Alabama's Wine Festival was held October 15 - 16, 2022 at Wills Creek Winery in Attalla, Alabama. The second annual event took place on the picturesque grounds of the winery, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Attendees had the opportunity to sample a variety of wines and purchase their favorites by the bottle or glass. In addition to wine, the festival will feature food trucks and live music.
Alabama's First Wine Festival
The first annual Alabama Wine Festival was held in October 2021 and was a huge success, with more than 250 people in attendance who were able to sample more than 40 different wines produced in Alabama.
Admission to the adults-only event included a commemorative wine glass that attendees used to sample everything from apple wines to scuppernong wines.
Six wineries from across the state of Alabama were present to offer wine samples and to sell their locally crafted wines. The wineries included:
- High Country Cellars (Heflin)
- Maraella Vineyards (Hokes Bluff)
- Robyns Garden (Huntsville)
- Whippoorwill (Notasulga)
- Tiss Valley Winery (Midway)
- Wills Creek Vineyards (Attalla)
2022 Wine Festival Cost
Tickets for the second annual wine festival were as follows:
- Advanced purchase one day ticket for Saturday, October 15th: $40
- Advanced purchase one day ticket for Sunday, October 16th: $35
- Advanced purchase two-day ticket: $60
- Designated Driver Tickets were $10 per person and include a $10 food voucher.
- Tickets at the gate were $50 for one-day admission and $70 for two days, per person. (When you purchase a two-day ticket, you bring your wine glass back with you when you return so that you can continue sampling wine.)
Wine Festival Hours
The festival ran from noon until 4:00 pm on both days, allowing plenty of time for attendees to sample all of the wines.
In 2021, there were two food vendors on site selling delicious barbecue and pretty incredible fusion tacos. At the second wine festival, there were five!
Where To Purchase Tickets
Get more information at WillsCreekWinery.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Prior to October 2021, it was illegal for winemakers to sell directly their products at festivals to consumers.
In May 2021, Governor Kay Ivey signed the "wine festival bill" (S.B. 167) into law. This act allows wineries in the state to host special wine festivals or large tasting events without going through a distributor.
Starting August 1, 2021, it became legal for wineries to ship directly to Alabama residences. If you can't find what you are looking for at your local grocery or ABC store, contact the winery through its website to make a purchase.
Surprised to find out that Alabama has wineries? Alabama has casinos, too!