In the 1980s, Foxfire students conducted a project to document the many varieties of wine here in the mountains, and just how those wines were made. Join us as we hear from Jake Waldroop, John Bulgin, Albert Greenwood, and Lawton Brooks on their secret recipes for success, along with a few stories about mishaps they made! From wild muscadines to rhubarb and berries, you can “make wine from just about anything but a rock!”


Interested in making your own wine? Order a copy of the The Foxfire Book of Winemaking for recipes, stories, and more!

Learn more about the history and cultivation of muscadines in the Southeast.


Student Allison Adams helps Mary Pitts strain her grapes.


Mary Pitts adds sugar to her wine mixture before fermentation.


Mary sampling the finished product.


Read the transcripts here!