Need a spring getaway? Try these 3 Alabama wine trails

Patio At Ozan Three Alabama Wine Trails
This gorgeous patio gives Italy vibes here in Alabama. Photo via Ozan Vineyard’s Facebook

Does the nice weather have you daydreaming of spring getaways? If so, try one of these Alabama wine trails. From Alabama-made Cabernet Sauvignon to award winning Muscadine wines, Alabama’s wine trails has it all. Keep reading to plan your next wine weekend.

1. North Alabama wine trail

Fruithurst Winery

Fruithurst Winery gets its name from one of the original wineries in Alabama, continuing the tradition of wine making. They sell a variety of reds, whites, fruit wines and a few seasonal wines, including a Christmas edition and a watermelon edition.

Fruithurst Winery’s tasting room is open, but masks are required. They also take call in orders and offer curbside pick-up.

High Country Cellars

High Country Cellars selects the best fruits to make their wines. Unlike other spots along the Alabama wine trails, High Country Cellars sources their fruit from other farms to make a superior wine.

They have a selection of dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines, including a pina colada flavored wine. With a three to four month advance notice, they can even do a “Custom Crush” wine and make the perfect drink you are looking to serve at your special event.

  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 1-6PM | Friday-Saturday 10AM-6PM
  • Location: 849 Almon St Hwy 9, Heflin, AL 36264
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call

Jules J. Berta Vineyards

Located on top of Sand Mountain in Albertville, Jules J. Berta’s Vineyards has five acres of vines on a twenty-two acre farm. This vineyard on the Alabama wine trails makes Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

Thursday through Saturday Tomato Tomato Wood Fired Pizza Club serves wood fired pizzas at Jules J. Berta Vineyards. Their wines pair well the pizza for a nice dinner.

  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM, wine tasting 11AM-6PM | Thursday-Saturday 10AM-7PM, wine tasting 10AM-3PM
  • Location: 1409 Darden Ave, Albertville, AL 35951
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Call

Maraella Vineyards and Winery

You can find Maraella Vineyards and Winery in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains selling wines in their family name. Since 2005, their vineyards grow and bottle Cabernet Sauvignon.

According to their website, Maraella Vineyards and Winery has the first Alabama grown Cabernet Sauvignon vines. You can also enjoy a selection of reds, whites and traditional Alabama fruit wines.

  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday 12-5PM | Thursday-Saturday 11AM-7PM | Sunday appointment only
  • Location: 5296 US Hwy 278 E, Hokes Bluff, AL 35903
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call

Southern Oak Wines by White Oak Vineyards

Wine Glasses Together
The perfect outing with friends. Photo via Matthieu Joannon on Unsplash

This eco-friendly vineyard has dry red and white, muscadine, sparkling muscadine and organically grown fruit wines. Many of the wineries and vineyards on these Alabama wine trails have pretty naturalistic views. White Oak Vineyards has scenic mountain views from its location in the historic Choccolocco Valley.

  • Hours: Thursday-Friday 1-5PM | Saturday 10AM-5PM
  • Price: $5 for five wines, $10 for ten wines
  • Location: 1484 Dry Hollow Rd, Anniston, AL 36207
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Call

Wills Creek Vineyards

This vineyard is settled near the heart of the Duck Springs wildlife preserve. Inspired by their Swiss heritage, Wills Creek Vineyards offers a variety of muscadine, fruit and grape wines made following Swiss tradition. If you want to learn how to make your own, Wills Creek Vineyard holds wine making classes on the first Saturday of each month.

  • Hours: Monday—Saturday 10AM-6PM | Sunday 11AM-5PM | Sunday Brunch 11AM-1PM
  • Location: 10522 Duck Springs Rd, Attalla, AL 35954
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call

2. Shelby County wine trail

Bryant Vineyard

Based on their website, Bryant Vineyards is Alabama’s oldest continually operating winery. This vineyard is located on the relaxing Lake Logan Martin. Not only do they make wines, Bryant Vineyards also lets you pick your own muscadines or peppers that grow on their land. Sample their award winning wines Dixie Gold and Dixie Blush.

  • Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10AM-5PM
  • Location: 1454 Griffitt Bend Rd, Talladega, AL 35160
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Call

Hidden Meadow Vineyard

Despite the name, Hidden Meadow Vineyard is not a hidden secret. This vineyard has over a dozen varieties of wines, ranging from dry to dessert. They make their wines on-site from grapes and other fruits on their vineyard or from other sources.

Hidden Meadow Vineyards’ has a refreshing peach wine made from those sweet Chilton County peaches. If you don’t have time to explore the Alabama wine trails, you can get their wines at select ABC stores and Piggly Wiggley stores.

Morgan Creek Vineyard

Morgan Creek Vineyard specializes in muscadine and fruit wines, ranging from semi-sweet to sweetish wines. You’ll find Alabama apples and Chilton County peaches made into tasty wines with gorgeous bottles.

These eye-catching bottles of wine have labels with watercolor depictions of Alabama. The Vulcan Blend makes for a good drink and then a nice decoration when you’re done.

Ozan Vineyard and Cellars

Ozan Vineyards and Cellars is all about the experience. This vineyard along the Alabama wine trails has pleasant patio seating and wine tasting packages that includes a flight of wines, a cheese board and a keepsake wine glass.

They’re rebooting their Wine and Whiskey Trackside Trains event starting Saturday March 6. Enjoy tasting wines and whiskey in a cool air-conditioned train car.

  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-6PM | Sunday 12-6PM
  • Location: 173 Hwy 301, Calera, AL 35040
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Call

Corbin Farms and Winery

Husband and wife duo, Gary and Donna Corbin, opened Corbin Farms and Winery in 2005. They produce classic wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir, and fruit wines, including pear.

Corbin Farms and Winery also have a restaurant on site that serves light dishes, cheeses and wine slushies. Because of Gary’s time as a US Army Ranger, their Support Our Troops blend gives a portion of purchases back to US troops.

  • Hours: Thursday-Friday and Sunday 12–3 PM | Saturday 12–6PM
  • Location: 800 Hwy 87, Calera, AL 35040
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Call

3. South Alabama wine trail

Hodges Vineyards

Hodges Vineyard and Winery is an easy drive away from Auburn and Lake Martin, making it an ideal day trip destination. They offer a selection of grape and muscadine wines grown from their own vineyard, and they also sell fruit wines made from fresh fruits.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM | Saturday-Sunday 10AM-5PM
  • Location: 230 Lee Road 71, Camp Hill, AL 36850
  • Contact: Facebook | Instagram | Call

Perdido Vineyards

Perdido Vineyards makes white, red and rosé table wines from the native scuppernong and muscadine grapes. They offer a little more than just wine along the Alabama wine trails.

They also make a few rums, like Joe Cane Rhum Cake, under their label Boogie Bottom Spirits and several gourmet vinegars, like a cucumber vinegar. Wine tastings are by appointment only.

  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 10AM–5PM | Curbside pickup 11AM-4PM
  • Location: 22100 Co Rd 47, Perdido, AL 36562
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call

Whippoorwill Vineyard

This winery services the southeastern area of Alabama. Whippoorwill Vineyard got its name from the whippoorwill’s song filling the vineyards at dusk.

They make dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines from muscadines and scuppernongs grapes. If you’re looking for a recommendation, their Liberty Blanc is a muscadine wine with a similar taste to Sauvignon Blanc.

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