Will be an amazing year for Cab, pretty horrible for most Zins, remains to be seen for Pinot. Though I have heard that Napa Cab Franc and Petite Verdot got burned to be damned a few weeks back, so blending could be a challenge.

    Don’t know how the French Colombard fared overall.


  7. I don’t get it, really, I don’t. What would a person actually do with these grapes? Maybe I’m missing something here . . .
    Weird, I used to live in that part of North Carolina and I shopped at that particular Whole Foods market frequently.


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