Alabama Wine: Birmingham, Montgomery & Mobile

Southern Hospitality: The Alabama Wine Trail, Part One

If you’ve ever felt that wine travel is best suited for summertime, perhaps this travelogue will change your perspective.

Wineries welcome visitors and host wine trail events throughout the winter. The traditional off season is the perfect time to visit your favorite winery. Crowds are lighter and chances are you’ll rub elbows with the owner or winemaker who can personally provide insight into their craft. It’s an ideal way to learn more about wine in a leisurely setting.

Recently, we caught wind of a new wine trail being developed and marketed in the Deep South. And so, in an effort to escape the winter doldrums, we set out for the milder climate of Alabama to discover the burgeoning Alabama Wine Trail.

The Alabama Wine Trail: Background and Challenges

Although Alabama isn’t typically known as a wine producing state, there is a long history of grape production and wine making here. Like other southern states, the muscadine grape reigns supreme, but Alabama winemakers are developing a surprising array of excellent wines. Much of north central Alabama offers a mountainous terrain, with numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation. Of course, where there are mountains, there are sure to be valleys. This, combined with a long growing season, gives the Alabama wine industry an excellent opportunity to thrive as time goes on.

WineTrailsUSA was delighted to see Alabama designate an official wine trail. If you’re interested, be sure to request an Alabama Wine Trail brochure from the Alabama Travel Council. It’s a beautiful brochure outlining Alabama’s eight wineries, all within an easy drive from the state’s three main cities of Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile.

There was, however, a large amount of publicity devoted to the Alabama Wine Trail at its launch, unfortunately not all positive. Long standing anti-alcohol biases are quite prevalent in the state, and wineries have overcome numerous hurdles to open for business, let alone market their products. Fortunately, the Alabama Wine Trail is successfully capitalizing on the wine travel and agritourism trend.

Alabama is easy to navigate, the cities are charming and historic and southern hospitality abounds. We visited seven of Alabama’s eight wineries and we’re very pleased to introduce them to you. So without further ado, join us as we learn more about Alabama and the Alabama Wine Trail.

Birmingham: Cuisine and Culture

Located near the geographical center of Alabama, Birmingham is a rollicking and diverse city that’s a mix of genteel southern charm and sophistication. This is a city for gourmands, whether your tastes trend toward slow cooked barbecue or bistro fare. Adding to the ambiance are several appealing and walkable shopping districts with independent stores galore.

Slightly more than one million people call metropolitan Birmingham home. There’s a wonderful diversity here, sprinkled with a youthful vibe and a love of life. Italian, Greek, Asian, and Lebanese cultures provide a melting pot of culinary tradition. And you can’t wander far in Birmingham without hearing the sounds of jazz, blues, country, rock or gospel. Immerse yourself for a few days to really feel Birmingham’s pulse.

Birmingham’s Sights, Sounds and Shopping

Maybe wine and baseball aren’t the greatest mix, but whether you love the game or just appreciate history, be sure to visit Rickwood Field, America’s oldest ballpark. Built in 1910, this cozy nostalgic treasure of baseball’s past has hosted some of the game’s greatest, including Willie Mays and Babe Ruth. Each year, a turn back the clock game is played here by the Birmingham Barons, a Chicago White Sox farm team, complete with retro uniforms and 1920s ambiance.

From here, it’s a short drive to the venerable Peanut Depot for a bag or two of freshly roasted peanuts. Located on Morris Avenue near downtown, the Peanut Depot has filled the air with the wonderful aroma of roasting peanuts since 1907. Pick up a 1/2 pound bag for, well, peanuts! Delicious … the best $1 we’ve spent in awhile.

Birmingham is a city for foodies, and the downtown area boasts a few local treasures. For quick and casual, there are plenty of options. As an aside, did you know Birmingham is famous for its hot dogs? Lyric Hot Dog and Burgers, open since 1957, is located next to the historic Alabama Theatre.

If you’re looking for something slightly more upscale, Birmingham has got you covered. Suffice it to say 2 1/2 days isn’t nearly enough to sample all of this city’s culinary delights.

For authentic southern style cooking downtown, try John’s City Diner, a Birmingham tradition since 1944. Don’t miss their gumbo. There’s also the chic, but moderately priced, Zoe’s Kitchen for upscale gourmet salads and more. And don’t forget the outskirts of town, as Birmingham offers a dizzying array of wonderful local restaurants that are sure to please.

