The blueberry wine industry is in full swing these days with increasing demand for blueberry wines not only in the domestic market but also on the export front.
This is especially true in Asia where blueberry wines are now a pretty hot item, not only due to its amazing flavors but also the health benefits attributed to drinking a well made fruit wine.
Blueberry wine has a very high antioxidant content and can produce a very large array of wine styles; from a light and dry sipper, sparkling wine, port style and all the way to a full bodied oak aged table wine. A very versatile fruit indeed.
An increasing amount of wineries makes blueberry wines in North America, however, because of poor crop harvests and increasing demand, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find a reliable supplier of quality packed wine-grade blueberries.
One quality supplier that is reliable and has been around for a long time is W.G. Roe & Sons who under the “Noble Worldwide” brand has been supplying to the fruit and general beverage industry since the 1920’s.
Out of their Florida facility, they have been supplying blueberries to the industry and presently have good availability of South American blueberries ready for immediate shipping and use and from April onwards, will have fresh packed American blueberries.
Noble’s blueberry packing is done in a state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled facility and the fruit is well graded to achieve the lowest culls with the highest pack-out possible. The blueberry packing facility also has an “excellent” rating by national third-party food audit company Primus.
So for any winemaker or wineries needing a reliable and steady source of quality blueberries either for home use of large commercial scale, I would recommend contacting them at [email protected] or their office at (863) 294-3577.
Any home winemakers or wineries out there either presently producing blueberry wine or thinking about venturing into it, let me know! I would love to hear from you.