Louisiana wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Growing grapes in Louisiana is challenging which has hindered its wine industry. The climate of Louisiana is extremely hot and humid, and viticulturists in the state face Pierce's disease, powdery mildew, and other grapevinediseases. There are four commercial wineries in Louisiana that collectively produce about 20,000 gallons (75,000 liters) of wine per year. One of those commercial wineries is Landry Vineyards which is the largest vineyard and winery in Northeast Louisiana. Landry Vineyards grows grapes that are specific to the climate of Louisiana. Louisiana wine industry is small but growing.
"The main problem we have is getting people to try our wine," Seago said. "They say, 'How can it be any good, it's from Louisiana?' Well, they never say that about our food. So they should find out about the wine too." -John Seago, owner of Pontchartrain Vineyard
Pairs well with this type of Louisiana Cuisine
Blanc Du Bois
Distinct melon and citrus character, with crisp acidity (Dry to sweet white)
Interesting black currant and cherry notes, with a distinct wild character. (Port wine and dry reds).
Wild Games such as venison and duck
Seared Goose Steaks
Flavors of black berries and black cherries; chocolate, vanilla, and earthiness
Barbeque, chicken pork, game and beef that has acidic sauces or marinades.
Muscadine is a country wine with a place deep in the heart of many of Louisiana's people. They have fond memories of picking them fresh and eating them as a refreshing snack on those hot August days when they ripen every time they take a sip of a sweet white. Muscadines make a great wine for many types of Louisiana cuisine, providing you with a unique wine with a unique food and life style.