And if you’re looking for interesting local shopping options, head just south of downtown to the neighboring Five Points South and Lakeview Entertainment Districts. These two friendly, walkable areas are home to all sorts of unique shops. Both areas come alive after dark, with Five Points South catering to a younger crowd and Lakeview attracting those with a bit more life experience (35+). You’ll find antique shops, boutiques, restaurants live music, and a universal appeal designed to please anyone in your traveling party.

Alabama Wineries – East of Birmingham

We chose Birmingham as our base of operations for two nights since four of Alabama’s wineries are situated within a 45-minute drive east of the city. Interstate 20 cuts east/west across Alabama and intersects with Interstate 59 just northwest of Birmingham. Either route will take you into a hilly, almost mountainous, terrain that’s home to Alabama wineries.

Our first winery to visit was Wills Creek Vineyards, just a short distance off Interstate 59 at Exit 188 in the small town of Attala. Arriving just after 10 a.m. on a crisp but sunny day, we had the winery tasting room all to ourselves. Wills Creek specializes in muscadine wines with interesting twists, as some are dry and others the more traditional sweet.

We enjoyed just about everything we tried, especially the terrific Sirano Limited Release. This bold red wine, similar to a Syrah, is moderately dry with flavors of dark fruit – we tasted plum and blackberry. Also, don’t miss Blazing Sun Pinot Grigio, a friendly white wine with pleasing citrus flavors.

The winery itself is located in the midst of the Duck Valley Wildlife Preserve where the grounds are pleasant and peaceful. Stop for a few moments and breathe in the fresh air … it’s almost as refreshing as the wine!

Just a few miles south of Wills Creek is White Oak Vineyards, in Anniston just north of Interstate 20. Open on Friday afternoons and Saturdays, White Oak boasts a beautiful, tranquil farm setting amidst the rolling hills of central Alabama. Here you’ll enjoy an eclectic variety of twelve wines, ranging from sweet to crisp, all made with Alabama pride. Surprisingly, we found a Chambourcin and also a Burgundy, with the Burgundy made from Norton grapes. The Burgundy in particular was outstanding, with bold intense flavors that to us stacked up against any other Burgundy we’ve tasted.

You should also try White Oak’s fruit wines, especially the Peach. This is such a fun, easy sipper and it’s a real taste of Alabama, as the state is known for its peach crop almost as much as neighboring Georgia. On the drier side, there’s Villard Blanc, an elegant white offering.

As we crept into the early afternoon, it was time to head west back toward Birmingham. Our plans called for extended exploring of Birmingham’s two shopping areas, a bit more sightseeing, followed by dinner.

Our first stop was the Lakeview District, home of an old Dr. Pepper plant that’s been transformed into a hub of Birmingham’s art and design community. The district itself is roughly 16 square blocks and is anchored by Pepper Place, a showplace of galleries, showrooms and a popular Saturday farmer’s market. On the surrounding streets, you’ll find some well known Birmingham dining destinations, like Rogue’s, an authentic down-home diner serving southern specialties like meat-and-three plates.

There’s also Golden Rule BBQ and Grill, one of dozens of barbecue restaurants in the Birmingham area. We enjoyed an insanely delicious sampler plate here, a bounty of pulled pork, ribs, pulled chicken and sides. And not far from here is Dreamland BBQ, well known for their simple menu of ribs and white bread and universally loved by locals.

For happy hour or late night drinks with friends, you’ve got ample choices. We loved Barking Kudu, voted Best New Bar by Birmingham Weekly. The draught beer selection is astounding! There’s also an impressive array of live music most nights. And how can you go wrong at a place like Lou’s Pub, in the heart of Lakeview. This neighborhood pub bills itself as Birmingham’s “Cheers” … you’ll feel like a regular in no time.

Alabama Wineries – Day Two

After a healthy sampling of Birmingham nightlife, our next day’s plans called for two winery visits south east of the city, in the valley between I-20 and I-65. Here you’ll find two of Alabama’s most well known wineries, Bryant Vineyards and Morgan Creek Vineyards.

