A Trip to Sip: North Alabama Wine Trail

A row of wine bottles

Enjoy spectacular views, learn the art of making wine, meet the winemakers and hear their stories, tour the vineyards. These are just a few of the reasons to go on a wine tour.

The North Alabama Wine Trail invites wine enthusiasts on a self-guided tour of six wineries located in the southern tier of the Appalachian Mountains. Wineries are located within 75 miles of each other, in the mountains and valleys near rivers and streams with a scenic drive through North Alabama.

Available on www.northalabamawinetrail.com, the self-guided tour features six wineries and tasting rooms each one offering a different style and ambiance. A beautiful deck offers views of the Appalachian Mountain pea shell hills and Duck Springs nature preserve at Wills Creek Vineyards and Winery in Attalla. Alabama’s first producers of vitis vinifera wine grapes, Jules J. Berta Winery is located atop Sand Mountain within miles of picturesque Lake Guntersville. Surrounded by fifteen acres of muscadine vineyards, the Fruithurst Winery is nestled just north of the town of Fruithurst where it produces Red and White Muscadine, Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry and Peach wines. At High Country Cellars in Heflin, wines are fermented, bottled and sold in the shadow of Cheaha Mountain, the gateway to the Southern Appalachian Mountain Range. White Oak Vineyards is located in beautiful Choccolocco Valley near Anniston. The land includes 52 acres and sits at 1000 ft. elevation, midway between Birmingham and Atlanta. Situated in the peaceful town of Hokes Bluff, Maraella Estate Farm Vineyards and Winery is located in the picturesque foothills of the Appalachia Mountains.

Before you start your journey to experience Alabama-made wine, download the North Alabama Wine Trail Passport at https://northalabamawinetrail.com/passport. Visitors receive a stamp at each winery; and after visiting all locations, a free gift is presented as a souvenir to take home.

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