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Alabama’s Wine Festival – 2024

Alabama’s Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, October 26th at Wills Creek Winery in Attalla, Alabama from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm. The fourth annual event will once again take place on the picturesque grounds of the winery, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Red wine being poured into a wine glass.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of wines and purchase their favorites by 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.

Wills Creek Vineyards Winery side.

Admission to the adults-only event included a commemorative wine glass that attendees used to sample everything from apple wines to scuppernong wines.

Weeds in front of a pond in front of mountains.

Six wineries from across the state of Alabama were present to offer wine samples and to sell their locally crafted wines. The wineries included:

Wills Creek Winery wines in a bucket.

Sontissa Hurt Nolen holding a bottle of wine.
Sontissa of Tiss Valley Winery

2023 Wine Festival Cost

Tickets for the third annual wine festival are as follows:

  • Advanced purchase ticket: $30
  • Tickets at the gate: $40
  • Designated Driver Tickets are free at the gate. The designated driver must be at least 21 years of age.
Apple wine being poured into a wine glass.

Wine Festival Hours

The previous festival was held on two days and ran from noon until 4:00 pm on both days, allowing plenty of time for attendees to sample all of the wines. Note: This year (2023), the festival is only taking place on Saturday.

Bottles of wine made in Alabama.

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!

Shrimp and fish tacos in a white food container.

Where To Purchase Tickets

Get more information at WillsCreekWinery.com.

Three bottles of apple wine.

Why hadn’t there been a wine festival before 2021?

Prior to October 2021, it was illegal for winemakers to sell 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.

Can’t make it to the festival but still want to purchase Alabama wine?

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.

View of trees from underneath a grapevine.

Location

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