About 35 minutes southeast of Birmingham in Harpersville, is Morgan Creek Vineyards, a state-of-the-art winery producing a wide range of wines. Ranging from dry to very sweet, Morgan Creek’s wines are made with fruit and various grape varieties, including the muscadine grape. A stalwart of the south, the muscadine grape is generally quite sweet but are also a perfect blend with fruit and other grapes.

We sampled most of Morgan Creek’s wines and came away most impressed with three in particular. First in our hearts was Noble, a dry red offering with a unique finish of strawberry and dark cherry. We’d serve this one room temperature as a partner to a mild cheese or a strip steak. Next, we liked Cahaba White, just slightly sweet with a bit of a spicy palate mixing well with the fruit. Finally, Regal Red, in the burgundy style and brimming with dark cherry flavors.

In summer, Morgan Creek offers fireworks displays in conjunction with live music nights. You can bring a picnic, enjoy wine tasting and listen to music under the stars, all capped off by a rousing fireworks show.

Our final winery in Part One of our Alabama Wine Trail travelogue takes us to Bryant Vineyards (phone: 256-268-2638) in Talladega. If that name sounds familiar, it’s due to the famous Talladega Speedway that draws thousands of visitors each year. Bryant Vineyards is just a few miles from the racetrack.

Bryant Vineyards has been producing wine since 1985, with grapes grown on land that has been in the Bryant family since the late 1800s. You’ll find a full range of muscadine wines here, including our favorite, Country White. This is a perfect wine for warm summer nights, or cold January nights for that matter! We also liked Festive Red, a dark red table wine that we felt benefited from a slight chill.

Bryant is a small operation with no website yet, so be sure to call ahead to make sure someone is available to greet you.

Looking Ahead to the Rest of the Trail

In closing, we encourage you to get your wine travel “fix” in some of the southern states during the winter months. Travel is easy as temperatures stay above freezing for the most part. And, you won’t need to fight the crowds while you linger at unique small wineries and discover interesting cities and sights along the way.

Alabama Wine Trail: Part Two – Montgomery and Mobile

Welcome to Part Two of our Alabama Wine Trail Journey!

As we discussed in Part One, much of Alabama’s wine country is located in the central part of the state, where the hilly terrain is conducive to vineyards and grape growing. South of Birmingham, it’s a downhill run to Montgomery, the state capital, and Mobile, a lively port city hugging the Gulf Coast.

For the entire trip, you’ll navigate Interstate 65, which cuts a north/south path through the heart of Alabama. Travel is a breeze and most attractions are easily accessible off the highway. Currently, there are three wineries in the southern half of Alabama, so when you combine winery visits with the friendly cities of Montgomery and Mobile, you’ve got the makings of an ideal 3-4 day getaway.

Planning the Route: Two I-65 Wineries

Our plans called for a mid morning departure from Birmingham with an overnight stay in Montgomery. Then, a half-day’s drive to Mobile and the subtropical climate of Mobile Bay and the Gulf Coast. Two Alabama wineries sit along the I-65 corridor between Birmingham and Montgomery, which are 90 miles apart. Located only 1/2 hour south of the city, Vizzini Farms Winery is open daily at 10 a.m. and is easy to find right off I-65 at Exit 234.

Vizzini offers an onsite deli and outdoor patio where you can enjoy lunch overlooking the vineyards. We arrived at 10:30, too early for lunch, although we did snack on freshly baked bread and local cheese from the deli counter.

You’ll have your choice of about a dozen Vizzini wines, made from a combination of west coast and Alabama grapes. If you’re familiar with our travelogues, you know we like to “drink local” and sample wines made with local grapes. At Vizzini Farms Winery, that means a terrific Cabernet Franc, whose smooth flavor compared favorably to Virginia or California wines of this style.

Sensing how much we liked the Cabernet Franc, our tasting guide suggested the Sangiovese, a red Italian table style wine that had us thinking of a pairing with barbecue. Among others we liked were a Pinot Noir, Blush and a pleasantly surprising Riesling that was right in our sweet spot. We aren’t sure where the grapes originate for Vizzini Farms’ Riesling, but we recommend it as a “must try”. It’s crisp and a bit sweeter than many Rieslings.

