At the heart of Welch's are about 1,000 family farmers who make everything possible. Each and every farmer is a grape growing expert, who takes great pride in the vineyards they've cultivated for generations. It's our farmer's dedication to growing the best Concord and Niagara grapes that's allowed us to provide families with the delicious juices, jams and jellies they've loved for years.
Our story began over 140 years ago, when Thomas Bramwell Welch decided to serve grape juice instead of wine at his church. Welch was the first to pasteurize bottled fruit juice using Concord grapes, paving the way for a future industry. After its debut at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, Welch's Grape Juice went on to become the national family favorite it is today.