Where to Wine on Alabama's Beaches
A wine weekend may be just the way to cure those wineless weekday blues. Text your best friends, pack your bags and hit the road to the Alabama Gulf Coast for a few days of R&R.
You can whine about needing a beach vacation or you can wine in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Which will it be? Whine may be a strong word – after all, everyone needs an escape from the humdrum of everyday business now and then.
Every year, the Orange Beach Wine Festival hosts hundreds of wine enthusiasts and visitors under a tent with views of Alabama Point and Bird Island. Located between Cobalt Restaurant and Caribe Resort, this annual event will be held May 13 from noon to 4 p.m. More than 120 wines will be showcased, and three live musical acts will entertain the crowd. Ticket holders will receive a custom wine glass for tastings, bag, bay cruise, and appetizers from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants, including Cobalt Restaurant, Cosmo’s, Sunset Corkroom and Rum Sisters. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the gate. Festival goers must be 21 or older to enter.
If a lady’s day on the greens sounds tempting, add GlenLakes Golf Club’s Wine & Drive to your Gulf Shores vacation agenda. Wine & Drive is held every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and includes two beverages along with PGA instruction for $20. No golf experience is necessary and reservations are optional.