Darrel and Tammy Smith are raising several varieties of muscadine grapes on their farm in Grays Chapel, North Carolina. They pick them for both table use and wine. Muscadines are the only grapes native to the Southeastern United States, and include the brown variety folks often call scuppernongs. Their vineyard is located on the slopes of Caudle's Mountain, one of the most scenic spots in Randolph County.
(Photographs copyright 2011 by Dan Routh.