Wine connoisseurs, you don’t have to go to Napa! As it turns out, Alabama has stunning vineyards of its own. In fact, you can find six of them when you explore the North Alabama Wine Trail, found along the southern portion of the scenic Appalachian Mountains—including stops in Gadsden and beyond! Before you get packing, though, we’ll give you all the details you need to know.
The North Alabama Wine Trail
Along the Alabama Wine Trail, you’ll find six unique wineries. They are:
- Maraella Vineyards & Winery in Hokes Bluff (8.7 miles from Summer Waters)
- Wills Creek Winery in Atalla (18.2 miles from Summer Waters)
- Fruithurst Winery Co. in Fruithurst (44.3 miles from Summer Waters)
- Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Winery in Albertville (25.2 miles from Summer Waters)
- White Oak Vineyards in Anniston (38.7 miles from Summer Waters)
- High Country Cellars in Heflin (46.5 from Summer Waters)
As you can see, these are all within 50 miles of us! Attend a tour or a daily tasting. The wineries also hold cool events too, so that you can have an extra special trip.
Want to stay up-to-date on all their events, like wine tastings or the Alabama Wine Festival? Follow the North Alabama Wine Trail Facebook page here.
Accommodations and Food
No need to leave the area after you visit the local wineries. You can make a weekend of it too and stay at nearby accommodations, like hotels or bed and breakfasts.
Need to soak up that wine with some grub? Some of the wineries offer food, like cheese plates at Wills Creek Winery or Tomato Tomato Pizza Club at Jules J. Berta Winery. The Trail also outlines nearby restaurants, including several in the Gadsden area! View your possible food and lodging options here.
Ready to go? Pick one of the above wineries to visit, or map out a trip to do the whole trail! Don’t forget your Wine Trail Passport. It entitles you to a surprise logo gift after you visit every stop. You can download it here.
Please, drink responsibly. You should also never drink and drive. From a designated driver, to ride share services, ensure that you and your friends never get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence. Thank you!
It’s finally warming up! Now may be the perfect time to schedule your visit to the North Alabama Wine Trail. And don’t forget to bring your besties!
Fun fact: You can purchase wine at the wineries along the trail. You can even uncork a bottle to celebrate your new Summer Waters apartment—as long as you’re 21, of course.
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