grapes into wine
We’ve grown grapes in our river valley since the 1870s, when this area of Arkansas was settled with Europeans whose ways included a daily glass of wine. We’ve made locally-grown wines ever since. Our signature American grape varietals are Niagara, Cynthiana (Norton), Ives and Chambourcin, Enchantment, Seyval and the Muscadines.
Advancements in winemaking technology in the 1960s and 70s allowed Post’s winemakers to greatly improve their table wine offerings. Post planted vitus rotundifolia varietals to produce commercially viable wine and juice. Western Arkansas is thought to be the edge of the growing area for Muscadines; the stress on the vines has also produced superior fruit.
In addition to the early push into Muscadine grapes, Post looked for varietals that had disease resistance and good productivity. Over this time we planted Ives (Ives Noir), an American heritage grape varietal, as well as Seyval Blanc, Vignoles and other commercially available cultivars. Experimental grape varietals, both table grape and wine grape, were planted through co-operation with the University of Arkansas Agricultural Fruit Program. Of these grapes, Post is finding promise in Enchantment and Opportunity, and has made solid wines with both varietals.
Post operates a retail store with wine tasting bar at our winery production facility, 1700 St. Mary’s Mountain Road. Our in-store restaurant, The Trellis Room at Post Winery, offers lunches 5 days a week.
You will enjoy tasting both the 100% Muscadine grape juices and the full-fruit Red, Pink and White Muscadine Wines. Blue Parachute, a light and refreshing d’asti-style wine, is a world class Muscadine beverage made exclusively at Post Winery.