Scientists Trace History of Grapes

Scientists Trace the History of Grapes


Researchers at the University of California at Irvine have studied the genome of grapes and found that humans probably started eating wild grapes about 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. Over time two things happened: those wild grapes mutated and humans started agriculture. Organized grape growing appeared to have started about 7,000 years ago as humans began making wine as an occupation.