Welp – this post is a little late. I mean, it happened in November? So long ago that I can’t even remember. But we hit four out of the six, and it was so much fun. They do give you a fun little passport to keep track of all the ones you hit, and once you get them all you get a fun little prize for your accomplishment. Gotta love tasks that include drinking wine, right? Anyway, onto the wineries we did get to it.
The first winery we visited was White Oak Vineyard in Anniston. This property was so beautiful, and the husband/wife team that run it were so friendly. We got there right as they opened around 10, so we were the only people in there. We tasted about six wines, and she had made a cherry chocolate wine and a peach bellini, and we tried those as well. They had an amazing sparkling muscadine wine that we took up to PA for Thanksgiving. They even offered to teach us the ways of how to run a vineyard when it was time for us to retire – might have to hit them back up!
The second one we visited was High Country Cellars in Heflin. This one was an interesting winery. They had some of your normal wines – the cabs, and pinots, but they also had scientifically made flavors like, jalapeno, cherry chocolate, orange. They were all fun and delicious, and the people there were some of the nicest people ever.
The third place we went to was definitely home to the sweetest wines we tasted on the trail. My favorite thing they had was a spiced wine for Christmas. They had the cutest little gift store attached and outdoor seating. Unfortunately, they were out of some of their most popular stuff, so we didn’t get to try it out, but they did have a delicious wine slushie that we got to partake in.
Our last stop was Maraella Winery in Hokes Bluff. They had more traditional wines, and they were all pretty delicious. But by this point, all the wines kind of started to taste the same. They were adding a patio to this winery, so in every season but winter, it would be absolutely beautiful to sit out there and enjoy some wine. Plus the girl handing out the samples was just the sweetest.
We ended the day at the original Back Forty in Gadsden with some burgers and buffalo dip. Both were so good, and it was a great ending to the day! If you get the chance, definitely try to hit up the wine trail – even if you’re not a traditional wine drinker! There was something for everyone!