Less than 10 minutes away, only a mile off Exit 228 near the town of Calera, is the beautiful and welcoming Ozan Vineyard and Cellars. If you’re pressed for time and can only visit one winery in Alabama, Ozan is a good choice. Situated on a 24-acre estate in the midst of Alabama wine country, this relatively new winery boasts a continually expanding vineyard with emphasis on the Norton grape.

Ozan’s Wine Train

One of Ozan Vineyard’s more interesting projects is their monthly wine train excursion, which combines wine tasting with a leisurely train ride through the countryside. Operating from April through November, each trip offers a different environmental focus, depending on the season. These Saturday journeys last three hours and include wine tasting, gourmet box lunch, and theme narration.

We settled in for a taste of Ozan’s Norton Red Label. Norton wines are fast becoming our red wine favorite, having been introduced to the style in Missouri and southern Illinois. We weren’t surprised to see it here, as the countryside reminded us of central Missouri. This wine is big and bold, with an appealing black cherry flavor and mildly oakey finish. Also try the Reserve Merlot, vinted from local grapes and aged for 16 months.

For something sweeter, there’s Ozan Peach. Peach wines are big in Alabama and this one is really good! Very pleasant and well made, it’s not overwhelmingly sweet and has the aroma and flavor of farm fresh peaches.

There are almost a dozen wines to try here, with special releases planned on an ongoing basis. Only minutes off I-65, it’s an ideal stop between Birmingham and Montgomery. Ozan is a big supporter of the Alabama Wine Trail and helps enhance promotion of the Alabama wine industry. They’re open Fridays and Saturdays, 11-6.

Down I-65 to Montgomery

Located in the heart of Montgomery’s downtown a few short blocks from the Alabama River, Daisy’s Diner is southern cooking personified. Nothing fancy here, but then again, the best southern cooking is always welcoming and unpretentious.

There’s a set menu at Daisy’s, and daily specials, usually focused around a “meat and three”. This means you’ll get one meat and three side dishes. From the moment we walked in, we were mesmerized by the scent of fried chicken, which was nothing short of outstanding. The outer breading was crisp and tasty, the chicken itself moist and tender. We also ordered a plate of meatloaf, with buttered corn, squash casserole and turnip greens on the side. What a delicious introduction to Montgomery!

Refueled and recharged, it was time to explore and immerse ourselves into Montgomery’s culture and pulse.

Montgomery: Alabama’s Proud Capital City

With just over 200,000 residents, Montgomery isn’t particularly large. It’s easy to navigate, especially the walkable downtown area. The city is rich in history, with numerous civil rights landmark sites. The best place to start is historic Union Station, an 1890s-era building housing the Montgomery Visitors Center. We viewed a short video overview of the city and visited “The Depot,” Montgomery’s official gift shop. You can also buy $1 all-day passes for the Montgomery Trolley System, which will take you all around the downtown area.

From here, your choices are many. Visit and tour the Alabama Capitol, explore historical sites, or spend an afternoon amidst the specialty shops on Mulberry Street. This is a government town, so the downtown is bustling, especially during the day.

Much like Birmingham, Montgomery boasts dozens of local restaurants, ranging from traditional southern fare to upscale gourmet. There’s Sophia’s BBQ, actually a great place for breakfast or lunch, where two eggs with bacon and toast will only set you back $3.50. Or, wander over to Chris’ Hot Dogs, a Montgomery staple since 1917. Get a (very good) hot dog for $2, loaded with mustard, onion, sauerkraut and Chris’ famous chili sauce. Insider tip: the hot dogs aren’t overly large, so they’re a perfect late afternoon/happy hour snack. Chris’ Hot Dogs is open until 7 p.m. during the week.

We enjoyed meeting some local Montgomerians, who were delighted we were spending some time in their city. They claim many tourists bypass Montgomery on their way to the Gulf Coast and never experience the city’s charms. We enjoyed our visit very much, and recommend a day or two stay for anyone traveling through Alabama.

On the Road to Perdido

Our next morning’s agenda pointed us south on I-65 for the 170 mile ride to one of our favorite seaside destinations, Mobile. About 30 miles outside of the city, you’ll find Alabama’s oldest and southernmost farm winery, Perdido Vineyards.

Since 1983, Perdido Vineyards has been a stalwart of the blossoming Alabama wine industry. Open six days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Perdido welcomes visitors and offers winery and vineyard tours to individuals and groups. They specialize in muscadine table wines but also produce a surprising array of other wine styles.

