Wine enthusiasts often are surprised to find vineyards and wineries in the Birmingham area. Be sure to sample the robust muscadine and delicate peach wines made from local fruit. Call for information on tours, wine tastings and hours of operation.
The Winery at Pepper Place, 2801 2nd Avenue South. 205-250-6326. www.wineryatpepperplace.com.
Corbin Farms Winery, 800 Highway 87, Calera (exit 234 off I-65 S). 205-685-0655. www.corbinfarmswinery.com.
Ozan Vineyard & Cellars, 173 Highway 301, Calera (exit 228 off I-65 S). 205-668-6926 www.ozanwine.com.
Morgan Creek Vineyards, 181 Morgan Creek Lane, Harpersville (26 miles on Hwy. 280 E.) 205-672-2053. www.morgancreekwinery.com.