How to Wash Grapes

Helpful tips for washing grapes the right way

Knowing how to wash grapes is important, since our grapes grow on sunny ranches and are exposed to outside elements. Plus, knowing how to wash and store grapes the right way can save you money by keeping grapes fresh longer!


  • Store Your Grapes Unwashed:
    Keep grapes fresh longer by storing them in the refrigerator unwashed and in the original container. Extra moisture from washing speeds up the decay process. Simply rinse what you need before serving or adding to a recipe.
  • Use Cool, Running Water:
    Wash grapes under cool, running water – either in a colander or in your hand. While washing, it’s wise to remove grapes that are broken or show signs of decay. Rinse for about 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Make Your Grapes Sparkle:
    “Bloom” is the waxy, white substance often found on grapes that prevents moisture loss and is completely safe to eat. Some grape lovers prefer grapes that are bloom-free and sparkling clean. Baking soda or salt can be used to gently scrub bloom from berries. Never use soap or detergents as they can leave a film that’s not safe to consume.

To incorporate your nice, clean grapes into your favorite meals and recipes, visit our Recipe Page for tons of great ideas.