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Well suited for growing in the hot southeastern or Gulf states of America, Dixie can be used for wine or as a table grape. This Vitis rotundfolia (Muscadine) variety originated from a Topsail x (Wallace x Lucida) cross. The vine produces clusters, with large red berries. It ripens early and can be quite productive in warm climates.

You sure is rotund, Mr. Dixie. Your girth
and fiery skin are intimidating to the
uninitiated. But those who know you well
can attest to the fact that you are a true
southern gentleman. It's been said by your
kin, of course, that your personality is
rather sweet. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • California

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  • Louisiana

    With its strong, celebrated passion for food and the rich gastronomic histories of its early Fren...

  • Canada

      Canada’s wine-making history is relatively short. Beginning in the early 1800s, some of th...

  • North Carolina

      North Carolina has one of the earliest, most interesting, and little known wine histories ...

  • Georgia

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Popular Wineries using Dixie

  • Cupcake Vineyards

    Our winery is located in Monterey County, California where warm days give way to cool nights a...

  • Almaden Vineyards

    For over 150 years, Almaden Vineyards wines have been welcome at America's table. We offer a wide...

  • Rex Goliath

    At age 70, I have had at least 50 yrs. of a glass of wine after my evening meals. Just recently,...

  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery

      Francis Ford Coppola’s love for wine didn’t just sprout up overnight. His grandfather, ...

  • 3 Blind Moose

    Truth be told, the moose aren’t blind. They just think it’s cool to share good wine with friends,...

  • Barefoot Cellars

    We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot wa...

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    Didn't order because shipping was to high, ended up ordering else way and got ... got free shipping on Case.Dixie Gi Read More

    Wine review by Dixie girl

  • Truffle Merlot NV


    I absolutely fall in love with this wine found it in Knoxville,TN @Dixie Lee wine and now move to Dallas, TX and cannot find it anywhere if anyone knows where I can buy it please let me know. Read More

    Wine review by Hanna25

  • Erzeti Merlot Amphora 2000. Purchased fall of 2005. Cost: some number of euros. ... the train, drink wine from Dixie cups and off we go to Dobrovo. The only time it’s legal to drink and pseudo drive.We roll into Dobrovo at dusk and John had read that Dobrovo Castle is an inn; not the case but we were directed to the small nondescript building a... Read More

    From the article The Epiphany Wine Responsible for My Road to Ruin

  • What do people prefer and why?  I have noticed that most wineries use stem glasses.  Why do people choose stemless and vice versa?  There is of course the knocking over glass issue, but besides that, anyone have any good reasonings? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Stemless Glasses vs. Stem...

  • So spring and summer are usually the times for wineries to open their doors and welcome in folks for tastings.  It's also the time for wine festivals, which include artisan cheese, desserts, and other food.  I've been to two so far: one in Maryland, which was predictably disappointing, and a big one outside of D.C., which some wineries were also... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Festivals

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    Forum post in the topic Has anyone ever had a good...

  • Delfosse is one of those places that I have been hearing a lot of good about, yet have not gotten to visit yet myself.Here's a link to their events page for this upcoming Spring. Think I'll make it a point to pay them a visit this year for certain:http://www.delfossewine.com/events.htm?utm_campaign=Winter%20Events%20at%20DelFosse%20Winery&utm_c... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Upcoming Events @ Delfosse...

  • Rebel Wine Cabernet Sauvignon California the Show 2007


    Bought this on sale at Winn Dixie in Boca Raton, FL for $10.99. EXCELLENT value. BTW - Newman's Tomato Basil sauce is OUTSTANDING!i Read More

    Wine review by jjk003

  • Qupé Winery Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard 2006


    40% Syrah, 40% Mourvedre (Both from the Ibarra-Young block in Los Olivos) and ... drank this bad boy out of a dixie cup in a hot tub. ; )sidenote: it did give me a little bit of a headache as all Qupe wines do to me. But I still love the Read More

    Wine review by quaffable

  • Its always nice when you see an article that supports an idea you believe in. This one on the proliferation of wine brands caught my attention.The following quote sums up the entire article: "Groceries have opened wine sections with up to 3,000 SKUs, and the TTB has registered more than 200,000 wine labels in just the last three years," said Bar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So many choices


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