Alabama's Top Vineyards and Wineries

Muscadine Grapes Are the Secret Ingredient in Alabama's Wines

When talking about wine country, most people think of France, Italy or California. Now you can add Alabama to that list. There are many family operated wineries in Alabama producing a variety of wines. Alabama is known for its muscadine grapes, which have five times the antioxidants than other grapes.

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    Morgan Creek Vineyards in Alabama
    ••• Morgan Creek Vineyards in Alabama. Courtesy of Morgan Creek Winery

    This vineyard features a state-of-the-art facility producing nine different wines, ranging from a dry Muscadine to a sweet blueberry. The winery and gift shop are open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. (except Sundays). Bonus: An annual grape stomp in September.

    Owners: Charles & Mary Brammer
    181 Morgan Creek Lane
    Harpersville AL 35078
    (877-672-2053 or (205) 672-2053

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    This vineyard features Chardonnay, Merlot, Caberner Frane, Petit Syrah, and fruit wines such as strawberry, watermelon, and the locally grown muscadines. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. In May, they have a "Vineyard Blessing."

    Owners: Jules & Becky Berta
    1409 Darden Ave.
    Albertville, AL 35951
    (256) 891-5115

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    Wills Creek Vineyards comes from a Switzerland tradition of wine making. Wines include several varieties of muscadine and grape wines. The winery and gift shop are open Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm. In October, visit for the Harvest Festival.

    Owners: Jahn & Janie Copper
    10522 Duck Springs Rd.
    Attalla AL 35954
    (256) 538-5452

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    Here you will find a selection of artisan wines. There is no charge for wine tastings or tours. Bring a picnic lunch, walk through the flower garden, sit by the Koi pond, and enjoy a pleasurable afternoon. Open Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In April, there is a Wine & Rhododendron Festival and in December there is a Muscadine Champagne Release & Holiday Gifts.

    Owners: Randal Wilson & Dana Davis
    1484 Dry Hollow Rd.
    Anniston, AL 36207
    (256) 231-7998

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    The Winery produces dry, sweet, and semi-sweet varieties of wine, including red and white Muscadine, strawberry, blueberry and peach wines. They are open Thursday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Owners: Josh & Dylan
    27091 County Rd. 49
    Fruithurst, AL 36262
    (256) 463-1003

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    Alabama's oldest continuously operating wineries produces a variety of award-winning muscadine wines, including a rosé blend, a fruity red, and a white blend. Open Saturday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. or weekdays by appointment.

    Owners: Kelly & Susan Bryant
    1454 Griffitt Bend Rd.
    Talladega AL 35160
    (256) 268-2638

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    This vineyard, operated by second-generation Italian winemakers, produces a variety of old world-style wines. Sip on Merlot, Sangiovese, Viognier, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as a peach dessert wine, an apple riesling, and a black rasberry Merlot. The gift shop, restaurant and winery are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. In the warmer months (mid-April through October), the vineyard hosts wine and jazz events.

    Owners: Tom & Deborah Vizzini
    800 Highway 87
    Calera AL 35040
    (205) 685-0655

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    Enjoy hand-crafted barrel aged wines in an estate setting: Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay plus American wines, such as Norton (also known as Cynthianna), Muscadine, and Chilton County Peach. Open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., for groups by appointment. In April, visit for the Wine Release & Festival.

    Owners: The Patrick Family
    173 Highway 301
    Calera AL 35040
    (205) 668-6926

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    This 12-acre, family- owned and operated vineyard is the only of its kind in Southeast Alabama. Visit on weekends for free tastings of its Cynthiana (a dry red, known as the Cabernet of the South), Scupernong (a sweet, golden white), and Southern Glory (a sweet red), or swing by during harvest for you-pick-it fruit at $1.50 a pound. 

    Owner: Tim Watkins
    4282 County Rd. 31
    Notasulga AL 36866
    (334) 401-9246 or (334) 257-4473

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    Alabama's first farm winery specializing in muscadine table wines makes 22 types of wine, including classics (Ecor Rouge, a dry red table wine; Magnolia Springs, a dry white Muscadine) and more unconventional blends (Joe Cane, a sugarcane juice wine; Satsuma Jubilee, a Satsuma Orange wine). The winery is open Monday through Satuday from 10 am until 5 pm or groups of 10 or more by appointment.

    Owners: Jim & Marianne Eddins
    22100 County Road 47
    Perdido AL 36562
    (251) 937-9463