In the 1950’s, Jacob Paulk began farming just as his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather did. As cotton was on the decline in the 70’s, Jacob decided to plant his first muscadine grape vine. Little did he know that six generations after the Paulk family began farming the very same land, Paulk Vineyards would be instrumental in developing the commercial muscadine grape market and a pioneer in developing muscadine grape dietary supplements, a powerhouse of health benefits!
Today, because of many blessings and years of hard work, Paulk Vineyards is the largest grower of muscadine grapes in the world. Jacob, along with two of his four sons, Gary and J.W., Jr., and Gary’s son, Chris, who manages the value-added focus of the business, make up three generations of the Paulk family that are currently involved in the operation.