Perdido is a great place to get acquainted with muscadine wines. This prolific grape is common in southern states and is a traditional sipping wine enjoyed by generations of southerners. If you like sweet wines, they’re right up your alley. We found Perdido’s to be very well made. Muscadine wines are a bit too sweet for our liking, but that’s not a knock on them at all. After all, the best wine is the one you enjoy the most! As our tastes trend toward semi dry wines, we’ll like some wines you won’t, and vice versa. Taste, compare, enjoy and tell your friends. That’s what wine travel is all about, right?

For our palate, Perdido’s Demopolis Ecor Blanc was a fine discovery. This semi-dry white has mild tropical fruit flavors and an extremely well balanced finish. Delta Bouquet is an enjoyable blush wine with just a tinge of sweetness. And if you’re headed out to the Gulf Coast beaches, don’t pass up Perdido’s Wine Coolers, the newest addition to their product line.

Seafood, Mobile Style

From Perdido, it’s about 1/2 hour to historic downtown Mobile. Along with New Orleans, Mobile is a culinary capital of the Gulf Coast. Great seafood is abundant and influenced by various cultural cooking styles and techniques.

There are scores of restaurants here, not only in Mobile but also the outlying beach communities. A great choice for any first time or repeat visitor is Wintzell’s Oyster House, a Mobile mainstay for 71 years. There are several Wintzell’s outposts, but stick with the traditional downtown location in the midst of the action on Dauphin Street. We visited here for lunch and happily used a 2-for-1 lunch coupon courtesy of the Mobile Visitor Bureau’s website.

Wintzell’s is seafood nirvana. We dove into the grilled catch of the day (amberjack), and a shrimp po boy, in addition to a half dozen plump, juicy oysters. For a real bargain, visit any Wintzell’s location during happy hour, weekdays from 4-7 p.m. Oysters are 1/2 price and draft beers are $1!

We’ll get back to some other Mobile food finds, but first let’s get acquainted with the area and experience a few sightseeing destinations.

Mobile: Gateway to the Gulf Coast

When describing Mobile to friends, we often compare the city to its Gulf Coast neighbor, New Orleans. There’s a similar pace and a wonderful mix of cultures in both cities. But as much as we enjoy New Orleans, we enjoy Mobile even more. Maybe it’s the close proximity to such natural attractions as Dauphin Island. Maybe it’s the safety and walkability of the downtown area. And maybe it’s because Mobile is a bit of the underdog, in the shadow of it’s more prominent neighbor. Whatever the reason, if you like all the good things about New Orleans, you’ll love Mobile.

Mobile is also the birthplace of Mardi Gras in North America. Mobile first celebrated the Mardi Gras tradition more than 300 years ago, in 1703. Every February, Mobile throws a huge two-week party to celebrate the event, with parades and all sorts of revelry. In fact, Mobile is known as home to “America’s Family Mardi Gras”. There’s even a special store devoted to the event, Toomey’s Mardi Gras Store.

The city itself hugs the western shore of Mobile Bay, a large inlet that merges with the Gulf of Mexico located 10 miles to the south. Ecotourism is popular here, with all sorts of spectacular natural sights in this subtropical climate. Even in January, we enjoyed temperatures hovering right at 70 degrees with gentle breezes and flowers in bloom all around the city. Nature has truly blessed this area, making the Mobile area a one-of-a-kind waterfront destination.

Downtown Mobile

Mobile’s center of the universe, so to speak, is its historic downtown. You’ll experience unique, treasured architecture sprinkled with southern and Creole character. Also, you’ll encounter great restaurants, lively bars and time-honored specialty shops. Start your visit downtown, and you’ll soon find yourself swept up in the “joie de vivre” that’s such a big part of Mobile.

We’ve introduced you to Wintzell’s, but there’s much more on and around Dauphin Street to explore. Stroll the area and enjoy a taste of Mobile at Three Georges Southern Chocolates, where you’ll find delicious pralines and nougat filled cremes. Browse for hard-to-find books at Bienville Books, or stop for a snack at A+M Peanut Shop. And, if it’s live music you seek, pop in at any of a number of nightspots, clubs or jazz bars.

