Usually when someone hears the word “vineyard” or “winery,” the first thing to come to mind is California. Yes, California is home to many amazing vineyards. However, there are also some pretty amazing vineyards right here in Alabama. Many of these Alabama vineyards offer free tours and tastings, and some will even allow you to host special events on their beautiful grounds. Listed below are 7 Alabama vineyards that are definitely worth checking out.
1. Hidden Meadow Vineyard & Winery - Jemison, AL
Hidden Meadow is a small family-run vineyard and winery that's been several years in the making. In 2005, Hidden Meadow's first grape plants were set out, with additional plantings through 2010 - totaling 4 acres. The variety of grapes grown in their vineyard include: Muscadine, Concord, Niagara and Cynthiana. Hidden Meadow currently offers over a dozen varieties of wines, made onsite, ready for tasting. Hidden Meadow Vineyard & Winery is located at 664 County Road 606, Jemison, AL 35085. Hours: Fri-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm
2. Morgan Creek Vineyards - Harpersville, AL
Morgan Creek Vineyards specializes in semi-sweet to sweet wines. Their delicious wine is sold in hundreds of stores throughout Alabama, including most grocery chains and wine shops. Morgan Creek Vineyards has a wonderful tasting room where visitors can enjoy tasting different wine varieties. This vineyard offers gorgeous scenery for the perfect getaway, and its grounds are also the perfect location for a beautiful wedding. Morgan Creek Vineyards is located at 181 Morgan Creek Lake, Harpersville, AL 35078. Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm
3. Bryant Vineyard - Talladega, AL
Bryant Vineyard, located on beautiful Lake Logan Martin, is Alabama's oldest continually operating winery. Their vines are planted on land that's been in the Bryant family since the mid-1800s. Bryant Vineyard produces some of the most flavorful and delicious wines anywhere. Stop by today for a complimentary wine tasting. Bryant Vineyard is located at 1454 Griffitt Bend Rd, Talladega, AL 35160. Hours: Thurs-Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
4. Perdido Vineyards - Perdido, AL
Perdido Vineyards covers 50 acres and is Alabama's first farm winery since prohibition. Perdido's wines are made exclusively from the finest wine varieties of Muscadine grapes. These particular grapes have been a Southern favorite for generations. This vineyard also produces premium quality apple wines made from fresh Alabama apples. Perdido Vineyards, which offers free tours and tastings, is located at 22100 County Rd 47, Perdido, AL 36562. Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
5. White Oak Vineyards - Anniston, AL
White Oak Vineyards is a small farm winery located in the scenic Choccolocco Valley, surrounded by beautiful mountain views. The first vines were planted in 1998, and currently the vineyard has approximately 5 acres of wine grapes, including the Southern favorite - Muscadine. White Oak Vineyards only sells wines that were made at their facility. Many beautiful flowers, such as rhododendrons and azaleas, have been planted on the farm for your viewing pleasure. White Oak Vineyards, which offers tours and free tastings, is located at 1484 Dry Hollow Rd, Anniston, AL 36207. Hours: Thurs-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm
6. Hodges Vineyards & Winery - Camp Hill, AL
Located in East Central Alabama, Hodges Vineyards & Winery offers a large selection of wines to choose from. Their wines are crafted and bottled onsite, and the majority of their fruits are grown in their own vineyards. If you're looking for somewhere to have a beautiful and affordable wedding, look no further. You can have your dream wedding at Hodges Vineyards & Winery for only $1500. And did I mention that price also includes two cases of wine? WOW! Hodges Vineyards & Winery is located at 230 Lee Rd 71, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Hours: Thurs 10:00am-5:00pm / Fri-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm / Sun 11:00am-5:00pm
7. Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Winery - Albertville, AL
Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Winery, located atop Sand Mountain, features five acres of vines on a 22-acre farm. They offer many high-quality wines such as Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Sylvaner, Merlot, Petit Syrah, Blaufrankisch, Muscadine wines, fruit wines and dessert wines. Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Winery offers wine tastings daily and is located at 1409 Darden Ave, Albertville, AL 35951. Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am-7:00pm
Have you been to any of these 7 Alabama vineyards? What other beautiful vineyards can be found in Alabama? Let us know in the comments below!