Downtown Mobile is adjacent to one of America’s newest cruise terminals, and cruise lines depart daily for the Caribbean and other ports of call. Hotel rooms are plentiful here, and downtown is a good choice as a home base. You can walk to dining and nightlife destinations and enjoy easy access to interstates and expressways to explore other area sights.

Just outside the downtown, two fish restaurants beckon with daily fresh catches and postcard views. Both Ed’s Seafood Shed and Felix’s Fish Camp are local favorites, with reasonable prices and comfortable, casual atmosphere. Either make an excellent choice for lunch or dinner.

Nature Calls … Mobile Answers

When you visit Mobile, no matter the season, you’ll have ample opportunity to explore the great outdoors. A favored destination is Dauphin Island, a 14-mile-long barrier island sheltering Mobile Bay from the Gulf of Mexico. Reached by causeway, Dauphin Island is ideal for camping, sunning on the beaches or exploring history and nature.

To orient yourself, visit Dauphin Island’s Audubon Bird Sanctuary. This 164-acre site consists of a maritime forest, dunes, a freshwater lake, marshes, beaches and some of the most acclaimed bird watching in the world. This is the first stop for migrating birds from south and central America. Dozens of species can be seen here, and there’s an interpretive trail circling through the grounds. We spotted alligators lurking in the freshwater lake and a handsome giant turtle sunning in the swamp.

If you’re a bicycle enthusiast, Dauphin Island is calling your name. There’s a bike path stretching the entire length of the island, and you can rent a bike at one of the local watersport shops. You can also visit the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, a combination estuarium and public aquarium with numerous exhibits and a living marsh boardwalk.

‘Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead’

If you’ve ever wondered where that phrase originated, it was here on Dauphin Island at historic Fort Gaines. The Civil War-era fort gained prominence in the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864. Union Admiral David Farragut, seeking to break through Confederate defenses at Fort Gaines, uttered the famous phrase as his fleet steamed into Mobile Bay. Fort Gaines was in use through World War II and now stands as a National Historic Site. You can visit any day of the week, and there’s a reduced admission coupon on the Mobile Visitors Bureau website.

While you’re on the island, be sure to stop for lunch at one of the local seafood spots. Pelican Pub has delicious fresh fish sandwiches and a great view of the marina and Gulf. Another to try is Barnacle Bill’s, a casual place with daily specials and cold drinks.

Bellingrath Gardens

Another of Mobile’s famous attractions is Bellingrath Gardens, a horticultural treasure and one of America’s pre-eminent gardens. Located 20 minutes south of downtown Mobile, Bellingrath Gardens is an ever changing 65-acre display of floral beauty in a natural setting of Spanish moss and oak trees.

Plan for about 1/2 day here. You can tour the Bellingrath Home, a 19th Century mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We also enjoyed a 45-minute waterfront cruise on the Southern Belle, observing wildlife along the way and learning about the Mobile Bay ecosystem. Butterfly, Rose and Japanese gardens add to the ambiance, and a boardwalk through the grounds provides a close up view of deer, turtles and the occasional alligator.

From Bellingrath, spend an afternoon shopping in the charming bayside village of Fairhope. An artists community of sorts, it’s located on the east side of Mobile Bay. There are several small villages here, each with their own personality. One particularly enjoyable stop in Fairhope is the Eastern Shore Art Center, where you can view and purchase beautiful prints depicting scenic Mobile, the Bay and the Gulf Coast.

Summing It All Up

We chatted with one of the shopkeepers about our Alabama wine travels, and she responded “Alabama is beautiful before a glass of wine, and after!” We couldn’t agree more. This is truly an underrated vacation spot. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love the southern cooking, the barbecue and, of course, the fresh seafood. If you’re into history or the outdoors, Alabama has you covered with friendly cities, clean and clear mountain areas and the compelling Gulf Coast.

And finally, if you’re a wine lover, hopefully we’ve given you a glimpse into the Alabama wine industry. May you enjoy your Alabama travels as much as we did!

Cheers!

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  1. The Winery at Pepper Place is the latest winery to join the Alabama Wine trail. It is an urban winery located downtown Birmingham, right off Highway 280. Stop by on your wine trail excursion and enjoy the historic setting of the winery in the antique building that was used as a bottling plant for Dr. Pepper at 2801 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham AL (205) 250-6326

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